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TheArtGorgeous HOUSE Member Spotlight : Jess Wan
In The Art Gorgeous HOUSE Member series, we get to know the members from around the globe a little b...
Fempire 29 Oct 2021

In The Art Gorgeous HOUSE Member series, we get to know the members from around the globe a little better, and find out what they love about being a member.

Meet The Art Gorgeous HOUSE member, Jess Wan.

Photo of Jess Wan during the installation of ‘No Thing is Waiting’


Jessica Wan (JW) is a Hong Kong-born, London-based curator, who also writes and conducts social-justice based research at Shades of Noir. Her curatorial practices evolve around an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to exhibition-making.

Instagram: @jesswan___/

Can you tell me about yourself and your connection to the art world? 

Many things in my life were connected to creativity and I have always been surrounded by people who make art. When I did my BA in Fashion Communication, I used to attend design classes and stay up all night in the studio with my fellows who later went on to become stylists, designers and makers in the fashion and film industry. This has led to my interest in organising events and exhibitions to support the creative work of the people I met. Then the opportunity arose to curate a solo exhibition for Samee Sam as the associated project of the 2019 Le French May Festival in Hong Kong. After that, I started working in a leading contemporary art gallery as the project manager. Last year, I moved to London and completed a MA in Curating and Collection with Distinction at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Now, I hope to continue furthering the dialogue between the East and West through working with artists and archives globally.

Drinks at @aneffortart Cristina O’Hanlon’s art residency in Soho London for the Art Gorgeous HOUSE, London

What made you want to be a member of The Art Gorgeous HOUSE?

I have always appreciated the inclusiveness and accessibility that The Art Gorgeous HOUSE is trying to cultivate in its community. It has been difficult to make new friends and meet people when I moved to London during the Covid-19 pandemic. That has made me want to join the network of The Art Gorgegous I found Art Gorgeous HOUSE a friendly and safe space to connect with people who share a passion for all things fun and creative! 

‘Women Artists in Highlights’ guided tour of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London led by VIP Relations Manager, Paula De Almeida – Image by Jess Wan

What Art Gorgeous House event moment have you enjoyed the most so far? 

I have particularly enjoyed joining the ‘Women Artists in Highlights’ guided tour of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London led by VIP Relations Manager, Paula De Almeida at the Somerset House. It was great to learn about the founding stories behind the team of nine women who run this international fair which dedicates to promoting diversity and contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora since 2013. 

The next The Art Gorgeous HOUSE event in London: TAG x Art Laughs: An Art-Themed Comedy Night on Wednesday 17 November.

Keen to become a member of The Art Gorgeous HOUSE?

TheArtGorgeous HOUSE is the delightfully eccentric, global, female empowering, still man-loving (boys are welcome), fun sister-hood of creative minds, boss babes, entrepreneurs and everyone (M/F/D) who identifies as one or all of the above. 

We are here to support and champion you – aka our favorite art squad –
on your art world journey, social life and individual career path. 
We want to have fun together, while boosting your career to new heights.

Don’t wait too long! There is a limit of new members being accepted in the first batch. Board right here and hop on for an awesome ride!
 
Membership benefits include:

 Art Squad: Access to an international network of global creatives & trailblazers.

 Community Events:
 Regular city hangouts, tongue-in-cheek art fair gatherings and virtual meet-ups.

 Find Your Superpower: Schedule your personal “Ask the HOUSE” call to chat with us about life & career.

 Sweat-It-Out: Regular gatherings for online workout sessions with the gang to de-stress from work and worries.

 Kick-Ass Offers: Enjoy special offers from handpicked partners.

What’s on

Join us for a dazzling set of events throughout the year all over the globe.
And see all details here.

Special candy: with code: hellogorgeous get 15% OFF at the checkout

Be assured that we put our heart into creating something that we ourselves are proud to be part of!

Sign up here : theartgorgeous.com/membership/welcome/

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