Biography

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese born Montreal based visual artist working with performance, photography, and video. She received a MFA from Concordia University and a BFA from Emily Carr University Art & Design in Canada. She has performed in multiple international performance art festivals and venues, such as, The Great American Performance Art in New York, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, Infr’Action in Venice, Dublin Live Art Festival in Dublin, Miami Performance International Festival,  7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto, Experimental Action/ Performance Art in Houston,  ENCUENTRO Performance in Santiago, Internationales Festival für Performance in Mannheim, Place des Arts in Montreal,  and so on.

She has exhibited her works at Quebec City Biennial, Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in France, Canadian Museum of Immigration,  The Aine Art Museum in Tornio, The Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Gera Museum in Vrsac, Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid, New Art Center in Boston, Art Museum at University of Toronto in Toronto, Delhi Photo Festival in Delhi, and Articule in Montreal. Her video work has been screened in Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, China, USA, and Canada.

Among many other awards and grants, she is the recipient of Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014. She is listed the “10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History” by Canadian Art Magazine in 2017 and ‘‘Top Nine Political Art Projects of 2010’’ by Art and Threat magazine.

 

Artist Statement

Body is political. Working within the gap between body as image and body as experienced reality, Dong uses the body—often her own body— as a visual territory in her work and a primary material to activate social commentary on immigration, race and gender. By encapsulating these global issues in microcosm or magnifying personal predicaments until they become universally visible, she presents the body as an embodiment of dynamic human relations, locating herself at the nexus of author, artwork and audience.

Her artistic practice is based in performance art, photography and video, in which she explores themes of “East/West” and “self/other” within the contemporary context of global feminism. Her work deals mainly with cultural intersections created by globalization and asks what it means to be a citizen of the world today. She opens dialogues about “deterritorialization” and “disessentialization” in culture and how to transform socio-political landscapes through gestures. The gestures in her work are symbolic and metaphoric—at times subversive, meditative, subtle and/or humorous. They express her desire to transform everyday political life into art, as she strives to instill a model for social transformation. In her earlier works, the body represented an ideological confrontation or political alienation. She developed the idea of representation as a political tool to give visibility to those made invisible by dominant ideologies. In her newer works, she views the body as a bridge connecting East and West, past and present, creating a new version of hybridity and striving to transcend and mend.

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EDUCATION

2011-2015   MFA, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
2009-2011   BFA, Emily Carr University Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada

