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 in 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 inherited textiles. Her interest lies in 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.

Her most recent exhibitions include Circular Ruins, Island Gallery, New York, 2022; S.E.A. Focus, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Island Gallery, Singapore, 2023 and Five Ways of Seeing, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, 2023.

Photo by Amani Azlin