Shu Lea Cheang


OCAD University 


Wednesday March 7, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

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OCAD University, Auditorium 
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

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Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Shu Lea Cheang

Shu Lea Cheang was the first net artist commissioned by Guggenheim Museum New York for her work Brandon (1998-1999), a one-year web narrative project.

Cheang is a visionary in drafing sci-fi narratives for her art works, traversing between hard and soft, sex and politics, fiction and reality, fantasia and earth-bound. She is currently developing Moving Forest for a London 2012 launch and engaged in UKI, a sequel to her sci-fi cyberpunk film, IKU (Sundance Film Festival, 2000).

About Kym Pruesse

"Kym [Pruesse] was complex, complicated and often challenged those around her to think profoundly and creatively." - The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2010

An artist, educator, writer and theorist, Kym Pruesse is celebrated as an expert in popular culture, art and design history, visual activism, art criticism and curatorial practice. A part of the OCAD U community since 1994, Kym taught courses in media and cultural studies, contemporary theory, women in art, art criticism, popular culture and studio. She believed in a cross-disciplinary perspective and taught both in the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD U. She passed away suddenly in June, 2009. The Art Creates Change series commemorates Kym's work at OCAD U, as well as her contribution to the Toronto art community,

The Art Creates Change is generously supported by TD Bank Group.

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