Alice Ming Wai Jim, Concordia University
Alice Ming Wai Jim is Professor of Contemporary Art and Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories. She is co-editor-in-chief, with Alexandra Chang, of the international journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA), published by Brill (Leiden, NL) in association with the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art (Concordia University) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute (New York University). An art historian and curator, her research on diasporic art in Canada and contemporary Asian art has generated new dialogues within and between the emerging fields of ethnocultural and global art histories, critical race theory, media arts, and curatorial studies. Focusing primarily on contemporary Asian Canadian and African Canadian artists, she has curated exhibitions of over sixty artists of colour and Indigenous artists and organized major scholarly events within academic settings and for the broader arts community in Canada and internationally. She has also been involved in a leadership capacity in several formal partnerships involving international networking and community building initiatives, with a strong commitment to research and social justice. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her publications appear widely in peer-reviewed journals, book anthologies, and exhibition catalogues. Jim co-guest edited, with Marie Fraser, the fall 2018 issue of RACAR, on "What is Critical Curating?"
Jim is on the College Art Association Board of Directors and a representative member and panel committee chair of the CAA Affiliated Society, the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN). A research member of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) since 2014, she is co-organized GAX 2019: Vancouver-Montreal - Asian Indigenous Connections.