David Zwirner Gallery announced today the opening of its Hong Kong gallery on January 27th. The outpost will be led by Leo Xu and Jennifer Yum, two experienced art market veterans with deep roots across Asia.
Here’s the South China Morning Post on their backgrounds:
Xu is founder of Leo Xu Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai, and he will be closing the six-year-old business to join David Zwirner Gallery in January. Yum, who starts in December this year, is moving over from Christie’s post-war and contemporary art department in New York. Originally from South Korea, she has been head of sales of the category’s evening sales in Shanghai.
Asian art veterans to head David Zwirner’s first Asian gallery, opening in Hong Kong’s H Queen’s in January (South China Morning Post)