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Grace Wang

Grace Wang is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and visual artist. Focusing primarily on analog processes such as film photography and darkroom printmaking, her visual practice ranges from street photography to landscape, documentary to narrative, experimental processes to multi-medias. Grace is interested in exploring our connection to nature, time, memory, and the complexity of being human.

As a writer-director, Grace’s award-winning short films have exhibited at numerous film festivals across North America/Europe/Asia, Air Canada, CBC and Comcast USA. Her latest short film, DELUGE (2023), screened at Shorts On Tap in London (UK) as part of its award-winning Women in Revolt series and is a Finalist in the Best Short Film competition at 2023 Wales International Film Festival.

A member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Grace’s photography has been exhibited at Canadian galleries including Gallery 44, Toronto Fringe Festival, Collision Gallery and Gallery 1313. Her latest series Trace was exhibited as a solo show at the 2023 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. In addition, her work has been commissioned by numerous print publications including The Walrus and carte blanche magazine. Her first public art commission with is forthcoming in summer 2024.

Grace’s curatorial practice also spans both visual and media arts. As a film programmer, she has curated short film series and assisted in feature film programming for festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival. As a curator, she has curated the annual Gallery 44 member shows for 2022 / 2023, bringing together work from 110+ photographers.

Grace is an alumnus of 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Filmmaker Lab, 2016 CBC Development Workshop for Diverse Creators, 2018 Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab and 2022 Cinefam Limitless Program. Her work has been supported by National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is currently working on a new body of visual art projects.

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