The past, born of present, repeats infinitely
but memory, being memory, cannot repeat, only alter
And so if I ask do you remember it is not a question of you, but a question of time
of how much has passed, how often you have answered
If its place has rooted so firmly in your mind that one has become indecipherable from the other

*

And all this time the squareness of presence I mistook for a shadow
an answer like splitting flame
How could I not have known?

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2019-present
MFA Visual Arts. UBC. Vancouver, Canada.

2019
BFA Studio Arts, Photography. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

2012
BA Communication Studies. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada.

Education

Exhibitions

2019
Loud. Ok Cool. Gallery Parfois. Montreal, Canada.

Sites of Embodied Silence. Art Matters Festival x Art Souterrain. VAV Gallery. Montreal, Canada.

Would You Bury Me. Art Matters Festival x Nuit Blanche. Fonderie Darling. Montreal, Canada.

2018
Corrupted Portal. VAV Gallery. Montreal, Canada.

Eulogy of Gravity (solo exhibition). the Ou Gallery. Duncan, Canada.

2017
Rêverie (Curators: Julie Côté and Joani Tremblay). Projet Pangée. Montreal, Canada. (photography and poetry).

Ontology. Art Matters Festival. Espace Projet. Montreal, Canada. (curator).

2014
Spectres: Women in Art. Off-site. Victoria, Canada.

2012
Thought Fox Arts Collective. Off-site, Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh, UK.

Publications

2019
Loud. Ok Cool Editions. Print, zine. https://okcooleditions.storenvy.com/products/26135748-loud. (photography).

2018
“FRIDAY SUBMISSION: FOUR PHASES OF THE SALT MOON BY XAN SHIAN.” Lamono Magazine. https://www.lamonomagazine.com/friday-submission-four-phases-of-the-salt-moon-byxan-shian/. (photography).

Spill. The Void Magazine. Winter 2018. p. 1, 64. (photography).

Clicks (group publication). The Concordia Photo Collective (CPC). Photobook, print edition. (photography).

2017
The Far Off Blue Places. Projet Pangée. http://projetpangee-en.com/anjuli-rathod-vanessabrown/. (exhibition text).

Artist Feature. Stolen Ground Publishing. online pub. July 2017. (photography).

Ontology. Folca Press. Chapbook. (photography and poetry).

2016
2 Poems, Omega blog, Metatron. (poetry).

2015
Threshold. Leaf Press, 2015. Chapbook, with poems by Marilyn Bowering. (photography).

2012
The God Poems, with Leon Rooke. Words and Art: Commentary by Marilyn Bowering. The Exile Quarterly, Vol. 35. No. 3. 2012. (photography).

2012  Five Poems and an Interview with John Vardon. The New Quarterly, Issue 121. 2012. (photography).

Cover photograph. The Warwick Review, Vol. V. No. 4. (photography).

2011
Shian, Xan. Mini Series. The Void Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1. Winter, 2012. p. 18. Concordia University. (photography).