2023              Association for Art History 49th Annual Conference keynote,University College London

2023              Big Women Conference invited speaker and panelist, Firstsite

2021              Global Britain: Decolonising Art‘s Histories symposium keynote, Association for Art History, organized by the Doctoral and Early Career Research Committee

2019              Fast Forward: How do Women Work? conference keynote, Tate Modern

2019              Archives and Embodiment conference, invited paper, UAL Central Saint Martins

2018              Revisiting the Past, Reimagining the Future conference keynote with Dr Sophie Orlando, Amsterdam Art Weekend x ArtReview

2018              Tampered Emotions – Lust for Dust symposium keynote, Triangle/La Friche, Marseille

2018              Here… There: East and Southeast Asian Diasporic Art symposium, invited speaker, Global Asia Pacific Art Exchange (GAX), NYU and Central Saint Martins, UAL

2018              Look Out: Association for Art History 45th annual conference speaker in the session: ‘Speaking out: Siting the Voice in Contemporary Asian Art’, Courtauld Institute of Art and Kings College, University of London

2017             Conceptualism: Intersectional Readings, International Framings conference, co-convenor and speaker, AHRC Black Artists & Modernism and Van Abbemuseum, NL

2017              Trinh T Minh-ha Symposium, invited speaker, ICA London

2017              Women in Collections symposium, invited speaker, Contemporary Art Society Study Day, Leeds City Art Gallery

2017             Deviant Research symposium, invited speaker, Van Abbemuseum, NL

2016              Now and Then, Here and There AHRC Black Artists & Modernism conference, speaker and panelist, UAL Chelsea College of Arts and Tate Britain

2016              Kung Fury symposium, invited speaker, AHRC Martial Arts Studies Network, University of Central Birmingham

2016              The Work Between Us symposium, plenary speaker, AHRC Black Artists & Modernism, Bluecoat, Liverpool

2015              Martial Arts Studies conference, joint paper with Dr Luke White, Cardiff University

2015              (In)Direct Speech: Chineseness in Contemporary Art conference, University of Lisbon

2014              Thinking with John Berger conference, joint paper with Dr Juliette Kristensen, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2014              RSA Mega Events & Culture: Arts & Artists Engagement in Events-based

Regeneration, Resistance & Research seminar, Olympic Park, London

2014              Image – Movement – Story conference, invited speaker, Roehampton University, London

2013              Inter-Asian Connections IV conference and workshops speaker, Koç University, Istanbul

2012              Incursions and Subversions: Art’s Response to London’s Olympic Dreams panel discussion, Free Word Centre, London

2011             Contesting British Chinese Culture conference speaker, University of Reading

2010              Visual Culture Studies conference session chair, University of Westminster, London

2010              Beyond the Academy: Exhibition as Research conference speaker, Tate Britain

2009             The Spectre of China symposium speaker, University of Westminster, London

2008             Location: Association for Art History 34th Annual Conference speaker in the session: ‘Archival Impulse: Location and No-Place’, Tate Britain

2007             Urban Screens conference, invited speaker, Cornerhouse, Manchester     

2007             Summit: Non-aligned Initiatives in Education Culture conference speaker, HAU, Berlin

2006             Encounter, Curiosity, Method: The Making of Practice conference speaker, Tate Britain

2005             Necessary Journeys conference, speaker, Tate Modern, London

2004              Place: Aesthetics, Politics, Poetics conference speaker, Institute of Romance Studies, University of London

2004              Decibel – A Free State conference panelist, British Museum/Arts Council England, London

2003              Artist as Researcher symposium speaker, Interrupt series, Goldsmiths College, London

2003              CAA (College Art Association) 91st Annual Conference speaker in the session: ‘Multiculturalism & Art in the Colonial/Postcolonial Age’, New York

2002              Contemporary Chinese Art in the International Arena conference chair and speaker, British Museum, organized by the Chinese Arts Centre

2001              Shades of Black conference speaker, Duke University, North Carolina

1999             Shades of Black: Assembling the Eighties Forum, University of East London
1999             Matrix 4 conference speaker, Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London

1998             Identities: Association for Art History 34th Annual Conference speaker in the session, ‘Questioning the Paradigm of Race Identity’, University of Plymouth, Exeter


2021              seven x seven conversation with Tiffany Boyle, Courtauld x Glasgow School of Art x GI2021

2021              Decolonising the Arts? keynote, HDK Valand Equality Seminar, Gothenburg University

2020              Deviant Practice online seminar, part of the L’Internationale web colloquium series: ‘Our Many Europes: Museum Research’

2020              Archival Interactions research seminar hosted by Van Abbemuseum, 8 October, part of the NWO Smart Culture project: ‘The Critical Visitor: Intersectional Approaches for Rethinking & Retooling Accessibility and Inclusivity in Heritage Spaces’ (2020-25)

2020              New Geographies online panel, 28 May

2019              Iniva Research Network: Optimystic Dystopia in conversation with Ayesha Tan Jones

2019              British Art Network: Curators’ Study Day presentation, Paul Mellon Centre

2019              Arts Council Collection: Curators’ Day presentations, Southampton Art Gallery

2019              Revolt, She Said long-table, UAL Chelsea College of Arts

2016              Artist’s Talk Sotheby’s Art Institute, London

2012              Everything Flows: On Balance panel discussion and artist talk, De La Warr Pavilion

2012              Incursions & Subversions: Art’s Response to London’s Olympic Dreams panelist, Free Word Centre, London

2010             Making the Cut panelist,Film & Video Umbrella programme, Stratford Picture House

2009             Something Old, Something New in conversation with Vicky Bennett, Tyneside Cinema

2009             This is China: Jiangsu Festival artist talk, Firstsite, Colchester

2009             Transnational Art, Identity, Nation guest speaker, UAL Chelsea College of Arts

2004             Local Affairs – Survival Strategies panel discussion, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2002             BCAA (British Chinese Artists Association) artist talk, The Photographers’ Gallery, London

2002             PIDGIN: interrupted transmission gallery talk, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

2000             A Dirty Space? Panel discussion, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London

1999             Empire & I panel discussion, Pitshanger Manor & Gallery, London

1998             Vindaloo & Chips dinner/discussion, Iniva, London

1998             A New Vocabulary for Chinese Arts? seminar, invited speaker, The Place, London

1998             DEAL curated panel and artist’s talks, 198 Gallery, London