David Borgonjon

David Xu Borgonjon is a writer and curator who works on economic practices and cultural objects. He has written for The New York Times, Rhizome and the Journal for Chinese Contemporary Art, among others. He curated Really, Socialism?! (Momenta Art, 2015), The Visible Hand (CUE Art Foundation, 2017) and In Search of Miss Ruthless (Para Site, 2017) with Hera Chan. He cofounded Admin, a platform for arts administrators working on new cultural institutions, and SCREEN, a bilingual platform for media art criticism. In addition to teaching in RISD’s Painting department, he is completing his PhD at Columbia University, writing a media history of Chinese capital in Southeast Asia.

Spring 2019 Courses

  • PAINT-4570-01 Critical Curating
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design