Doryun Chong became the first chief curator of M+, a new museum of visual culture, in September 2013. The museum is expected to open its Herzog and de Meuron-designed building in 2019 in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
In January 2016, Chong was promoted to deputy director and chief curator. He oversees all curatorial activities and programs including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programs, and digital initiatives encompassing the three main disciplinary areas of design and architecture, moving image and visual art.
The most recent exhibitions he co-curated include “Mobile M+: Live Art”, “Tsang Kin-Wah: The In nite Nothing” and “Samson Young: Songs for Disaster Relief” (consulting curator), Hong Kong’s participations in the Venice Biennale in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Prior to joining M+, Chong was associate curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, where he organized projects including the critically acclaimed exhibition, “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde” (2012), and acquired a diverse range of works, many of them non-Western, for the museum’s collection. From 2003 to 2009, Chong held various positions as curator in the visual arts department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.