Kira Wu

Kira Wu is a visual artist, who works with video, installation art and photography. Born in Hong Kong, Wu immigrated to Canada in 1976 with her family, and grew up in Alberta. She attended undergraduate studies at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary (1990-1994). She received her MFA from the graduate program at the School for the Contemporary Arts, at Simon Fraser University (1995-1998). Wu’s art explores the intersection between personal narratives, memory and cultural identity. Her video works, and art installations have been shown locally as well as internationally in Calgary, Banff, Vancouver, Hong Kong, France and New York. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions over the years, including Re-dress Express, Centre A, Vancouver (2007), New Canadian Video, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), and Interferences, Multi-media and Digital Art Festival in Belfort, France (2000). Wu is a founding member of the South of the Fraser Inter-Arts Collective (SOFIA/C). She is currently the Chair of the Fine Arts Department, and teaches photography, video and studio art at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Kira’s introduction to the symposium