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In 1986, Gu Xiong first visited Canada as an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts. His works were very well received during the residence; hence he was invited for a second residency at the Banff Centre for Arts in 1989, and subsequently immigrated to Canada. Since then, Gu Xiong has been living and working[…]

Gu Xiong: Migrations

Gu Xiong: Migrations, an exhibition of 45 years of Gu’s work, was organized as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The exhibition was scheduled to run for two months in the summer of 2017, at the Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art in Chongqing, China—Gu’s home town. The artwork filled 10,000 square feet of exhibition space across[…]

Gu Xiong: Migrations (Catalogue)

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Illuminated Niagara Falls

“Illuminated Niagara Falls,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “Untitled,” at the AHVA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, 2016 My installation “Illuminated Niagara Falls” consists of five hundred photos of foreign migrant workers, five bottles of “illuminated” water from Niagara Falls souvenir shop, and two fruit baskets from Ontario farms. The Niagara Falls is[…]

A River of Migration

“A River of Migration,” a mixed-media installation, 150 cast white plaster salmon fish, 150 pair of white sucks, solo exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, Washington, USA, 2016 “A River of Migration” addresses migrant histories, as well as contemporary issues revolving around them today. The river is a metaphor for the[…]

A Water of Gold (Quito)

“A Water of Gold,” a mixed-media installation, at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Quito, Ecuador, June-July, 2016 Installation A water of gold Una agua de oro A water of suffering Una agua de sufrimiento A water of strength Una agua de fuerza A water of identity Una agua de identidad A water of transformation Una agua de[…]

Yellow Cargo

“Yellow Cargo,” a site-specific installation with 1500 banana boxes with banana stickers and single-channel projection, Machala Salón, Art and Culture Centre, Machala, Ecuador, 2016 Yellow Cargo is a site-specific installation for the people and city of Machala, Ecuador.  It is comprised of 1500 banana boxes from the local industry in Machala, built into a cargo ship and accompanied with[…]

A Water of Gold (Cuenca)

“A Water of Gold,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “Mountains and Rivers,” at Monta Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2016 Installation Artwork included in the installation A water of gold Una agua de oro A water of suffering Una agua de sufrimiento A water of strength Una agua de fuerza A water of identity[…]

Becoming Rivers II

“Becoming Rivers II,” is a mixed-media installation held at Main Gallery of Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2015. This work was part of a group exhibition “- Home (Hyphenated Home)” that took place in several locations in Hamilton, Ontario.  Installation

A Migrant Worker’s Crate

“A Migrant Worker’s Crate,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “Slippery Terms,” at the AHVA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 Installation Every year over 300,000 international migrant workers travel to Canada to work on Canadian farms. Many workers will spend most of their lives working within the Seasonal Agriculture Workers Program in Canada.[…]

A Bone House

“A Bone House,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition in “Beyond Image: Laboratory of Light,” at Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China, 2015-2016 Installation Artwork included in the installation   There was a bone house at Harling Point in Victoria, Canada in 1903, where the remains of deceased Chinese immigrants were cleaned and prepared for burial.[…]

Invisible in the Light V

“Invisible in the Light V,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “The Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside & Outside of Being,” at Today’s Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2014-2015 In British Columbia and Ontario, there are hundreds of thousands of international temporary migrant workers who labour on farmlands and in greenhouses. They come from Mexico, Jamaica[…]