Xiaohan is a PhD candidate at Columbia University, specializing in Chinese art and Japanese art, with a focus on medieval Sino-Japanese exchanges. Her dissertation “On A Snowy Night: Yishan Yining (1247-1317) and the Development of Zen Calligraphy in Medieval Japan” examines the life and work of an expatriate Chinese priest who went to Japan in 1299 as an imperial envoy for the Yuan court; his practice as a calligrapher in Japan is pivotal in the transformation of calligraphy from a semantic tool into a symbolic cultural product central to the self-fashioning of Zen priests who came after him, testifying to the abiding power and potential of this age-old art form that has long been venerated in the East Asian cultural sphere.
Xiaohan received her BA with Honors in Art History from Hamilton College in 2012; she studied French and European art in Paris, where she had an internship with Museé Guimet. She has also interned in the Chinese works of art department at Christie’s New York office, the Japanese and Korean painting department at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, and the curatorial department at Kyoto National Museum.
Marina Tyquiengco (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2018) has been named the new Curatorial Assistant in Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Tyquiengco participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2018 and is a PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of ... Read More >
Anni Pullagura (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2018) has been named Curatorial Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Pullagura participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2018 and is a PhD candidate in American Studies and an MA candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown ... Read More >
Marina Tyquiengco (Seminar 2018) has been named the inaugural Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of Native American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston! Marina has been the Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the MFA Boston since 2020. Exhibitions she has been a part of organizing ... Read More >
Highlights from the Fifth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) convened its fifth annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. The program assembled 15 art history doctoral students from a dozen universities specializing in areas ranging from Roman glass portraits through to modern ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership to Convene its 2018 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will welcome fifteen art history doctoral students to New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. This fifth iteration of the program will bring ... Read More >