The Department of Arts, Culture, and Media presents this special panel featuring two alumni guests who have gone out into the world and pursued their professional careers. Join us to listen to their journeys - the highs, lows, and realities of life after graduating.
Diana Hosseini is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist who works with kinetic sculpture, text, embroidery and self-portraiture. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Anthropology and Studio Art from the University of Toronto as well as a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.
Henry Heng Lu is a curator, writer, and artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, he is Executive Director/Curator of Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. He is a co-founder of Call Again, a mobile initiative/collective committed to creating space for contemporary diasporic artistic practices, within Canada and beyond, through exhibitions, screenings, and roundtables. In 2018, he won an Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Exhibition of the Year Award for his curatorial project, Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
His writings have been published by Canadian Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, C Magazine, Richmond Art Gallery, PLATFORM Gallery, ArchDaily and Gardiner Museum. In 2019, he was a Researcher/Curator-in-Residence at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, China. Lu holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.
He was on the jury for the 2020 Sobey Art Award at the National Gallery of Canada. He has been a member of the City of Vancouver's Public Art Committee since 2020, and has served as a juror for municipal and provincial arts councils, as well as international prizes.
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