Annie Jael Kwan

Annie Jael Kwan is a curator and researcher whose exhibition-making, programming, publication and teaching practice is located at the intersection of contemporary art, cultural and pedagogical activism with an interest in archives, feminist, queer and alternative histories and knowledges, collective practice and solidarity. She is founder of Something Human, a curatorial platform focusing on intersectional live art that launched the landmark Southeast Asia Performance Collection in London in 2017, co-founder of Asia-Art-Activism, the interdisciplinary research network exploring the paradigm of “Asia” and its proximities in art and activism. She is the recipient of a Diverse Actions Leadership Award 2019, and the founding council member of Asia Forum 2021/2022 that will have its inaugural programme in Venice in 2021 at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia.

Southeast Asia Performance Collection, launched by Something Human at the Live Art Development Agency 2017. Production photo from ‘I am LGB’ (2016), The LGB Society of Mind. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016. Photo by Wan Zhong Ha
Till We Meet Again IRL, Best Wishes, Asia-Art-Activism, 2020, co-curated by Annie Jael Kwan, Arianna Mercado, Cuong Pham and Howl Yuan, with the support of the Bagri Foundation and Arts Council England. Image courtesy of Yarli Allison.
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