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.

Some of the organisations Jacina has and is working with include:

ACMI, Ars Electronica, Brisbane City Council (Libraries), Bureau of Works, Bus Projects, City of Yarra, Collingwood Yards, Education Queensland, Ipswich Art Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery, Kelvin Grove State College, LEGO Education, Liquid Architecture, littleBits, Macquarie University (Faculty of Science and Engineering), Pimpama State Secondary College, Queensland Academies, Queensland Museum, QUT (The Cube, Creative Industries Precinct, Art Museum, Creative Industries Faculty, Science and Engineering Faculty, Faculty of Education, Learning and Teaching Unit), RMIT University (Design and Creative Practice, School of Art), School for Poetic ComputationSphero, State Library of Queensland (The Edge, Asia Pacific Design Library, kuril dhagun), TAFE Queensland, Tufts University, UTAS (School of Creative Arts and Media), Watson Road State School, West Space and Youthworx. 

From 2012 to 2017, Jacina worked at The Cube, where she worked collaboratively to develop and implement the inaugural STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) public engagement program, a transdisciplinary and critical learning program for children and families, young people and pre-service teachers, educators and curriculum writers. In 2017, together with Linda Knight, she co-founded the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit, an experimental arts and critical pedagogy collective who develop performative interventions to trouble the non/accessibility of automated technologies.

Jacina was recently Co-Director for Bus Projects (2021-2022) and is currently a sessional academic within the School of Art at RMIT University. She is also a member of the CAST (Contemporary Art and Social Transformation) and Mapping Future Imaginaries research groups. She holds a BFA (Visual Arts) and MA (Research) from QUT and is a PhD candidate at RMIT University.

Sometimes, she posts cloudy data.

Image background: a photo of stratocumulus clouds at dusk over Wurundjeri Country.