PERFORMANCE

2018    Nuit Blanche, Montreal, presented by Art Souterrain
2017     The Sign, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montréal, CA
2017     Experimental Action|Performance Art, Houston, Texas, USA
2017     Mother Tongue, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Markham, CA
2017     Inverse Performance Art Festival in San Luis Obispo, California, USA
2016    The CERA Project, London, UK
2016    eX-centrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance, organized by The Hemispheric Institute, Santiago, Chile
2016    Better Than the Alternative, Thomas Young Gallery, Boston, USA
2016     7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto
2016    A Fair Day’s Work, Nine Dot Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
2016     Miami Performance International Festival, Miami, USA
2016    Visualeyez  Performance Festival, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA
2016    Nuit Blanche, Montreal, presented by Art Souterrain
2016    Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival/ Symposium, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto
2016    Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, The New Gallery, Calgary, CA
2016    Yellow Umbrella—an Unfinished Conversation, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal, presented by Art Sorterrain
2016    Come Home, aceartinc. Winnipeg, CA
2015    Yellow Umbrella—an Unfinished Conversation, SELECT Art Fair, New York, presented by The Franklin Furnace
2015    The Great American Performance Art, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, USA
2015    Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, USA
2015    The Embodiment Ball (Bearings), ABC No Rio, New York, cureated by EstherR Neff
2015    Performancy Forum Conference, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, USA
2015    The Emotional Architecture of the Body, Songs For Presidents, New York, curated by Frances Cooper
2015    Yellow Umbrella—an Unfinished Conversation, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montréal, CA
2015    As If Never Happen, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, CA
2015    SPRING RUNOFF!, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Calgary, CA
2014    The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Truck Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, CA
2014    Dublin Live Art Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2014    Choreographing Social Movement in the Americas, organized by Hemispheric InstitutePHI Centre, Montreal
2014    New Art Center, Boston, USA
2014    Legacy, Qouleur Festival, Montreal, CA
2014    Between Reality and Transcendence, Articule Artist Run Centre, Montreal, CA
2014    Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, USA
2014    Through the Body, CONTACT Festival, Art Museum at University of Toronto, Toronto, curated by Matthew Brower, Fu Xiaodong & Yan Zhou
2014    Grey Zone, GRAY ZONE for Performance Art, Kingston, New York City, USA
2014    Foundation, Nuit Blanche, Contemporary Art Festival, Art Souterrain, Montreal, CA
2014    Spotlight, The Palais des congrès de Montréal, presented by Art Souterrain, Montreal, CA
2014    The Double, Place des Arts, Montreal, CA
2013    UNITEXT, Kaunas Biennial, National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuania
2013    Ultramodene, Art Mûr, Montreal, CA
2013    Labyrinth, Nuit Blanche, Art Souterrain, Montreal, CA
2013    Infr’Action Venice International Performance Art Festival, Venice, Italy
2013    Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine, Montreal, CA
2013    INTERNATIONALES FESTIVAL FÜR PERFORMANCE, zeitraumexit e.V., Mannheim, Germany
2013    TŪĀHU PERFORMANCE, Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, CA
2012    M:ST 6 Performance Art Festival, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, CA
2012    Hourglass, Helen Christou Gallery, University of Lethbridge, CA
2012    IGNITION 8, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, CA
2012    The Double, Ancienne Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, CA
2011    Another Witness, Nomad Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2011    (XXXX), Yactac, Vancouver, CA
2011    SPREAD, Chapel Arts, Vancouver, CA
2011    I Want You to Want Me, Concourse Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2011    A PRETTY SHITTY CITY, Artbank, Vancouver, CA, curated by Golboo Amani
2010    Visualeyez 2010 Performance Festival, Latitude 53, Edmonton, CA
2010    CODE Live 2, CODE.lab at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, CA
2010    Will You Marry Me, the Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, CA
2010    A Night of Translation, The Western Front, Vancouver, CA, curated by Emilio Rojas
2010    Pact 4: Trade, Vancouver International Centre for contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, CA
2010    VIVO 2010: Safe Assembly, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, CA, curated by Emilio Rojas
2010    Slivers, Shivers, and Snake Skin- A Happening, Chapel Arts, Vancouver, curated by Zarah Acheman
2010    Hourglass, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, CA
2010    EVEN, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, CA
2010    Fabrication, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, CA

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018     Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kinston, ON, Canada
2016    Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, aceartinc. Winnipeg, Canada
2016    Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2015    To Rebel is Justified, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montréal, Canada
2015    Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, Canada
2015    Surface, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, Canada
2015     State of Grace, Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre, Edmonton, Canada
2014    Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame, VMU art gallery “101”, Kaunas, Lithuania
2014    Between Reality and Transcendence, Articule | Artist Run Centre, Montreal, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITION

