Rebecca Catching

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Soul Stealer World of Warcraft © Zeng Han (M97 Gallery)
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McGill University, 1996, Art History and East Asian Studies
Fudan University, 2001, Chinese language
publication, Chinese-contemporary


Art, music, film, dance, theatre, cultural trends in China and Middle Eastern art

Editor, freelance writer, copy editor, art critic and lecturer based in China and the Middle East


Deputy Features Editor Oct 2008-Feb 2008
The National ( Abu Dhabi, UAE
• commissioned, edited and proofed the 45-page arts & life section of an English broadsheet in Abu Dhabi, with a circulation of 70,000

Deputy Editor June 2008-Sept 2008
that's Shanghai ( Shanghai, China
•subbed articles, managed production and ran the arts & entertainment section

Arts and Entertainment Editor November 2003-May 2008
that's Shanghai ( Shanghai, China
• managed a 20-page arts and entertainment section in Shanghai's premiere
English language monthly ¬- a lifestyle magazine modeled on Time Out with in-depth arts coverage and a circulation of 62,000
• wrote 5-7 articles a month, sourced all images and managed an internship program.

Shanghai Correspondent
Art Asia Pacific
• contributed regular articles October 2006-May 2008
Shanghai, China
Shanghai Correspondent
Billboard Magazine
• contributed articles and reporting to Billboard October 2007-January 2008 Shanghai, China

Consultant Editor March 2007-August 2007
Time Out Guide: Shanghai Shanghai, China
• subbed copy, fact checked articles and provided additional research
• contributed to Galleries, Performing Arts, Festivals and regional sections of the guide

Freelance Writer November 2004-present
Shanghai, China
The Guardian (UK), The Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong), Newsweek (Chinese edition), Swindle (LA), BudgetTravel (NY), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), H&M Magazine (Sweden), Vice Magazine (NY) and Rodeo Magazine (Sweden)
• contributed articles on the Chinese art market, innovation in China and India, Live Earth Shanghai, mass production in Chinese art, Chinese designers, the Shanghai Concert Hall and Shanghai's cutting edge design and urban culture.

Art Critic November 2004-present
Shanghai, China
•contributes reviews and news pieces for Flash Art, Art Review and Broadsheet (Australian art magazine)
• Speaker: gave talks at Creek Art and 1918 Space (Shanghai-based galleries) and has participated in conferences: "URBAN CHANGE: Urban Transformation in Twenty-first Century China" held by the Architectural Association's Architecture School in London and "Under Construction: strategies-models-links" at Shanghai's Zendai Museum
• gives tours to tourists and art professionals visiting Shanghai

Deputy Editor November 2003-2004
Metrozine (monthly lifestyle magazine) Shanghai, China
• wrote features, reviews, took photos, copy-edited and proofread

Vice Magazine (Urban culture magazine) August 1997 - April 1999
• responsible for streeters and portraits Montreal, Canada

Chinese Language Major (Economics class) September 2001-July 2002
Fudan University, International Cultural Exchange School Shanghai, China

Bachelor of Arts
McGill University 1996 - 2001
Concentration: Art History and East Asian Studies Montreal, Canada

• Canada China Scholarship: a full-year, all-expenses-paid scholarship to study in China in 2001
• second place in 2001 Montreal Chinese Language Speech Contest

English (Fluent spoken and written), French (fluent spoken, intermediate written) and Mandarin (fluent spoken, intermediate written)

• 2007-2008 Media Representative of the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club (organizer and moderator)
• Interests: Chinese cooking, cinema and Indian literature
• Founder of a volunteer English teaching program for underprivileged children in Shanghai
• Has traveled extensively in China and has visited other destinations in Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East


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