Mengna Da 笪梦娜 is a critic, translator and curator based in Brooklyn. For the past few years, she has been managing exhibitions and projects for Xu Bing.
She has contributed English and Chinese writing to publications in the U.S. and abroad. These include ArtAsiaPacific, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Artsy, ViCE China Creators, 博物馆评论 among others. Her research and curatorial interests involve: the absurd residing in everyday life, the politics behind what is (constructed to be) seen, gender experience, and Asia(n)-futurism.
In her free time, Mengna dances, dwells in moving image, and co-runs the WeChat channel “abusivesnacks” which scrutinizes popular culture and delivers slices of today’s abusive reality.
M.A. Program in the Humanities, University of Chicago
Art History, Vassar College