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    EMILY DE WOLFE PETTIT, Founder & Creative Director

    Emily de Wolfe Pettit (艾美丽) is an independent Chinese art specialist and cross-cultural strategist with over ten years’ experience working with artists and institutions within China and the presentation of Chinese art internationally. Ms Pettit first came to China in the role of researcher at Bei Jing Da Xue (Peking University) in 2004, since which time she has accumulated extensive knowledge of the contemporary Chinese art world from the multiple angles of major artists, collectors, critics, curators, art academicians, art journalists and publishers. Over this period she has acquired close expertise of the often distinct motives and contextual requirements of collectors of Chinese art in mainland China and the West, guiding the latter far beyond a narrow approach of “export art”. In 2006 Ms Pettit established a Representative Office for the contemporary Chinese arts consultancy Arts Influential China in Shanghai, with three foci:- sourcing important works from the immediate post “Opening Up” period for private collectors and foundations; curatorial projects on behalf of galleries and art fairs; and...

    MICHELLE HO, Artists’ Research & Exhibition Writer | Hong Kong Associate

    Michelle Ho (何晓箖) has experience as a writer, documentary producer, and branding & PR consultant. Complementary to her role as exclusive writer for Peking Art Associates' exhibitions, Michelle is a partner at Yuanfang Media, the Emmy-award winning team behind Last Train Home, Fallen City and China Heavy Weight where she is involved in documentary film and branded content development and production. Before joining the independent documentary and art world, Michelle was Branded Content Manager at DMG Entertainment (a China-based movie studio and 4A advertising company) where she developed creative content, formats and end-to-end entertainment solutions for clients. During her career, she has written and published numerous articles, speeches, scripts, opinion editorials and storylines for print, online and TV media, including contemporary art reviews. Michelle has worked at China Central Television and comes from a public affairs and public relations background with global agencies APCO and Hill & Knowlton. A U.K.-born, Hong Kong native, Michelle holds a B.A. Hons in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University and an M.A. in Modern Literature from University College London. Michelle...

    PATRICIA TANG XIAO YAN, Operations Manager | Beijing Associate

    With a ten year background in operations and finance, Patricia Tang (唐小燕) is Peking Art Associates' Operations Manager with a particular focus on the management of our hospitality art projects that involve an international team. Having started her career at Guangxi Yinhe Avantis Wind Power Company, later Hisoft, and for China Hewlett-Packard in internal operations including Resource Management and Finance for five years, Patricia is experienced in dealing with Chinese and an international team. Producing our art works locally in China with a global reach on a large scale, at PAA Ms Tang primarily oversees quality control and liaison. She also coordinates logistics to bring to bear our annual international exhibitions. Ms Tang graduated from Beijing's Information, Science & Technology University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Her interests include hiking, travel and photography. Patricia speaks fluent Mandarin and English.

    CAO YING, Client Relations | Shenzhen Associate

    Cao Ying (曹盈) is a Masters graduate from the University of Warwick in The History of Art, Business and Collecting and holds a Bachelor's degree in English Broadcasting and Anchoring from The University of Communications, Beijing. A native of Ningbo, Ying has worked in television and the Arts in London and Beijing respectively since 2011. Cao Ying began her career at the English News department of China Central Television (CCTV), Beijing, where she edited hourly global news broadcasts and conducted interviews with reporters worldwide, including liaison with journalists televising live. Concurrent to her studies in the UK, Ms Cao worked as a reporter and editor of art features for a Chinese weekly newspaper based in London, reporting on art events in the capital, including Asian Art Week London and introducing international art fairs to their Chinese readership in Mandarin, alongside interviews with prominent curators, artists and galleries from China. Whilst in the UK, Ms Cao also undertook an internship at Annely Juda Fine Art, supporting their gallery's promotion in Asia...

    LI YIHUI, Corporate Account Manager

    Li Yihui (李一卉),a Jiangxi Province native, undertook her Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management Accounting at Beijing’s Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB), where she was a recipient of the prestigious Renmin Scholarship. Finishing in the top ten percent of her class, Yihui went on the study at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School (ICMA Centre), where she graduated with a Master of Science in Investment Management and demonstrated her aptitude with Merit. During her studies abroad, Yihui pursued her avid interest in world culture, and her keen personal interest in photography, which has led her to extensive travel to areas of cultural and art historical significance in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Ireland. Upon returning to China in 2013, Yihui has combined her skills in business administration and her cross-cultural interests in her role as Executive Assistant to the Director of Peking Art Associates and our Corporate Account Manager. In her former role as Ms Pettit's assistant, Yihui has conducted commissioned research on the Chinese...

    FU TIAN, Events Support

    Fu Tian (付甜) is a native of Shandong Province with a Bachelor in Literature of Theatre, Film & Television from Shandong University of the Arts. In addition to her keen interest in theatre and film, Tian has a strong professional background in the tourism and hospitality sector, having worked for both local Chinese SME's and multi-national Western companies, including Ji'nan South Lake Jade Dew Tea Science and Technology Development Company; The Ritz Carlton, Hua Mao, Beijing; and most recently for Coning Technologies China. Tian has extensive experience in customer relations with both Chinese and Western clientele; overseeing team building programmes for up to several hundred employees; and the many facets of Chinese corporate events' culture. Fu Tian is Peking Art Associates' Events Coordination and Liaison Manager. She speaks fluent Mandarin and is proficient in English.