Annie Jael KWAN

Annie Jael KWAN

update: 2020.2.3


Graduated with MA History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London in 2018.

5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts)
Asia-Art-Activism, an interdisciplinary, intergenerational research network, currently in residence at Raven Row till November 2020,
Being Present at the Manchester Art Gallery and the Paul Mellon Centre's British Art Studies Issue 13, 2019
Southeast Asia Performance Collection archive exhibition, symposium and performance programme, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2019
UnAuthorised Medium, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2018
M.A.P. (Movement x Performance x Archive), Diaspora Pavilion, Venice / London, 2017

Other activities (including awards received) are
2019 Co-editor of Volume 3: Issue 2 "Archive" for Southeast of Now: Directions in Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia
2019 UK Live Art Sector's Diverse Actions Leadership Award
2017 Outset/ACE Contemporary Art Research & Travel Award
2017 Tate Research Centre Travel Fellowship

Annie Jael Kwan is a curator and researcher working at the intersection of contemporary art and activism, with an interest in interrogating the scope of South/East Asia both in the UK and internationally. She contributes to Art Asia Pacific and ArtReview Asia, and teaches at Central St Martins, University of the Arts.  

About works / performance

My curation and research are focused on contemporary and live art produced in relation to South / East Asia, with an interest in issues related to archives, histories, feminist, queer and alternative knowledges, collective practice and solidarity. Currently, I am exploring emergent and experimental methodologies in curation-as-organising, and am intending to explore further feminist/queer artistic practices that respond to and reconcile with planetary eco-anxieties and climate-tragedies.

Being Present 2019, 2019, Live Performance by Nicholas Tee,
for "Being Present" at the Manchester Art Gallery 

Southeast Asia Performance Collection, Archive Exhibition at Haus der Kunst,
live performance by Anida Yoeu Ali, 2019, Image by Marion Vogel

UnAuthorised Medium, Framer Framed, 2018, Opening performance by Noel Ed De Leon, 2018,
Image by Marlise Steeman 

MAP: Waterways, 2017, Performance by Lynn Lu, Image by Annie Jael Kwan

From East to the Barbican 2015, Performance by Boedi Widjaja, Image by Annie Jael Kwan