January 23 - April 28, 2017
Will Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, Canadian media artist whose work examines the ways that inequality is created and perpetuated through economic systems and cultural narratives. His work has been presented at the 2014 Folkestone Triennial, 2010 Liverpool Biennial, 2007 Montreal Biennale, 2003 Venice Biennale, MoMA PS1, The Cooper Union, ZKM (Karlsruhe), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), the Polish National Museum, Zendai Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai), the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, The Power Plant (Toronto), and The Western Front (Vancouver). Kwan has been artist-in-residence at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester), the Headlands Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Kwan's work is held in the collections of the M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Folkestone Artworks (Kent), and the University of Toronto. Kwan is an Associate Professor in Studio Art at the University of Toronto Scarborough and graduate faculty in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto St. George.
During his residency, Kwan will plan a new intervention in Toronto’s financial district and conduct research within the AGO’s collection to explore questions of scale within sculpture and landscape paintings.