About

Ang Xia Yi is an artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice threads on history, memory, identity politics and the emotional consequences of colonialism, as well as wider issues concerning Southeast Asia. She embraces a mixed-media approach moving seamlessly between photography, drawing, painting and archival intervention using everyday materials such as inherited domestic textiles. Her interest lies in the vernacular aspects of material culture, viewing materials as carriers of intimacy, trauma and violence that transcend beyond generations.

She has previously worked in image and garment-making. In 2021, she participated in a residency programme by Openbooks International (Wales) with The Godown (Kuala Lumpur) and China Academy of Art (Hangzhou).

Resides

Lives and work in Kuala Lumpur

CV

Education

2017

BA in Fashion Journalism, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Up to Yr 1)

Two-Person Exhibition

2023

S.E.A. Focus, island gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024

Interwoven Realities, HARTA Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (forthcoming)

2023

Ways Of Seeing, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RHB Foundation: Art with Heart, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1000 Tiny Artworks, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

Project 555 by Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
circular ruins, island gallery, New York, USA
BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

PAUSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BUKA BUKU by Openbooks International, China Academy of Arts and The Godown, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020

Wonderwall, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Small Works, The Back Room, China House, Penang Island, Malaysia

2019

Small Works, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Residency

2021

Openbooks Online by Open Books (Wales), China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou) and The Godown (Kuala Lumpur). Supported by the Art Council of Wales and MyCreative Ventures.

Collections (Publications)

2023

A Happy Occasion, Heterotopia Library collection by Jalan Besar Salon, Singapore Arts Museum (SAM), Singapore

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

Talks

2023

Ways of Speaking, Panel Artist Talk, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

What Would We Remember?, Panel Artist Talk, BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur

Other Projects

2023

Taipei Art Book Fair, Huashan 1914 Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuala Lumpur Art Book Fair, Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Happy Occasion stocked by Pon Ding 朋丁 Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Press

2023

Second Life, The Laterals Magazine: Issue 08
One Last Look: Girls Day Out, Tatler Magazine, Malaysia
Malaysian Artist on Why Her Southeast Asian Roots Are Important, Buro, Malaysia

2022

Can We Meet Halfway?, TheStar, Malaysia
Kembara Buku Lipat ke Asia Tenggara, Media Permata, Malaysia
Celebrating Contemporary Chinese Folding Book Culture, TheStar, Malaysia     
Stories Between The Folds, TheStar, Malaysia

Publications

About

Ang Xia Yi is an artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice threads on history, memory, identity politics and the emotional consequences of colonialism, as well as wider issues concerning Southeast Asia. She embraces a mixed-media approach moving seamlessly between photography, drawing, painting and archival intervention using everyday materials such as inherited domestic textiles. Her interest lies in the vernacular aspects of material culture, viewing materials as carriers of intimacy, trauma and violence that transcend beyond generations.

She has previously worked in image and garment-making. In 2021, she participated in a residency programme by Openbooks International (Wales) with The Godown (Kuala Lumpur) and China Academy of Art (Hangzhou).

Resides

Lives and work in Kuala Lumpur

CV

Education

2017

BA in Fashion Journalism, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Up to Yr 1)

Two-Person Exhibition

2023

S.E.A. Focus, island gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024

Interwoven Realities, HARTA Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (forthcoming)

2023

Ways Of Seeing, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RHB Foundation: Art with Heart, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1000 Tiny Artworks, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

Project 555 by Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
circular ruins, island gallery, New York, USA
BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

PAUSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BUKA BUKU by Openbooks International, China Academy of Arts and The Godown, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020

Wonderwall, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Small Works, The Back Room, China House, Penang Island, Malaysia

2019

Small Works, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Residency

2021

Openbooks Online by Open Books (Wales), China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou) and The Godown (Kuala Lumpur). Supported by the Art Council of Wales and MyCreative Ventures.

Collections (Publications)

2023

A Happy Occasion, Heterotopia Library collection by Jalan Besar Salon, Singapore Arts Museum (SAM), Singapore

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

Talks

2023

Ways of Speaking, Panel Artist Talk, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

What Would We Remember?, Panel Artist Talk, BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur

Other Projects

2023

Taipei Art Book Fair, Huashan 1914 Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuala Lumpur Art Book Fair, Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Happy Occasion stocked by Pon Ding 朋丁 Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Press

2023

Second Life, The Laterals Magazine: Issue 08
One Last Look: Girls Day Out, Tatler Magazine, Malaysia
Malaysian Artist on Why Her Southeast Asian Roots Are Important, Buro, Malaysia

2022

Can We Meet Halfway?, TheStar, Malaysia
Kembara Buku Lipat ke Asia Tenggara, Media Permata, Malaysia
Celebrating Contemporary Chinese Folding Book Culture, TheStar, Malaysia     
Stories Between The Folds, TheStar, Malaysia

Publications

About

Ang Xia Yi is an artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice threads on history, memory, identity politics and the emotional consequences of colonialism, as well as wider issues concerning Southeast Asia. She embraces a mixed-media approach moving seamlessly between photography, drawing, painting and archival intervention using everyday materials such as inherited domestic textiles. Her interest lies in the vernacular aspects of material culture, viewing materials as carriers of intimacy, trauma and violence that transcend beyond generations.

