Ari Heinrich has published widely on Chinese and transnational visual cultures, on medical illustration, and on queer theory, and is also known for their translations of key works of queer literature from Taiwan such as Qiu Miaojin’s Last Words from Montmartre (New York Review Books, 2014) and Chi Ta-wei’s The Membranes (Columbia, 2021). They have lectured on topics ranging from the history of medical photography to the exhibition of Chinese cadavers in internationally circulating anatomical displays. Ari is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2019). They are Professor of Chinese Literature and Media at the ANU.
Photograph: Tara Pixley