March 2017 – Aowen was a visiting lecturer at Coventry University, mentoring art students and delivering a lecture about her art practice and the relative art scenes in China and the UK.
March 2017 – Aowen was invited to hold a lecture about artistic freedom in China and Britain at the Murray Edwards college in Cambridge University.
January 2017 – Aowen talked on BBC World Service Newsday about the new phenomenon of live streaming in China and how a new generation of content producers are finding innovative ways to fund their creativity. Listen here.
November 2016 – Aowen appeared on series of programmes for the BBC, including discussing Singles Day on BBC Newshour, discussing contemporary culture and current affairs in a two hour BBC Weekend programme, and investigating why Chinese tourists are so drawn to the pub that Xi Jinping and David Cameron visited together for BBC Newsday.
October 2016 – Aowen's artwork The Ritual opens at Compton Verney Museum & Art Gallery as part of the national Museums At Night Festival. See all photos.
October 2016 – Aowen joined host Zoe Baxter on the Lucky Cat radio show to talk about her new ongoing Factory Girls project and her upcoming Museums at Night exhibition, along with the latest in contemporary Chinese culture.
October 2016 – Marvel at Aowen's spectacular field of glowing rice on the 29th of October at Compton Verney - part of the Museums at Night festival. Find out more.
September 2016 – Aowen will be a guest speaker at B!RTH Festival in Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre on October 19th, on a panel with human rights campaigner and shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti, lawyer Karin Kuhlemann, and Director of The Centre for Labour & Social Studies Dr. Faiza Shaheen. Read more and book tickets.
August 2016 – Aowen joined legendary typographer Alan Kitchin and Shard structural engineer Roma Agrawal, discussing visual image overload. Listen to the programme.
July 2016 – Aowen was a guest on the Islam Channel, a free-to-air satellite channel watched by almost 60% of British Muslims, discussing her Midlight artwork and career.
May 2016 – Compton Verney is the winning organisation to host Aowen's Museums at Night event in October.
This award winning national art gallery is based in a Grade-I listed Georgian mansion, set in 120 acres of park designed by the famous landscape architect Capability Brown. Their Chinese collection of bronze is nationally designated. Find out more.
April 2016 – Voting has begun on this year's Museums at Night event! Five amazing venues across the UK are competing for Aowen to create a stunning light-based artwork on-site, to be shown in November this year. Choose between Compton Verney Art Gallery, Fulham Palace, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Rhondda Heritage Park and Torre Abbey.
Voting is open until Saturday 14th May, and you can place your vote on the Museums at Night website.
February 2016 – Aowen took part in a panel discussion at the newly opened China Exchange in London, discussing censorship, attitutes to sex, and capitalism vs communism in modern China. Find out more.
February 2016 – With the support of Birmingham Cathedral, Aowen used the popularity of her Midlight artwork to create a Chinese New Year celebration with a specially commissioned Chinese choir - and for the first time invited the Chinese community to celebrate their festival in the presitigious surroundings.
February 2016 – In an unique and magical event, the Cathedral will turn off all the lights so that you can watch Aowen's Midlight artwork react to beautiful singing by a Chinese choir, and enjoy the groundbreaking work reflecting in the Cathedral's spectacular architecture. For full details see the flyer below or visit the Midlight website.
December 2015 – Aowen's special report on Chinese ghost stories and censorship was published as a top story by BBC Magazine Read article
December 2015 – Aowen was commissioned by Vice Magazine to create a unique digital artwork representing AI. Read more
December 2015 – BBC's Cultural Frontline commissioned Aowen to produce and read a special report on the festive season in China over Christmas, and how it is influenced by but completely different to the Western traditions.
December 2015 – Midlight was shown on the Birmingham Cathedral Green and in the Birmingham Science Museum in two extraordinarily popular interactive exhibitions. For full details, including photos and videos, see the dedicated Midlight website.
December 2015 – Aowen wrote and read a special report for BBC's Cultural Frontline to introduce China's obsession with ghost stories and why Western ghost stories are frequently banned in China's booming film market.