Photo: Rachel Topham

Vanessa Kwan: 611 Talk

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | 611 Alexander Studios

Please join us for an artist talk by Vanessa Kwan.

“My practice is pretty broad. As an artist I've been able to work on projects that exist in the gallery (sculptures and sometimes drawings), performances, permanent and temporary public artworks (including a sound piece, a fountain and a garden) and different forms of writing and publishing. I work most days at grunt gallery as the Program Director, and before that I've worked in creative capacities for Other Sights for Artists' Projects (where I'm still a curator / producer), the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Access Gallery and the Powell Street Festival. I'm very engaged in thinking through systems change, specifically from an artist-run and artist-centred approach, and I have also had a long-term commitment to supporting the work of BIPOC and queer artists since I started working in the arts in 2003. Collaboration is very central to my work, and I work almost exclusively in tandem with other artists / curators / humans.”


Vanessa Kwan is an artist, producer and curator with a focus on collaborative, site-specific and cross-disciplinary practices. They are Program Director at grunt gallery on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories (Vancouver, Canada) and are also curator / producer at Other Sights for Artists' Projects, an organization that produces artworks for the public realm. They regularly write, speak and publish on art and culture, and have recently produced projects at venues across the Pacific Rim (Vancouver, Seoul and Sydney) exploring artist-led creative exchange.

October 28, 2021