Curriculum Vitae

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2015     Maraya: Sisyphean Cart, 221A Gallery, Vancouver

2012     Maraya: Hoarding Wall, Museum of Vancouver

2011     Maraya, Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver

2008     Napa North, Kelowna Art Gallery, Alternator Gallery (catalogue)

2008     Napa North, Penticton Art Gallery, BC

2004     Best Picture, New China Town Barber Shop, Los Angeles

2000     BLOOM! (Hong Kong: City of Life), Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

1999     Perfect Memory, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

1998     The Wedding Album, Gallery Under Glass, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

1997     BOOM! (Leipzig Kommt!), MediaLab, Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig, Germany

1996     The Crowning, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

1993     Love Stories, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

1992     Love Stories, Gallery 44, Toronto

            In the Presence, Gallery OO, Halifax

            Love Stories, OR Gallery, Vancouver (catalogue)

1988     (Chinese Pictures),Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

1987     Victory Square, OR Gallery, Vancouver

            (Chinese Pictures),The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

            enGULFed, Eric Harvie Theatre, The Banff Centre

 

Group Exhibitions

2015     Maraya: Sisyphean Cart (Part II), International Symposium for Electronic Art / ISEA2015 Vancouver.

            #makesmehappy, Museum of Vancouver

            EAHR @ ARTEXTE: Uncovering Asian Canadian and Black Canadian Artistic Production, Artexte and Concordia University, Montréal

2014     Maraya: Sisyphean Cart (Part I), International Symposium for Electronic Art / ISEA2014 Dubai.

            Follow Suit, Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver

2012     The 10th Northwest Biennial,Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington (catalogue; received Award for Artistic                  Excellence for Napa North)

            Art Dubai, Curated Special Projects, Dubai, UAE

            Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility, Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver

            Echoes of the Artist, Surrey Art Gallery

2010     Construction Sites, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2009     ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario

2008     Heritage Complex, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario (catalogue)

            ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa (catalogue)

2007     Exquisite Crisis & Encounters, Asian Pacific American Institute of New York University, New York

            Ping-Pong, ACC Gallery Weimar, Weimar, Germany

            Limits of Tolerance, Centre A, Vancouver

2006     Ciao da Vancouver: Portraits of a City, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy

            Wrong Gallery: Edition #125, Lobby Gallery, Vancouver

            Earth: World Urban Forum Festival, Vancouver

2005     Surrey: Past, Present & Future, Surrey Art Gallery

            Those Who Teach, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver

2004     Drawing Life, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey (catalogue)

            Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris (touring, catalogue)

            Mutations<>Connections, Centre A, Vancouver

            Faculty Show, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver

2003     Happy Beautiful Desirable, Track 16, Los Angeles (catalogue)

            Creep: MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of California, Irvine

            Young Photography: Multiple Expressions, UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, SUNY

            Images as Projections, Warren Robbins Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

            Young Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2002     Fellows’ Exhibition, Nieman Center, Columbia University, New York

            The Projected Image: Visual to Political, J. Wayne Reitz Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville

            Generica, University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine

2001     Facing History, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (catalogue)

2000     On Location: Public Art for the New Millennium, Vancouver Art Gallery

            Public: Untitled, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver

            Download, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

1998     Traditions, Imaginations and Independent Nations, National Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (catalogue)

            Home Base, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (catalogue)

1997     Framed, Or Gallery, Vancouver

1996     wORk,Or Gallery, Vancouver

1995     Blue Shift, collaborative web project, http://www.netinterior.com/blue

            World Tea Party, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

1994     Racing Through Space, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

            Cultural Survival, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1993     Feng Shui, Locus + and On Edge Productions, All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (catalogue)

            Dual Cultures, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C. (catalogue)

            Personal Histories, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

            Vancouver Drawing: Working Documents, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

1992     Faculty Show, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

1991     Goya to Beijing, Vancouver Art Gallery  (tour)

            Echoes After The Storm; Tiananmen Memorial Art Exhibition, Asian Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

            5th Anniversary Exhibition, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

1990     Yellow Peril: Reconsidered, On Edge Productions, Vancouver (tour: Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Vancouver, Ottawa; catalogue)

            Young Contemporaries, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario (tour: Mississauga, Fredericton, Halifax, London, ville de Gatineau, Sudbury; catalogue)

