Monday, 15 November 2021

Friday, 22 October 2021

Remapping (on the Periphery)

Small islands on my mind. As a person who has migrated countries multiple times, the notion of home has become ambiguous, which was further magnified as the pandemic has prevented me from returning to visit my family on the small island where I grew up. While camping in Ontario backcountry, I reflected upon my tangled Canadian identity in this ongoing performative photo and video Remapping series in which I remap conceptually my location - where I am living, visiting or temporarily located for an artist residency - and make connections between where I am and where I have been before.  

Frame made by @mrmeticulousto

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Paradise is an island. So is hell.

"It is high time for cartography to take its place among the arts, and for the atlas to be recognized as literature, for it is more than worthy of its original name: theatre orbit terrarum, the theatre of the world."

"Give me an atlas over a guidebook any day. There is no more poetic book in the world."

Schalansky, J. (2010). Paradise is an island. So is hell. In 1349486353 988365266 C. Lo (Trans.), Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty islands I have never set foot on and never will (p. 23). New York, NY: Penguin Group.  

Monday, 15 March 2021

A Return to Foul Bay

 I am happy to have received a special mention from the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020 in the category "Nature, Environment and Perspective". 

Click here to see my portfolio.

Friday, 12 February 2021

Artist-Run Centres

Volunteer at your local artist-run centre! I highly recommend it. It can be as simple as volunteering at their openings. 

I just finished my term on the Board of Gallery 44. I was on their Exhibition Programming Committee and am now on the Special Events and Fundraising Committee. Learning how artist-run centres work and participating in G44's various committees has been an invaluable experience to me as both an artist and an arts administrator. It impresses me how much care and work the staff at Gallery 44 put into running it. Being on the board and committees is a way to give back to these spaces that help our city stay dynamic.