Vanessa Kwan is an artist and curator with a focus on collaborative, site-specific and community engaged practices, currently based in Vancouver Canada. As Curator at grunt gallery she manages residencies, exhibitions and special projects and is also curator/ producer at Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, an organization that curates and produces artworks for the public realm. She is a founding member of the arts collective Norma who were honoured with a City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for public art in 2012. Her public commissions include a geyser (Geyser for Hillcrest Park, 2012, with Erica Stocking), a garden best viewed by moonlight (This creeping root, 2016) and a permanent sound installation exploring urban narratives of restlessness and care (Speaker A, with Theatre Replacement, forthcoming in 2020). She regularly writes and publishes on art and culture, and is currently working on curated projects at venues across the Pacific Rim (Vancouver, Seoul and Sydney) exploring artist-led creative exchange.