The CEO of Ullens Center in Beijing leaves
The CEO, May Xue, at Beijing Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) located in the 798 district, is stepping down as from April 20th. The museum has been for sale by the present owners, collector Guy and Myriam Ullens for a while, but no potential buyers have been found. May plans to join another high-profile, privately-funded art initiative in China called K11 Art Foundation based in Shanghai. However her role is more to look after the foundations forthcoming Beijing “Kunsthalle” space, located close to the new K11 art mall, which opens in 2019.
May joined UCCA in 2018 and took leadership in 2011 and the owners saluted her for nine years of incredible serve and leadership at the Ullens Center and developed it into a leading art institution in Beijing and globally. May also appreciate the incredible art journey together as the Chinese contemporary art scene develops and extends its influence to the world.
She will be missed but ready for a new challenge in the art world.