Exhibition Essay: Mediated Memory

Zhou Yan  (co-curator) is an independent curator, a critic of art and literature, a poet and translator who currently lives in Toronto. She holds a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She is the co-curator of Mediated Memory - the special Canadian Contemporary Art exhibition in the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, 2015; Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Beijing - a touring exhibition in Xi’an Art Museum, Xian, China and Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2014-2015; Through the Body: Lens Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (University of Toronto Art) which was featured as a primary exhibition of the 2014 Contact International Photography Festival; Earthly Inspirations: Contemporary Canadian Craft Art exhibition at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, 2011. She is the recipient of Canada Council for the Arts grant, International Council of Museums (ICOM) Young Professional Fellowship and others, and represent Canada participated in 2010 ICOM general conference and 2011 International Council of Museums-Committee of Training and International Committee for the Training of Personnel Conference.

 

Matthew Brower (co-curator) is the director of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto. He has published widely on Contemporary Visual Culture, Human-Animal Relations, and the History and Theory of Photography. He is the author of Developing Animals: Early American Wildlife Photography (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011). He has curated numerous exhibitions including 4 primary exhibitions for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and has worked with a variety of institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC), The Koffler Art Gallery, Mount St Vincent University Art Gallery, and the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre. His most recent exhibitions are Through the Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists (UTAC) and Threatened, Endangered, Extinct: Artists Confront Species Loss (Open Studio).

 

Shoogee Wang, ​website and graphic designer. He is based in Montreal.

Edel Yang, exhibition project assistant, an art history student in McGill University, Montreal.