Ang Xia Yi 洪 嘉 苡 (b.1996, Kuala Lumpur) currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her multidisciplinary practice incorporates various mediums from photography, installation and video-based works placed within the intersection of personal identity, memory and history of Malaysia in archipelagic Southeast Asia. Her multi-layered visual language is drawn from historical references, found objects, popular culture and archives through acts of reinterpretation, archival exploration with digital and physical manipulation of everyday materials.

Through her works, she actively seeks to engage in a critical discourse around colonialism and the postcolonial legacies imparted upon the land, culture and the community she grew up with. The memories of her past, present and concerns of what her future may hold. Every layer of imagery instigates an introspective dialogue between her, the artist and the viewer. She has previously pursued her BA in Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins, London in 2017 and has since been actively participating in art programmes and exhibitions.

The Race of Flowers, Awegallery, Kuala Lumpur

Small Works, The BackRoom, Zhongshan, Kuala Lumpur
Small Works, China House, Georgetown, Penang Island
Wonderwall, The BackRoom, Zhongshan, Kuala Lumpur
KL20x20, Tun Perak Co-Op, Kuala Lumpur

PAUSE, Tun Perak Co-Op, Kuala Lumpur
Memory / Time Machine, Sentul Depot, Kuala Lumpur

BUKA BUKU, Open Books, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur
Project 555 : Small Observations of An On-Going Pandemic, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Who Is She? Zine 她是誰, The Invisible Future, Facing The Visible Past : Photobooks of Malaysia Collection, Lightbox Library, Taipei, Taiwan (Curated by Jeffrey Lim and Bernice Chauly). Zine ID: 000000017688

I Am Not Ok, Are You? for BUKA BUKU, Open Books Collection of folding books. Currently in Hong Kong for documentation (Curated by Mary Husted and Lienne Loy)


Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk for BUKA BUKU, Open Books, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur (18.12.2021)


The Malaysian Woman மலேசியப் பெண், Cendana Create Now Funding 2021 (Cycle 01)

Flowerhead (2019)

Flowerhead pays homage to Simryn Gill’s A Small Town At The Turn Of The Century (1999-2000) in which subjects’ heads were substituted with tropical fruit. Gill’s work explores how an artwork’s subjects can be anonymized and their individual identities become variable with simple changes in their appearances and environment. The Flowerhead series explores similar terrain; individuals’ heads are hidden by excessively large bouquets, thus turning humans into something strange while also humanizing the natural world around them.

Flowerhead is currently exhibiting at The Chow Kit Hotel, Ormond Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.