Shades of Noir Interviews: Pamela Kember

Interview with Pamela Kember — Head of Arts and Learning at Asia House, London

A former lecturer in Art History,Theory, and Curatorial practices, with a special interest in interdisciplinary studies. During my time working at the Ashmolean Museum, and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford I then became interested in SE Asian art and artists of the Asian diaspora. From 1997-2009, I taught Western Art History, Theory and Critical Writing at various art schools and universities in Hong Kong.

I returned to London in 2009 to continue a PhD, on artists of the diaspora, as well as lecturing, on art from Asia and curating. I also write for number of art journals on contemporary art practices within a transnational context.

Currently I head the Arts and Learning programme at Asia House London responsible for overseeing the Asia House’s Pan Asian Film Festival; the Festival of Asian Literature, and the campaign for promoting Asian languages in UK schools.

I am on the Advisory Board of the Asia Art Archive, based in Hong Kong [www.aaa.org.hk] and a recent contributing editor for Benezit’s Dictionary of Asian Artists (New York NY 2012).

Pamela Kember