Chinese Canadian Collective - Issue #1 - Our first COVID-19 themed magazine and on line art, poetry and writing from Chinese Canadians reflecting on a year coping with COVID-19.

The edition features contributors and creatives predominantly from Ottawa, but also with folks from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal!



Breathe. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Banff Alberta

September 24th - January 17th 2021 


Breathe. is a collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through the 21st century. Co-created by Métis artists, Nathalie Bertin and Lisa Shepherd, artists were invited to create masks which reflect emotions felt during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Realizing the entire world was being affected by the pandemic, they expanded their call to any artist that would like to create a mask that reflects their culture and art practice. 

Included with each mask is a story by the maker reflecting the variety of emotions currently being felt around the world. From fear, sadness, hope, and love, these stories are unique and beautiful. This exhibition will inspire and challenge visitors to consider their own resilience in the face of a pandemic.


To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archives. CUAG. Carleton University Art Gallery https://cuag.ca/

This exhibition examines local histories and genealogies of queerness.
The story of queer history that dominates the archival record is one of white cisnormative gays. Curators Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney question and destabilize this incomplete version of the past, foregrounding the work and creativity of emerging and established artists from local queer, trans and IBPOC communities.
From works that reconsider specific historic events to works that speculatively produce histories from the future, the artists collectively imagine and gesture toward alternative archives.

Weaving the Web: The Chinese Experience in Canada. Gallery 112. Ottawa

“Weaving the Web: The Chinese Experience in Canada” is an interdisciplinary research art project that explores the intersection between personal memories with historical facts featured through a wide range of mediums: photographs, quilts, collage, sculpture, digital video and audio interviews.

Gallery 112.
City of Ottawa. Central Archives - James K. Bartleman Centre

Reconstructing Selves, Possible Worlds, Chinatown. Ottawa

Reconstructing Selves. Possible Worlds. Chinatown Ottawa.

In Reconstructing Selves, visual artists Marisa Gallemit and Donald Kwan and documentary filmmaker Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Ottawa-Gatineau artists of Asian descent, explore the complex issues and creative possibilities that flow from one’s cultural identity: What is the relationship between place and belonging, between diasporas and memory? What is the impact of exclusionary practices on the preservation and creation of our cultures? How do we centre our intersectional experiences within the dominant culture?



Auspicious Anchor, Arts Court Theatre. Ottawa

Auspicious Anchor, solo exhibit during William Lau’s Peking Opera  / Soirée d'opéra de Pékin 
The Arts Court Theatre 
2 Daly Avenue,
Ottawa, ON

Diaspora Dialogues, National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON.

Diaspora Dialogue, National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON..

Diaspora Dialogue, artist talk. National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON.


Chinese Wallpaper, Shanghai Restaurant. Ottawa.

“ Chinese Wallpaper “ examines the visual culture and explores identity, memory, history and explores the artists personal journey as a first generation Chinese Canadian artist.