Annie Jael Kwan is an independent curator, researcher and educator based in London. She has worked on numerous art projects in the UK and internationally since 2005, working with major arts and cultural institutions including the South Bank Centre, Geffrye Museum, Barbican Centre, and the Live Art Development Agency. She founded the curatorial initiative, Something Human, in 2012, to focus on her interests in the critical ideas and explorations surrounding movement across borders.
In 2017, Something Human launched the multi-stage M.A.P. (Movement x Archive x Performance) project at the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice; and in London, the pioneering Southeast Asian Performance Collection at the Live Art Development Agency that would offer researchers, artists and curators access to performance art materials from Southeast Asia. She was selected for the International Curators Forum’s curatorial programme, Beyond the Frame, and for Outset and Arts Council England’s development programme for emerging curators for which she curated the colloquium Curating Radical Futures that took place at Tate Modern in November 2017. In 2018, she curated UnAuthorised Medium, at Framer Framed, Amsterdam, and she is the founding core member of Asia-Art-Activism, which is currently in residence at Raven Row till August 2019. She is a contributor to Art Asia Pacific, and teaches at Central St Martins and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.