Being a Canadian-born Hong Kongese-Chinese, my research-based interdisciplinary practice investigates the interdependent relationship between identity and space. As a woman of colour, I use my lens to navigate through discourses around/within transnationalism, migration, and diasporas. Drawing on personal experiences as points of departure to reflect and respond to global contexts and (hi)stories, I collect and reference: still and moving images, texts, audio and soundscapes, objects, places and spaces, popular culture, and digital media, to bring attention to things that are often overlooked. This research tends to present itself as installations, sculptures, and performances that sometimes incorporates photography and video.
Joni Cheung is a grateful, uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and Kanien’kehá:ka peoples. She is a MFA Sculpture and Ceramics candidate at Concordia University (2022) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Visual Art (2018) from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Her works and exhibitions have been shown at Centre A: the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver; the Audain Gallery, Vancouver; SFU Woodward’s as part of the Capture Photography Festival 2017 and 2018; Decoy Magazine; CBC Arts; LotusLand; Canada Line Transit BC Public Art Program; and the Vancouver Art Book Fair, among other spaces and platforms.