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Xiuching Tsay


Xiuching Tsay (Thailand, 1993) is currently living in both Thailand and London and she recently graduated with an MA in Painting at Royal College of Art.

Tsay’s work is essentially to irradiate the objects of memories, resurrect their essences and rediscover their hidden characters through an ecstatic quality of vision. So, she adopts the concept of hallucination in order to recondition her perceptions toward the intimated objects. This hallucinatory practice experiments with the concept of water because it has both metaphoric and substantial qualities that unfold infinite visions, melting all the possible subject matters into the most ambiguous forms. Water metaphors always play an important role in her paintings, it opens up infinite imaginations; its tumultuous movement such as spiral patterns of whirlpools take over her emotions and introduces her the manifold spiritual sides of an object.


Selected Exhibitions 


-Ode to the Body, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

-Friends with Benefit, Safe Space, London, UK

-The Gifts of Lockdown, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, Online


-Nourishment II, VO.curation, London, UK

-Soft Bodies, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

-Myselves, group exhibition with Amaoko Boafo, Loie Hollowell, Emily Mae Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, curated by Joshua Friedman, Kohn Gallery Los Angeles

-Borderlinking, High Art Gallery, Paris, France

-Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

-Bloomberg new contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK 


-A Haze in their Gaze (SOLO), Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

-Bloomberg new contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

-The End of Expressionism, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany

-RCA Degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

-End of residency show, Plop, London, UK 

-Absinthe 3, Spit and Sawdust, UK 

-Hide and Seek, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK 

-Jelato For All, Jelato Love Gallery, Mallorca, Spain 

-Splodge, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

-College, House of Vans, London, UK

-Summer Exhibition, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK


-Ne’Na Contemporary Art Space, (SOLO), Chiangmai, Thailand, (Paintings and a Performance)

-Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

-3331 Art Chiyoda, (SOLO) Tokyo, Japan


-WIP Show, RCA Sackler, London, UK


-LCF BA degree show at Shoreditch, London, UK

-LCF BA degree show (Communication School) at Limegrove, London, UK 

-Xhibit 2016: Championing Future Creatives at UAL showroom, London, UK

-UK Young Artist at Margeaton st, Derby, UK

-Barcelona International Art Fair at Museu Maritim De Barcelona, Spain 

Residency / Awards


-Dentons Art Prize 9, London, UK (Joint winner)


-PLOP Residency, London, UK.



-Artist’s Talk/ Guest Lecture at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK 


“ Bloomberg new contemporaries- Britain young visionary bite back” - The Guardian (Online Article), 2019
“My Top Five - ‘College’ group exhibition at House of Vans by Hector Campbell - DelphianGallery Online Magazine, 2019

“Featured Artist, Curated by Ben Sutton” - Art Maze Magazine, Issue 7, 2018 

“Gender No Gender” - Online Dash Magazine, 2016

“ Artists Directory” - Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 72, 2016

Interview for UAL blog (Online) , 2016 

Interview for Artjob (Online), 2016 



MA in Painting,  Royal College of Art

, London, UK 



BA (Hons), Fashion Illustration at London College of Fashion (UAL), London, UK (1st Class)  

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