Martina Koeppel-Yang is an independent scholar and curator with a PhD in East Asian Art History and Sinology from the University of Heidelberg. She has written extensively on the subject of contemporary Chinese art, and curated and co-curated many exhibitions on the subject. She is a member of the editorial board of Yishu, Journal for Contemporary Chinese Art, member of the editorial board of Red Flag Collection, member of the advisory board of Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA), and board member of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.
Martina obtained her master degree in East Asian Art History in Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany in 1993 , where she also obtained Ph.D. in East Asian Art History in 2010. Her M.A. thesis worked on “The Bronzes of the State of Qin”; her Ph.D. dissertation: “Semiotic Warfare: A Semiotic Analysis of Works of Art of the Chinese Avant-garde of the period from 1979 to 1989” analyzed the art works of the Chinese avant-grade of the decade.