Huang Rui

Artist, Art Consultant


Huang Rui was born in Beijing in 1952. Largely considered one of the founders of the Chinese contemporary art movement, Huang Rui continues to work as an artist and art curator. He led the famous Stars Exhibition in 1979 and was the founder of the 798 Art District. His work and activities have often stirred up controversy due to their dissident and forward-looking nature. Recent publications include: Beijing 798, 2008 and 1989: 365 Art Days in China and Germany, 2009.


Bérénice Angremy

Executive Director, Curator


Berenice Angremy is a French independent curator and art critic who has been based in China since 2002. Between 2002 and 2007 she was actively involved in the development of 798 Art District in Beijing and co-initiated the Dashanzi International Art festival (DIAF 2004-2007). She has curated numerous exhibitions in China and abroad and is the Executive Director of Thinking Hands. She also co-initiated the Caochangdi PhotoSpring - Arles in Beijing photography festival in 2010 and 2011 with Three Shadows Photography Centre. She currently lives and works in Beijing.


Sophie Sauton

Head of Production


Sophie lived in Shenyang and Wuhan before settling down in Beijing in 2008. With a background in Foreign Language studies and International Relations, Sophie has worked in a variety of challenging positions within the cultural field, including the Consulate Cultural affairs, a fashion company and the Olympics games. She joined Thinking Hands in October 2008 as a project and production coordinator. She has been part of several exhibitions, including Animal Time by Huang Rui (2009) and the Dior and Chinese artists exhibition (2008), and has been involved in the editing of 1989: 365 Art Days in China and Germany.


Zhu Xiuping

Public Relations and Accounting


In 1984, Zhu Xiuping went to a cadre training school in finance and trade where she studied "Enterprise Management." Until 2007, she respectively worked for state-owned enterprises in public relations, administrative, and financial management. A nearly 30 year long career has enabled her to accumulate massive practical work experience. At the end of 2007, she joined Thinking Hands team. With her financial management expertise, she participates in a various activities including effective implementation of the financial budget and expenditure control. And, due to her public relations background, she’s has become greatly involved in communication for the company.


Cheng Yan

Graphic Designer


Cheng Yan graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. After graduation, she became a graphic designer and in 2008, she joined the Thinking Hands team. Working with her other team members, she helped with the graphic design of the Haier Olympic program, the integration of VI manuals, the design of the book 1989: 365 Art days in China and Germany, and the design of 2010 and 2011 Caochangdi PhotoSpring materials. As the designer on the team, Cheng Yan contributes to the various events and programs.

Bridget Noetzel
Editorial Assistant to Huang Rui

Bridget Noetzel graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in History of Art and Chinese Language and Literature in 2009. After many trips to China, she moved to Beijing permanently in 2009. She has worked in a variety of art institutions, including museums, non-profit art centers and commercial galleries. She also has extensive experience in translation and editing for arts publications, catalogs and exhibitions.