Mikala Tai

Tai, Mikala
Mikala Tai is the director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. As a curator, researcher, and academic specialising in contemporary Asian art, she has collaborated with local, national, and international organisations to strengthen ties between Australia and Asia. Recent curatorial projects at 4A include; “Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue” (co-curated with Claire Roberts and Xu Hong, 2019) and “Before the Rain” (2017). She received critical acclaim for her organization of the performance program at Art Central Hong Kong (2016-2019) and “Installation Contemporary” for Sydney Contemporary in 2019. Her independent curatorial projects include "Trompe-l'œil" (Sullivan + Strumpf Singapore, 2018) and “Abdullah M.I. Syed: Diving Economy—Structures” (Aicon Gallery, New York, 2017), Tai has taught at Monash University, RMIT and the University of Melbourne in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Tai’s writing can be found in exhibition catalogues and periodicals such as Broadsheet Journal, Art Monthly, Photofile, Vault, and Ocula. In 2015, Tai received her PhD, focusing on the influence of the global city on China’s local art infrastructure.