Aric Chen is a design and architecture curator, writer and consultant based in Shanghai, and Professor at the College of Design & Innovation at Tongji University.
He currently serves as Curatorial Director for the Design Miami/ fairs in Basel and Miami Beach, and as Curator-at-Large for M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, where from 2012-2018 he acted as founding Lead Curator for Design and Architecture, overseeing the formation of that institution's design and architecture collection, curatorial team, and program.
Chen has organized numerous exhibitions internationally, frequently serves on juries, and speaks widely.
He is currently an advisor to the UABB Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture\Urbanism and the upcoming Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial in New York, as well as a board member of the newly-established Foundation Martell in France.
He is the author of Brazil Modern (Monacelli, 2016) and has contributed widely to publications including The New York Times, Architectural Record, Fantastic Man and PIN-UP.