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Lihua Tung Appointed Director Of David Zwirner Hong Kong Space

Lihua Tung has joined the mega-gallery David Zwirner as the director of its Hong Kong location.

Lihua Tung has served as a contemporary art specialist for Christie’s at their Hong Kong and Taiwan locations for over a decade. In February last year, she joined the Philips auction house in Hong Kong as a senior director. She also served as a senior specialist of 20th century and contemporary art at the auction house. At the David Zwirner gallery, Tung will be responsible for expanding the gallery’s exhibition across Asia. She will also be overseeing the art sales in primary and secondary markets in the region.

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Speaking about Tung’s appointment, David Zwirner said:

“Lihua was instrumental at Phillips, and for over a decade at Christie’s, with bringing Western artists to an Asian audience. I am excited for her to join Leo, who has been successfully doing the same thing for our artists since we opened our Hong Kong gallery in 2018.”

Inside David Zwirner’s Hong Kong space

Leo Xu, another senior director at the Hong Kong location, also released a statement:

“Lihua is one of the colleagues from Asia’s auction world whom I’ve always respected for her professionalism and knowledge of the secondary market and her commitment to local clients. I trust her expertise in postwar and contemporary art and her knowledge of the Taiwan market, which will complement what we have been doing in Hong Kong, and will make an invaluable contribution to our development and programming in the region.”

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The David Zwirner Gallery was founded by German art dealer David Zwirner. It opened its first location in New York in 1993, and since then has expanded to other spaces in New York, as well as London and Paris. In 2018, the gallery expanded to Hong Kong at the 10,000 sq-ft H Queen’s building which was designed by Annabelle Selldorf. In the last three years, the gallery space has held more than 20 exhibitions and represented itself in major art fairs in the region.