Angela YT Chan

Hello, I'm an independent artist, curator, data engineer and research consultant specialising in climate change in relation to people, colonial histories, technologies and justice.

angela crouches sideways from the camera on some brown rocks by the sea. she is wearing an orange jumper, a black tote bag and a black cap. she has black and canary yellow hair and looks ahead

Image: Angela YT Chan, credit Louise Hobson of SWAY

My main activities are:

  • arts practice
    • art commissions
    • curatorial
    • workshops
    • public talks
  • climate and cultural research and consulting
  • teaching
  • data practice

About me

"Angela YT Chan is an independent researcher, data engineer and artist specialising in climate change. Her multidisciplinary work examines power in relation to the inequity throughout the colonial and ongoing history of the climate crisis, through self-archiving, data science, technologies, rethinking geographies and speculative fiction. Her recent research-art commissions use video, illustrations, conversations and other research media to focus on water scarcity, conflict and everyday experiences through climate framings and communications. Since 2014, Angela has produced curatorial projects and workshops, collaborating with artists, activists and youth groups (formerly as Worm: art + ecology). She co-directs the London Science Fiction Research Community As an educator, she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in climate colonialism, environmental and social justice in fine art practices, critical research-arts, games and speculative fiction (Goldsmiths UoL, KCL, RCA, WSA) and supervises dissertations in media theory and games on the MA Global Media Management at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton." Angela is also a research consultant, having worked in international climate and cultural policy and on climate and sustainability projects for major cultural institutions. .

Current and Upcoming

  • I'm at ITP Camp at NYU, an intensive "un-conference/playground" of technologies and creativity (June 2024)
  • Commissioned artist for Grand Union's Growing Project year 3 evalutation report in the shape of a digital narrative (twine) game (Oct-July 2024)
  • forestscapes, a “collective inquiry” into forests as living cultural landscapes with generative arts and sound materials with The Public Data Lab
  • Facilitating a workshop with the forestscapes team (KCL, Public Data Lab) at EASST-4S 2024: Making and doing transformations in Amsterdam (July 2024)
  • Commissioned artist for a Vital Signs, a Science Gallery and King's College London collaboration on climate change and food security (June-September 2024)
  • Commissioned artist for Hopeful Futures by King's College London (Policy Institute and King's Culture) with London local authorities to support policy making in climate mitigation and adaptation thorugh climate assemblies (June-October 2024)
  • Data engineering and visualisation for a serious game for policymakers of oil nations towards fossil fuel divestments, with Matteo Menapace and independent climate change think tank E3G (June-Auguest 2024)
  • Commissioned artist for Focal Point Gallery's Railway Bridge Commission (Aug - Oct 2023) and Storm Warning group exhibition (Oct - Jan 2024)
  • Environmental Data, Media, and the Humanities a Digital Humanities Hackathon (31.05–02.06.2023) with Potsdam Network for Digital Humanities
  • Towards More Environmentally and Socially Responsible Digital Practice 3 digital training sessions at arebyte Gallery

Updated: 4th June 2024

You can reach me at: at gmail dot com