The WSJ’s Hong Kong blog has this useful and fascinating mini-profile of Claire Hsu:
Claire Hsu is quietly helping shape the contemporary art scene in Hong Kong.
As the co-founder and executive director of the Asia Art Archive (AAA), a nonprofit organization with one of the most comprehensive libraries on contemporary Asian art in the world, Ms. Hsu has had a say in the development of two major art projects in Hong Kong. She was on the advisory board for the West Kowloon cultural district’s new museum and was a consultant for Central Police Station redevelopment project that will turn the space into an arts hub.
Ms. Hsu’s knowledge of Asian contemporary art has made her a go-to source as Hong Kong begins to create more public art spaces. “The cultural landscape will look extremely different in the years to come,” she says.
AAA, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is rather unique as an independent archive. In the U.S. and Europe, most art archives are attached to major institutions such as museums and universities, or are set up as national mandates. “We’re the most comprehensive collection because we’re the only collection,” says Ms. Hsu, 34 years old. “But we have to be clear that we can’t be commercial. We can’t benefit sales.”
Asian Art Archive’s Claire Hsu (Hong Kong/Wall Street Journal)