In Conversation: Nina Chua and Mary Doyle
11 January 2022
Following on from our exhibition Nina Chua:Permanent Marker, we are pleased to host our next In Conversation with artist Nina Chua and co-founder of Drawing Room, Mary Doyle. They will be discussing Nina's exhibited works in more depth including the research behind them.
Nina Chua lives and works in Manchester. She studied at Manchester School of Art and completed her MA in Fine Art in 2011. In 2016 she was selected for the Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Programme. In 2020 her work was selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Chua has exhibited nationally and internationally including: Nakata Museum, Hiroshima; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Baltic 39, Newcastle; DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague and Workplace Gallery, Gateshead. Her work is held in the collections of The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; The Centre for Artist’s Books at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; and Simmons and Simmons Contemporary Art Collection.
Mary Doyle has worked in the visual art sector for over 30 years. She initiated Drawing Room with co-founders Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout in 2000 and has co-directed the organisation since. Prior to this, she was Senior Curator at the Contemporary Art Society, leading on acquisitions of contemporary art for fifteen museums throughout England from 1995-2005. She has worked at Arts Council National Touring Exhibitions, the British Council and several commercial galleries in London.