1989     The Vancouver Exchange, Cold City Gallery, Toronto

            In Transition: Chinese Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Chinese Cultural Centre (catalogue)

            Fear of Others: Art Against Racism, Arts in Action, The Roundhouse, Vancouver (catalogue)

            Postscript, AMS Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1988     Fear of Others: Art Against Racism, Arts in Action, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver (catalogue)

            Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery T.O.O., Vancouver

1987     Artists Against Apartheid, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver

            Natural Selection, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

            The Drawing Room, The Other Gallery, Banff

 

Public Art Projects & Commissions

2014-15  Maraya: Sisyphean Cart, International Symposium for Electronic Art / ISEA2014 Dubai, and ISEA2015 Vancouver

2012     Artists Walking Home, Catherine Pulkinghorn/221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver

2011     Digital Natives: Twitter format texts on electronic billboard, Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver. Other Sites, Vancouver. www.digitalnatives.co. (catalogue)

            Time-Based: 4 video mashups from the Maraya public art project on outdoor screens, as part of Summer Live, City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Celebrations at Stanley Park.

2000     The Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club: collaborative interactive community public art project consisting of a 18-hole miniature golf course in three sites in central Vancouver; tournament, tours, prizes, web site. collective echoes public art collective, Vancouver. Semi-permanent. (catalogue)

1997     Welcome to the Land of Light, permanent commission. Concord Pacific Developments & City of Vancouver, Drake Street Plaza, Vancouver.

1992     Out of Place: site-specific installations using electronic message boards, print and television media. Association for Noncommercial Culture, Vancouver. Temporal (catalogue)

1991     Private Addresses: site-specific works outside private residences. Association for Noncommercial Culture, Vancouver. Temporal.

            The Flyer Project: 16-page tabloid of artists’ works delivered to 30,000 residences. Association for Noncommercial Culture, Vancouver. Temporal.

 

Events / Performance

2017     The Unwelcome Dinner: Commemorating the 1887 Anti-Chinese Riot in Vancouver, with guest speakers Kevin Huang, Hayne Wai, Stephanie Yuen; chefs Jacob Deacon Evans and Wesley Young; at Roedde House Museum, organized by Centre A, Vancouver

2016     Eat Rice Yet?, in collaboration with Diyan Achjadi; with Vanessa Richards and Anna Baignoche, Michael Rakowitz, Meeru Dhalwala, Fred Wah, Chee Wang Ng. ThirstDays, organized by Jayce Salloum and VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver

2014     Orange County Dinner, with Andy Yan, Gerry Shikatani, Wesley Young, Jacob Deacon Evans, Centre A, Vancouver

Bob’s Salon, Vancouver, Crawling, Weeping, Betting, curated by David McIntosh, Unit/Pitt Projects, Vancouver

2005     Pop Goes the Hood, with poet Fred Wah; Spatial Poetics,Powell Street Festival & Video In, Vancouver

1991     Shock Culture, with Gu Xiong, Western Front, Vancouver

1987     In Light of Sound, with David Hykes’ Harmonic Choir, Banff Centre, Banff

1986     Whizz-Bang, with Impossible Theatre, Banff Centre, Banff

 

Public Collections

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, Surrey Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Camosun College of Art, Victoria, BC, The Banff Centre for the Arts


Curatorial Projects

1997     CITY AT THE END OF TIME: Hong Kong 1997, with Scott Toguri McFarlane. International exhibition, symposium, poetry readings, web site, and publications on Hong Kong’s social and cultural identity. Artspeak, Access, Helen Pitt & Foto•Base Galleries, Vancouver Art Gallery, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre. The Pomelo Project, Vancouver. (catalogue)

1995     Cross Currents:  Invitational. National photographic exhibition, Nhan Duc Nguyen representing Pacific region.  Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto.

1993     RACY SEXY, with Karin Lee, et al. National intercultural project with 33 artists in 9 community and cultural centres in Greater Vancouver. Visual art, film, video, theatre, dance, music, readings, and performance art on intersecting issues of race, culture, and sexuality. The Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver. (catalogue)

1991     SELF NOT WHOLE:  Cultural Identity and Chinese-Canadian Artists in Vancouver,with Lorraine Chan. Visual arts exhibition, readings, performances, panel discussion, educators’ workshop. The Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver.  Catalogue in English and Chinese. (catalogue)

 

Published Writings & Artist’s Projects

“Wuxia Makes Me Nervous,” Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Art & Collection Group, Vancouver, Vol. 15, Number 4, July/August 2016.

