MBA, Yale University
Kejia Wu is a columnist for The Financial Times Chinese and an expert on the visual art market. Before joining Sotheby’s Institute, she oversaw Asia projects and strategies at Sotheby’s in the Office of the CEO while based in New York. Prior to Sotheby’s, Kejia worked in Asia for more than a decade advising various art organizations on projects including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the first Gerhard Richter retrospective at the National Art Museum of China, the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Art Dubai and ArtSingapore. She was a co-founder of the East Modern Art Center (EMAC), the first nonprofit contemporary art center in Beijing, in charge of its contemporary art programs and operations. The art performance created at EMAC, Dancing with Farmers, was featured at the Chinese Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennial in 2015.
Kejia is a trustee of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, which is renowned for the faculty and alumni like Philip Guston, Christopher Wool and Cecily Brown, who have shaped today’s contemporary art world. She is also a trustee of the nonprofit organization Elimu Strive, a Kenya-based running club that aims to break the cycle of poverty for its members by helping them earn an education. She co-authored The Global Art Importation and Exportation Tax Report commissioned for the Chinese Association of Auctioneers and the Chinese Ministry of Culture. In 2015, Kejia was named by the Financial Times Chinese as a spokesperson for its “Ten Year Ten People” Anniversary in China.
Kejia is the author of TEFAF Art Market Report 2019: the Chinese Art Market.