Artist Talk: Howie Tsui

Artist Talk: Howie Tsui

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

In the Alma Duncan Salon, 3rd Floor

Vancouver-based artist Howie Tsui was born in Hong Kong and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and Thunder Bay. He employs a variety of media to construct tense, fictive environments that subvert canonized art forms and narrative genres, often from the Chinese literati class. His research draws from the martial arts, Buddhist hell scrolls, Hong Kong politics, Canadian-Chinese history, automatic drawing, and stories of exile and isolation. Tsui synthesizes diverging socio-cultural anxieties around superstition, trauma, acculturation, and otherness through a distinctly outsider lens to advocate for liminal and diasporic experiences.

The exhibition Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy will be on view from April 12 – September 15, 2019. 

Photo: Rémi Thériault