Have you always wanted to meet an artist? Now’s your chance! Dale Lee Kwong hosts a daily meet and greet featuring different artists from the Calgary area. There will be a short interview at 12 noon to learn about the artist, their creative practice and any Q and A, followed by an open house. Ask anything you want, artists don’t bite!
Vicki Van Chau
Vicki Van Chau is a filmmaker, curator and arts administrator based in Calgary, Alberta. She was the Programming Director at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, a non-profit media art centre, where she co-founded the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. She left in 2020 to pursue her film practice full-time and has since directed and produced several award-winning short films that have screened across Canada and internationally. She recently received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2022 and the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2023 for her contribution to the arts & culture in Alberta.
As a freelance arts administrator, her clients include the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society and CanAsian Arts Network. She is an active arts community member and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Untitled Art Society (now known as The Bows), EXPOSURE Photography Festival, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS), and most recently, the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF). She recently curated an exhibition featuring local Chinese artists for “Culture & Kin: Reclaiming the Chinese Narrative Through Contemporary Art” at Fort Calgary, which will be exhibiting until May 1, 2024.