Yaniya Lee is a Ph.D. student in Gender Studies at Queen’s University. Her interdisciplinary research questions critical-reading practices and reexamines Canadian art histories. In November 2019, Lee and curator Denise Ryner co-convened the Bodies, Borders, Fields Symposium in Toronto. The 3-day series of workshops, performances and talks revisited a 1967 roundtable conversation on the theme of “black.” In the fall of 2020, Lee and Ryner guest-edited Chroma, a special issue of Canadian Art magazine dedicated to black artists and black art histories. Lee has participated in residencies and fellowships at the AGO (2017, with Emilia-Amalia), Banff (2017), Blackwood Gallery (2018), Gallery 44 (2018), and Vtape (2019-2020), and she is currently the 2020- 2021 research fellow at Artexte, Montreal.
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