With the encouragement of video/Fluxus artist Nam June Paik, Lance Fung left the
directorship of the Holly Solomon Gallery in 1996 to open his own gallery.
The Lance Fung Gallery became a leading contemporary gallery in New York,
working with many of the pioneering artists from the Fluxus, Minimal, and
Conceptual periods including Nam June Paik, Sol LeWitt, and Robert Barry.
Other artists such as Shigeko Kubota, Peter Hutchinson, and Robert Morris
joined his unique gallery focusing on installation and the avant–garde.
As an independent curator, Fung has created a number of important exhibitions in the United States country and abroad: Crossing Parallels, at the SSamzie Space in Seoul, Korea; GoingHome, at the Edward Hopper Historical Museum in Nyack, New York; Revisiting GordonMatta-Clark, at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2002; and The Snow Show Preview at UNESCO’s Palazzo Zorzi for the 2003 Venice Biennale. One of his most exciting projects was The Snow Show exhibition, realized in 2004 in Lapland and in 2006 in Torino, Italy for The Cultural Olympiad of the XX Olympic Winter Games, presenting the collaborative works of over 30 internationally recognized artists and architects including Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Morphosis, Yoko Ono, and Kiki Smith.
Most recently, Fung is curating the 2008 SITE Santa Fe Biennial, the only international biennial in the United States. His exhibition Lucky Number 7 brings together 25 artists from 17 countries to complete site-inspired commissions that will not exist beyond the exhibition. Such a unique approach allows for experimentation and play, and is not dependent on the forces of the market. Lucky Number Seven aims to create an intimate, rigorous yet playful exhibition that bridges audiences in a spirit of discovery and learning.