Birth - Death
Artist, Activist, Academic
Video artist. Associate Professor at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) since 2003 in Integrated Media and Art and Social Change. Other teaching positions have included Chancellor's Visiting Associate Professor at University of California- Irvine, Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York- Buffalo and Visiting Scholar at the Mass Communications Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Recipient of the Bell Canada Award for Lifetime Achievement in Video Art (2000) and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Arts (2001). Served on the founding board of directors of the Images Festival, the first Racial Equality Committee of the Canada Council, the board of the Toronto Arts Council, and was an editor and contributing editor to FUSE Magazine. Founded the Toronto-based organization Gay Asians of Toronto (1980), and focuses much of his work on the issue of AIDS and associated activism around the issue. Recipient of a 2019 Bonham Centre Awards.