Jemima Yong is a performance maker and photographer. She is Sarawakian, born in Singapore and has developed her artistic practice in London, United Kingdom, where she is currently based. Collaboration, experimentation and time are central to her work.
Recent performance work include a Something In Your Voice with Emergency Chorus and Marathon with JAMS: Alan Fielden, Malachy Orozco and Sophie Grodin. Marathon received the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2018 and was presented by Barbican Centre in September 2018. Jemima performs ROOM, an intimate storytelling experience that only exists in the imagination and in 2016 led on the project All About My Mother, a performance about grief, history and becoming your parents.
Previously, she was executive producer at National Art Service. In 2012, she was festival coordinator at MTN BUSHFIRE: Swaziland's International Festival of the Arts (Swaziland, Southern Africa). She works part time at the Barbican Art Gallery's Communications department.
Jemima’s photography has been published in BBC News, Puppet Notebook, Yorkshire Evening Post, The Times newspaper, Time Out London, The Guardian, The Straits Times and the Swazi Observer. She is photographer in residence at Forest Fringe and is one fifth of DARC (Documentation Action Research Collective).
Jemima is a visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London), Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds) and Middlesex University (London).
In 2017, she trained at the Curious School of Puppetry under the expertise of practitioners including Sarah Wright, Rene Baker, Mervyn Miller and Mike Shepherd.
Image above: Jemima in a computer. 公公 (Kung Kung - grandpa) in real life. Dad behind the camera.