RACHEL WANG RECEIVES
CURATORIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Chisenhale Gallery, London
We are excited to announce the recipient of the brand-new Asymmetry Curatorial Research Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London. Rachel Be-Yun Wang will begin her 18-month placement on 17 April 2023 under the mentorship of Chisenhale Gallery’s Director, Zoé Whitley and her curatorial team.
ABOUT THE CURATORIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The Asymmetry Curatorial Research Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery is a new initiative for an early career curator who identifies to any extent with Greater Chinese culture and heritage, based in the regions or internationally. During her placement, Rachel will develop her curatorial practice while supporting Chisenhale Gallery’s internationally renowned commissions programme and newly founded publishing initiative, Chisenhale Books. The Fellow will further develop and contribute to various editorial, communications and social media outputs, thinking critically about the connections between the gallery, commissioned artists and audiences, in line with the organisation’s mission, vision and values.
This role marks an evolution of the partnership between Asymmetry and Chisenhale Gallery, which to date has yielded two successful Curatorial Writing Fellows; the first focusing on the methodological contradictions of forging 'remote affinities' through written communication online, the second straddling oral history and fiction writing as two modes of capturing the complexities of transnational identities. The Asymmetry Curatorial Research Fellowship builds upon previous experiences, responds to Fellows’ feedback, and recognises the urgent need to provide unique professional development opportunities related to working with artists in ways that push beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibition making, communication and publishing formats.
Additionally, Rachel will benefit from participation as UK Associate in Delfina Foundation’s award-winning residency programme, gaining professional development opportunities, mentoring, introductions to institutions and industry professionals, as well as peer-to-peer exchange with other artists, writers and curators-in-residence at Delfina Foundation’s Edwardian Townhouse located in the heart of London.
ABOUT RACHEL BE-YUN WANG
Rachel Be-Yun Wang (b. 1997, USA) works in curating and art-making, with a practice that involves exhibition, written, and studio production. Her current interests include methods of exhibition and dissemination, new media art, environmental humanities, and archival narratives. She has been involved in exhibition projects such as the Beijing Art and Technology Biennale: Synthetic Ecology (798CUBE, 2022), Ever Archive: The Publications and Publication Projects of Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serralves Foundation, 2022), and Material Tales: The Life of Things (Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, 2021). Rachel has guest lectured at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, produced multiple publications and vitrine exhibitions with the Hans Ulrich Obrist Publication Archive, and pursues an independent writing and artistic practice.