XU Dan

CEO @ Art Encounters

Born in China, XU Dan grew up in Peking and Bonn. She studied history of art, business studies and economic history at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt in Bonn, graduating with a Master of Arts degree. In 2016 she was awarded a doctorate from the University of Bonn for her dissertation on contemporary Chinese art.

Before starting up Art Encounters, XU Dan gathered years of valuable experience at the Bonn-domiciled Foundation for Art and Culture as project manager and curator of international exhibition projects. As project leader, she assumed overall responsibility for the art exhibitions China8 (2015), Luther and the Avant-Garde (2017) and Deutschland 8 (2017).