I acknowledge, pay respect, and pay the rent to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands on which I live: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Sovereignty was never ceded and colonial violence continues across so-called Australia to this day. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
Jacina Leong 梁玉明 is an artist-curator, educator and researcher of Chinese and Italian heritage, living in Narrm/Melbourne.

With fifteen years experience working with children and young people, school and university students, emerging and established artists, creative and cultural producers, researchers and educators, Jacina is committed to the role that cultural organisations can play in bringing people together to explore and respond to complex and converging crises: through situated, responsive, and purposeful forms of engagement. This commitment has been shaped by professional experiences, including positions of leadership, working with and across social history and visual art museums, contemporary and regional galleries, universities and schools, local councils, international arts festivals and libraries.

She is a former Co-Director of Bus Projects, Public Programs Curator for The Cube and Ipswich Art Gallery, Producer for the Creative Industries Precinct, an ACMI CEO Digital mentor, and founding member of the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit.

Through these roles, and as an independent practitioner, Jacina has also produced projects for Ars Electronica, Liquid Architecture, Queensland Museum, QUT, RMIT, and West Space, presented talks at Aarhus University, Arts House, Monash University, State Library of Queensland, University of Melbourne, UNSW and UTAS, and has writing published in Eyeline, the Journal of Public Pedagogies, Routledge Companion to Mobile Media and Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art, and The World We Want: Dystopian and Utopian Impulses in Art Making.

Jacina is currently a Sessional Academic at RMIT and La Trobe universities, where she teaches art theory, visual cultures, and is a Master of Fine Art supervisor. She is also a member of the Art & Heritage Advisory Panel (Darebin Council), CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation, RMIT), and completing her PhD on the complexities of caring in and through practice in a post-COVID world.

Sometimes, she posts cloudy data.

Explore Jacina’s CV here. 

Learn more about some of the organisations Jacina has worked with, her current research and teaching, and select projects, talks and texts.

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