Kejia Wu is a member of the faculty at Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business & Management of the Arts and a columnist for Financial Times, Chinese Edition. She is the author of TEFAF Art Market Report 2019: the Chinese Art Market and a co-author of the Global Art Import and Export Tax Report commissioned by the China Association of Auctioneers and the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In 2019, she was named Art Market Observer of the Year by ArtReview Asia, LEAP, and The Art Newspaper, China Edition.
Before joining Claremont Graduate University, she was a member of the faculty at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Previously, she oversaw Asia projects and strategy at Sotheby’s in the office of the CEO. Prior to moving to New York, Wu worked in Asia for more than a decade advising various art organizations including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the first Gerhard Richter retrospective at the National Art Museum of China, the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Art Dubai, and ArtSingapore. She was co-founder of the East Modern Art Center (EMAC), the first nonprofit contemporary art center in Beijing, and was in charge of its contemporary art programs and operations. The art performance created at EMAC, Dancing with Farmers, was featured at the Chinese Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennial in 2015.
Wu is a graduate of Yale University and Renmin University. She is a trustee of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (NYSS), as well as a board member of the nonprofit organization Elimu Strive. She has lectured and spoken at numerous institutions including Columbia University, Istanbul Bilgi University, NYU Shanghai, Tsinghua University, NYSS, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation; Maastricht and New York), UCCA, and the City University of Hong Kong.
East Asian Art and its Markets
Auction Business and Global Art Trade