Specialist in Chinese and Asian contemporary arts and culture, transcultural curating, international social art practices, art and language, intercultural communication and translation, and independent (and self) publishing. Also, a paper ephemera-obsessed book artist and bookbinder.
“Connecting the dots that people can’t see” (Richard Hsu, Founder of TEDxShanghai) through developing professional, social and sustainable transcultural relationships, and networks of understanding between diverse creatives and cultures, specifically the UK, China and Australia.
Since November 2016, based in Melbourne, Australia.
Founder and Curator of 'The Temporary’, a transcultural exchange platform examining “temporary” experience in art, architecture, design, music, sound, performance and culture between the UK, China and Australia. Also, Governing Board member for the non-profit organisation ‘China Residencies’.
PhD researcher at the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University (BCU), UK, examining the local to global translation, through interpretation, of contemporary Chinese art since 1980, specifically the notion of “transcultural” curators and “transcultural” curatorial practice.
Lecturer in Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne, Australia, in the School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts. Coordinator for core and elective subjects including ‘Exhibitions Management’ and ‘Curating Contemporary Art’ whilst supervising minor theses and contributing to the School’s engagement committee.
Arts writer for various in-print and online magazines and academic journals (such as RanDian, LEAP and Art Radar), and contibutor, copy editor and peer reviewer for books and exhibition catalogues worldwide.
Since 2009, blogging about art, research, education, academia, travels, making connections and life. Always seen typing and taking photographs, and not very good at sitting still.
Originally trained as a practicing text and book artist creating interactive installations, projects, and books using bookbinding, paper-making and paper-engineering techniques. In addition, facilitating workshops to all ages and abilities in regional to international arts organisations.