BIO: Celeste Chan is an artist, writer, educator, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx. Currently, she writes, makes films, performs, teaches, and collaborates with the goal of amplifying voices within marginalized communities. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. They have screened films in Austin, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Tijuana, Paris, Berlin, and beyond. She's received residencies and fellowships from Lambda Literary Retreat, VONA, Hedgebrook, Hypatia, Soaring Gardens, SAFEHouse, and more.
Celeste's writing can be found in several journals, including Ada, AWAY, Citron Review, cream city review’s genrequeer folio, Feminist Wire, Hyphen, Mixed Race/Queer and Feminist, and The Rumpus. She also has work in the anthologies, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBT Voices, and Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from Heels on Wheels. Celeste is a contributing editor for Foglifter Journal, serves as a Teaching Artist for the Queer Ancestors Project, and coordinates QTPOC FREE School. She is currently working to complete a feature documentary titled: Artists of a Riot (formerly ART Heart: Children of Riot Grrrl and Queercore).