Thomas Berghuis: Reactivating Global Art Histories: The Artist's and Curator's Approach

Thomas Berghuis
Thomas Berghuis speaks in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Thomas Berghuis
Berghuis addresses students during his talk. William Staffeld / AAP
Thomas Berghuis
Berghuis during his recent lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Thomas Berghuis speaks in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Berghuis addresses students during his talk. William Staffeld / AAP Berghuis during his recent lecture. William Staffeld / AAP

Thomas J. Berghuis is the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City and a scholar visitor at the Center for China in the World at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Berghuis was a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art and Contemporary International Art, and held a Master of Art curatorship at the University of Sydney in Australia. His research focuses on modern and contemporary art in China and Indonesia, as well as contemporary art and curatorial studies across the Asia-Pacific.

Recent exhibitions include Suspended Histories, Museum van Loon in Amsterdam; and Edge of Elsewhere, Campbeltown Art Center and Gallery 4A. Berghuis's research has been published in leading journals and magazine, including positions and Third Text. Berghuis serves on the advisory committee of the recently launched Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art (Intellect, United Kingdom). His book, Performance Art in China (Timezone) has been widely acclaimed as the first English language study on this important topic in the field of contemporary Chinese art.