Chinatown’s Centre A gallery has announced contemporary artist Henry Heng Lu as its new curator, starting July 18.
Lu has previously served as artistic director of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in Kingston, Ontario. According to a recent media release from the gallery, he was chosen for the position because of his commitment to Asian artistic practices.
“I look forward to exploring the many possibilities of artistic practices that can speak to the current times and their roles in shaping who we are, at Centre A,” said Lu, in the release.
In 2018, Lu won an exhibition-of-the-year award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for curating Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Lu is also the founder of the Toronto-based Call Again collective, which aims to promote Asian artistic expression in North America.
“His curatorial work aligns perfectly with Centre A’s mission to build an inclusive community for contemporary Asian art and to foster a greater understanding of evolving cultural experiences and identities,” said Centre A board president April Liu, in the media release. “We look forward to seeing his curatorial contributions which will help usher in a new era for Centre A.”