2017    Sans Réserve, The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
2017    Canada: Day 1, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, CA
2017    Manif d’art 8, Quebec City Biennial, Quebec City, Canada
2017     Far and Near: The Distances Between us, Art Museum at University of Toronto, curated by Henry Heng Lu
2017    What Remains, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, CA
2016    The Crust of The Soul, Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain, curated by Dr. Beth Moyses
2016     A Very Thin Line, The CERA Project, London, UK
2016     Paratissima Art Fair, presented by torinoPERFORMANCEART, curated by Manuela Macco and Guido Salvini
2015    Now & After, The Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
2014   Creative Zone- Baroque Visual and Hybrid Art, Gera Museum, Vrsac, Serbia, curated by Danijela Halda
2014    Almost 3, The Others Art Fair, Turin, Italy, curated by Manuela Macco and Guido Salvini
2014    I Want to Smell You Hair, New Art Center, Boston,USA
2014    Art Chennai, Contemporary Art Festival, Chennai, India
2014    FUSE – Revolution Counter Revolution, Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Paul Wong, Vancouver, Canada
2014    Through the Body, CONTACT Photography Festival,  Art Museum at University of Toronto, Toronto, curated by Matthew Brower, Fu Xiaodong, & Yan Zhou
2014    Pondy ART, Pondicherry, India
2013    LAPSody- Indicating Boundaries, The 4th International Conference and Festival for Live Art and Performance Studies, Helsinki, Finland
2013    Delhi Photo Festival, Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India
2013    Import/Export, Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
2013    Red, Green, Blue ≠ White, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Canada, curated by Johnson Ngo
2012    INSIDER/OUTSIDER, The LPA Gallery, Waltham, Boston,USA, curated by Sandrine Schaefer
2012    IGNITION 8, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2012    The International Multimedia Art Festival, Yangon, Burma
2011    Fleeting Glance: Fast& Dirty, The Shoreditch Gallery, London, UK, curated by Kristen Hutchinson &Jennifer Forsyth
2011    1<3<CANDA, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Francisco-Fernando Granados
2011    Culture Blast- An Arts Explosion, Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
2011    Ill Repute, the Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2011    Sweaty Bones, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Heidi Nagtegaal
2011    Concourse Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010    Container Art, Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada
2010    CHARGE UP-Interactive Electronic Art, 1612 Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010    BEAST, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2010    EMBEDDED, WOO gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010    EVEN, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2010    Fabrication, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009    An Alchemic Search for Gold & the Fall of the American Dream, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009    LOW, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2009    ARTS2009, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
2009    Seeing Eye to Eye, the Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada
2009    Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009    Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
2009    Of the Kingdom, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009    There-Persons’ Show, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
2009    Escape, the Brown Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2008    Researching, the Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada
2008    ARTS2008, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
2008    LEAF Exhibition, Canvas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2008    Chinese Culture Centre, Vancouver, Canada
2008    Meyer Family Vineyards Painting Competition, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

SCREENING

2017     Movediça – Mostra de Performance Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil, curated by Silvio De Gracia
2017    Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
2017    Drive In, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, CA
2016     No Todo Es Fragilidad, Sechiisland’s Mircro Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, curated by Silvio De Gracia
2016    Yellow Umbrella – An Unfinished Conversation, Islington Mill, Manchester, UK
2016    Festival x-24, Gainsborough, UK, curated by Fenia Kotsopoulou
2016    Women Video Art, Artoon, Shanghai, China, curated by Elizabeth Ross
2016    Women Video Art, Hao Space, Beijing, China, curated by Elizabeth Ross
2015    Hide and Seek, Fusion Art Gallery, Torino, Italy, curated by Manuela Macco and Guido Salvini
2015    Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
2015    When I was Born, Voyage 4, KUNSTKRAFTWERK, Leipzig, Germany
2014    Torino Performance Art Festival, Turin, Italy
2014     IV International Biennial of Performance, Bogata, Colombia
2014    MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2014    When I was Born, Voyage 4, LA NEOMUDEJAR, Madrid, Spain
2014    PAE PERFORMANCE ART EVENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014    MUU GALLERIA, Helsinki, Finland
2014    HANASAARI, Espoo, Finland
2014    INTERAKCJE FESTIVAL, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
2014    ART-ATHINA ART FAIR, Athens, Greece
2014    PAINTBRUSH FACTORY and LATERAL ARTSPACE, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2014    GALLERIA NAPA, Rovaniemi, Finland
2014    DAYS OF PERFORMANCE, GALLERY CENTRE VARAZDIN, Varadzin, Croatia
2014    MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF ISTRIA, Pula, Croatia
2014    NOT FESTIVAL, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Kobenhavn K, Denmark
2014    TAL ART SPACE, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2014    FOLKETS BIO, Umeå, Sweden
2014    SES VOLTES, Mallorca, Spain
2014    LILITH PERFORMANCE STUDIO, Malmö, Sweden
2014    VISUALCONTAINER, Milan, Italy
2014    NEW PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, Turku, Finland
2014    AMORPH!14 FESTIVAL: VÄLILYÖNTI – SPACE | MUU GALLERIA, Helsinki, Finland
2014    AMORPH!14 FESTIVAL: FESTIVAL BUS, Helsinki, Finland
2014    SALA FENIX, Barcelona, Spain
2014    HANGAR, Barcelona, Spain
2014    KNOCKDOWN CENTER, New York, USA
2014    TAMPERE ART FAIR, Tampere, Finland
2014    EDINBURGH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014    Media X: Subversive Revolution, White Water Gallery, Canada
2014    Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
2013    torinoPERFORMANCEART, Performance Art International Festival, Turin, Italy
2013    Media X: Subversive Revolution, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada
2011    Mediate Your City, The Atmosphere Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

