Samantha Culp is a California-born writer, curator and creative producer currently based in Shanghai. She has spent the past 8 years in greater China, first in Hong Kong, then in Beijing/Shanghai. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Artforum, the South China Morning Post, and as a contributing editor of Chinese art magazine LEAP (艺术节).
Samantha is the founder and director of New Territories, an experimental studio for research and production, which develops projects and events spanning art, cinema, and design. Works include “Short Stays”, a series of short films by indie filmmakers sponsored by a Beijing boutique hotel, a year of cultural programming and consulting for creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, and POV, a briefing on Chinese moving image culture for multimedia studio P.I.G. China. She was co-curator of "No More Westerns", the 23rd annual Impakt Media Arts Festival in Utrecht (NL), and is the founding curator of Tulou Open House, an annual site-specific creative experiment, residency, and conference at a traditional tulou in rural Fujian Province. Recent events include presenting independent publications from China at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair and co-curating the ADChina Design Forum at the inaugural Design Shanghai fair.
Samantha Culp是加利福尼亚出生、目前任职于上海的写手、馆长和顾问。大学毕业后，她曾任职于香港中文大学的文学及电影研究，同时与当地的艺术领域和文化机构保 持紧密联系。她联合创立并主导了在香港火炭艺术区的联合工作室大使馆计划，并执行了很多与当代艺术及文化研究相关的跨界项目。她同时担任香港艺术机构 Videotage的董事会成员，也是大型新媒体艺术计划——曹斐作品《人民城寨》的项目经理。她的写作曾发表于Artforum Online, Bidoun, TimeOut香港以及南华早报等。目前就任LEAP杂志的特约编辑。在2010年，Samantha创立了“新界”工作室，从事调研以及制片的工作。