Curriculum Vitae

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Projects: Exhibitions, Public Art, Commissions, Events, Performances

2019     the map is not the territory, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

2018     RIOT FOOD HERE, public food offerings and walking tour along route of 1907 Vancouver Anti-Asian Riots, 10 Different Things, SFU CityStudio, City of Vancouver.

            Building A – Livestock Building, CBC The Wall, public art photographic mural on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation exterior wall. Vancouver Heritage Foundation, CBC and City of Vancouver Public Art Program.

            Trienniale Banlieu: Là Où Se Prépare Le Futur, Maison des Arts de Laval, Quebec

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?, 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

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

            Maraya: Sisyphean Cart, 221A Gallery, 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

            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

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

            Maraya: Hoarding Wall, Museum of Vancouver

            Art Dubai, Curated Special Projects, Dubai, UAE

            Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility, Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver

            Echoes of the Artist, Surrey Art Gallery

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

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

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

            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.

2010     Construction Sites, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

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

2008     Napa North, Kelowna Art Gallery, Alternator Gallery

            Napa North, Penticton Art Gallery, BC

            Heritage Complex, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario

            ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

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

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

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

            Drawing Life, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey

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

            Mutations<>Connections, Centre A, Vancouver

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

2003     Happy Beautiful Desirable, Track 16, Los Angeles

            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

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

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

            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.

            Public: Untitled, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver

            Download, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

1999     Perfect Memory, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

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

            Home Base, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

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

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

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

            Framed, Or Gallery, Vancouver

            wORk, Or Gallery, Vancouver

1996     The Crowning, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

1995     World Tea Party, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

1994     Racing Through Space, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

1994     Cultural Survival, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

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

            Dual Cultures, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.

            Love Stories, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

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

            Vancouver Drawing: Working Documents, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

1992     Love Stories, Gallery 44, Toronto

            In the Presence, Gallery OO, Halifax

            Love Stories, OR Gallery, Vancouver

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

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

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

            Shock Culture, with Gu Xiong, Western Front, Vancouver

            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)

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

1989     The Vancouver Exchange, Cold City Gallery, Toronto

            In Transition: Chinese Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Chinese Cultural Centre

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

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

1988     (Chinese Pictures), Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

            Fear of Others: Art Against Racism, Arts in Action, Carnegie Centre, Vancouver

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

1987     Victory Square, OR Gallery, Vancouver

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

            enGULFed, Eric Harvie Theatre, The Banff Centre

            Artists Against Apartheid, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver

            Natural Selection, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

            The Drawing Room, The Other Gallery, Banff

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Published Writings

“Wuxia Makes Me Nervous,” in susan pui san lok’s RoCH Fans & Legends exhibition e-catalogue, Quad & Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK, 2017.

EITHER / OR, EITHER / OR,” on Tsang Kin-Wah’s site-specific installation at?Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite and Howe Street façade, exhibition brochure, 2017.

“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.

“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,“ with Glen Lowry. Fuse Magazine: 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. Arsenal Pulp Press, 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.

“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, Daina Augaitis, Lorne Falk, Sylvie Gilbert, Mary Anne Moser, eds., Banff Centre Press, 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 Magazine, Rungh Cultural Society, Vancouver, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1994.

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

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

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

Published Artist’s Projects

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

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

Cover photo, Maraya Projects, West Coast Line, Vol. 45 No. 3, Vancouver, Fall 2011.

Photograph, Sentenced to Light, Fred Wah, Talonbooks, Vancouver, 2008.

Cover photo, West Coast Line, Vol. 40 No. 4, Vancouver, 2007.

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

Cover photo, Vancouver: Representing the Postmodern City, (ed. Paul Delaney), Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 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.

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.

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

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

Cover photo, Writing, Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, Vol. 26, 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.

Cover photos, BC Monthly, Gerry Gilbert, Vancouver, Vol. 43, Oct. 1990.

Conference Presentations

2018     Ten Different Things, public art symposium, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver.

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.

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

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

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

Artist Talks

2019     Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

2018     Maison des Arts de Laval, Laval, Québec

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

Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Montreal

2012     Museum of Vancouver

2011     Centre A, Vancouver

2010     Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

Concordia University, Montréal

2008     Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts

Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

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

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

Other Professional Experience

Academic: 

Workshop Director: Contemporary Art and the Inter-Asian Imaginary, with Dr. Alice Ming-Wai Jim, at Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul, Koç University. Social Science Research Council et al, 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

Boards, Committees & Collectives:

VIVO Media Arts Centre, Advisory Council, 2016 to present

ISEA/ International Symposium on Electronic Art, International Program Committees: 2014 Dubai, 2015 Vancouver, 2017 Manizales, Columbia

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

Maraya Cultural Projects (co-Founder), Board of Directors, 2010 to present

West Coast Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Criticism, Board of Directors, 2006 to 2016

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

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

Residencies:

Coppermoss Cottage and Retreat, Tuwanek, BC, 2017

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

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

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

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

Education

2001-03       MFA, 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

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       BFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Teaching

2005+          Associate Professor, Faculty of Culture + Community, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver; Assistant Dean, Masters of Fine Arts; Head of Critical & Cultural Studies; Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research; Foundation 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.

