Amy Fung is a writer and organizer working across intersections of histories and identities. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University and received her Masters in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. With almost twenty years of freelance newspaper and magazine writing experience, her texts have been commissioned and published by festivals, museums, and publications nationally and internationally. She often guest lectures and facilitates writing workshops across the country. Her first book, Before I was a Critic, I was a Human Being addresses Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism and settler colonialism through the lens of a national art critic (Artspeak and Book*hug 2019).
Amy Fung is a writer, curator and organizer of multifarious events.
Fung (b. 1981, Kowloon, Hong Kong) has lived and worked on the Treaty 6 territory of Edmonton, the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations of Vancouver, the Treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit in Toronto, which is subject to the Wampum Belt Treaty of the Dish With One Spoon, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabe to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes, and currently resides in Ottawa on unceded Algonquin territory.
She received her Masters in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta in 2009 with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. Her writings have been published by publications in print and online since 2002 and commissioned by festivals, galleries, and museums since 2007 across visual art, performance art, and film and media art practices. Between 2015 – 2017, Fung held the position of Artistic Director of IMAGES Festival, Toronto and is a collective member of Asian Brain Trust. Her first book, Before I was a Critic, I was a Human Being, addresses Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism and settler colonialism through the lens of a national art critic, was published in 2019 from Artspeak and Book*hug Press.
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