Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Photo by Pamela Gentile
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 023
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 027
Director of Galleries and Programs
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 025
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 103
Special Projects Coordinator
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 102
Visitor Engagement Manager
Festival Entertainment Coordinator
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 029
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 101
Senior Grants Manager
Jenny Leung is the Executive Director of the Chinese Culture Center and Foundation of San Francisco. She has dedicated her career to cultural diversity, equity, and creating access to the arts and community building. Her experience growing up in a working class immigrant family and in affordable housing has cultivated her passion as a strong advocate for the underserved. Jenny has over a decade of leadership experience and success in forging cross-sector collaborations, working in the Chinatown community and with funders in government and philanthropy. Her leadership for cultural equity for Proposition E, in collaboration with the City’s major cultural institutions as well as community-based arts organizations, resulted in increased City funds for the arts. She is Chair of the Programs Committee for the Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative; Chinatown Arts and Culture Coalition, and participates on CCC’s behalf at the Asian Pacific Islander Council and the SF Arts Alliance. Born and raised in Hawaii, Jenny earned her Masters degree in Asian Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelors from the University of Washington. She is a Getty Leadership Institute NextGen Fellow 2017, and has served on panels for the California Arts Council and San Francisco Arts Commission.
Hoi Leung is the Deputy Director of the Chinese Culture Center, overseeing the internal culture, programs and operations of the organization. Leung was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the US in 2004. Previously, Leung was the Curator at CCC for 4 years, where she established a distinct practice specializing in Asian diasporic contemporary art, developing emerging artists, and designing community engagement in immigrant neighborhood settings. Leung’s curatorial projects included “dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don’t have here” by Sofia Cordova (2019 - 2021), an experimental video foregrounding the stories of six Bay Area women who journeyed to the United States as refugees, and “Interior Garden” (2022), a major solo exhibition of large-scale ceramic-based installations by Cathy Lu exploring the dream and dystopian states Asian America. Leung’s projects have received critical acclaim in KQED, Hyperallergic, Artforum, Artsy, and SF Arts Monthly. She was also named one of five new game-changing curators by SF Arts Monthly in 2021. Leung an emerging leader in the field as she devotes her unique background in artist support and community curation into building a healthy, sustainable, and imaginative arts ecosystem.
Yuanyuan Zhu oversees visitor experience, CCC Gallery, 41 Ross community gallery, artist community, and manages community-based art programming. Zhu has successfully implemented artist residencies with local and international artist and research fellows, in collaboration with Asian Cultural Council and others, including Tsui Kuang-Yu, Toolbox Percussion She has also cultivated strong artist and community partners network through heading artist-community projects such as “Art, Culture & Belonging” in collaboration with artist Christine Wong Yap and the Chinatown Arts & Culture Coalition. She is an interdisciplinary artist with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Outside of work, she loves nature, food, live music, having nice conversations and… she can cook.
Jane Trieu, born and raised in San Francisco, is the Programs Associate at CCC. As part of the CCC team, she coordinates different events and programs in relation to current CCC exhibitions, along with managing the CCC Design Store. She is excited to continue conversations about the Asian American identity and the future of SF Chinatown through community-based practices and arts advocacy. Trieu has led complex community-based projects coordinating between artists and community stakeholders, along with hosting programs for diverse audiences. Highlights Include - “Youth Unity Mural (2021)” celebrating Black & Asian solidarity in collaboration with the African American Cultural District, Community Youth Center. As a working artist with deep ties to SF Chinatown, Jane holds a BA from California College of the Arts in Illustration and received recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and American Illustrators. Outside of work, she enjoys reading under the sun, finding new shiny objects, and curating Spotify playlists.
Stephan Xie is a Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco. A UCLA alum majoring in Design Media Arts, his practice has always centered around interdisciplinary storytelling and collaboration. Working closely with artist Summer Mei-Ling Lee in Chinatown, his most recent projects include: Hope In All Things: Songs for Chinatown, a contemporary arts performance featuring the Young Women's Choral Projects; "Chinatown Immemorial Procession," the opening procession for Neon Was Never Brighter, and "In Honor of Our Belonging," a commemoration ceremony for the 140th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act. As the Special Projects Coordinator at the Chinese Culture Center, he strives to create meaningful relationships through public and community-based art, both within Chinatown and across the diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco.
As the Visitor Engagement Manager, Janet is responsible for engaging visitors in viewing the latest innovative contemporary art exhibitions that bring an insightful engaging outlook on arts and culture. In her role, she aims to unite all races from all walks of life to engage in visual and performing arts. Janet is also the Entertainment Coordinator for CCC’s annual Chinatown Music Festival and Dancing on Waverly. In curating annual music and dance festivals, she is passionate about enhancing audience enjoyment and broadening their participation of diverse melodies, unique rhythms, multiethnic sounds and in diverse cultural dance forms. Janet believes that in this ever-changing world, by bringing and bridging local and world class acts to audiences and supporting all genres of performing arts, CCC touches everyone.
Vida Kuang (VK) oversees education and equity programming at the CCC as the Community Arts Program Director. She believes arts should be made accessible to all people and that Chinatown hosts a myriad of artistic excellence. Only in Chinatown, will one find middle students painting a bi-lingual mural on community healing, a cabaret group made of Chinese women elders rapping a diss track on xenophobia, women weaving colorful upcycled baskets out of strapping role, and fan dancers practicing at Portsmouth Square all within a 3 block radius. These are the community members who ground VK’s work. Through her role, VK aims to uplift and celebrate grassroots artists of color and plant seeds to foster future generations of new community based intergenerational artists. In 2022, VK worked with her team to enroll 10 intergenerational and multiethnic Chinatown based artists into an 18 month guaranteed income program through the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her work includes finding ways to keep Bay Area’s creative communities sustained and thriving. VK believes creative labor from the grassroots convey the possibilities of a community's future.
Jennifer Nguyen was born and raised in the South Bay, and recently moved back to California after working as an educator in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer runs the Chinese Culture Center’s Chinatown History and Art Tour (C.H.A.T) program, which offers a unique perspective on the history, art, and activism of San Francisco’s Chinatown. As the Education Coordinator at the CCC, Jennifer is passionate about Asian American studies, sharing the narrative of Chinatown’s tenacity and resilience despite changing landscapes, and empowering visitors to speak up for marginalized voices in their own communities. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys collecting stationery goods, taking care of her plants, swimming, and doodling.
Weston is the senior grant manager bringing years of experience as an artist, writer and arts administrator to the team. He is an appointed member of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission. He previously worked at the San Francisco Arts Commission, is active in grant panels and juries, and is a founding member of Related Tactics, a collective at the intersection of race and culture and (un)making, a podcast on Art Practical.