Bio

Ang Xia Yi (b.1996) is an artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice focuses on history, memory, identity politics and the emotional consequences of colonialism and its resulting socio-political legacies in archipelagic Southeast Asia. She embraces a mixed-media approach to her work extending from photography, drawings, paintings, book-making to archival intervention using everyday materials such as textiles. Her interest lies within the vernacular aspects of material culture, viewing materials as carriers of intimacy, trauma and violence that transcend beyond generations.

In 2017, She briefly pursued her BA in Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins, London.



Group Exhibitions

2020
Small Works, The Back Room, Zhongshan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Small Works, China House, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
Wonderwall, The Back Room, Zhongshan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL20x20, Tun Perak Co-Op, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021
PAUSE, Tun Perak Co-Op, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Memory / Time Machine, Sentul Depot, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BUKA BUKU, Openbooks International, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022
Project 555 : Small Observations of An On-Going Pandemic by Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circular Ruins, Island Gallery, New York, USA
Boom Zoom Room by R+ of GDP Architects Malaysia, APW, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2023
S.E.A. Focus, Island Gallery, Singapore


Publications

2020
Who Is She? Zine 她是誰, The Invisible Future, Facing The Visible Past : Photobooks of Malaysia collection, Lightbox Library, Taipei, Taiwan. Zine ID : 000000017688

2021
I Am Not Ok, Are You? for BUKA BUKU, Open Books collection of folding books, Wales, UK

2022
iPhone Diary for Project 555: Small Observations Of An On-Going Pandemic, Collection of Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Book ID : 2022.01.005


Artist Talk

2021
Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk for Buka Buku, Openbooks International, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur (18.12.2021)

2022
What Would We Remember?, Panel Artist Talk for Boom Zoom Room by R+ of GDP Architects Malaysia, APW, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (18.12.2022)

Photo by Amani Azlin