Open Space Lab 02: Hong Kong Exile

May 13 - May 21, 2017

Formed in 2011, Hong Kong Exile is a Vancouver-based, interdisciplinary arts company.

Members Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Remy Siu and Milton Lim are committed to creating innovative art through collaborative investigation across disciplinary boundaries.

A co-production between Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto), produced in association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver), No Foreigners is a new performance work that considers Chinese shopping malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash.

Seven original stories begin in a mall and quickly diverge—catapulting across cities, between Cantonese and English and through past, present and future. This project attempts to unpack what is at the heart of “Chineseness” and what the future can hold for all of us as visitors on unceded Indigenous land.

Turning the empty gallery into a space for research, creation and collaboration, CUAG’s Open Space Lab (OSL) offers artists whose work is performance-based and multi-disciplinary the space to explore, develop and initiate dialogue surrounding art and ideas.


Curated by

Anna Khimasia

Artists in the exhibition

Hong Kong Exile


OSL is generously supported by the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts and an Ontario Arts Council Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects grant.