As a curator, Dot Jia is committed to decolonial, feminist modes of storytelling and togetherness. She is a working group member of the Feminist Duration Reading Group. Projects and collaborations have been with Shanghai Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Goldsmiths CCA, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong; The Mosaic Rooms, London. In 2020, Dot co-founded chán, a magazine and platform dedicated to food cultures of the Sinophone diaspora in the UK. In 2022, Dot (together with Kechun Qin) was awarded PSA’s Emerging Curator Award 2021 for the exhibition “The Dwelling Place of the Other in Me”. She is currently based in Manchester where she works as associate curator at esea contemporary.
Dot completed studies in psychology in Germany and received an MFA in Curating with distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in linguistic politics and women’s writing, as well as an MA with Distinction in History of Art from The Courtauld Insitute of Art with a focus in Contemporary Chinese Art and Geopolitics. She is the recipient of ACE Lottery Project Grants, The University of Bristol Writing Bursary,Pro Helvetia. Swiss Arts Council, Goldsmiths Curating Departmental Bursary, Jacobs University Bremen Merit-based scholarship, among others. Before coming to the UK, she called Jiaxing, Vancouver, Portland, Vienna, and Bremen home.