Josh Yiu, Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Yiu has been at SAM since 2006 and will be leaving his post effective July.
Yiu was responsible for managing and developing the museum’s Chinese art collection, as well as organizing exhibitions and public programs relevant to Chinese art. A specialist in late imperial and modern Chinese art, Yiu most recently curated “China: The Fuller Version,” opening August 2013, to mark the 80th anniversary of SAM’s founding by Dr. Richard Fuller.
In 2009, Yiu conceived and implemented a lecture series in partnership with the University of Washington on Asia. He has taught and lectured at various universities, including the University of Washington and Seattle University. (end)