In Conversation

Howie Tsui with Rhiannon Vogl

On the occasion of Howie Tsui’s first major solo exhibition in Toronto, The Power Plant co-presents with OCAD University a conversation between the artist and Rhiannon Vogl, art historian and curator. This program will feature a lively discussion focused on the evolution of Tsui’s artistic practice, and will conclude with questions and answers from the audience.

Rhiannon Vogl is an independent curator, writer and PhD student in Art History at the University of Toronto, where she researches postmodern art writing. Vogl has written for Phaidon; Border Crossings; Blackflash and Canadian Art, and published essays in David R. Harper: A Mouth-Shaped Room (2019) and James Kirkpatrick: Secret Base by the Lake (2014). From 2008-2018, she was a curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, where her exhibitions included Kiki Smith and Tony Smith: Masterpiece in Focus (2016); New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the NGC (2014); and the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts exhibition (2011-2018).

Howie Tsui (Tsui Ho Yan / 徐浩恩, b. 1978 in Hong Kong and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and Thunder Bay) currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida (2020); Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver (2020); Ottawa Art Gallery (2019); OCAT Museum, Xi’an, China (2018); and Vancouver Art Gallery (2017). Select Group exhibitions include the Asian Art Fair, Paris (2019); Ottawa Art Gallery (2018); Art Labor, Shanghai (2015); Dalhousie Art Gallery, Nova Scotia (2015); Para Site, Hong Kong (2014); and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014). Tsui received Canada Council's Joseph Stauffer Prize in 2005 and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2018. He holds a BFA (2002) from the University of Waterloo.