Davide Quadrio aka Dadou is a sinologist, curator and art historian. He founded BizArt, Shanghai's first non-profit art centre, in 1998. Stemming from this experience and a decade working in cross cultural matters (Davide was awarded 2004 the title of young leader for culture in Asia by IIAS and ASEF in Den Hague, The Netherlands) in 2007, Quadrio together with Defne Ayas started Arthub Asia, a cultural and artistic constellation of independent thinkers devoted to contemporary art creation in China and across Asia. Since 2009, Davide has been founding director of FarEastFarWest an art production company that supports new and challenging cultural projects based in Asia. From September 2010 he is lecturing at Fudan University, Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai.