JADE BARGET



I am a curator and culture worker based between London and Paris with an interest in screen, moving image and performance cultures. My research centres on the force and limit of images, embodied spectatorship and affect.

Following Stefano Harney, Fred Moten and all the others in the unversity’s undercommons rooms, I am committed to the practice of study. We are students who ‘study without an end, plan without a pause, rebel without a policy, conserve without a patrimony.’ [1]  Students who never graduate. 

Recently, I curated programmes for
and
and worked on commissioning new works by Adam Christensen, Eva Gold, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi and Aaron Ratajczyk.

I have written on
Eric Duvivier
and 
Thuy-Han Nguyen Chi
for THE SEEN; on 
Sung Tieu
for diaCRITICS Los Angeles Review of Books; on 
Christelle Oyiri
,
Kareem Lotfy
,
Julian Abraham Togar and Grace Samboh
and on
Michele Rizzo
for AQNB; on
Justin F. Kennedy, Jeremy Shaw, Juan Pablo Camara and Nile Koetting
, for the Institut Français

In 2020, I graduated from the Curating Contemporary Art department at London’s 
Royal College of Art
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with distinctions and was laureate of the 2020 JEUNES COMMISSAIRES (Young Curator) research bursary from the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.

Together with Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee, I co-run XING, a research and curatorial platform centered on the poetics and politics of Southeast and East Asian art practices. Assuming form of a shapeshifter, it morphs between localities and temporalities; with(in)flux. A domain of not-yet possibilities, the platform attempts to dismantle matrices concerned with the region from non-dominant perspectives. Follow us here: @xingarchives @xingpresents


[1] Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, The Undercommons: fugitive planning and black study (Wivenhoe, New York, Port Watson: Minor Composition, 2013)