Us

Us

Art is Our Life & Art is What We Do

We are native New Yorkers with over a decade of experience working between China, Hong Kong and the United States. On the ground and plugged into China's booming contemporary art scene, we organize activities and offer services that educate, stimulate and cultivate a passion and deeper understanding of contemporary art.

Megan

Megan Connolly - Director

I graduated from Smith College with a degree in East Asian Studies and a concentration in contemporary art from China. I caught the 'China bug' as a foreign exchange student of Mandarin during the 1990s and have been traveling between the United States and Mainland China for over a decade. Prior to teaming up with my sister to establish ChART Contemporary, I managed a New York gallery specializing in contemporary Chinese art for three years. Since 2003, I have worked as a curator, writer, event consultant, and art advisor. I worked in Hong Kong and New York as a Consultant for Sotheby's in the Contemporary Chinese Art Department and for the Asia Art Archive in Beijing as the China Researcher.

KC

KC Vienna Connolly - Director

I am a trained Sculptor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and a strong background in American and European Art History. I caught the 'China bug' in 2004 when Megan lured me over to immerse myself in Beijing's art scene. I am a practicing artist who exhibits internationally and develops art education programs for youth and incentive groups. In addition to spearheading ChART Contemporary's Education initiatives, I acted as the Head of the Art Department at a prestigious International High School in Beijing from 2006- 2011.

Please contact us if you have an idea for collaboration, are interested in supporting a curatorial initiative, or need more information about ChART Contemporary.