Stephen Roy Smith is the gallery manager at Pearl Lam Galleries, a leading art gallery in Shanghai featuring works from contemporary Chinese artists. He holds a Master's degree in East Asian art and an MBA and has an expertise in Buddhist iconography. With an in-depth understanding of China's 5,000 year history of artistic expression, Stephen has a unique perspective on how Shanghai is reinterpreting its traditions and how art and religion is expressing the dynamic changes taking place in China today.
Shasha is an independent curator originally from Beijing. She received her MA in curatorial studies from the California College of the Arts, after which she served as the Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at the Walker Art Center. She was also the director at the F2 Gallery in Beijing (now known as the Fabien Fryns Fine Art Gallery and based in Spain), where she oversaw exhibitions and publications. In March 2014, Shasha began working as an independent curator, and as the founder and chief editor at guan-dian.org (a non-profit online database featuring emerging and mid-career Chinese artists). She currently lives and works between Shanghai and Beijing.
Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.