GRANT

2017    Canada Council Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2016    Research and Creation Grant in Visual Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du  Quebec, Canada
2016    Canada Council Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2016    Travel Grant, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, Canada
2015    Canada Council Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2014    The Franklin Furnace Award, The Franklin Furnace Fund, USA
2014    Canada Council Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
2014    Faculty of Fine Art Travel Grant, Faculty of Fine Art, Concordia University, Canada
2013    Mobility Award, Concordia University, Canada
2013    Conference Award, Concordia University, Canada
2013    Faculty of Fine Art Travel Grant, Faculty of Fine Art, Concordia University, Canada
2012    Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Canada
2012    Michael-Smith Foreign Study Scholarship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Canada, Canada
2012    Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, Canada
2012    BC Arts Council Scholarship, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada
2011    Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, Canada
2011    BC Arts Council Scholarship, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada
2010    Brissenden Award, Brissenden Foundation, Canada
2010    BC Arts Council Scholarship, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada
2009    Jack Harman Memorial Award, Jack Harman Foundation, Canada
2009    BC Arts Council Scholarship, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada
2008    Jack and Doris Shadbolt Award, Jack & Doris Shadbolt Foundation, Burnaby, Canada
2008    BC Arts Council Scholarship, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada
2008    Helen Pitt Award, Helen Pitt Foundation, Vancouver, Canada
2008    Arts 2008 Award, Surry Arts Council, Surrey, Canada
2008    Meyer Vineyards Painting Competition Award, Meyer Family Vineyards, Vancouver, Canada
2008    CCAFV Award, Chinese Canadian Artist Federation in Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

PUBLICATION

Shore, Amanda, “ Looking Back- A National Survey of 10 Artists Whose Works Reinvent History.” Canadian Art Magainze, Fall Issue, 2017: P 11 and 127
Reese, Laura Beth Reese and Zappala, Madeline. Reflections on the Burden of Men. Boston, MA. 2017
Schotzko, T. Nikki Cesare. ” The Death of Performance Art!.”Canadian Performance Histories and Historiographies by Heather Davis-Fisch, 2017
Swift, Jenna. Feeling in the Dark: The Challenge of Perceiving Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s Visual Poetics of Embodied Shame. Catalog essay, Calgary: The New Gallery, 2016
Atnikov, Sara. The power of portraiture: This artist is exploring shame through her own image. CBC Arts, Nov,2016
Dong, Performances. Utsanga, Lecce: Astanga.it, September, 2016
Ross, Elizabeth. Catalog. Mexico City: Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival, 2015: 23-25
Haggo, Regina. “Seeing double.” Hamilton: Hamilton Spectator, April11, 2015
Now & After. Catalog, Moscow: The Schusey State Museum of Architecture, 2015: 15
Sung, Victoria. Constructing the Diaspora: To Visually Embody Shame and “ Chineseness.” Catalog essay, Hamilton:   Hamilton Artist Inc., 2015
Dery, Milly Alexandra. To Rebel is Justified: Perform According to the Real Imaginary. Catalog essay, Montreal: MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 2015
Fournier, Lauren. Self Care for Skeptics. Toronto: Rising International Press, 2015: 22
Meier, Rhonda. Husbands & Wives. Catalog essay, Montreal: Articule, 2014
Hilda, Danijela. Curative Zone – Baroque Visual and Hybrid Art, Vrsac: Gera Museum, 2014: 21-24
Brower, Matthew, Fu Xiaodong, and Yan Zhou. Through the BodyLens-based Work by Contemporary Chinese Woman Artists, Toronto: Art Museum at University of Toronto, 2014
Incident Magazine, Issue One, New York, 2014
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Toronto: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, 2014
Emergency INDEX, Vol.3. New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2014: 106-107
O’ Connor, Wanda. Review: “Out-standing artifacts—The Performance art of Chun Hua Catherine Dong.” Montreal: Roverarts, February, 4, 2014
IX Enuentro – Choreographing Social Movement in the Americas. New York & Montreal: Hemispheric Institute, 2014: 61
Volner, Ian. The Neutralization of Chinese Art – The ‘accepted rebels’ at the Venice Biennale. New Public, June, 2013
Vitkiene, Virginija. Unitext, Catalog: The 9th Kaunas Biennale, Kaunas, 2013: 30-31
Grace, Delhi Photo Festival, Delhi: Nazar Foundation, India Habit Centre and Nazar Foundation, 2013: 28-29
Ngo, Johnson. Red, Green, Blue≠ White, Catalog, Mississauga: Blackwood Gallery, 2013: 3- 5
LAPSody-Indicating Boundaries. Catalog: The 4th International Conference and Festival for Live Art and
Performance Studies, Helsinki: Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Fassio, Ivan. TPA-TORINO PERFORAMNCE ART, Exhibition Review, Trieste: JULIET Art Magazine, Aug,27 2013
Klassen, Lois.  “Participatory Art at the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympia: Performing Citizen, Civic Spectacle,” Toronto: PUBLIC Journal: Art Culture Ideas, Issue-45, Ed. Jim Drobnick & Jennifer Fisher, Spring, 2012
Addiction, HESA inprint, Issue-14, March 12, 2012:8-11
Schaefer,Sandrine. “ Insider/ Outsider” Exhibition. Boston: 2012: 23&24
Emergency INDEX. New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2012
Dong, ChunHua & Ek Rzepka. We Give a Shit because We Care. Vancouver: UNIT/PIIT Press, 2011
Katalog-Issue 2,Vol 1-BABBLE, Central Canadian Centre for Performance, 2011:3
Amani, Golboo. “Silent Hunter.” Golboo Amani Askes Chun Hua Catherine Dong about Compliance and Aggression in Husbands and I. Front Magazine, Western Front Society. Winter, 2010: 10-11
Berry, David. “Food for Thought-Visuaeyez breaks between artist and audience.” VUE Weekly, Edmonton: 2010, 14
Baker, Cindy. “ Hourglass Figure.” Visualeyez 2010 Performance Festival, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta. 2010.18
Lithgow, Michael. “9 Amazing Political Art Projects of 2010.” Art & Threat Culture + Politics. 2010. 19 Dec 2010
Nelson, Miranda. Performance artist Chun Hua Catherine Dong launches Granville Island arts protest. Vancouver: The Georgia Straight, March, 2010
VISIONS. Vancouver: Emily Carr University Art & Design, Fall, 2008, 9
ARTS 2008. Surrey: Surrey Arts Gallery, 2008, 5
Researching. Vancouver: Chinese Canadian Artist Federation in Vancouver. 2008: 7-8

