CURATING | ART & DESIGN
Celina Loh is a curator with profound interest in the notions of collectivity and the public sphere, inclusivity and alternative education. Her recent work supports and centres disability and minority discourses with a focus on creative practitioners from East and Southeast Asia. Her current research explores access within galleries and museums for people with learning disabilities in relation to the growing dependence on technology.
In addition to her curatorial role, Celina is an artist whose practice is influenced by her Peranakan heritage and peripatetic lifestyle. Integrating Chinese brocade and Batik textiles and techniques with hard edge painting, her work explores the boundaries of cultural identities and diaspora within abstraction through the juxtaposition of colours, materials, patterns and geometric to organic shapes .
Presently, she is assisting The Higgins Bedford and artist Arabel Rosillo de Blas in the development of the 2021 exhibition 'Blunt Blades'; co-writing the Arts Council England project grant application under 15 000 GBP; assist in the planning of its online exhibition as contingency.
Celina is formerly associated to the artist collectives, Up North Arts (UNA) and Little Art House Studios (LAH).
Celina Loh standing next to 'The Purification of the Temple (After Venusti) II', 2015 by Raqib Shaw. Taken when she led one of her curator's tour for 'No horizon, no edge to liquid' at Zabludowicz Collection in 2020.