New Placement

Chisenhale Gallery, London

Original image courtesy: Jendrik Schröder

We are excited to announce the recipient of the second Asymmetry Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London. Yu'an Huang, a Taiwanese born, London-based independent curator will begin her six-month placement on 18 October 2021 under the mentorship of Chisenhale Gallery’s Director, Zoé Whitley and her curatorial team.

Selected from a national Open Call earlier in the Summer, for her project proposal KUA 跨 (Chinese for ‘crossing beyond’) Yu’an will produce a cross-platforms publication investigating transnational experiences. Drawing on five years of Yu’an’s ongoing research, the multi-medium curatorial project aims to narrate from existing artworks, international affairs, literature and individual experiences to develop and pinpoint the language that belongs to the post-globalised generation.


The Asymmetry Curatorial Writing Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery creates a dedicated opportunity for critical thinking and writing, and public-facing research outcomes within the curatorial sphere. The initiative is offered to one mid-career curator who identifies with Greater Chinese culture and heritage based in the UK, every six months. The programme provides the curator with a unique opportunity to expand their writing practice by working across Chisenhale Gallery’s award-winning programme. Additionally, the Fellow will benefit from participation as a UK associate in Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, gaining professional development opportunities, mentoring, as well as peer-to-peer exchange with other practitioners in-residence.

Yu’an’s placement follows the first successful Fellowship undertaken by Chisenhale Gallery’s inaugural Asymmetry Fellow Hang Li who will conclude with the project outcome to 'Remove Affinity: Working together from a distance' in November 2021.

This upcoming initiative is one of three placements beginning this Autumn in London, alongside the PhD Scholarship for the ‘Advanced Practices’ programme at Goldsmiths, University of London (awarded to Weitian Liu) and the Curatorial Fellowship at Whitechapel Gallery (awarded to Zoe Diao).


Yu'an Huang (b. 1986, in Yunlin, Taiwan) curates situations and makes relational social sculptures influenced by the transnational experience of the post-globalisation generation. She moved to the UK at the age of 14, and after receiving a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Chelsea College and completing her Art Business studies at Sotheby’s Institute in 2012, she has been working as an independent curator between Taipei, London, and Berlin.

In 2016, Yu'an moved to Germany as a life-as-research process with the intention of deconstructing the intersectional experience of an Asian body in a European imagined community. In 2018, she co-founded LOA Gallery in London, focusing on working with artists with cross-culture backgrounds, such as Lawrence Lek and Maria Mahfooz.

Yu'an's curatorial projects have been shown at The Guardian's Hall, London (2012), Hackney Wicked Festival, London (2013) and the National Taiwan Fine Art Museum, Taichung (2015). She also performed for Emily Roysdon at Tate Modern (2012) and CFGNY at Berlinische Galerie (2021). On the topic of running independent art projects and spaces, she was invited as a guest speaker at National Taiwan University Art Fair (2015) and Art NPO Poşe, Istanbul (2020). Yu'an currently also works as a relocation and cross-culture consultant for Documenta artist Tseng Yu-Chin.