 ARTIST TALK

2017     Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2016    7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, conversation with Annie Onyx Cheung, moderated by Tanya MARS
2016     Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2016    We are All the Other, The CERA Project, London, UK, conversation with Rachel Marsden
2016    Stories Untold,  Artscape Youngplace, presented by Paralia Newcomer Arts Network
2016    Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival/ Symposium, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, conversation with Johanna Householder
2015    TALKaCTIVE – Performance Art Conversation Series, Queens Museum, Queens Museum, New York
2015    PAVED Art, Saskatoon, Canada
2015     Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2015    The Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton
2015    Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre, Edmonton
2015    Concordia University, Montreal
2014    Playing Around: Representations of Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Chinese Work, conversation with Dr. Matthew Brower, Art Museum at University of Toronto, Toronto
2014    Conversation with Independent Curator Yan Zhou, Articule, Montreal, Canada
2014    Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2012    Performing Culture Transformation, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Canada
2011    Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada
2011    Culture Blast- An Arts Explosion, Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada

COMMISSION

2015    Billboard Project, commissioned by PAVED Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
2015    SPRING RUNOFF!, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Calgary, Canada
2013    Billboard Project, commissioned by Blackwood Gallery, the University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada
2011    Ill Repute, commissioned by the Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2011    Culture Blast-An Arts Explosion, commissioned by Burnaby Art’s Council, Canada
2010    CODE Live 2, comissioed by CODE. lab at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
2010    Container Art, commissioned Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada
2009    World Police and Fire Game Mural, commissioned by Burnaby Art’s Council, Canada

 RESIDENCY

2017    Space Station, Beijing, China
2013    The School of Inter-media Art, China Academy of Art, Hang Zhou, China
2010    Hammock Residency, Vancouver, Canada 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-14   Part-time Faculty, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2012-13   Teaching Assistant, Performance Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2011-13   Teaching Assistant, Intermedia Performance Practice, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2006-08 Art Instructor, Boys and Girls Club in Vancouver, Canada