Edward Sanderson is an art critic and curator. In 2007 he moved to Beijing to open a contemporary art gallery in the 798 Art District, presenting emerging new media artists. In 2014 he received an MA in Global Arts from Goldsmiths College in London, with a dissertation on alternative art practices and spaces in China. In 2017 he curated the exhibition “Grounds for Sound: Sound Art in China” at the Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum. His writings on contemporary visual and sound art in China have appeared in a wide range of international and local magazines and journals.
Edward’s research focuses on conceptual sound practices in Mainland China and Hong Kong. He will be paying close attention to the place of such sound practices within the fields of experimental music and contemporary art, and the distinctions between the two as they have developed in the local contexts.
(photos from ‘Grounds for Sound: Sound Art in China’; performance by Elaine W. Ho and Edward Sanderson.)