“Maraya’s Hard Edges: Seeing the City as a Question of Access,” with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin, Curb Magazine, City-Region Studies Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2016.

“Maraya as Visual Research: Mapping Urban Displacement and Narrating Artistic Inquiry,” with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin, in Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry, eds. Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts, David MacLennan, Routledge, New York, 2015.

“Orange County,” The Capilano Review: Pacific Poetries, Vol. 3.26, Vancouver, Spring 2015.

Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, cover photograph. Ashok Mathur, Jonathan Dewar, Mike DeGagné (eds.), Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Ottawa, 2011.

“Napa North: The Terroir! The Terroir!,” Rice Paper Magazine, Vancouver, BC, Vol. 14.2, April 2009.

“Detouring the Grand Tour: Venice 52, Kassel 12, Sharjah 8,“ Fuse Mazagine: Art Media Politics, Toronto, Vol. 31 No. 1, January 2008.

“Improve Your (Community Public Art) Swing,” public:untitled catalogue, collective echoes, Vancouver, 2006.

“Art Calling Fool Scold: The Discursive Pedagogy of Roy Kiyooka,” All Amazed: For Roy Kiyooka, eds. John O’Brian, Naomi Sawada, Scott Watson. Arsenalpulp Press, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2002.

“Jurors’ Statement,” Artropolis catalogue, Vancouver, 2001.

“Passing Hong Kong,” City at the End of Time: Hong Kong 1997 catalogue, eds. Scott McFarlane & Henry Tsang. The Pomelo Project, Vancouver/Montréal, 1998.

“Uncertain Pleasure: An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art in Vancouver, curated by Hou Hanru,” review, ART Asia Pacific, Fine Arts Press, Sydney, Australia, Issue 17, 1998.

“Welcome to the Land of Light,” Front Magazine, March/April Vol. IX No. 4, Vancouver, 1998.

“Community Building and the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver, Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future, Ed. Peter White. Banff Centre Press, Banff, 1996.

“Racy Sexy: An Utopian Collaboration?” with Karin Lee, Racy Sexy catalogue, eds. Beverly Yhap & Henry Tsang. Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver, 1995.

“Inside, Outside, Upside Down: In Search of Cultural Space with the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver,” Questions of Community: Artists, Audiences, Coalitions, Eds. Daina Augaitis, Sylvie Gilbert, Lorne Falk, Mary Anne Moser, Banff Centre Press, Banff, 1995.

“RACY SEXY: In Search for Cultural Space”, Parallelogramme, Association of National Non-Profit Artists’ Centres, Toronto, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1994.

“Self Not Whole,” Rungh, Rungh Cultural Society, Vancouver, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1994.

Artist’s project,West Coast Line (special issue: Colour: An Issue), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Vol. 28/1-2, 1994.

“Homage to Roy (Kiyooka),” with Harvey Chiang, The Bulletin, Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, Vancouver, Feb. 1994.

“To Visit the Tiger”, review, Rungh Magazine, Rungh Cultural Society, Vancouver, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1993.

Artists’ project with The Association for Noncommercial Culture, West Coast Line, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1993.

“Shock Culture: A Performance,” Harbour Magazine, Montréal, Vol. 1, No. 4., 1992.

“Some Afterthoughts: Confessions of a Juror”, Images and Objects X: Contemporary BC Artists. Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Vancouver, 1992.

Cover image, Quarterly Commentary, Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Vancouver, June, 1992.

“In Search of a Cultural Centre,” Self Not Whole, Ed. Henry Tsang, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver, 1991

“Shock Culture,” Front Magazine, The Western Front, Vancouver, March/April, 1991.

Artists’ project, Video Guide, Satellite Video Exchange Society, Vancouver, Issue 50, Spring, 1991.

Artists’ project, West Coast Line, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall, 1990.

