Will Kwan (b. Hong Kong, 1978) is a Toronto-based artist whose work examines diverse cultural practices as impacted or resurrected in the flows of historical and contemporary economic relations.
Kwan received his MFA from Columbia University in 2004 and from 2004 – 2006 was a research fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands. His work has also been exhibited at the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; the 2007 Montreal Biennial; the 2003 Venice Biennial; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; Art in General and Cooper Union in New York; the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai; the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin; the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany; the Contemporary Art Center in Vilinus, Lithuania; the Polish National Museum in Poznan; The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the Power Plant in Toronto; and the Western Front in Vancouver.
Kwan has been an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy, the Duolun Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, and recently at the Center for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, England. His work is held in the collections of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the Doris McCarthy Gallery in Toronto, and the M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong.
Will Kwan's art piece A Park for All will be visible in the Don River Valley Park in fall 2018.