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HANSS LUJAN TORRES

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2018 – 2020 MA, Art History Candidate


Concordia University
Montreal, QC

2017 – 2018 International Curatorial Program Certificate


NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies
Berlin, Germany (Online)

2008 – 2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts


Minor in Art History and Visual Culture
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Kelowna, BC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Alice Min Wai Jim GAX Research Assistant


Spring 2019 • Coordinated Webster Library vitrine exhibition
• Assisted with grant writing and funding research
• Assisted with planning the 2019 GAX Conference

Leonard & Bina Curatorial Intern


Ellen Art Gallery • Assisted with research for upcoming exhibitions
Winter 2019 and public programs
• Co-lead tours and gallery visits
• Produced content for gallery publications and
website

Concordia University Graduate Teaching Assistant for ARTH 356:


Art History Studies in Materials & Processes of Knowing
Fall 2018 • Assisted with class planning and co-presenting a
discussion on settler identity and decolonial work
• Provided learning support and guidance with
students though office hours, and email
communications

Kelowna Art Gallery Operations & Membership Coordinator


2013 – 2018 • Worked closely with the Executive Director to
streamline internal communications, administrative
duties and customer service
• Managed membership and donor database, compiled
gallery statistics, and oversaw event management and
volunteer coordination
• In charge of the supervision of the Gallery Assistants
team and overall visitor gallery experience
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Alternator Centre President
for Contemporary Art • Collaborated with the Artistic and Administrative
2013 – 2017 Director, Board of directors and staff to further the
organization’s mission
• Cultivated and developed partnerships and
sponsorships that promoted contemporary art and
counter culture in the Okanagan

Okanagan Art Review Editor, Writer, Photographer


2013 – 2015 • Formed an artist-led initiative that worked
collaboratively to highlight the artistic talents found in
the Okanagan by featuring artists, documenting
events, and reviewing exhibitions

The Phoenix Visuals Editor, Photo and Events Editor


Student Newspaper • Performed a broad range of publishing procedures
2013 - 2015 including editorial planning, contributor coordination,
and deadline management
• Oversaw artistic direction and delivered high-impact
and comprehensive visual imagery

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019 Waterways: Asian Indigenous Relations in


Contemporary Art
In collaboration with the Ethnocultural Art History
Research Group (EAHR) and the Indigenous Art
Research Group (IARG)
Concordia Webster Library Vitrine, Montreal, QC

2018 A Restless Earth


Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2017 Encounters
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2016 Melanie Marcotte: We Are Artists In This World


Cool Arts Society, Kelowna, BC

2016 Drawn Together


Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2013 Libido: An Exploration of Sexual Desire


Co-Curated with Corie Waugh
FINA Gallery, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
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PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES

2019 Moderator, Student Panel


Dislocation: Art in a Mobile Age Conference (CUJAH)
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2019 Moderator, Diversity in the Arts at Concordia


Communities of Care Conference (AHGSA)
Concordia University, Montreal QC

2018 Artist talk, for the exhibition: Here > Over There
Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2018 Curator Talk, for the exhibition: A Restless Earth


Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2017 Guest Lecturer: Curating The Art of Artists with


Developmental Challenges
ARTH 460F-001: Outsider Art History, UBC Okanagan,
Kelowna, BC

2015 Guest Lecturer: Artist-Run Culture


VISA 200-201: Studio Theory, UBC Okanagan,
Kelowna, BC

PUBLICATIONS

2019 “Explore.” Co-authored with Robin Simpson for Ways


of Thinking for the exhibition Jet du bas dit AA l’eau
guet avec l’invisible by Alexandre St-Onge.
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QC

2018 “Olivia Whetung: gaa-waategamag.” Interpretive Essay,


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

2016 “Some Perspective.” Introduction for Hand Drawn:


Works by Will Hoffman, Zachari Logan, Tyler Keeton
Robbins and Gary Pearson, exhibition catalogue,
Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2015 “Preconcious: Reflections, Attitudes, and Hidden


Representations.” Interpretive essay for Kelsie
Balehosky: conscious | unconsciousness, exhibition
catalogue, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
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2013 “Qoyllur Rit’i: Spiritual Replenishment in the Andes.”


The Phoenix Student Newspaper, Volume 25, Issue 7,
Page 23-24, November 18, 2013.

BOARD SERVICE, COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS

2018 – Present GAX Member


Global Asian Indigenous Exchange 2019
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2018 – Present EAHR Concordia Member


Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2018 Communities of Care 2019 Jury Committee


Art History Graduate Student Association
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2017 – Present Artistic Advisory Committee


Cool Arts Society, Kelowna, BC

2009 – 2012 Youth Ambassador, Member-at-Large


Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

AWARDS, GRANTS & RECOGNITION

2019 Nancy Holt Scholar’s Day


Dia Art Foundation, New York City, NY, USA

2018 – 2019 Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship


Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2013 Asociacion Cultural Imagenes: Representacion


Cusquena, Museo Banco de la Nacion, Cusco, Peru

2012 Deputy Vice Chancellor Purchase Award


UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC