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Dot Zhihan Jia

Dot Jia is the curator at esea contemporary, UK’s only non-profit art centre specialising in presenting and platforming artists and art practices that identify with and are informed by East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cultural backgrounds. Previously, Dot had completed a junior fellowship in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, and subsequently worked as a lecturer in Critical Studies. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on decolonial, feminist modes of storytelling and togetherness.

She completed studies in psychology in Germany and received an MFA in Curating with distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in linguistic politics and women’s writing, as well as an MA with Distinction in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art with a focus in Contemporary Chinese Art and Geopolitics. She is the recipient of ACE Lottery Project Grants, The University of Bristol Writing Bursary, Goldsmiths Curating Departmental Bursary, Jacobs University Bremen Merit-based scholarship, among others. She has previously collaborated with Shanghai Power Station of Art, Goldsmiths CCA, Chisenhale Gallery, Blindspot Gallery, The Mosaic Rooms, etc. She was part of the curatorial team for Tate Modern’s major survey of Zanele Muholi. She is the recipient of PSA Emerging Curator Award 2021. She is a working group member of the Feminist Duration Reading Group and the co-founder of chán magazine.

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