Stephanie Wu is a first generation Chinese-Canadian artist and educator based in Tkaronto. Through use of sculptures, projections and installations, they examine the intersections between queer identity, race, religion, mental health, suburbia and the online world.
www.stephanie-­‐wu.com

We Met Online: Finding Each Other is a video and sculpture based exhibition that explores the lack of intersectional queer and trans spaces in a predominately Westernized queer culture. Queerness and mental health are often portrayed with the exclusion of people of colour and the queer/trans community. This has led many queer/trans people of colour to go online in search of visibility, community, support and a sense of belonging.

This work will be delved into throughout a month long residency and series of public engagement opportunities as part of the 2017 KREAM program. See below for full event schedule and venue access notes.

Lunch Break: Open Studio Visit with Stephanie Wu – 12-2PM Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Bring your lunch over to the Khyber Centre for the Arts and join artist-in-residence Stephanie Wu for an open studio visit. They will be making pieces for We Met Online: Finding Each Other and discussing their process. This is an informal drop-in event, is open to the public and no registration is required.

Under the Moon: Reception of We Met Online: Finding Each Other, Potluck and Colouring Party6-9PM Friday, September 22nd 2017

In various Chinese myths, the moon symbolizes human emotions, gentleness and reunion. Come gather under the moon with other QTPOCs for the opening of We Met Online: Finding Each Other and an evening of food sharing and colouring. Stephanie Wu will create hand-drawn colouring books at the KREAM residency for visitors to keep and large colouring sheets for group colouring. Bring a dish and email info@khyber.ca with your dietary restrictions along with your favourite karaoke song! This is a substance-free, all-ages event open to QTPOCs and allies.

Artist Talk with Stephanie Wu – 6-730PM Thursday September 28th 2017

Stephanie Wu will discuss their art practice and their experience making We Met Online: Finding Each Other. They will also facilitate an activity on self-care, mental health and creating safer spaces for QTPOCs. This event requires registration, with a maximum of 10 participants who are QTPOC and allies. To register email info@khyber.ca.