Director of Design Society, Shenzhen, China
Zhao Rong is the Director of Design Society, Shenzhen, China. Since 2012, She has led the creation of the Design Society and facilitated the partnership with the V&A. In her current role she manages the exhibition, learning, and development at Design Society, initiating a series of programs on education and social engagement. She has been working with both China and international artists, designers, and architects, especially interested in looking at how contemporary practices are expanding their definition and generating an active impact on the broader societal realm.
She leads the curation of a series of exhibitions, such as Values of Design, China in the Making, a collaborative project between Design Society and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is a graduate in art history from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, receiving master degrees successively from Williams College and University of Chicago in the US.