I would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and organizations that have in various ways supported ACAW 2011 and have helped make the seventh edition a success.

A very special thanks to Margaret Cogswell and the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) for the grant they provided towards ACAW 2011 highlight program. For decades ACC has quietly supported cultural exchange between the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia, tailoring each fellowship to support the goals of each individual recipient.  We are especially delighted to present a dialogue session featuring ACC’s 2011 grantees on Wed, March 30th at Location One.  A small showcasing of ACC’s work as a unique organization that creates dynamic platforms for artists and cultural advocates (with nearly 6,000 grantees) providing limitless opportunities for discussion, collaboration, and growth.

Thanks to Art Asia Pacific magazine for their continued generous support since 2004 as ACAW’s exclusive print media sponsor. Other ACAW 2011 sponsors include: Sotheby’s who is hosting a special dialogue session and reception in honor of ACAW on March 22nd. Art on Air, a collaborator since 2006, will be archiving ACAW Dialogues sessions with recordings available online at, and Artnet as our online media sponsor.

Nominators for Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art:

Agnes Hsu, Resident Scholar & Director, Arts and Culture / China Institute
Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art / Guggenheim Museum
Christina Yang, Associate Director of Education, Public Programs / Guggenheim Museum
Jean Kim, Director / Gana Art New York
Joe Martin Hill, Independent Curator & PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts (NYU)
Margaret Cogswell, Program Officer, Visual Arts / Asian Cultural Council
Melissa Chiu, Vice President, Global Art Programs and Museum Director / Asia Society and Museum
Michelle Yun, Independent Curator
Miwako Tezuka, Associate Curator / Asia Society and Museum
Priyanka Mathew, Specialist, Department of Indian and Southeast Asian Art / Sotheby’s
Rebecca Davis, Director / Bose Pacia
Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art / Guggenheim Museum
Xiaoming Zhang, Independent Curator

I would also like to thank members of Asian Contemporary Art Consortium for their continued support and welcome several new members: Agnes Hsu, China Institute; Jean Kim, Gana Art; Jack Shainman, Jack Shainman Gallery; Leila Heller, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery; Barbara London, The Museum of Modern Art, and Tyler Rollins, Tyler Rollins Fine Art.

Last but not least thanks to Sarah Schloemer and Sangmi Siho Yoon for their tireless efforts working in variety of capacities to organize ACAW 2011 over the past 12 months. They have continued beyond their internship terms to see the program thru! Thanks also to Hisakiku Abe, Ching-I Chia,  Shili Shili, Alexandra Sobo and Xiaofei Mo for their internship work paving the way to ACAW 2011. I also want to mention that Peter Lukic, has once again done an outstanding job designing the ACAW program brochure.

Leeza Ahmady