iya Chenl is a curator and facilitator of social and personal changes through arts and creative structure. Hopping around between Toronto, Canada and Shunde, her hometown in China, Chen is reconfiguring her role and her obsession of human condition via her project Yi Zhong, a Lab of Possibilities that provides local youth and other curious entities a platform to express freely with various mutations of contemporary art making. As a curator, Chen used to work with artists whose works were in permanent collections in museums such as MOMA and Guggenheim; however, she is no longer active in the system but she can give you a exciting insider tour of contemporary art scene in PRD China.
Su-Ying Lee is an independent curator living in Toronto, Canada and have also worked in institutions as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She received a Masters Degree in Curatorial Studies At the University of Toronto and in 2016/2017 was a fellow of the Toronto Arts Council/Banff Centre’s Cultural Leader’s Lab. Lee’s projects have taken place across cities and towns in Canada, East Asia and Latin America. Institutional contexts and other possible sites for information are a considerable concern of Lee’s practice. Lee employs gallery spaces for her work as well as self-determine platforms exterior to the milieu. Lee is interested in employing the role of curator as a co-conspirator, accomplice and active agent. Querying what the presentation of art can contribute to social change compels her