LAIWAN | DUET: ETUDE FOR SOLITUDES
SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2006 – SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2006
LAIWAN is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Vancouver, BC. Born in what is now Zimbabwe to Chinese parents, she immigrated to Canada in 1977 to leave the war in Rhodesia. A graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Laiwan started the OR Gallery in Vancouver in 1983 and has since initiated various curatorial projects in both Canada and Zimbabwe. Laiwan has participated in a variety of exhibitions in Canada, the US, Japan and Europe as well as being involved in gay, lesbian, feminist and ‘of colour’ community-based organizing. She also engages in public discourse through panel discussions, conferences and symposiums and gives solo lecures at a variety of venues including galleries, universities and art programs.
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