 

Artist Lectures

2016     California College of the Arts, San Francisco

             San Francisco State University

             Museum of Vancouver

2015     221A Gallery, Vancouver

2014     International Symposium for Electronic Art / ISEA2014 Dubai, Zayed University, Dubai

             Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver

             Vancouver Asian Heritage Month, Tonari Gumi, Vancouver (with Roy Miki, Fumiko Kiyooka)

2013     Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, Global Civic Public Society, Vancouver Playhouse

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOomdsk7ud0&feature=youtu.be

             University of Ottawa

             Spur Festival, Vancouver

             Chinese Tea Salon, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Montreal

2012     Museum of Vancouver

2011     Centre A, Vancouver

2010     Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

             Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

2008     Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

             Concordia University, Montréal

             Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

             Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts

             American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2007     University of British Columbia, Vancouver

             University of Siegen, (with Glen Lowry) Siegen, Germany

             Artcamp Un-Conference, SWARM/Alternator Gallery, Vancouver

             University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

2005     Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver

2004     University of California, Santa Cruz

2003     Track 16, Los Angeles

2002     Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

2001     Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary

             Camosun College, Victoria, BC

2000     Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

1999     University of Lethbridge, Alberta

1999     St. Norbert Arts & Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

             Capilano University College, North Vancouver, BC

1998     Public art presentation with Buster Simpson, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver

             Capilano University College, North Vancouver, BC

1997     MediaLab Eigen+Art, Leipzig, Germany

1996     Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

1995     Grant McEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta

1994     The New Gallery, Calgary

             Camosun College, Victoria, BC

             Simon Fraser University Arts & Cultural Administration Seminar, Vancouver

1993     Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

             Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

1992     Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax

             Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

1991     Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

             Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1990     Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

             Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

 

Conference Presentations

2013     Speculative Cities: Dubai, Panama City, Vancouver. Peter Wall Foundation International Roundtable, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver.

2012     Northwest Native Community Celebration, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

2011     The Land We Are: Arts, Culture and the Politics of Reconciliation, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

2010     The Big Idea, with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin. Bidoun Projects, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE.

             Learning from Vancouver, with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin. The Western Front, Vancouver..

2009     Interactive Futures: Stereo, with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin. Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University, Vancouver. http://hosting.epresence.tv/emilycarr/interactive_futures/watch/30.aspx

2008     Asia in the Mix: Urban Mobilities from Hong Kong to Dubai, via Vancouver, with Glen Lowry and Eugene McCann. Inter-Referencing Asia: Urban Experiments & the Art of Being Global International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections, Social Science Research Council (New York) and Dubai School of Government, Dubai, UAE.

            When East Really is West: A Look at Some Models of Cultural DupliCities, Art and the New Culture City: Hong Kong, China and the Global Art System, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

             Pushing Historical Boundaries, Shaq’sthut – Gathering Place colloquium, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Sty-Wet-Tan Longhouse, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

2007     Creative Critical, Union for Democratic Communications, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

            Two False Creeks: From Vancouver to Dubai and Back, with Glen Lowry, TransCanada Two: Literature, Institutions, Citizenship, University of Guelph, Ontario.

            Mediating Dubai: “The World’s Fastest Growing City” On-line and Off, with Glen Lowry, TheNew Media Consortium, Spring Online Conference on The Convergence of Web Culture & Video, www.nmc.org.

            Redress Express: Current Directions in Asian Canadian Art & Culture, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver.

2004     Leaving It Be: Apathy, Activism and Ethnicity in Contemporary Practice, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver

2002     Beyond the Threshold: Predicament of Place, Gwangju Biennale Project 2 Symposium, Korea

             IntraNation: Race, Politics and Canadian Art, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver

2001     Grants and Curators & Jurors panels, Artropolis, Vancouver

2000     Twisting the Box: The New Asian Museum Symposium, Centre A, Vancouver

             A Working Discussion on Aboriginal Representation in the Art Gallery, Queen’s University & The Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

             Long Ago in the Future: Creating a Past, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

             Roy Kiyooka Conference, Belkin Gallery, University of BC & Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver

1997     Dialogue with Navin Rawanchaikul, Traditions/Tensions: Contemporary Art in Asia, symposium, Asia Society (New York) & Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Square Media Center, Vancouver

             What is Canadian Art? Vancouver International Art ‘97, Trade & Convention Centre, Vancouver

             Generation to Generation: Exploring Family Histories, Asian Heritage Month, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver

             Public Infiltrations, International Conference in Critical Geography, Univ. of BC, Vancouver

