Q&A: Introducing Thea Baumann, 4A’s new CEO

ArtsHub speaks with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art's new CEO on digital futures, FinTech, diasporas, punk cyber cities, viralism and becoming an international brand.
Technologist and gallery director Thea Baumann photographed on a street

Thea Baumann has been on the job as the new Artistic Director/CEO at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) for just over a month.  Described as a ‘creative executive, artist, technologist and producer with Vietnamese-Swiss heritage’, Baumann will undoubtedly bring a new perspective to the organisation as it approaches its third decade.

‘I see 4A as a catalyser of new Asian talent, focused on forging collaborations and producing and presenting genre-defying art from the Asia Pacific and beyond,’ she says in a formal statement.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina