In Conversation: Yi Cao: Director of Curatorial Administration for the Art Institute of Chicago’s Arts of Asia

Yi Cao is a curator, writer, and art administrator based in Chicago and Beijing. She currently serves as the Director of Curatorial Administration of Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2013 to 2019, she was the curatorial and education program manager at Carnegie Museum of Art, where she contributed to Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2016). Her recent curatorial projects include The Rounds (2022) and I Sense Something Has Changed (2021) at Chicago Artists Coalition, and Liu Wei: Invisible Cities (2019) at MOCA Cleveland and Cleveland Museum of Art. Her bilingual writing and translation works have appeared in Art Asia Pacific, Museum 2050, CMA Thinker, CMOA Storyboard, and Artnet News, among others.