1996     Re-entering the House of Flowers, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

1995     Chinese Canadian Arts Conference, Chinese Canadian National Council, Vancouver

             Culture in Struggle: Canada-Japan Minority Forum, Japanese Canadian Citizens Assoc., Vancouver

1994     Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future, seminar organized by Peter White, Bruce Grenville, et al, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

             Mined Cultures: Contemporary Artists and ‘Post’-Colonialism in the Commonwealth, symposium, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC

             Alternative Frontiers, Mountain West Canadian Studies Conf., Simon Fraser Univ., Vancouver

1993     Survival and Practice, BC Festival of the Arts, Trail, BC

             Fixing History, and Framing Ethnicity, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC

             Survival and Practice, Community Arts Council, Vancouver, and Burnaby Art Gallery

1992     Representing the Self/Re-Presenting Culture, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver

             Survival and Practice, BC Festival of the Arts, Vernon, B.C.

             Racism in the Arts, The Arts Tonight, CBC-FM Radio

1991     Self Not Whole, round table facilitator, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver

            Gu Xiong and the Chinese Avant-Garde, lecture, Simon Fraser University Downtown, Vancouver

             Our Aesthetics, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

             Yellow Peril, On Edge Productions, Video Inn, Vancouver

 

Juries

2017     Public Art Community Grants, City of Vancouver

             International Program Committee, ISEA2017/23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Manizales

Media Arts Curator-in-Residence, VIVO Media Arts Centre

2016     First Capital Realty Sculpture Contest

2015     International Program Committee, ISEA2015/21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver

2014     International Program Committee, ISEA2014/20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dubai

2013     Capacity Building Initiative: Project Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa

2012     Operating and Project Grants: Visual Arts, Museums, Literary Organizations, City of Vancouver

2009     Canada Council Art Bank Purchase Program, Ottawa

             Immigrant Services Society, New Faces of Vancouver photo exhibition

2007     Visual Arts Project Grants, The Canada Council, Ottawa

             Visual Arts and Media Organizations Grants, City of Vancouver

2006     Hollybridge Public Art selection panel, 4Culture, City of Richmond

2002     Visual Arts Creation/Production Grants, Emerging, The Canada Council, Ottawa

2000     Artropolis, Vancouver

1999     Artist Live/Work Studios Residency & Rental Studio Awards, City of Vancouver

1997     Visual Arts Program Assistance & Annual Grants, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg

1996     VIVA Award (Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts/Shadbolt Foundation), Vancouver

             Visual Arts Program Assistance & Annual Grants, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg

             Short-Term & Travel Grants, The Canada Council, Ottawa

1995     Water Department Portable Works Purchase Program, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle

             Community Public Art Program, City of Vancouver

             Canada/China Cultural Exchange Tour, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa

             Community Centre Artist-in-Residence Program, Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation

1994     Major Arts Awards, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg

             Surrey Art Gallery Juried Art Show, Surrey, BC

             Images and Objects X, BC Festival of the Arts, Assembly of BC Arts Councils (travelling juror)

1993     Visual Artists Awards, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC

             Explorations, The Canada Council, Trail, BC, and Vancouver

1992     Explorations, The Canada Council, Mayne Island, BC

             Images and Objects X, BC Festival of the Arts, Assembly of BC Arts Councils (travelling juror)

 

Awards & Grants

Tacoma Art Museum, 10th Northwest Biennial,Award for Artistic Excellence for Napa North, 2012

Canada Innovation Fund, Department of Canadian Heritage, for Maraya Online Platform, 2010

Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Research/Creation Grant (Principal Investigator), 2007

Canada Council for the Arts: New Media Production Grant: 2015

Canada Council, Mid-Career/B Grant: 1992, 1997, 1999, 2005

Canada Council, Short Term/Travel Grant: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2014

Canada Council, Explorations: 1995

BC Arts Council: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008

Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada, Travel Grant: 1997

University of California Lecturer Professional Development Award, 2004

Pacific Rim Research Program, University of California, MiniGrant, 2003

President’s Fund, Emily Carr Institute, 2007

VIVA Award (Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts, Doris & Jack Shadbolt, founders): 1993

 

Education

2001-03       M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

2002           The Projected Image: Visual to Political, National Graduate Seminar, The Photography Institute, Columbia University, New York

1991           The Problematics of Public Art, with Rosalyn Deutsche, Krzystof Wodiczko, Allan Sekula, Simon Fraser University Summer Intensive, Vancouver, Canada

1986           Art In Situ, with Daniel Buren, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver

1985           Architectural Design Summer Intensive, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1982-86       B.F.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

 

Teaching

2005 –         Associate Professor, Faculty of Culture + Community, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research; Foundation Studies. Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada.

