Based in Beijing and New York, Aric Chen is an independent journalist, critic and curator specializing in design, architecture and art.
He frequently writes for publications including The New York Times and Wallpaper, and is a contributing writer for Fast Company, a contributing editor for Surface and Interior Design, and a regular columnist for China's influential Modern Weekly. Chen has organized projects and exhibitions at venues ranging from Art Basel Miami Beach/Design Miami to ExperimentaDesign, Amsterdam, the Center for Architecture, New York and the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale, France.
In 2008 and 2009, he served as founding co-creative director of 100% Design Shanghai, affiliated with the 100% Design fairs in London and Tokyo.
Aric Chen holds a B.A. in architecture and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. in the history of decorative arts and design from New York's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution) and Parsons School of Design.