Visual Arts Lecture Series: Kim Nguyen

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The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Join Kim Nguyen, guest faculty for Winter Banff Artist in Residence, for this talk.

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen is the Curator and Head of Programs at the Wattis Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Prior to the Wattis, Nguyen was director and curator of Artspeak in Vancouver. At the core of her work is an investment in artist-run culture, artist self-determination, institution building, and institutional care. Her curatorial projects often emphasize experimentations with language - and the ways an institutional voice can generate doubt rather than authority. 

She has curated programs, commissions, and projects with a wide range of artists including Ken Lum, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Abbas Akhavan, Cinthia Marcelle, Danh Vo, Marina Roy, Alex Da Corte, Abigail DeVille, Charlene Vickers, Aaron Flint Jamison, Valérie Blass, and Yuji Agematsu, among many others. She will curate the Wattis’ sixth research season dedicated to the work of renowned filmmaker, writer, and scholar Trinh T. Minh-ha. Nguyen is the recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Emerging Curators in Contemporary Canadian Art. She is currently completing her first collection of writings.