Bio

Henry Tsang is a visual and media artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His artworks incorporate digital media, video, photography, language and sculptural elements that follow the relationship between the public, community and identity through global flows of people, culture and capital, and have been exhibited at The Vancouver Art Gallery, Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), National Gallery of Malaysia, Art Dubai, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Vancouver. Projects include Maraya, an eight-year research creations project that investigates the reappearance of Vancouver’s False Creek in Dubai as the Dubai Marina; Orange County, and Olympus, shot in California, Beijing, Torino and Vancouver, exploring overlapping urban and socio-political spaces; Napa North, unearthing the relationship between wine, real estate and cultural translation in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley; and Welcome to the Land of Light, a public artwork along Vancouver’s False Creek that underscores Chinook Jargon, a 19th Century local trade language, and the English that replaced it. He has worked with Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre to produce curatorial projects such as Self Not Whole: Cultural Identity and Chinese-Canadian Artists in Vancouver (1991) and Racy Sexy (1993); and with artist-run centres, City at the End of Time: Hong Kong 1997 (1997). He received the VIVA Award in 1993 and is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada.