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Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood (On until Dec 10th, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario)

Gu Xiong and his daughter Yu Gu are taking part in Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood a multimedia installation currently being held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) until February 18th, 2018. This exhibition explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country’s best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Invisible in the Light IV

“Invisible in the Light IV,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “The Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside & Outside of Being,” at Xi’an Art Museum,  Xi’an, China, 2014 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 and[…]

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Waterscapes: Niagara Falls

“Waterscapes: Niagara Falls,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art,” at Brock University’s Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada, 2014 Installation       Images included in the installation

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Invisible in the Light

“Invisible in the Light,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “Only When the Shades of Night Began to Gather,” at AHVA Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012 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 and[…]

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Becoming Rivers

“Becoming Rivers,” a mixed-media installation, group exhibition “Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures,” an international exhibition at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and part of Vancouver’s 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Canada Installation Artwork included in the installation “Becoming Rivers,” acrylic on canvas, 5.5′ x 16′, 2010

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Sketchbooks from the Cultural Revolution

“Sketchbooks from the Cultural Revolution,” an installation, group exhibition “Shu: Reinventing Books,” at Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, NY, USA, 2006; Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA, 2007 Installation Artwork included in the installation I was one of the millions of youth who were sent to the countryside from 1972-1976. There was no hope for[…]