             2016-17 Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies, MAA/MFA program

             2006-08  Head of Critical & Cultural Studies

1992-2005    Sessional Instructor (Visual Arts & Critical Studies), Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver.

2003-4         Adjunct Lecturer (Studio Art), University of California, Irvine.

2002           Teaching Associate, University of California, Irvine, Summer.

             Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), University of California, Irvine.

1999-2001    Mentoring Artist, collective echoes public art collective, Vancouver.

 

Other Professional Experience

Academic

Workshop Director:  Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary, with Alice Ming-Wai Jim. Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul, Koç University, Social Science Research Council, etc., New York, 2013.

MFA External Examiner, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, 2012

MFA Graduation Exhibition (External Guest Critique), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2008

Mentoring Artist

Community Complicity, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 2007

REMIXX: SUR.RE. Surrey Youth New Media Project, Surrey Art Gallery, 2005

collective echoes, public art collective, Vancouver, 1998-2001

Residencies

Alchemy: Food and Art, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Artscape, 2016

True False Creeks, Self-Directed Co-Production, Banff New Media Institute, 2008

Community Complicity, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 2007

Surrey: Past, Present & Future, Surrey Art Gallery, 2005

IntraNation, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 2004

Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2000

MediaLab Eigen+Art, Leipzig, Germany, 1997

NOMAD program, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 1993

Artist-In-Residence, The Western Front, Vancouver, 1990

Art Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 1986–87

Committees & Collectives

VIVO Media Arts Centre, Advisory Council, 2016 to present

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Cultural Affairs Advisory Group, 2013 to present

The Western Front, arts centre, Vancouver, Board of Directors, 2009-2011

West Coast Line, journal, Board of Directors, 2006 to present

City of Vancouver Public Art Review Advisory Committee, 2006-08

collective echoes, public art collective, 1998-2001

The Pomelo Project, Vancouver, Montréal, 1994-99

Cross-Cultural Advisory Committee, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver, 1997-98

Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, Board of Directors, 1996-98

Vancouver Arts Initiative Advisory Committee to the Mayor, City of Vancouver, 1995-98

Images & Objects Advisory Committee, BC Festival of the Arts, 1994-96

BC Status of the Artist Advisory Committee, Province of BC, 1993

Contemporary Cultural Projects, Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver (co-founder), 1992-94

Tamahnous Theatre, Vancouver, Board of Directors, 1992-94

The Association for Noncommercial Culture, Vancouver, public art collective, 1991-93

The Or Gallery, Vancouver, Board of Directors, 1988-91

Catalogue Editor

Collective Echoes: projects for public space. collective echoes, Vancouver, 2006

City at the End of Time: Hong Kong 1997. The Pomelo Project, Vancouver, 1997

Racy Sexy: Race, Culture & Sexuality. The Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver, 1993

Self Not Whole: Chinese-Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Chinese Cultural Centre, 1992

Workshops

Artist-in-Residence, Burnaby, BC, elementary schools, ArtStarts in the Schools, 1998

Artist-in-Residence, Prince Rupert & Terrace, BC, elementary schools, 1997

Grant-Writing workshop, Chinese Canadian Artists Federation, 1997

Artist-in-Residence, Greater Vancouver schools, Artscape Program, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1995

Community-Building in the Arts workshop, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, 1995

Consulting

Outreach program, ArtStarts in the Schools, Vancouver, 1996

Canada/China Cultural Exchange Tour, Dept. of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, 1995

Facilitator, BC Festival of the Arts, Kamloops, BC, 1995

Facilitator & Panelist, Images & Objects XI, Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Trail, 1993

Minority Artist Role-Model Program, Vancouver School Board/Children’s Festival, 1992

 

Selected Bibliography

Dylan Robinson and Keren Zaiontz,?”Public Art in Vancouver and the Civic Infrastructure of Redress,” in The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation, (eds. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill and Sophie McCall), ARP Books, Winnipeg, Canada, 2015.

