Joella Qingyi Kiu


Joella Kiu is an art historian, researcher, and independent curator, whose research and practice is driven by the symbiotic relationship between art history and contemporary art practices.

She runs the art educational archive and platform Object Lessons Space, and has curated multiple exhibitions. She read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, London) and the University of York (BA, York). She was a Finalist for the 2019 IMPART Awards (Curator).

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Art Historical Writing & Criticism

Object Lessons Space

Object Lessons Space is an online art historical platform that was conceived as a contemporary response to the object lesson — a teaching tool that dates back to the nineteenth-century.

All conversations begin with artworks or art objects that have been chosen by our interviewees. The platform documents conversations with artists, writers, curators and other creative minds.

The website was launched on July 2018, and has since reached readers in more than 90 countries around the world.

Even now, when skin is not alone,
it remembers being alone and thanks something larger
that there are travelers, that people go places
larger than themselves.
— Naomi Shihab Nye, Two Countries

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