Jamie Chi (she/they) , Co-Founder and Programme Development Lead for Queer China UK.
She is an independent Filmmaker and Photographer, using her work to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Raised in Hong Kong, Chi studied their Masters in Cultural Studies at the University de Lyon 3 in France and later studied Experimental Filmmaking at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Now based in London, Jamie, while not only using their lens to shine a light on LGBTQ+ stories, she is also the Co-Founder for Queer China UK. Art and activism unite seamlessly through Jamie’s work to portray important and beautiful narratives that are so often pushed aside, but need to be shared far and wide now, as much (if not more) than ever!
Throughout this exhibition we will be sharing their images and film, talking about her thoughts and inspirations behind each piece and sharing an interview with Jamie, discussing ‘Rent’, activism, creating a documentary during lockdown and more!
This animation is part of the documentary 安全距離 Safe Distance, which compares the HIV pandemic in the 1980s to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to remind people of the history of ostracisation and discrimination against the queer community. We hope to ignite passion and enthusiasm in people to be part of something that contributes to solidarity and humanity.
To view the online exhibition and ShiverArt interview with Jamie, please click on here.