Julie Alary Lavallée, “Follow Suits: Koutama Bouabane and Henry Tsang,” Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, Brill, Leiden, the Nederlands, Spring 2015.

Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group (EAHR), “Tracing Asian Canadian Art Histories and Alliances,” Uncovering Asian Canadian and Black Canadian Artistic Production, Artexte and Concordia University, Montréal, 2015.

Sherry Simon, “Displaying Language in Public Art,” in Des Textes Dans l’Espace Public (Words in Public Space), (ed. Marc André Brouillette), les editions du passage, Montréal, 2014.

Alice Ming Wai Jim, “The Maraya Project: Research-Creation, Inter-reference and the Worlding of Asian Cities,” Third Text, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, UK, Vol. 28, Issue 1, January 2014.

Jenni Pace, review of “Follow Suit” exhibition, Art Papers, Atlanta, Georgia, Vol. 38 No. 2, March/April 2014.

Chris Lee, “Following The World,” exhibition essay, Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, 2014.

Gautier Aebischer, Une exposition pour perdre le sens de l’orientation, La Source, Volume 14, Édition 3 – 18 février au 4 mars 2014, Vancouver. http://thelasource.com/fr/2014/02/17/une-exposition-pour-perdre-le-sens-de-lorientation/

Glen Lowry and Eugene McCann, “Asia in the Mix: Urban Form and Global Mobilities – Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai,” in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global, (eds A. Roy and A. Ong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2011. http://www.sfu.ca/~emccann/LowryMcCann%20AsianintheMix.pdf

Robin Lawrence, “Dubai Mirrors Vancouver in Maraya,” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Dec. 6, 2011.

Lena Sin, “False Creek’s Dubai Clone,” The Province newspaper, Vancouver, Nov. 24, 2011,

Glen Lowry, “Napa North,” in Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, (eds. A. Mathur, J. Dewar, M. DeGagné), Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Ottawa, 2011.

Maraya Projects, with Glen Lowry and M. Simon Levin. Interactive Futures: Stereo, Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University, Vancouver. http://hosting.epresence.tv/emilycarr/interactive_futures/watch/30.aspx, Nov. 2009.

Gu Xiong, “Henry Tsang, A Family Name,” online catalogue essay, Surrey Art Gallery, Sept. 2008, http://www.surrey.ca/files/Tsang1.pdf

Whitney Light, “Heritage Complex: From Stereotypes to Nuance,” Canadian Art, July 3, 2008.

Tejpal Ajji, “Heritage Complex,” catalogue essay, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario, June 2008.

Portia Priegert, “Valley’s Changing Landscape,” review, eVent! Magazine, Kelowna, BC, July 9, 2008.

Glen Lowry, “Terroir / as in Translation,” Edges of Diversity catalogue, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 2008.

Caroline Vanderloo, “Complicated entanglements: Henry Tsang and cultural race politics, 1988-1995,” M.A. Thesis, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2007.

Joan Borsa, “Site- and Context-Oriented Curating: Staging Encounters Between Art and Everyday Realities,” Ph.D. thesis, Concordia University, Montreal, 2006.

Kristin Hargrove, “Sunpist: Exploring the Alienation Resulting from Orange County’s Post-World War II Development,” M.A. thesis, California State University Fullerton, 2005.

Ashok Mathur, “Leaving It Be: What We Talk About When We Talk About Political Shifts,” Fuse magazine, Vol. 28 #2, May 2005.

Robin Laurence, “Show Travels a Shifting World,” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, July 1, 2004.

Chris Ziegler, “The Simulated Simulacra: Henry Tsang’s Visit to the Other Orange County,” OC Weekly, May 2, 2003.

Scarlet Cheng, “Aesthetic Thesis Statement,” Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2003.

Gordon Brent Ingram, “Contests over social memory in waterfront Vancouver: Historical editing & obfuscation through public art,” On the Waterfront (online magazine, Universitat de Barcelona ISSN 1139-7365), Nr, 2 Feb. 2002, http://www.ub.es/escult/Water/tress/gordon.htm

Josephine Mills, “Reconsidering the Risks of Civic Public Art Funding,” Money_Value_Art: State Funding, Free Markets, Big Picture, YYZ Books, Toronto, 2001.

Roy Miki and Rita Wong (ed.), Cultural Struggle and Art Practices, in Across Currents: Canada-Japan Minority Forum, JC Publications, Vancouver, 2001.

