Y Vy Truong is a research based artist and writer in Vancouver, Canada. She is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia (UBC), completing her Bachelors of Arts with a double major in English Literature and History, and a minor in Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies (ACAM).
Her research interests are in contemporary art practices emerging from Asia and Asian diaspora communities in North America, and how those practices intersect with historical narratives and archival methods. In the summer of 2017 she held the position of library enhancements coordinator at Centre A Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the Finlayson Collection of Rare Asian Art Books, where she worked closely with curators and artists in developing public reading rooms as viable community and research resources.
In 2016, she received a Summer Fieldwork Grant from UBC’s Department of History and was most recently the only Canadian to be awarded an inaugural ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence at the Association of Research Libraries.
She is currently based in Victoria, BC as the Assistant Curator of Open Space Arts Society.
+ B.A. in English Literature and History, University of British Columbia (2018)
Research and Teaching Interests:
+ Contemporary Asia and Asian Diaspora Art
CV available upon request.