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Yiqing Virginia Yang

Assistant Professor


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Personal profile

Dr Yiqing Virginia Yang is a researcher and curator. Her academic footprint exists around contemporary art and feminist theory, through concepts including phenomenology, new materialism, and semiotics. Virginias distinctive expertise is in identifying the cultural touchpoints in diverse artworks as a way to capture transient, fluid, or intra-secting moments where ideas meet. Virginia received her PhD degree in Design and Visual Arts in the UK. Her research articles have been published in international journals and books. She was the co-curator of two major exhibitions with the MK Gallery, UK.

Research interests

Contemporary Art

Feminist Theories

Curatorial Practice

New Materialism

Semiotic Theories

Graphic Arts


FTA 426 Marketing and Branding for CCI

FTA 427 Visual Cultures

Awards and honours

Venice Art Biennale: Steward-Research Fellowships, British Council, shortlisted (2019)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Arts and Humanities, Coventry University

MA, Graphic Design, Coventry University

BA, Graphic Arts, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton


  • NX Arts in general
  • visual arts
  • graphic design
  • installation art
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • object
  • curatorial practice
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • feminist theory
  • women study

Person Types

  • Staff


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