Staff

  • Sammi Wei

    Director of Operations

    Sammi Wei is a serial entrepreneur whose career focused on project management and strategic growth in the creative industries. Her commitment to the Vancouver Biennale is to create unforgettable experiences based in art as a legacy for the community.

    Having split her childhood between Vancouver and beautiful Yangzhou, China, Sammi is passionate about bridging cultures as she has done with her own cultural identities. Sammi holds a BCom from UBC Sauder School of Business, where she double majored in Finance and Real Estate.

  • Nicole Wild

    Graphics and Marketing Communications

    Bio coming soon!

  • Jon Kim

    Web Developper

    Bio coming soon!

  • Michael Suh (Duozhuang Su)

    Senior Curator for Asia

    Michael Suh carries years of experience as Executive Director for the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing. Other prominent positions include founder and director of the vibrARTion Project, Deputy Director for International Coordination, China Sculpture Institute, ISC Member of International Committee, KAO (Kinetic Art Organization) Executive Director for China. Major activities include Beijing Olympic Sculpture Project, Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Project (one of the first sculpture projects involving international artists to work in China for larger sculpture commissions), NordArt China Pavilion for Chinese Cultural Year in Germany, Forms of the Formless: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, A Passage to the Alps: Chinese Artists in St. Urban and “Critical Connections” celebrating the 65th Anniversary of China-Switzerland Partnerships.

    Michael Suh is currently Guest Professor at the Guangxi Normal University School of Fine Arts.

  • Ammar Mahimwalla

    Project Consultant

    Ammar has been working as the Director of Public Projects at the Vancouver Biennale from 2013 to 2018. Prior to this he worked as a program consultant for the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Mumbai from 2011-2013, as part of an international interdisciplinary team. He was also the Education Officer at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, where he developed visitor outreach programming. Ammar studied Anthropology & History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

    Contact ammar [at] vancouverbiennale.com