EUGENE CHEUNG RECEIVES
Whitechapel Gallery, London
We are excited to announce that writer and cultural worker Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung has been awarded the 2023 Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery, London. The six-month Fellowship will begin on 3 April 2023.
The Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery is one of four Asymmetry initiatives taking place in London in partnership with leading UK institutions, including Chisenhale Gallery, Goldsmiths, and The Courtauld Institute of Art.
ABOUT THE CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP
The Asymmetry Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery is offered to one mid-career curator who identifies to any extent with Greater Chinese and Sinophone cultures and heritage, based in the regions or internationally. The programme provides the curator with a unique opportunity to gain training, skills, and experience in the curatorial workings of Whitechapel Gallery, which has a strong track record of providing training for curators. Additionally, the Fellow will join Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, which will offer further professional opportunities, such as mentoring, peer-to-peer exchange and access to a wide network of arts practitioners alongside accommodation.
Selected from a high-quality shortlist following an international Open Call, Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung’s curatorial practice centres on anarchist and dissident publication practices, utopian thresholds in language, and literary expressions of the revolutionary consciousness.
'Eugene’s rigorous engagement with intellectual history, decolonial texts, curatorial methods, and art criticism, has set him up to be a serious thinker and burgeoning cultural worker. Furthermore, his belief in the public and civic potential of public programmes in reinvigorating everyday relationships articulates a core value we share at Asymmetry. We are excited to welcome Eugene as the next Curatorial Fellow at Whitechapel Gallery and look forward to learning where his ambitious vision takes him.'
– Yan Du, Founder and Director of Asymmetry
'We are thrilled to have Eugene join the Whitechapel Gallery team as Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow. His strong programming experience and compelling research interests - especially his focus on East End histories - will add new dimensions to our upcoming activities. During his fellowship at Whitechapel, Eugene will be a key part of a collaborative, cross-departmental team developing and delivering our exciting new summer programme, which will include exhibitions, installations, high-profile talks and live performances.'
– Richard Martin, Director of Education and Public Programmes, Whitechapel Gallery