Wenlu "Lulu" Bao
"Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art."
by Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
Wenlu Bao is an art professional currently working as the Curatorial and Marketing Assistant at The Delaware Contemporary. Outside the museum, she is also an independent curator, creative writer, and documentary video maker. She received her M.A. degree in Museum Communication from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and B.A. degree in Video Directing from Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.
Wenlu's exposure to hundreds of art museums and galleries globally enriches her view on contemporary art curation and research. She received 2016 Annual Meeting Fellowship supported by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), 2016 Marketing and Communications Intern Fellowship supported by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, and 2017 Highest Academic Achievement Award from the University of the Arts, Museum Studies Department
In addition to her academic pursuits, she has worked in curatorial practice, video production, graphic design, and creative writing for museums including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, and The Delaware Contemporary. Before her studies and work in the U.S., she used to be the Feature Editor at ARTY, which is a contemporary art magazine in China.