Monika Kin Gagnon, Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art, Arsenal Pulp Press et al, Vancouver, 2000.

Anne Muir, Art in the Streets, documentary, 28 min., 2000. Moving Images, Vancouver distributor

Janet Smith, “Public Space Program,” The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2000.

Lisa Smedman, “Tee Time in Mount Pleasant,” The Vancouver Courier, July 9, 2000.

Adad, “Putt Putt Putting through Mount Pleasant,” The Loop, Vol. 6, No. 2, Sept. 2000.

Roy Inouye, Trudy Dirk, “Racist Art Display Out of Place,” Kamloops This Week, Kamloops, BC, Canada, Sept. 18, 1998.

Andrew Hunter, “Criticisms of Art Exhibit are Subjective,” Daily News, Kamloops, BC, Sept. 24, 1998.

Henry Tsang, “Art Gallery Banners Didn’t Need a ‘Non-Racist’ Disclaimer,” Daily News, Kamloops, BC, Oct. 13, 1998.

Andrew Hunter, “Home Base: Notes to an Installation,” Home Base catalogue, Kamloops Art Gallery, 1998.

Janet Duckworth, “Art on the Rim,” Pacific Rim, summer 1997, Vancouver.

Jeff Derkson, “Mimetic Spaces and Withheld Bodies,” The Crowning catalogue, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 1996.

Scott McFarlane, “To Be Just,” The Crowning catalogue, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 1996.

Robyn Gillam, “Questions of Community: Artists Audiences Coalitions,” review, Border/Lines, No. 40, April 1996, Toronto.

Heesok Chang, “Allegories of Community: Chinese-Canadian Art in Vancouver.” in Vancouver: Representing the Postmodern City, (ed. Paul Delaney), Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1994.

Lisa Robertson, “Benched Art: Negotiating the Rhetorics of Taste,Parallelogramme, Vol. 20, #3, 1994, Toronto.

Gabriel Yiu, “Racy Sexy,” Ming Pao Sunday Magazine, Dec. 5, 1993. (Chinese)

Peter Wilson, “Racy Sexy,” Vancouver Sun, November 27, 1993.

David Whetstone, “Church-Gathering for “Ritual Event,” The Journal, Newcastle, U.K., Aug. 27, 1993.

Monika Kin Gagnon, “Seizing Space,” Out of Place catalogue, Association for Noncommercial Culture, Vancouver, 1993.

Katherine Sutherland, “Signing Identity,” conference paper, Alternative Frontiers, Mountain West Canadian Studies Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 1993.

Ann Rosenberg, “VIVA Award Winners,” Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1993.

Ian Edwards, “Hot Shots of ’93,” Vancouver Sun, May 8, 1993.

Chris Dafoe, “From Confrontation to Transformation (Paul Wong),” Globe & Mail, Toronto, Feb. 9, 1993.

Monika Kin Gagnon, “Can-Asian, eh? Three Hyphenated Canadian Artists,” Dual Cultures catalogue, Kamloops Art Gallery, January 1993.

Sydney Jones, “Chinook Jargon,” Kamloops Daily News, January 11, 1993.

Elissa Barnard, “In the Presence,” The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, June 25, 1992.

Heesok Chang, “Orticulations.” Interruptions catalogue, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 1992.

Larissa Lai, “Chinese Boxes.” Interruptions catalogue, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 1992.

Kirsten McAllister, “Displaced Generations: Critiquing Work from the Cultural Margins,” Interruptions catalogue, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 1992.

Alison D’Oyley, “Tsangian Theory,” Artbeat, Vancouver, Spring 1992.

Ann Rosenberg, “Power and Pain of Cultural Identity,” Vancouver Sun, November 23, 1991.

Joanne Birnie-Danzker. “Caught Between Cultures,” Vancouver Magazine, November, 1991.

Kevin Griffin, “Self Not Whole,” Vancouver Sun, November 2, 1991.

Ellen Ramsey, “Goya to Beijing,” Front Magazine, Vancouver, July/August, 1991.

Ann Rosenberg, “Politics Permeate Performance Art,” Vancouver Sun, March 16, 1991.

Peter Day, “Views on Nature, View of Nature,” Young Contemporaries catalogue, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario, 1990.

Brian Mulvihill, “In Transitions,” Front Magazine, Vancouver, October 1989.