Maya Kramer

Maya Kramer
Adjunct Instructor of Art History

Maya Kramer is an artist, arts writer, educator, and art consultant. She was based in New York City for nine years during which time she worked in the curatorial department of the Guggenheim museum and for private collectors. In 2010 she relocated to Shanghai, and has since exhibited internationally in conjunction with institutions such the Hong Kong Arts Centre (Hong Kong) and the Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, Holland) among others. Her works have been featured in media such as Blouin Art Info, Fortune Art, and Randian.  She is a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and is a 2016-2018 NYU Critical Collaborations Fellow.   She previous taught art history, theory and practice at AIVA (Academy of International Visual Arts) in Shanghai and she has written catalogue essays for The Shanghai Gallery of Art, and Bank Gallery. She is a regular contributor to Frieze magazine and Cobo Social. A more comprehensive overview of her past exhibitions, writings on art, and articles about her art practice can be found on her website:

Research Interests

  • Materiality in installation and sculpture 
  • Land art and site specificity
  • Controversial exhibitions


Selected Exhibitions


  • 2009        From Where It Springs, Truecolor Museum, Suzhou, China
  • 2014        Against the Wind, Frontline Contemporary, Shanghai, China


  • ​2017        Extension at Sea, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2014        Unseen Existence, Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China       
  • 2015        Beyond Architecture, Long Museum, Shanghai, China    
  • 2010        The Third Party, Platform Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010        There is Nothing You Can Measure Anymore, Ni You Yu, Jin Shan, Maya Kramer, Aike Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2010        Double Infinity, Co-organized by Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven Holland and Arthub Asia, Dutch Cultural Council, Shanghai, China


  • 2017        “Review- Geng Yini”, Frieze Magazine, LINK 
  • 2017        “Review- Toshiyuki Konishi”, Frieze Magazine, LINK  
  • 2017        “Being There”, Cobo Social,  LINK  
  • 2016        “Asking in Uncertain Times”, Cobo Social,  LINK 
  • 2016        “On Viewing 10,000 Waves and My Epidemic”, Cobo Social, LINK



  • MFA
    Hunter College