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Born 1985, Singapore
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downloadable CV (pdf)

2010Master of Fine Arts, Visual Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2008Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Photographic Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Solo Exhibitions / Performances
2020Both/and: Artist-parents in conversation + a performance, Future Forum, Emily Carr University, March 28, Vancouver, BC (forthcoming)
2019common wealth, Alternative Creations Studio, April 11-17, Vancouver, BC
2013Neither/nor, Both/and, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, July 3-31, Vancouver, BC
20116th Biennale Image and Imagery Conference: Silence and the Silenced, Brock University, Oct 29, St. Catharines, ON (performance)
2017Bystander, Ryerson University School of Image Arts Gallery, Nov 19-23, Toronto, ON
Group Exhibitions
2019Negotiating “Asian-ness” in Canada, The Works Art and Design Festival, June 20 – July 2, Edmonton, AB
2019The Caress and The Sting, Britannia Art Gallery, May 1-31, Vancouver, BC (two-person with Garrett Andrew Chong)
2019Makers Artists United Pop-Up Exhibition, BC Artscape Sun Wah, January 11-13, Vancouver, BC
2018Spaces, Places and Traces, The Arts Factory, October 27-November 11, Vancouver, BC
2018THE-MOBILE-POST-CARD-SHOW, Filiale / Berlin-Pankow, May 25-27, Berlin, Germany
2017Lore of the Land: art and oral traditions, 5479 Seventh Line, November 4, Rockwood, ON
2017AND…, Two Rivers Gallery, January 19 – April 27, Prince George, BC
2016Body Talk, The Beaumont Studios, September 21 – October 5, Vancouver, BC
2016BLOOM, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, May 17-28, Burnaby, BC
2013Generation One, UBC Asian Centre, May 20-27, Vancouver, BC
2013Boxed In!, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery & The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, Jan 25-Apr 14, St. John’s, NL
2012MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe, International Museum of Women (now Global Fund for Women), online
2011Your Voices: On Motherhood, International Museum of Women (now Global Fund for Women), online
2011Connecting the Dots, Five Sixty, Oct 1-2, Vancouver, BC
2010E-mixer, Surrey Art Gallery, Oct 28, Surrey, BC
2010Here today, gone today, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Sep 3-19, Vancouver, BC
2010Sights/Sites of Spectacle, AHVA Gallery, Jan 29-Feb 27, Vancouver, BC
2009The Bookmark Project, Koffler Gallery/Jewish Book Fair, Oct 24-Nov 1, Toronto, ON
2008Recent Memories, Ben Navee Gallery, May 10-19, Toronto, ON
2008Maximum Exposure 13, Gladstone Hotel, April 17-20, Toronto, ON
2007City At Night: Tribute to Brian Kipping, Bau-Xi Gallery, Sep 29-Oct 6, Toronto, ON
2007Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Aug 10-Sep 2, Toronto, ON
2007True and False, Niagara Gallery, May 15-26, Toronto, ON
2007Third Year Photography Show, Ryerson Gallery (now I.M.A. Gallery), Jan 21-Feb 17, Toronto, ON
2006Figure in Place, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Oct 23-Nov 3, Toronto, ON
2006Friends and Strangers, On the Curve, Sep 1-30, Mississauga, ON (two-person)
2006Plastic, mooncruise* | gallery, Jul 14-Aug 30, Vancouver, BC
2006dis.connect, Toronto Image Works, Jul 5-Aug 30, Toronto, ON
2006Imagining Ourselves, International Museum of Women (now Global Fund for Women), online
2003Marshall McLuhan Multimedia Festival, Ontario Science Centre, May 15-18, Toronto, ON
2003Pop, Gallery 44, Apr 16-24, Toronto, ON
Public Projects
2018Indian Summer Festival x Vancouver Art Gallery – Museum Bhavan with Dayanita Singh, July 5-15, Vancouver, BC
2012-13City Panorama, Photo Centre NW, 4Culture and King County Metro, Seattle, WA, USA
2012Concept development for public art commission for The Sharing Farm as part of the City of Richmond Community Public Art Program, Richmond, BC
Artist Talks & Guest Lectures
2019People Doing Things podcast, Episode 262, Vancouver, BC, April 27
2018A Quiet Resistance: Reconciling diasporic ruptures through food and readymades in Have You Eaten Yet?: A Discussion of Food, Culture, Design & Race (HUMN 305/306), Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, May 23 & October 10
2016People Doing Things podcast, Episode 118, Vancouver, BC, April 27
