Manray Hsu's intellectual work focuses on cultural conditions of globalization, the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and geopolitical situations of contemporary art.
Manray Hsu's curated exhibitions include 2000 Taipei Biennial: The Sky Is the Limit (co-curated with Jerome Sans, Taipei Fine Arts Museum); The Good Place: An International Cityscape Intervention (2001, co-curated with Hongjohn Lin, Taichung City, Taiwan); How Big Is the World? (2002, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; 2003 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts); Wayward Economy (2005, co-curated with Maren Richter, Taipei); Wronged Attitudes (2006, co-curated with Maren Richter, Sparwasser HQ Berlin, Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris); 2006 Liverpool Biennial (co-consulted/curated with Gerardo Mosquera); Naked Life (2006, co-curated with Maren Richter, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art); Cracks on the Highway (2007, MAC Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro); 2008 Taipei Biennial (co-curated with Vasif Kortun, Taipei Fine Arts Museum).
Manray Hsu often engages in collective work on
workshop, conference and publication.
His conference presentations
include: Biennials in Dialogue: International Symposium (2000,
Museum Fridericianum Kassel); International Conference: 7th Istanbul
International Biennial of Contemporary Art, (2001, Istanbul); Changing: State of Affairs, 2nd International Curators Workshop,
(2001, Seoul); The First International Symposium on Contemporary Art
Theory: Exchanges in Contemporary Art – Chronicles, Controversies,
Bridges, (SITAC 2002, Mexico City); Curating Now (2003, Los Angeles
Arts Exhibition); New Media Art and New Economy (2004, "Media on the
Move" International Conference, Shi-shin University, Taipei); Network
Cosmopolitanism, (2004, Res Artis International Conference, Sydney
& Melbourne); The Possible Post-Biological Art (2005 ARCO Forum,
Madrid); Asian Forum (2005, Gwangju Biennale 2006); City Breaks: Art
and Culture in Times of Expediency (Liverpool Biennial 2006); Curating and Localities (Taipei Biennial 2006 "Dirty Yoga"
Manray Hsu served as a jury member for the 49th Venice Biennale and a jury member of the Unesco Prize for the 7th Istanbul Biennial in 2001, as well as for the 2006 Hermes Prize for Korean Contemporary Artists.
an interview with Manray Hsu: http://www.iias.nl/iiasn/26/asianart/26ART2.html
video interview with Barbara Borcic: http://www.worldofart.org/current/archives/72