Grants & Awards

Canada Council for the Arts: Concept to Realization Grant: 2019

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

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

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

Canada Council for the Arts: Explorations: 1995

BC Arts Council: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2018

Canada Interactive Fund, Department of Canadian Heritage: Maraya Online Platform, 2010

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

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

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

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

Juries

2019     Insight Grants, Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada

2017     Public Art Community Grants, City of Vancouver

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

2016     First Capital Realty Sculpture Contest

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

2012     Capacity Building Initiative: Project Grants, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa

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)

Selected Bibliography

Alice Ming-Wai Jim, “Maraya’s Sisyphean Cart: Twinned Visions of Vancouver and Dubai.” Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. Ed. Martha Langford. McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal; Kingston; London; Chicago, 2017.

Elisa Ferrari, Tarah Hogue, Jayce Salloum,thirstDays: love, intimacy + (com)passion in difficult times.” The Capilano Review, Vancouver, October 2017.

Dylan Robinson and Keren Zaiontz,?”Public Art in Vancouver and the Civic Infrastructure of Redress.” 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.” 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/

Lorna Brown, “Mixing Messages.” Digital Natives, Other Sights for Artists’ Projects with City of Vancouver Public Art Program, Vancouver, 2012.

Judith Ichisaka, “Chinook Jargon.” Ricepaper, Issue 17.3/17.4, Vancouver, Fall/Winter 2012.

Glen Lowry and Eugene McCann, “Asia in the Mix: Urban Form and Global Mobilities – Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai.” Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Eds. Ananya Roy and Aihwa 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, Vancouver, Nov. 24, 2011

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

Diego Rodriguez, Sophie Bégin, “Welcome to the Land of Light: Henry Tsang.” Our City Our Art, Nov. 15, 2010. http://ourcityourart.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/welcome-to-the-land-of-light-henry-tsang/

Sherry Simon, “Public Language and the Aesthetics of the Translating City.” Translation in French and Francophone Literature and Film. Ed. James Day. Editions Rodopi (bilingual edition), Amsterdam, 2009.

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.” Catalogue essay, Surrey Art Gallery, Sept. 2008, http://www.surrey.ca/files/Tsang1.pdf

Whitney Light, “Heritage Complex: From Stereotypes to Nuance.” Review, Canadian Art, July 3, 2008. http://www.canadianart.ca/reviews/2008/07/03/heritage-complex/

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.” Catalogue essay, Edges of Diversity, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 2008. http://alternatorcentre.com/app/webroot/files/PDF%20Documents/2008EdgesOfDiversity.pdf

Ashok Mathur, “Transubracination: How Writers of Colour Became Canlit.” Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature. Eds. S. Kamboureli and R. Miki. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.

Liz Park, “Limits of Tolerance: Re-framing Multicultural State Policy.” curatorial essay, Centre A, Vancouver, 2007.

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

Alice Ming Wai Jim,?”Thoughts on the Meaning of Return: HKG><YVR.” Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 6, No. 3, Sage Publications, 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.

Amy Mullin, “Feminist Art and the Political Imagination.” Hypatia, Vol. 18, No. 4, Women, Art, and Aesthetics, Autumn – Winter, 2003.

Chris Ziegler, “The Simulated Simulacra: Henry Tsang’s Visit to the Other Orange County.” OC Weekly, May 2, 2003. http://www.ocweekly.com/2003-05-08/culture/the-simulated-simulacra/

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

Karen Love, Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery and Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2002.

Gordon Brent Ingram, “Contests over social memory in waterfront Vancouver: Historical editing & obfuscation through public art.” On the Waterfront, Universitat de Barcelona, 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, “Cultural Struggle and Art Practices.” Across Currents: Canada-Japan Minority Forum, JC Publications, Vancouver, 2001.

Joan Borsa, “Post-Institutional Curating: Negotiating Independent Curatorial Practice in Canada.” Creative Confusions : Interdisciplinary Practices in Contemporary Art, Optica, Montréal, 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

Amy Mullin, “Art, Understanding, and Political Change.” Hypatia, Vol. 15, No. 3, Summer, 2000.

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, 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.” 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.” 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.” 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.