Sun Dongdong, born 1977 in Nanjing, China, is a curator, critic, and freelance writer. He graduated in 2001 from the Nanjing University of the Arts with a degree in Fine Arts. In 2005, he received his MFA in Art History from the Nanjing University of the Arts. Since 2001, he has been involved in criticism and curation of Chinese contemporary art. In 2009, he began working at LEAP magazine as a senior editor, covering scholarship and exhibition reviews. In 2014, he was chosen to be one of seven members of the Pinchuk Art Foundation’s Future Generation Art Prize selection committee. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the jury for the primary selection of the Huayu Youth Award. In 2016, he was the producer of the film The Swim (a film by He Xiangyu). Sun Dongdong currently lives and works in Beijing.
Notable curatorial experiences are: Notes of Conception: A Local Narrative of Chinese Contemporary Painting at the Iberia Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing (2008); Visual Structure at the Chengdu A4 Contemporary Arts Center (2011); Chen Fei: Stranger at Today Art Museum in Beijing (2011); Young Artist Experimental Season at the Chengdu A4 Contemporary Arts Center (2012); ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept & Practice at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2013); Wormhole—Geo-Attraction at Lin & Lin Gallery in Taipei (2014); and No Express: Hu Weiyi at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Pavilion (2015); Shi Qing: Hinterland Project at Times Museum in Guangzhou (2015); The Third Huayu Youth Award Finalist at Baihua Gu Mall in Sanya (2015); Our Painting at Yang Museum in Beijing (2016); The Fourth Huayu Youth Award Finalist at Baihua Gu Mall in Sanya (2016); The Fifth Huayu Youth Award Finalist at Huayu Art Center in Sanya (2017); Well-Wishes at Gallery Vacancy in Shanghai (2018).