2016Interrogating and articulating, from the center and the sidelines in Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies (GRSJ 320), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 17
2015Tip of my tongue in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Representation in Modern Asia (GRSJ 230), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, October 14
2010Here today, gone today, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, September 15
2010Ourtube: The Havana Report, Centre A, Vancouver, BC, June 3 (via Skype)
2010Sights/Sites of Spectacle, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, January 29
201720th Anniversary Gala, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC office, Vancouver, BC, Oct 19
2016XXV: Annual Auction Fundraiser, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, November 19
2016BLOOM: Ink, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC, May 17-28
2010Cuba Libre, AMS Gallery, Vancouver, BC, April 9
2009WEAREART, AMS Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Sept 13; AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Sept 18-21
2008SNAP!08, Live Auction for AIDS Committee, National Ballet School, Toronto, ON, March 2
Bibliography & Publications
2018Michelle Blackwell, UBC Library, ”From Open Collections to Art: Local artists use UBC Collections to inspire calendar celebrating Chinatown’s history,” November 16
2018CTV News, ”Vancouver-based artists open studios for Eastside Culture Crawl,” November 15
2017BC Artscape, ”BC Artscape Sun Wah Founding Tenants 創建租戶,” October 11
2017Lost Rolls America – The Archive, “An image from 2016,” Summer
2017Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years, Vancouver, BC, UBC Press (photographs)
2017Two Rivers Gallery, “Past, Present & Future: How We’re Marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary,” February 8
2017Allan Cho, Ricepaper Magazine, “Interview with Visual Artist Clare Yow,” January 12
2016Haley Lewis, The Thunderbird, “Indigenous art show hopes to create dialogue at Vancouver gallery,” November 21 (photograph)
2016Sima Sahar Zerehi, CBC North, “Tanya Tagaq teams up with Greenlandic mask dancer for ‘incredibly intense’ music video,” November 6 (photograph)
2016The Express Tribune, “Tip of my tongue: Navigating the silences of being Chinese and female,” April 8
2015Julius Schrijvers, Hybrid Identities: The making and unmaking of Chinese-Canadian identity, BA Cultural Anthropology thesis, Utrecht University
2010Clare Yow, “A Question of Priorities: Unmapping Through a Diasporic Femininity,” University of British Columbia Master of Fine Arts – Visual Art thesis
2010Debra Zhou, “Living Through the Female Body,” Here today, gone today exhibition catalogue
2009Teresa Aversa, Obsolete exhibition essay, The Bookmark Project, Koffler Gallery
2008Function, Vol.9
2007Light Leaks, Issue 5 (Winter)
2007Inside Mississauga, “Mississauga Portfolio” – Vol.1,4 (May/June)
Professional Experience
2020Organizer of Both/and: Artist-parents in conversation + a performance, Future Forum, Emily Carr University, March 28, Vancouver, BC
2017City of Richmond Public Art Selection Panel, Richmond, BC
2016Direction for Chinese Vaginies by Natalie Gan, Walk the Walk: National Festival of Asian Canadian Women, fu-GEN Theatre Company, June 17, Toronto, ON
2014-15Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Board of Directors, Richmond, BC
2011-13City of Richmond – Community Art Roster, Richmond, BC
2010Cultural exchange with Manuel Piña, artist and professor, Havana, Cuba
2008-10University of British Columbia Dept. of Art History, Visual Art and Theory Teaching Assistant (VISA 110, VISA 183), Vancouver, BC
2009Biodiversity/Visual Art Elementary School UBC Outreach Program pilot project, Vancouver, BC
2008Studio Assistant to Eldon Garnet, artist, Toronto, ON
2007New Media Resources Intern, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
2007Co-curation of Illuminating Morocco: The Architectural Photographs of D.R. Cowles, Ryerson Gallery (now I.M.A. Gallery), Toronto, ON
2007Médecins Sans Frontières – Produced “Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2007” presskit, Toronto, ON
2010UBC Go Global International Learning Programs Award
2009-10SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
2008UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Initiative Award
2008SNAP!Star TD Award
20078 Elm Photo/Video Award
2003Queen Elizabeth II “Aiming For the Top” Scholarship