Mengna Da 笪梦娜 is a critic, translator, curator and producer based in Brooklyn. For the past few years, she has realized dozens of exhibitions, projects, and programs across the globe as Xu Bing‘s Studio Manager.
Her art and cultural criticism have appeared in renowned media outlets in the U.S. and abroad. These include Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, ArtAsiaPacific, 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, digital culture, and gender experience. She is currently learning to tell stories through visuals and coding.
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