Celina Loh (b. Malaysia 1996) is based in Manchester, UK who works between the UK and Malaysia.
She is a freelance curator, producer and writer with six years of experience in the visual arts. Loh integrates access and care into her practice, considering them as generative strengths that make projects more engaging to diverse audiences. Her work is informed by the critical disability theory, derived from the social model of disability and multidimensionality.
Interested in care practices, alternative education and audience engagement, Loh has been researching the integration of access within art and curatorial practices, specifically how access can be a catalyst for creativity and public engagement rather than a discourse on policy. Her areas of expertise include accessible and inclusive practices; collaborative/peer-led programming; and creative development.
Loh has organised exhibitions and public programmes across the UK and internationally including Despite Extractivism for WEGO-ITN and University of Brighton, UK and EU (2022) ; Blunt Blades Online for The Higgins Bedford, UK (2021); Aesthetics of Silence at Wei-Ling Contemporary, KL Malaysia (2021); No horizon, no edge to liquid at Zabludowicz Collection, London UK (2020); h(u)man at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool UK (2018); PLAY at Hin Bus Depot, Penang Malaysia (2017); Past Forward at Ashton Memorial, Lancaster UK (2017). Loh often ghostwrites for organisations and artists, writing exhibition texts, press releases, artist statements, artwork descriptions and art applications while guest writing for exhibition catalogues (Immersio: Mengukir, TM Museum, 2022).
She is the Founding Director of In Transit, an online platform supporting artists looking to make their practices more accessible to disabled audiences and wider publics. She is also Project Assistant at FRANK Fair Artist Pay, a new alliance for fair artist pay in the arts initiated by curator Fatos Ustek and artists Anne Hardy and Lindsay Seers.
Loh has an MA in Curating and Collections from Chelsea College of Arts and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Curating from Lancaster University.
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