Chun Hua Catherine Dong Biography


Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese born Montreal based visual artist working with performance, photography, and video. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University Art & Design and MFA from Concordia University in Canada. She has performed in multiple international performance art festivals and venues, such as Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, The Great American Performance Art in New York, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto, Infr’Action in Venice, Dublin Live Art Festival in Dublin, Experimental Action/ Performance Art in Houston,  ENCUENTRO Performance in Santiago, Internationales Festival für Performance in Mannheim, Place des Arts in Montreal,  Inverse Performance Art Festival in California, Miami Performance International Festival, Visualeyez Performance Festival in Edmonton, M:ST Performance Art Festival in Calgary, and so on.

She has exhibited her works at Quebec City Biennial, Kaunas Biennial, The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris, DongGang Museum of Photography in South Korea, Bury Art Museum in Manchester, Art Museum at University of Toronto in Toronto, Museo De La Ciudad de Querétaro in Mexico, Canadian Museum of Immigration, and so on. Her video work has been screened in Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, China, USA, and Canada.

Among many other awards and grants, she is the recipient of Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014. She is listed the “10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History” by Canadian Art in 2017 and ‘‘Top Nine Political Art Projects of 2010’’ by Art and Threat magazine.