After graduating with an MA in Art History Contemporary Art, Lih-Lan contributed to various exhibitions at the prominent artist-run project space W139 in Amsterdam and to the Moengo Festival of Visual Arts in Surinam and shaped educational projects for the EYE film museum related to exhibitions such as If We Ever Get to Heaven of William Kentridge.

In May 2015 Lih-Lan was invited as a co-curator of the Collaborative Spirit exhibition, which included works by William Kentridge, Lehlogonolo Mashaba and Mongezi Ncaphayi. Her critical eye, strong writing, cultural network and energetic attitude ensured that our ways could not part there and she was appointed co-curator and project manager soon after. Lih-Lan was one of the two curators of the ninth NMAG pop-up gallery in Tehran in May 2016.

With the opening of NMAG’s new and only permanent space this September 2018 comes a reinforcement of the gallery’s direction. Lih-Lan joined Emmelie Koster as co-owner and co-director of the gallery.

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