Alice Ming Wai Jim

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  • ISEA2020

    Art historian and curator, Alice Ming Wai Jim is Professor, Contemporary Art, in the Department of Art History, and Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories. She is also interim director of the Queer Media Database Canada-Quebec Project and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Culture and the Americas. Her current research is on born-digital ethnic avatars created by Indigenous artists and artists of colour.


    Alice Ming Wai Jim is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is co-editor of the scholarly journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill Publishers, Leiden, NL). She is the 2015 recipient of the Artexte Award for Research in Contemporary Art. From 2003 to 2006, Jim was Curator of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A).

    Her writings have appeared in publications including Third Text, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Journal of Visual Culture, Leonardo, Amerasia Journal, Positions, Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Precarious Visualities (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2008), Triennial City: Localising Asian Art (2014), Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (2014), Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives from Global Asia (2014), and Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2015).


    Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University, CA.


    Alice Ming Wai Jim, Canada, art historian and critic.


    Alice Ming Wai Jim is an art historian and critic. From 2003 to 2006, she was the curator of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A). She is a Professor of Fine Arts at Concordia University. Her writings on contemporary Asian and diasporic art are widely published in anthologies, art journals and magazines. She is on the Container Culture Curatorial Committee and the International Program Committee for ISEA2006.

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  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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