Lian Ladia

Curator, Exhibitions and Programs

Lian Ladia (She/They) is a curator and organizer who acquired an MA for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York and has received curatorial training from the De Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She is a featured curator and researcher for the work of Bay Area artist, Carlos Villa, at the National Gallery of Singapore for its presentation at the Singapore Biennale 2019 inspired by the work she programmed at BAMPFA in 2017. Currently, she is part of the curatorial committee working on an upcoming Villa retrospective at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Asian Art Museum. Ladia’s curatorial work also extends to community organizing. In recent public art projects, she has actively organized community engagement on critical issues of art, urban studies, and archives leading to community empowerment in the South of Market district. She was a 2019 Alternative Exposure awardee and a 2019-2020 YBCA fellow.