Denise Kwan: A Tall Margarita Glass

Denise Kwan, ‘A Tall Margarita Glass’ was commissioned by CIVIC in 2014 as a response to Bella Kerr’s city walk in Cardiff.

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Denise Kwan is an artist, lecturer and researcher. She is interested in the role of material culture and art in the lives of migrant women. Following this, she is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Westminster where she uses socially engaged art practice and material culture to explore the lives of British Chinese women. Denise is interested in the ways that seldom heard voices of British Chinese women can creatively emanate from socially engaged practice and the material worlds which surrounds us.  As a lecturer, she has taught in UK and European institutions including Wimbledon College of Arts UAL, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Copenhagen Art School. Previous Denise worked on the curatorial department at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and has written for art magazines including Art Review, thisistomorrow and CCQ Magazine. She has presented her research at conferences such as ‘Language Acts and Worldmaking’, London, ’Embodied Encounters’ at Senate House and ‘Bridging Borders,Creating Spaces’ at University of Westminster.’