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Yingting Xie

MA work

Whose Game Is It?

Involving artists and curators from different cultural backgrounds, Whose Game Is It? is an exhibition that inquires into the socio-political issues in our current world with ambitions to hint at future possiblities. Under globalisation in our present time we are becoming more aware of disparities and hegemonies around us. These invisible forces have been named through the 'isms' of history. Through contemporary art, this exhibition aims to ask how to identify, critique, and manage this situation, and avoid it leading us by the nose?

Through works by international artists, the exhibition engages the audience through games and playful encounters that ask pertinent questions about how we live today. The participating artists include: Dan Perjovschi (Romania), Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Raqs Media Collective (India), Tintin Wulia (Indonesia/ Australia), Lee Wen (Singapore) and Han Ishu (China/ Japan).


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2015

  • Yingting Xie is a Chinese curator with over three years’ professional experience working internationally. Her practice not only explores questions of how to maintain a sustainable relationship between public, institution and art, but also focus on the issues of curating in the context of globalisation. In her new role at the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen, China, she will explore how artistic methods are employed in exhibition and display culture. Through this, in the arena of contemporary art, she addresses the theme of public, value, politics and spaces in specific locations.
  • Degrees

  • MA Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; BA Decorative Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, China, 2012
  • Experience

  • Assistant to curator, Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen, 2015; Assistant to curator, UK Chinese Arts Association, London, 2015; Chief-editor & curator of public events, UKCCTalk, London, 2014; Assistant to curator, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, 2013; Assistant to curator, DATO Culture Co., Ltd, Beijing, 2013; Vice-chairman of student union, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Heterotopia: Art and Its Discontent, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, 2015; Whose Game Is It?, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Delve, Acme Studio, London, 2014; Chinese Export Fine Art in the Qing Dynasty, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2013; Wang RuoLan and Huang Wenfeng, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2013; Art Life Lecture Series, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2011
  • Awards

  • First prize, Scholarship Award, 2008–11; First prize, Guangdong Province Outstanding Youth Award, 2011; Times Golden Calf Design Award, 2010; First prize, Keynote Speech Award, 2009