Xue Tan, the curator in charge of a closely watched Hong Kong art center’s acclaimed programming, is set to join the staff of one of Germany’s top museums.

Currently senior curator of the Tai Kwun Contemporary center, Tan is now slated to become chief curator of the Haus der Kunst in Munich starting this June. The post is a highly coveted one, and was previously held by Emma Enderby, whose departure to become artistic director of the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin was announced in October.

Tan has overseen the exhibition program of Tai Kwun Contemporary since it opened in 2018. It is among the few Hong Kong art spaces with an international following, and has under Tan staged shows by Cao Fei, Maria Hassabi, Tino Sehgal, and more, as well as group exhibitions such as a current one about women, Indigenous knowledge, and the natural world.

Director Andrea Lissoni praised Tan for her “deep knowledge and experience on the Asian Region” in a statement.

“After dedicating almost a decade on establishing Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, I am thrilled to join Andrea Lissoni and the team in furthering the vision of art as a complex evolution through inventive and transformative engagements, and impactful programming,” Tan said in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to the transformation of the institution, my network of artists and communities across the globe will be a solid support for our work.”