Curator, Design & Architecture
M+ · Hong Kong
Shirley Surya is Curator, Design and Architecture, at M+, the museum for visual culture in Hong Kong. Since 2012, she has contributed to shaping the M+ Collections through her research of design and architectural production that engage with plural modernities and transnational knowledge networks in greater China and Southeast Asia. At M+, she co-curated opening exhibitions Things, Spaces, Interactions (2021) and Hong Kong: Here and Beyond (2021). Outside of M+, her writings have been published in EXPANSIONS: How will we live together? (2020), The Museum Is Not Enough (2019), The Impossibility of Mapping (Urban Asia) (2018), as well as ARCH+, e-flux Architecture, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Design and Culture, and Singapore Architect. Shirley was a jury member of the Wheelwright Prize 2022 and Design Anthology Awards 2021. She received her BA in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and MA in History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London.