Guoying Stacy Zhang is a writer, curator, and art consultant. Specialising in Buddhist art and Chinese art, she is dedicated to advocating cross-cultural understanding and inspiring the contemporary world with ancient cultural heritage. 

 

Guoying Stacy Zhang obtained MA (Distinction) in Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies and MA (Distinction) in Buddhist Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art as a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation scholar. Prior to that, she was educated at Fudan University and UC Berkeley. Since 2010, Ms Zhang has worked with leading museums, auction houses, art galleries, cultural and religious organisations, including Christie’s, Palace Museum in Beijing, Shanghai Museum, Sotheby’s, Wutai International Institute of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures, and Tsz Shan Monastery in Hong Kong.

 

With her expertise, communication skills, and business acumen, Ms Zhang has accomplished many exciting projects in her career, such as promoting private museums through research, publishing, and public relations, curating an exhibition on Buddhist art at the sacred pilgrimage site of Mount Wutai, and bringing traditional Chinese dance to the Qatar National Day celebrations.  

 

Her approach in work combines theory, object, experience, and emotion. Her articles were published through Arts of Asia, Forum (University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts), and presented at Princeton University. Moreover, in her column at Buddhistdoor, Ms Zhang travels extensively and interviews religious masters, scholars, artists, and private collectors, revealing authentic Buddhist teachings and rare art objects to the general public.

 

In addition to her own research and curatorial work, Ms Zhang has helped organise conferences, support exhibitions, and translate papers of leading scholars in the field. She also interpreted at the World Buddhist Forum, the International Symposium on Gupta Sculptures and their Chinese Counterparts (400 to 700 CE) organised by the Palace Museum, and the International Conference on Buddhist Archaeology in China and South Asia co-organised by Chinese Academy of Social Science and Peking University. 

 

In the years to come, Ms Zhang will continue to promote Buddhist art and wisdom, Chinese art and culture, and cultural exchange, in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organisations. Meanwhile, she would like to venture into fundraising to support others’ academic and artistic projects in the field. 

張國是一位作家、策展人、藝術顧問,其專業領域包括佛教藝術與中國藝術,致力於倡導跨文化理解,並以古代文化遺產發當今世界。

 

於倫敦大學亞非學院取得藝術史碩士優異學位,後作為何鴻毅家族基金會學者,在藝術史第一學府考陶德藝術學院取得佛教藝術碩士優異學位,本科教育於復旦大學和加州伯克利分校完成。自2010年,在諸多著名博物館、拍賣行、畫廊、文化及宗教機構參與工作,包括佳士得、北京故宮博物院、上海博物館、蘇富比、佛教與東亞文化五台山國際研究院、香港慈山寺等。

憑藉其專業知識、溝通能力與商業敏銳度,在其事業中實現了頗多鼓舞人心的項目,如通過研究、出版與公關推廣私人美術館藏,在佛教聖地五台山策劃佛教藝術展覽,以及將中國傳統舞蹈帶到卡塔爾國慶日慶典。

張國在工作中結合理論、實物、體驗與情感。其文章在《亞洲藝術》雜誌、愛丁堡大學研究生文化期刊、普林斯頓大學等呈現。她遊歷各地,採訪高僧大德、學者、藝術家、私人藏家等,通過《佛門網》專欄,為大眾解密深邃佛法、探索藝術珍品。

在研究與策展工作之外,協助組織學術會議、支持藝術展覽、為學界專家學者翻譯論文,且在第五届世界佛教論壇,故宮博物院組織的“梵天東土 並蒂蓮華:公元400-700年中印雕塑藝術國際學術研討會”,北京大學中國社會科學院聯合舉辦的“中國與南亞佛教考古國際學術研討會”擔任同聲翻譯。

面向未來,愿繼續與志同道合的個人與機構共同致力于推廣佛教藝術與智慧、中國文化藝術以及文化交流,同時希望涉足慈善募資,支持同領域其他學術與藝術項目。

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