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Carlie YiXuan Chang

MA work

Re: Over everything which exists under the sky

Re: Over everything which exists under the sky is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project taking place at Gasworks, London. A group of international curating students have initiated the first curatorial residency at Gasworks to run alongside the institution’s long-established international artist residency programme. Over an eight month period, the curators-in-residence are transforming Gasworks’ Participation Space into a temporary research studio, questioning what it means to be a resident in both the art world and the wider geopolitical context of restricted mobility.

Engaging with artists, botanists, astrologers, writers and a constellation of other constituents, the project proposes new ways of encountering both human and non-human journeys. The Open Studio between 23–26 May 2019 showcased to the public the newly commissioned works and research by seven invited artists: Xinhao Cheng, Helena Hunter, Mati Jhurry, Romy Kießling, Marissa Malik, Niccolò Moronato and Fatima Uzdenova. Offering a multiplicity of perspectives upon patterns of human and non-human movement, the project embodies both collective research and speculation.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2019

  • Carlie Yixuan Chang is a curator and producer who will graduate with a Master's degree from the Royal College of Art in Curating Contemporary Art. She has been looking widely at art in public spaces and public arts education programmes. Having learnt curatorial and cultural studies, Carlie has focused her research on the application of Western-originating discourses in non-Western contexts.

    Carlie's practice is mainly based in the UK and China, depending on projects. Until her graduation from the RCA in 2019, her projects have taken place in institutions and organisations such as Chelsea Arts Club, Beijing Design Week and Mayfair Art Weekend. Her graduate project Re: Over everything which exists under the sky is presented in collaboration with Gasworks, London.

  • Degrees

  • BA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2017
  • Experience

  • Curatorial assistant, Three Shadows Photography Centre, Beijing, 2017; Gallery assistant, Leo Xu Project, London Frieze Art Fair, 2016; Public relations internship, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Re: Over everything which exists under the sky', Gasworks, London, 2019; 'Speed Curating', Chelsea Arts Club, London, 2018; 'Dual Reality', Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, 2018; Beijing Design Week, Beijing, 2017; 'Impermanence', Herrick Gallery, Mayfair Art Weekend, London, 2017; 'Once Upon a Time', Miner Gallery, London, 2016; 'The Floating World', Espacio Gallery, London, 2016; 'Lake Surface of Shadow', Art Pavilion, London, 2015