Asia Art Archive in America (AAA in A), founded in 2009, is an independently established and operated U.S. 501(c)3 and the first overseas hub of Asia Art Archive (AAA) in Hong Kong.

AAA’s mission is to act as a catalyst for new ideas that enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in and of Asia. By collecting, preserving, and making accessible information on contemporary art from and of Asia, AAA in A facilitates public understanding and specialized research, instigates dialogue and critical thinking, and seeks to raise awareness of and support for the activities of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.

To achieve this goal, AAA in A maintains a reading room in Brooklyn Heights which is open to the public free of charge and comprises over 5000 monographs, exhibition catalogs, reference books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials. AAA in A also organizes a regular program of talks, screenings, workshops, participatory projects, and panels with artists, curators, critics, and scholars in the field.

Our programs and operations are funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, and the Vilcek Foundation, and other foundations and individuals.

Board of Directors

Jane DeBevoise, President
Gopal Menon, Treasurer
Elaine W. Ng, Secretary
Christopher Phillips
Yayoi Shionoiri
Reiko Tomii
Zheng Shengtian
Chris Wu
Jennifer Tobias


  • Alexander Si Manager of Operations and Development
  • Claire Kim Manager of Programs and Collections
  • Ying Chiun Lee Programs and Collections Coordinator

Job Opportunities

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