Yan Zhou is pursing a Ph.D. in the field of inter-disciplinary studies of cultural heritage, museum studies, contemporary art and cross-cultural studies. Her current research focuses at Chinese contemporary art society and Chinese museum world study; and also covers contemporary Canadian art, gender representations, global environmental issues and activism in culture and art spheres. She holds a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She is also a curator, a critic and a translator of art and literature. Zhou is the curator of several high profile international exhibitions including Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Beijing, a touring exhibition in China in 2014-2015. Her shows participated in festivals including 2017 Lianzhou Foto Festival, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (2018 and 2014), and the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale. She is the recipient of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral, numerous Canada Council for the Arts grants and International Council of Museums Fellowship. Her books, articles, and reviews have been published internationally.
Cultural Heritage Studies