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Zoë Chan is an independent Canadian curator and critic. She is currently a recipient of the Canada Council Project Grant to Curators and Critics for research focusing on representations of youth and youth aesthetics in contemporary art and visual culture. In the fall of 2014, she will guest curate Bande à part/Kids these days, a group exhibition featuring artists who document youth and youth cultures, for the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Québec. In summer of 2014, she and artist Mark Clintberg launched a research project entitled Everyday Cooking, Cooking Every Day at the artist-run center Articule in Montréal, which made links between domestic cooking and artistic and curatorial practices. In 2012, she curated Personal Mythologies with artists Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo and Marigold Santos for the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), where she was visual arts programmer between 2006 and 2010. As a critic, she has written on a range of artists, including Song Dong, Rabih Mroué, and Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, for Canadian Art, C Magazine, Esse, ETC, and Ricepaper. Zoë Chan has a Master’s degree in Art History (2008) from Concordia University in Montréal, where she wrote on primitivism and young masculinities in Larry Clark’s photography and films.
Zoë Chan’s Documenting Subjectivities features artists who reinterpret, diversify or extend the limits of the genre of documentary by melding it with aspects of performativity and collaboration.read more »
Join ICI and the Fall 2014 Curatorial Intensive participants on Tuesday, September 30 for a public symposium where the participants will present their exhibition and project proposals.read more »