Mikala Tai is the recently appointed director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. 4A fosters excellence and innovation in contemporary Asian and Australian culture through research, documentation, development, discussion and presentation of contemporary visual art. From 16 January to 27 February at its Sydney gallery, the centre will be exhibiting Chen Qiulin’s solo exhibition One Hundred Names.
Mikala Tai currently lectures and tutors at RMIT and University of Melbourne in Contemporary Art and Contemporary Asian Art in both the undergraduate and masters programs. As a curator and cultural programmer, Mikala has worked on a broad range of Asian Australian arts initiatives, as well as founding and directing Supergraph—Australia’s Contemporary Graphic Art Fair. Her past clients include the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She has recently submitted her PhD at UNSW Art & Design examining how the social and economic character of major Chinese cities have influenced their local art scenes.