• Cinema & Media Arts

  • Taien Ng-Chan

  • Assistant Professor

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EDUCATION

BFA (UBC), MA, MFA, PhD (Concordia)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Media Arts
Locative Media
Art & Cartography

BIOGRAPHY

Taien Ng-Chan is a writer, media artist, and assistant professor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University. She completed her PhD at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC). Her research explores experimental processes of urban mapping and sound art, “object-oriented storytelling,” and futurist imaginings of everyday life in the Asian Diaspora through immersive cinema, both in VR headset and dome projection modes. Her writing ranges from scholarly work in such publications as Intermediality and Humanities, to books and anthologies of creative writing, to collaborative multimedia arts websites, and drama for stage, screen, and CBC Radio. She has shown her digital media works in film festivals, art galleries and conference events across Canada and internationally, including at the Biennale internationale d’art numérique in Montreal, Toronto’s ReelAsian Film Festival, the International Mobile Innovation Screenings in New Zealand, Waterloo’s Lumen Festival, the Art Gallery of Windsor, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Taien is currently Chair of the Commission for Art and Cartography at the International Cartographic Association, one half of the Hamilton Perambulatory Unit (with artist Donna Akrey), and one half of Centre for Margins (with artist Carmela Laganse). She has received numerous grants from SSHRC, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. In 2019, she won the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Media Arts, as well as the AMPD Junior Faculty Teaching Award.

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