She has previously worked in image and garment-making. In 2021, she participated in a residency programme by Openbooks International (Wales) with The Godown (Kuala Lumpur) and China Academy of Art (Hangzhou).

Resides

Lives and work in Kuala Lumpur

CV

Education

2017

BA in Fashion Journalism, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Up to Yr 1)

Two-Person Exhibition

2023

S.E.A. Focus, island gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024

Interwoven Realities, HARTA Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (forthcoming)

2023

Ways Of Seeing, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RHB Foundation: Art with Heart, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1000 Tiny Artworks, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

Project 555 by Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
circular ruins, island gallery, New York, USA
BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

PAUSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BUKA BUKU by Openbooks International, China Academy of Arts and The Godown, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020

Wonderwall, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Small Works, The Back Room, China House, Penang Island, Malaysia

2019

Small Works, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Residency

2021

Openbooks Online by Open Books (Wales), China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou) and The Godown (Kuala Lumpur). Supported by the Art Council of Wales and MyCreative Ventures.

Collections (Publications)

2023

A Happy Occasion, Heterotopia Library collection by Jalan Besar Salon, Singapore Arts Museum (SAM), Singapore

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

Talks

2023

Ways of Speaking, Panel Artist Talk, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

What Would We Remember?, Panel Artist Talk, BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur

Other Projects

2023

Taipei Art Book Fair, Huashan 1914 Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuala Lumpur Art Book Fair, Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Happy Occasion stocked by Pon Ding 朋丁 Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Press

2023

Second Life, The Laterals Magazine: Issue 08
One Last Look: Girls Day Out, Tatler Magazine, Malaysia
Malaysian Artist on Why Her Southeast Asian Roots Are Important, Buro, Malaysia

2022

Can We Meet Halfway?, TheStar, Malaysia
Kembara Buku Lipat ke Asia Tenggara, Media Permata, Malaysia
Celebrating Contemporary Chinese Folding Book Culture, TheStar, Malaysia     
Stories Between The Folds, TheStar, Malaysia

Publications

About

Ang Xia Yi is an artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her practice threads on history, memory, identity politics and the emotional consequences of colonialism, as well as wider issues concerning Southeast Asia. She embraces a mixed-media approach moving seamlessly between photography, drawing, painting and archival intervention using everyday materials such as inherited domestic textiles. Her interest lies in the vernacular aspects of material culture, viewing materials as carriers of intimacy, trauma and violence that transcend beyond generations.

She has previously worked in image and garment-making. In 2021, she participated in a residency programme by Openbooks International (Wales) with The Godown (Kuala Lumpur) and China Academy of Art (Hangzhou).

Resides

Lives and work in Kuala Lumpur

CV

Education

2017

BA in Fashion Journalism, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Up to Yr 1)

Two-Person Exhibition

2023

S.E.A. Focus, island gallery, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024

Interwoven Realities, HARTA Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (forthcoming)

2023

Ways Of Seeing, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RHB Foundation: Art with Heart, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1000 Tiny Artworks, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

Project 555 by Malaysia Design Archive, Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
circular ruins, island gallery, New York, USA
BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

PAUSE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BUKA BUKU by Openbooks International, China Academy of Arts and The Godown, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2020

Wonderwall, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Small Works, The Back Room, China House, Penang Island, Malaysia

2019

Small Works, The Back Room, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Residency

2021

Openbooks Online by Open Books (Wales), China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou) and The Godown (Kuala Lumpur). Supported by the Art Council of Wales and MyCreative Ventures.

Collections (Publications)

2023

A Happy Occasion, Heterotopia Library collection by Jalan Besar Salon, Singapore Arts Museum (SAM), Singapore

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

Talks

2023

Ways of Speaking, Panel Artist Talk, CULT Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2022

What Would We Remember?, Panel Artist Talk, BZR by R+ of GDP Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2021

Re-Looking At The World From My Bedroom, Artist Talk, The Godown, Kuala Lumpur

Other Projects

2023

Taipei Art Book Fair, Huashan 1914 Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Kuala Lumpur Art Book Fair, Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Happy Occasion stocked by Pon Ding 朋丁 Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Press

2023

Second Life, The Laterals Magazine: Issue 08
One Last Look: Girls Day Out, Tatler Magazine, Malaysia
Malaysian Artist on Why Her Southeast Asian Roots Are Important, Buro, Malaysia

2022

Can We Meet Halfway?, TheStar, Malaysia
Kembara Buku Lipat ke Asia Tenggara, Media Permata, Malaysia
Celebrating Contemporary Chinese Folding Book Culture, TheStar, Malaysia     
Stories Between The Folds, TheStar, Malaysia

Publications