Claire Hsu is co-founder and executive director of Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With an international Board of Directors, an Advisory Board made up of noted scholars and curators, and an in-house research team, AAA has collated one of the most valuable collections of material on contemporary art in the region—open to the public free of charge and increasingly accessible from its website. More than a static repository waiting to be discovered, AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue for a wide range of audiences via public, research, residency, and educational programmes.
Hsu is co-editor of AAA’s e-journal, Field Notes, and she has participated as a speaker in a number of forums around the world. She sits on the general and acquisition committees of M+ and the board of The Foundation for Arts Initiatives. Hsu received an Asian Cultural Council Starr Foundation Fellowship in 2003; RBS Coutts/Financial Times Women in Asia Award in 2009; and was selected as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.