Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung (Australia/Hong Kong/Germany) is a writer and cultural worker particularly interested in anarchist and dissident publication practices, utopian thresholds in language, and literary expressions of the revolutionary consciousness. He is the founding editor of Decolonial Hacker, an online publication which—through a web-browser extension—‘hacks’ the websites of cultural institutions, corporations, and nation states with pieces of criticism informed by decolonial politics at large.

As Asymmetry Curatorial Fellow at Whitechapel Gallery, Eugene will work with the institution’s exhibition departments to deliver various research and curatorial projects. He will also conduct independent research into the history of artist squatted properties in East London and their potential inculcation of—and remaining influence on—the city’s conceptions of the avant-garde.

Most recently, Eugene was part of the lumbung programme (public programmes) team at documenta fifteen. From 2020-2022, he worked on the discursive development of thematic exhibitions, public programmes, and publications as part of the curatorial team at the Julia Stoschek Foundation. He has lectured on potential museological histories and decolonial publishing strategies at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design, and through Decolonial Hacker, initiated the symposium Privation in Three Acts with LE 18 Marrakech as part of their programs at documenta fifteen. Eugene holds degrees in art history, gender studies, and law from the University of Sydney. In 2021, he won the International Award for Art Criticism administered by The International Association of Art Critics. His writing has been published in Third Text, Griffith Review, Running Dog, Art+Australia, and 4A Papers, among others.


Asymmetry Art Foundation


Whitechapel Gallery


Spring 2023 & Summer 2023




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