Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Artist x Artist: Jes Fan and Sin Wai Kin

Saturday, March 23, 2024
 | 2:00 pm
 – 3:30 pm 
 | Cost: $25, Student: $15
Location: Paradise Theatre | 10% off for Enthusiast, Catalyst and Sustaining Members

Join MOCA at Paradise Theatre on Saturday, March 23 from 2–3:30 pm for an in depth conversation between Jes Fan and Sin Wai Kin. Fan and Sin will be coming together to discuss their connections to and distance from the Greater Toronto Area, and the notion of desire as it relates to each of their practices. 

Fan and Sin are both exhibiting artists in Greater Toronto Art 2024 at MOCA this spring — running from March 22, 2024 to July 28, 2024.

This conversation will take place offsite at Paradise Theatre, located at 1006c Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2. Doors will open at 12:15 pm. Food and beverage will be available for purchase onsite. 

Members at the Enthusiast level and above are eligible to utilize their Free Event benefit for this artist talk. 

About the Artists

Jes Fan (b. Scarborough, ON) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally trained in glass making, Fan’s expansive practice now encompasses a diverse range of mediums and approaches. Spanning video and sculpture, his trans-disciplinary practice is in conversation with the intersection of biology and identity and its relationship to the materiality of the gendered and racialized body. Recent exhibitions include Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2023, 2018); MIT List Visual Arts Center, UCCA Dune (2022); Kunsthall Trondheim (2021); Rockbund Art Museum, China (2019) and Hayward Gallery, UK (2019). Fan has also participated in numerous artist residencies with institutions including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Recess Art, and Pioneer Works. He also participated in the Venice Biennale (2022), New Museum Triennial (2021), Liverpool Biennale (2021), Sydney Biennale (2020), Socrates Annual (2019).

Sin Wai Kin (b. Toronto, ON) brings fantasy to life through storytelling in performance, moving image, writing, and print. Drawing on experiences of existing between binary categories, their work realizes alternate worlds to describe lived experiences of desire, identification and consciousness. Recent exhibitions of their work have taken place at MUDAM, Luxembourg (2024), Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (2023), and The British Museum, London (2022). The film, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (2021), which is included in GTA24 was commissioned for the British Art Show 9 at the Hayward Gallery (London), and was nominated for the 2022 Turner Prize.

Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still), 2021. Courtesy the artist, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London.

Jes Fan, Bivalve I, 2023. Courtesy of artist and Empty Gallery. Photo by Pierre Le Hors.

GTA24 Live + Screening Programme

Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24) showcases 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives from or with a connection to the region. The exhibition is accompanied by a Live Programme, with newly commissioned performances, and a Screening Programme, featuring exclusive film presentations delivered at Paradise Theatre.

See all upcoming events, here.

Venue Information

Paradise Theatre

1006 Bloor St W.
Toronto, ON Canada

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