Panel Convener & Chair // 4 August 2018

The Other Art Fair 2018 
Saturday 4 August 2018, Time TBC
The Facility, Kensington, VIC

For The Other Art Fair 2018 in Melbourne, I will convene and chair a panel discussion, with guests Zoe Paulsen (Director, The Other Art Fair), Tess Maunder (Independent Curator and Writer, Brisbane) and others TBC.

Co-curated Exhibition // 4-14 July 2018

RIFTS: Particulate Matter
4-14 July 2018
Opening event - Friday 6 July, 6-9pm
VR event & panel discussion - Saturday 14 July, 4-6pm
Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Australia 

RIFTS: Particulate Matter, co-curated exhibition by Dr. Rachel Marsden and Kat Kohler. 

Instigating a dialogue through artistic research-based practices and interdisciplinary approaches, this project responds to society’s relationship and growing tensions with the built and natural world as a result of environmental change.RIFTS: Particulate Matter connects and collaborates with two curators, six artists and two spatial designers to present different imaginative and real, individual and collective existences and potential futures relating to the theme, as seen as “particulate matter”. More information here. 

[Image: 'Uprooting Mandarin’ (2015) by Nikki Lam, still from HD video. Image © the artist.]

Melbourne Art Fair 2018 // 2-5 August 2018

Melbourne Art Fair 2018
2-5 August 2018
Southbank Arts Precinct

In December 2017, I was appointented as a member of the inaugural Melbourne Art Fair (MAF) Curatorial Committee. From 2nd to 5th August 2018, it will take over the Southbank Arts Precinct as part of Melbourne Art Week, which runs from 30th August to 5th July 2018.

Panel Convener & Chair // 3-5 July 2018

Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference 2018
Session 1.3, 3.30-4.50pm, Tuesday 3 July 2018 
The University of Sydney, Australia

Panel accepted for the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). I will chair the panel entitled 'Curatorial Futures in the Asia-Pacific: Voice, Language & Embodied Cultures’ with panelists Tess Maunder (Independent Curator and Writer), Dr. Tammy Wong Hulbert (Lecturer Arts Management at RMIT, Artist and Curator), Tarun Nagesh (Associate Curator of Asian Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art), Nur Shkembi (PhD researcher, Independent Curator) and Dr. Sophie McIntyre (Exhibitions and Curatorial Manager, Museum of Brisbane).

Symposium Convener // 20-21 April 2018

Changemakers #1: Mapping Sustainability in the Visual Arts 
20-21 April 2018, 10.15am-5.45pm
Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, Australia
(Co-convened with Patricia Piccinini)

‘Changemakers #1: Mapping Sustainability in the Visual Arts’ is a one-day symposium and associated student workshop. In a world bringing daily change in society, politics and culture, the next generation of artists, curators and arts professionals need to think about new ways to build sustainable careers. Changemakers #1 looks to stimulate possible new approaches and professional opportunities framed in the Australian (local) and international (global) context. In partnership with the VCA, supported by ACP PROJECTS and the University of Melbourne.

Paper presentation // 5-7 April 2018

Association for Art History (AAH) Conference 2018
Saturday 7 April 2018, 9.30-10.05am
Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London, UK

Paper selected for the Association of Art History (AAH) annual conference 2018, panel session 'Difficult Conversations: Collaborative art practices across political divides’. Convened by Alla Myzelev (State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo) and Shirley Siegal (Independent Artist). 

Seminar Presentation // 15 February 2018

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia 
Tuesday 15 February 2018, 4pm
University of Nottingham, UK

Invited speaker on ‘Local Action to Global “Agitprop”:Digital Representations of Chinese Occupy Movements' as part of Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) seminar series at the University of Nottingham. Check the COTCA Facebook page for more information.

[Image © Anthony Reed, taken 18 November 2014.] 

Seminar Presentation // 12 February 2018

Absolute Motion: Contemporary Discourse on Chinese Art 
Monday 12 February 2018, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Digital Crit Room, AAD2W18, Art, Architecture & Design Building (AAD), University of Lincoln, UK

Invited speaker on 'Curation and Contemporary Art in the Chinese Context’ for the British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS) seminar 'Absolute Motion: Contemporary Discourse on Chinese Art’. Please register for the event here.

Published in Artist Book // 2017

A short excerpt of my writing has been published as part of Tess Maunder's essay 'The Future of Curating: An Exercise in Speculation’ in the artist book Verina Gfader: Cloud Chamber. Using the performance project The Guests 做东, devised by Verina Gfader for the 11th Shanghai Biennale, ‘Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories’, it presents multiple voices on approaches towards 'cosmological quest’ .

Edition of 100. Available to purchase here. 

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