Annie Jael Kwan
Independent curator and researcher
Based in London and working across Europe and Asia, Annie Jael Kwan is an independent curator and researcher whose exhibition-making, programming, publication and teaching practice is located at the intersection of contemporary art, art history and cultural activism, with interest in archives, histories, feminist, queer and alterna- tive knowledges, collective practices, and solidarity. She is director of Something Human, a curatorial initiative that launched the pioneering Southeast Asia Performance Collection (SAPC) at the Live Art Development Agency in 2017, and was then invited to co-curate the Archive-in-Residence exhibition, Southeast Asia Performance Collection at Haus der Kunst, Munich in 2019. Her recent curatorial projects include UnAuthorised Medium at FramerFramed, Netherlands in 2018; and as curator-in-residence, she curated Futures Ages Will Wonder 2021-2022 at FACT Liverpool; and as Digital Curator, she curated Noguchi: Resonances (September 2021 - January 2022) at the Barbican Centre. She was the co-editor of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia’s guest issues: Archives (2019) and Pathways of Performativity (2022), and is a member of the Associations of International Art Critics (Singapore). She co-leads Asia-Art-Activism, the interdisciplinary, intergenerational research network, and she is the instigating council member of Asia Forum that launched in 2022 at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice alongside the 59th Venice Biennale.