BIO: Celeste Chan is a queer artist, activist, writer, and filmmaker, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx, NY. Chan's work has appeared in AWAY, Citron Review, cream city review, Feminist Wire, Hyphen, and The Rumpus. She has work in the anthologies, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBT Voices, and Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy. She's received fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Lambda Literary, VONA, LIMINAL, SAFEHouse, and SF Writer's Grotto. Her films have screened in festivals including CAAMFest, OUTSider, MIX NYC, Entzaubert, Queeristan, Korea Queer Film Festival, Imperfectu, and beyond.
In addition to her own practice, Chan curates, collaborates, and creates platforms to amplify fellow artists. Alongside KB Boyce, she directs Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. She's a contributing editor to Foglifter, a new literary journal of queer form & content.
Current projects include: Writng Rainbow: A QTPOC FREE SCHOOL with Queer Rebels (2016-17), DIY Art School (The Artists Formerly Known as DIY MFA), and ART Heart: Children of Riot Grrrl, a feature documentary with collaborator Elliat Graney-Saucke.
BIO - LONGER: Celeste Chan is a hybrid artist, writer, and organizer. She is a queer student of experimentation, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx, NY. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA alumna, her writing can be found in Ada, As/us journal, cream city review, Feminist Wire, Glitterwolf, Hyphen, Matador, and Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices (Transgenre Press). Her experimental films have screened in CAAMFest, Digital Desperados, Entzaubert, Frameline, Heels on Wheels, Imperfectu, Leeds Queer Film Festival, MIX NYC, National Queer Arts Festival, Queeristan, and Vancouver Queer Film Festival, among others. Alongside KB Boyce, she co-directs Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. They have curated and shared work in the SF Bay Area, New York, Montreal, Mexico, Seoul, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Berlin, and beyond. For more info: www.celestechan.com and www.queerrebels.com.