Jacina Leong is an artist-curator living and working on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people. She believes that responses to complex challenges (social, political, and ecological) necessitate not only transdisciplinary collaborations but also an ethics and politics of care.
She is committed to the roles that cultural and other civic institutions can play in bringing people together to explore and respond to complex challenges through purposeful and situated, critical-creative initiatives. This commitment has been shaped by professional and personal experiences working, since 2008, with and for universities, national and international festivals, museums and galleries, libraries and schools.
It is a commitment that underpins Jacina’s research as a current PhD candidate and sessional academic, as a co-founding member of the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit, and Peer Assessor for Arts Queensland.
Leong, J, Hjorth, L & Choi, J 2020, ‘Inventive Approaches to Data Tracking in More-Than-Human Worlds’, in L Hjorth, A de Souza e Silva & K Lanson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art, 1st edn, Routledge, New York, pp. 259-269.
Leong, J 2020, ‘Becoming Alexa: Lauren McCarthy in conversation with Jacina Leong’, in L Hjorth, A de Souza e Silva & K Lanson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art, 1st edn, Routledge, New York, pp. 413-417.
Leong, J (2020), ‘Questioning Museum Definitions’, Museological Review, vol. 24., p. 33.
Bus Projects’ ‘Concentric Curriculum’ (August 2020): an online project exploring and thinking through the ethics, methods and purposes of contemporary curatorial practice, of bringing people together to explore and respond to complex challenges, through a series of synchronous and asynchronous activities. More information will be available https://busprojects.org.au/program/concentric-curriculum.
The Guerrilla Knowledge Unit (2017 – ongoing): is an experimental artist collective, co-founded by Jacina Leong and Dr Linda Knight, that works through transdisciplinary practice to curate participatory and performative interventions, or ‘interface jams’, specifically in relation to the socio-biological norms of technological advancements.