Doug Lewis

Curator talk with Doug Lewis

April 6, 2013 – 3pm to 4pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents a talk by (Da bao)(takeout) exhibition co-curator Doug Lewis on Saturday, April 6th at 3:00 pm. The talk is free and all are welcome to attend.

Doug Lewis will give a talk on the initial concepts of the exhibition from the perspective of a lowei (foreigner) and speak about how living in Beijing influenced the exhibition concept and the work in the show. The exhibition concept is based on take-out food as a metaphor for the cultural dislocation and transference between China and the west but his contribution to the concept began very simply as an exchange between himself and included artist, Zhang Zhouwei.

Doug Lewis was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and works as both an artist and independent curator in Beijing, China. In 2006, Lewis graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design (London, UK) with an MA focused on an interdisciplinary idea, based on his art practice, social aesthetics and curating. Currently he is curator at Non-Space, a project space located in Beijing. He has curated projects at Caochangdi Art Gallery (Beijing), Homestead Gallery (London, UK), Triangle Space (London, UK), Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada), MCAD (Minneapolis, USA); Plug in ICA (Canada). Lewis has exhibited is work both across Canada and internationally in the United States, Croatia, United Kingdom, South Korea and China.

BMO Financial Group is the generous sponsor of Plug In ICA’s artist lecture series .