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ELEKTROSHIBAI: picture storymobile

New video up on our YouTube channel… an introduction to a new community art project called Elektroshibai, which is transported by our Elektrokatze bicycle. Elektroshibai is based on kamishibai (紙芝居), a form of street theatre from Japan using paper picture… Continue reading

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Portal

Portal  |  Sonia Chow  exploring access, storytelling, dreams Interdisciplinary artist / designer Sonia Chow interrogates communication and codes, identity, tactile materials and processes.  This installation sets the entry point for a series of ambiguous moments.  Is this scene situated in… Continue reading

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Branding and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Huschang was invited to give a lecture on Entrepreneurship within the Hospitality Sector to the communities of Chinese Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China) and Brand University for Applied Science (Hamburg, Germany). This online talk took place on November 18, in English… Continue reading

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Canada COVID Portrait

As a member of the Advisory Board for the Portrait Gallery of Canada, I’m sharing this press release for the Canada COVID Portrait, a new project spearheaded by Sara Angel of the Art Canada Institute based at Massey College at… Continue reading

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Life imitates art

Trevor Noah featured a clip from “Ontario, Canada” on his show yesterday about a social distancing hug contraption. Looks like a less-fluffy variation of the work I showed at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in December. Here’s my work “Armed” –… Continue reading

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The Goddess Project

Sonia’s work is being featured in a group show at Gallery 21 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Goddess Project is a diverse collection of art by 20 women, featuring a wide variety of art media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mosaic, textiles… Continue reading

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Nocturne Halifax 2019

Back in March, Sonia joined the Nocturne: Art at Night team as Director-at-Large. Nocturne is Halifax’s biggest annual art event, bringing art to the streets since 2008. Kick-off party for this year’s event: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Main event: Saturday,… Continue reading

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CBC Arts

We’ve been featured on CBC Arts – The Exhibitionists series. Shot on the last few days of work on our new art suite, The Tao of Cat, at ICEHOTEL Sweden. Shot by Mattias Löw with sound by Reshma Mansuri Löw.… Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle in Canadian news: The Chronicle Herald

We’re pleased to have received more coverage from Canada – this time from The Chronicle Herald, Canada’s largest independently-owned newspaper. It’s based in Halifax, which is also home of NSCAD where I did my design degree. Happy to have Haligonian… Continue reading

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Education and Public Speaking

We believe in sharing knowledge. In addition to organizing the PechaKucha Night series for Hong Kong, we look for ways to help the next generation of thinkers and creators. Here are some of the universities and design organizations who have… Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle in Canadian news: The Globe and Mail

We’ve been picked up by the Canadian press! Online in the Design section of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail – my go-to print publication when I’m home. Thank you Gayle MacDonald, for the interview! >> The Globe and… Continue reading

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Exhibition @ the Harbinger, May 18 – 21

A new series of work by Sonia will be shown at the Harbinger Gallery (Waterloo, Ontario) as part of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts New Inductees Exhibition, May 18 – 21. COMMUNICATION BLOCKS plays with the interruption of an… Continue reading

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Elected, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts has elected Sonia to its membership. Now in its 130th year, the RCA is the oldest visual arts organization in Canada, and “recognizes excellence and lasting contribution to Canadian culture in twenty disciplines.”

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