Cherry Xu (China) began collecting art in 2020, following her fine art studies in the US. She is a member of Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee.

Cherry’s collection has a focus on young and emerging artists. Its formation has been personally directed, informed by and benefiting from her cross-cultural educational background. She collects pieces in which she believes that the visual language of the artist reveals previously unnoticed and unremarked aspects of reality, resulting in a refresh of cognitive habits.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Cherry will be devising a strategic plan for a foundation she is establishing in Shanghai to support young artists and explore interdisciplinary creative practices.

Cherry (b. 1994) was born in China, and is currently based in Shanghai.


Part of Collecting as Practice



Spring 2024


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