Yan Fang 方言 is a curator and writer based in Paris and Shanghai. She holds a B.A. in Aesthetics (Arts and Culture) and an M.A. in History of Art (specializing in History of Art and Philosophy) from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Yan Fang previously worked at the Musée National d'Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou, where she contributed to research, acquisition, and curatorial aspects in both the Research & Globalization Department and the New Media Collection Department. Since 2020, she has served as a curator at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in China. Yan Fang becomes a fellow of Asian Cultural Council in 2024.

In her curatorial and writing practice, Yan Fang proposes innovative approaches to shaping modes of perception and alternative narratives in art histories. Her current research focuses on the cross-regional translations and interactions of cultural phenomena and art movements, exploring the transformative potential of art amidst global transitions, and its influence on the dynamics of daily life.

Yan Fang has curated and co-curated various exhibitions and experimental projects, including ‘Dream Time’ (2024), ‘Optimized Heart: David Douard/Liu Shiyuan’ (2023), ‘Common Ground: UCCA 15th Anniversary Patrons Collection Exhibition’ (2022), ‘The Rearview Landscape, or a Trip of Ownership’ (2021), ‘Liu Xiaodong: Your Friends’ (2021; 2022), ‘Drifting Reality: The Archipelago of Food Discourses’ (2020), and ‘Cookbook of the Pandemic Year’ (2020). Her writings have been featured in publications such as Artforum, ArtReview Asia, LEAP Magazine, and other platforms.