This Global Case Study of Women Artists was commissioned by the Shu Ai Foundation, an art foundation based in China. Through research and development, exhibition and archiving, the aim is to build an international database of artists who identify as women, working in the 21st Century across all media. The database will be updated accordingly to reflect new discoveries, highlighting and sharing knowledge to a wider audience.
Where possible the artists included in the database have been assigned a category from: Emerging, Mid-career, Established, Collectives and Other. These categories have been used as a framework but are flexible and adaptable. Each artist’s page can be navigated according to their profile, biography, selected exhibitions, selected writing, selected works, market statistics and recent news. 

This world-wide database of women artists is the first research into this topic of international importance in China. The database and its future impact will be a chance to share more information and awareness to the Chinese public through website, collection, exhibition and publications

Project Manager - Guo Xiaohui
Guo Xiaohui is an independent Chinese curator based primarily in London and Beijing. Over the past ten years she has worked extensively in the arts, gaining invaluable knowledge and curatorial experience in museums, galleries, art publishing and educational institutions. In 2014, she gained two MAs from Goldsmiths College, University of London, majored in Art & Politics and Cultural Studies. As an independent curator with a strong interest in Art & Politics, Xiaohui’s primary focus is to produce innovative and meaningful exhibitions bringing together art from China & the West. In 2016, she founded XH Projects and has since curated numerous exhibitions in China, UK, Israel and Berlin including Beyond Boundaries: An Interaction Between the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London at Somerset House (2019) and Cheng Ran: Diary of a Madman – Trilogy at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel (2018).

Project Consultant- Beth Greenacre
Beth Greenacre is an arts professional with over 20 years experience in the art world and extensive art market expertise in both the primary and secondary markets, specifically in modern and contemporary art. Amongst numerous other things, she sits on the Courtauld Association Committee, the Steering Committee for the Future of the UK Contemporary Art Market report and is curator at The AllBright, a women’s network that combines member’s clubs in both the UK and the US with a digital community and skills academy.  They aim to help women build the network, skills and confidence that they need to thrive.

Project Researchers
Eleanor Ai Wang graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018. She currently lives and works in London as an artist, musician and as creative co-director of San Mei Gallery.

Claudia Bixer is an Art History graduate from The Courtauld Institute. Currently living in London, she has experience working in commercial galleries, school classrooms and artists’ studios.

Milan Tarascas lives and works in London and is a recent graduate from the Slade School. He is a sculptor and musician who moves freely between different aspects of production relative to sound, performance and sculpture.