Nie Xiaoyi is currently conducting a Ph.D. research in Royal College of Art about taking collective marching as a curatorial mothod. She is a dedicated observer of still and moving images and interested in the relation between situational knowledge and bodily experiences. Her recent collaboration research project ‘Metamorphosis: Art Practices Now Activating Archives and Public Memories’ with Hu Hao and Liu Zhangbolong was selected into the curatorial research exhibition in OCAT Institute. In 2017, She was invited to be the nominator and curator for Jimei-Arles Discovery Award, collaborated with Zhong Jialing in email project One Reading The Views which has been published and co-curated ‘Itinerant Assembly’ in collaboration with Gasworks investigating the potential of temporal collectives in cities.
Royal College Of Art—2017-2021(estimated); U.K. MPhil. in Curating with estimated transfer to Ph.D.; supervised by Victoria Walsh and Juan Cruz
Royal College Of Art—2015-2017; U.K.
Master of Arts in Curating Contemporary Art
Peking University— 2010–2015; China Bachelor of Law in International Politics; Bachelor of Art in Art History
Curator and Nominator; Discovery Award, Jimei-Arles Photo Festival— 2017; Xiamen One of the 5 nominators for Discovery Award, nominated Deng Yun and the real (Mengfan Wang, He Shaotong and Da Zhuang) and producer of 2 solo exhibitions at this international festival.
Curator; Itinerant Assembly, RCA graduate project in collaboration with Gasworks— 2017; London 5 events themed on nomadic living and temporary gathering of people, working with (play)groud-less, They Are Here, Lina Hermsdolf, Emma Haugh etc.. Sponsored by Arts Council England.
Organiser; ‘Make a Museum’ ReachOut RCA Workshop; — Jan.- Feb. 2017; London Leading two workshops about museums and curating for 30 participants aged 13-18, with Evie Gurney.
Curator; Human Instrumentality Scheme — Dec. 2016; London Working with 7 artists whose works concerned human conditions in the future, we transformed the Hackney Gallery inside RCA into a human body with reshaped organs.
Curator/Residence Writer; Victoria Balcony — Jun.-Jul. 2016; London A two-month project by transforming a balcony of a first floor apartment facing the street near Victoria station into a public stage for over 10 artists to intervene the private and public space.
Curator; Fall Off Wonderland:Du Yang’s Photos— Sep., 2014; Beijing
Organiser/Curator; She.Home.—Jan.-Dec., 2013; Beijing A photography programme giving voice to female immigrants by taking photos and creating social media content with smartphones. The exhibition won best curator award in Lishui Photo Biennial.
Organizer; Mobile Photo Studio Project—Jul, 2013; Ningxia, China; Produced framed portraits for over 80 families and senior people in Xi’haigu, a underdeveloped islamic area in China, with funds secured from Orion Public Service Competition.
Research Intern; Long March Project in Long March Space — Aug. 2017; Beijing
Helping to sort out primary materials and carried out primary research for Ph.D. dissertation.
Research Assistant; Mariana Warner’s Photobook Shadow — Oct.- Dec. 2016; London
Identifying facts, collecting and writing information for Warner’s photos taken during 1970s in China.
Researcher; The Annual of Contemporary Art of China—2014-2016; Beijing
Writing an overview of Chinese photography in 2014 and another overview Chinese photobook in 2015.
Curatorial Contact; T.I.N.A. Platform — 2017; London
Selecting and negotiating with 5 Beijing-based galleries for the international art open call.
Assistant; Stevenson Gallery’s Penny Siopis Show in Frieze London —Oct. 2016; London
Guide; Art Night London — Jul. 2016; London Guiding guests in Koo Jeong A’s exhibition in a disused Jubilee Line station near Charing Cross.
Mediation Manager; Kunting Project/Wu Zuoren International Art Foundation; 2015; Beijing Sorting out applications, weekly reporting to the board, writing press release, assisting exhibitions.
Curating Assistant; Lishui International Photo Festival— Sep.-Dec., 2013; Lishui
Co-organisor of Photography And Book, arranging transportation of works and writing 70 book introductions.