Cheryl Sim

Cheryl Sim is Curator and Managing Director at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art as well as an artist, musician and academic researcher. Stimulated by politically and conceptually engaged works across a variety of forms and genres, her current curatorial research interests include the diaspora condition, screen theory, political economy, clothing as a marker of identity and the use of music in contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Pièces de résistance by Yinka Shonibare MBE and Modern Piano Music by Ed Atkins. Presented in North America and Europe, her single channel video and installation work explores identity, women’s work, ethnic clothing and memory through an inter-genre, auto-ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach. As a musician and singer, Cheryl has produced five CDs as a solo artist and with the electronic group Gazelle and now endeavours to bring her music practice into her artwork as much as possible. Recent exhibitions include La Cabine d’Essayage/ The Fitting Room (2014), The Thomas Wang Project (2015) and YMX: Land, Migration and Loss (2017). She is currently preparing a new work for the upcoming Expo 67 exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Cheryl completed a PhD in the études et pratiques des arts program at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2015.