Yining He is a curator and researcher in visual art. Yining has curated more than 40 cross-cultural exhibitions for museums, art institutions, and photography festivals in China and Europe, many of which have gained international reputations, including “Imaging Our Futures”, “China Imagined”, “Between Mountains, Hills and Lakes”, “The Abode of Anamnesis”, “The Port and The Image” and “A Fictional Narrative Turn”. She was the winner of the OCAT Institute’s inaugural “Research-based Curatorial Project” and was nominated for the 14th AAC Art China “Curator of the Year Award” for her research project exhibition.
On an academic level, Yining has written, edited, and participated in numerous books, including The Abode of Anamnesis (2021), Une Historie Mondiale des Femmes Photographies (2020), The Port and the Image (2017/2019), and Photography in the British Classroom (2015), among others. Her papers have been published or forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture, Photographies, OVER Journal, Photography & Culture, Journal of Taipei Fine Arts Museum, New Art Museum Studies and Routledge Companion to Photography, Representation and Social Justice. Meanwhile, Yining has published more than 150 articles in art, photography, and visual culture magazines in China and Internationally, including FOAM Magazine, Aperture Photobook Review, IMA, ArtForum, Art World, China Photography Magazine, etc.
He Yining has worked as a jury member for domestic/international photography and art awards, including Jimei Arles Curatorial Award of Photography and Moving Image (China), Photo Vague (Italy), A New Gaze (Switzerland), Reference Asia Awards (Korea), Youth Art 100（China）, Top 20 China Contemporary Photography (China)， New Talent Award (China), FORMAT International Photography Festival Open Award (UK), and Three Shadows Photography Award (China).