BAO is a curatorial, design and editorial office originally founded in Beijing in 2006 by Beatrice LEANZA (curator and critic) and Naihan LI (designer and architect).
Acting by way of an international network of partners and collaborators, BAO’s projects foster new encounters and transversal research among the visual arts, design and architecture with a particular explorative focus on contemporary Asia. BAO is a unique China-based think-tank for the interdisciplinary investigation, both theoretical and practice-based, of alternative and critical formats of communication and spatial occupation in the urban territory.
Since 2013 BAO website is an aggregator for projects developed by Beatrice on and off her time as the Creative Director of Beijing Design Week.
Naihan Li continues her practice as a designer, you can find her at www.naihanli.com