Group Exhibition – Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto

My group exhibition, Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, is held at  Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Museum of University of Toronto on Sept 6 – Oct 29, 2017

Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us brings together several generations of Canadian artists of Chinese descent, offering perspectives onto the Chinese Canadian community’s historical and cultural evolutions and developments. The works included in the exhibition investigate overlooked narratives by exploring notions of distancing and being distanced in relation to race, identity, sexuality and their intertwining with Chinese Canadian history.

The idea of distance unfolds in multiple layers: in the geographic sense, as in going through a distance from point A to point B, like the construction process of the Canadian Pacific Railway; in the cultural sense, through the mainstream’s imposition of stereotypes, as in how the Chinese Canadian community has been culturally differentiated and essentialized; and in the context of the Chinese community itself, as in who is “Us”, and the distances between different groups of ethnic Chinese.

Exhibition Date:  Sept 6 – Oct 29, 2017
Opening: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Address: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery,  7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Curated by Henry Heng Lu

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Screening – Chinese Video Art Festival

My two video works, ” When I was Born” and ” Skin Deep” are screening at Chinese Video Art Festival in Mexico in August 21 to November 30, 2017

The Chinese Artists Video Art Festival is known to be unique in the international Art world.  To gather Chinese artists working in the PRC as in different countries overseas in one place was made in Mexico City for the first time.  Through global open calls, the Chinese Artists Video Art Festival was organized with the aim of gathering a representative group of Chinese female artists to show their video art production in Mexico City. The call was attended by42 artists from Mainland China and living abroad, especially Europe and North America, and 57 different videos in animation; documental, video-performance and videoart were shown in 6 different venues in Mexico City. Lectures and workshops allowed the audiences to engage more with the Chinese Culture and frame the artists and video productions into its specific but variegated context.

August 21-25, 2017, Digital Culture Center, Mexico City
September 6 and 7, 2017, Clavecine, Mexico City
September 20 and 27, 2017, Faro de Aragón, Multimedia Centre, Mexico City
September 21, 22, 23, 24 2017, Cineteca de la Escuela Modelo Pozos, Guanajuato
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31, 2017, Queretaro City Museum,Queretaro
November 21-26, 2017, Chihuahua
November 29-30, 2017, Smart Civic Center, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
March 2018, Guangdong, China

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Publication – Reflections of the Burden of Men

I am pleased to announce that Reflection of the Burden of Men includes my work into the publication, there is also an essay about my work, written by Laura Beth Reese and Madeline Zappala.

Reflections on the Burden of Men is an eye roll at the patriarchy in the form of a fine art and poetry magazine. The work featured probes into the pervasive impact of toxic masculinity, which has negative reverberations throughout and beyond our culture.

Edited and curated by Laura Beth Reese and Madeline Zappala
Editorial help from Marissa Lorusso
Design by Tori Baisden and Paige Mazurek
Curatorial help from Melaney Portillo
Produced in Boston, MA.

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Publication – Red, Green, Blue ≠ White

I am pleased to announce that Red, Green, Blue ≠ White includes my two works that were exhibited at Blackwood Gallery in 2013.

Red, Green, Blue ≠ White is the catalog produced for the 2013 exhibition at the Blackwood of the same name. Curated by Johnson Ngo, then-Curator-in-Residence at the Blackwood Gallery, the exhibition brought together eight artists exploring the the intersections of colour theory and contemporary race and identity politics. Included in this publication are commissioned essays and artist projects that depart from that 2013 exhibition, reflecting on notions of performativity, hybridity, and intersectionality.

Curator/EditorJohnson Ngo
Writers: Emelie Chhangur and Francisco-Fernando Granados

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