Angela Chan is a creative climate change communicator and independently runs Worm: art + ecology (wormworm.org). It is a long-term curatorial project that challenges the criteria for climate change expertise through arts practices, through which she produces international exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Angela has a background in art history, Scandinavian studies, and an interdisciplinary MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society from King’s College London. Her research interests span climate and social justice, decolonial and area studies and contemporary East Asian science fiction, and collaborates widely with visual artists, activists and speculative fiction authors. She also writes speculative fiction and co-founded the London Chinese Science Fiction Group hosted monthly at UCL.
Projects include an Arts Council England DYCP awarded research project relating to climate change, activism and visual cultures in East Asia (2019), and an extensive curatorial project titled Climate Knowledges at MAMA in Rotterdam (2020).
Chan inaugurated the first Research Network event in the ‘More-than-Human Care’ series at Iniva in 2019, presenting research on communicating climate change through contemporary Chinese speculative and science fiction, and exploring the interconnected environmental and socio-economic issues in China today. An excerpt of this presentation is published in Science Fiction by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press’ Documents of Contemporary Art series.
Angela Chan lives and works in the UK.