Rachel Marsden is a transcultural curator and art consultant specializing in Chinese contemporary arts and culture, (self-)publishing and interpretive translation based in the UK. In the final stages of PhD studies in association with Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at BCU, she is critically examining the global translation, through interpretation, of contemporary Chinese art since 1980, specifically the notion of “transcultural” curators and “transcultural” curatorial practice.
She is founder and curator of ‘The Temporary’, a new transcultural exchange platform examining “temporary” and ephemeral experience in art, architecture, design, music, sound, performance and culture between the UK and China. Also, she is Coordinator (Research Assistant) for the CCVA at BCU, teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate fine art, and contemporary curatorial practice courses, across the UK, and is a freelance international arts writer. She was recently Research Curator (2012-2014) for Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) (Manchester, UK). By “connecting the dots that people can’t see” she develops social and professional transcultural relationships through unique networks of understanding between diverse creatives and cultures, specifically China and the UK.