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童宙 Tong Zhou Lafrance is a multidisciplinary artist, collaborator and activist adopted from China who works in Tiohtià:ke/ Mooniyang (Montreal) in Canada. In 2021, they obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction at Concordia University. They work primarily with photo weaving as well as performance and installation art. Their current artistic practice revolves around the alteration of family and traveling archives to bring forth their agency regarding their transnational migration. Tong Zhou is interested in issues related to multiple identities, the materiality of memories and the transmission of transcultural Chinese heritage. Their work has been shown in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City, namely during the Chinatown Biennial at Whippersnapper Gallery (2021), at Centre[3] (2022), at FOFA Gallery (2022), at Rad Hourani Foundation Gallery (2021), at Eastern Bloc (2018) and many others. They were part of Artch’s 5th edition and CRÉER DES PONTS residency’s 2nd edition both happening in Montreal. In 2022, they co-founded the Soft Gong Collective, the first Francophone organization by and for Chinese Adoptees. In 2023, they will resume their graduate studies at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

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