Carol Huh

Associate Curator of Contemporary Asian Art

Carol Huh, the associate curator of contemporary Asian art, became the first curator of contemporary art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, in 2007. Huh focuses on current artistic production related to Asia through exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs.

Recent projects include the museum’s groundbreaking series of contemporary art installations in the Sackler pavilion, featuring works by Y.Z. Kami, Anish Kapoor, Hai Bo, Hale Tenger, Rina Bannerjee, Ai Weiwei, Chiharu Shiota, Michael Joo, and Subodh Gupta, among others. Huh organized Moving Perspectives, the Sackler’s first series of exhibitions focusing on video art from Asia. Special exhibitions include Japan Modern: Photographs from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection (2018), Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill (2016), Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater (2016), Sense of Place: Landscape Photographs from Asia (2013), Nine Deaths, Two Births: Xu Bing’s Phoenix Project (2013), Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne al-Ani (2012), and Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall (in-house curator, 2010).

Huh is a member of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Committee and the Smithsonian Networks Review Committee. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.