Ms. Lai has an academic background of art history and museum studies. Formerly a curator at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, she has more than 20 years of experience in curatorial practice and management in Taiwan. In addition, she served as Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Executive Director of the Dimension Endowment of Art , and Head of the Grant Department of the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan. She was also the Founding Director of Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.
Ms. Lai was also the recipient of a joint fellowship from the National Culture and Arts Foundation and the Fulbright Commission for travel and research in the U.S. She has been involved in many public art initiatives as the planner or the jury member in Taiwan and Shanghai.
She currently serves on the Boards of the Dimension Endowment of Art and the Spring Foundation in Taiwan. She is an independent curator, museum consultant, writer and adjunct professor based in Taipei and Shanghai.