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Hi, I am Kaitlin. I am from Hong Kong, where I draw, write, make zines and organize exhibitions and programs. I curate 酷兒 books at Queer Reads Library, profile cultural workers for Still / Loud and draw art history cartoons In Other Words. I am an assistant curator at Asia Society Hong Kong Center where I co-curated A Story of Light: Hon Chi-fun (2019), and worked on the debut presentations of James Turrell and Robert Indiana in Hong Kong. In 2017, I graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies, where I mounted a drawing exhibition about strangers called Pedestrian. I love comics, Taiwan New Wave, text-based art, and my dog. Write to me here.

Publications
daikon* zine
Asian American Writers' Workshop's Transpacific Literary Project
Kodachrome magazine
ArtAsiaPacific

Interviews/Reviews
The Queer Zine Library in Hong Kong That’s Finding a Global Community, AIGA Eye on Design, June 6, 2019
【短片】與「流動閱酷」Queer Reads Library創辦人對話,談出版酷兒小誌, Hokk Fabrica, June 2019
Hon Chi-fun’s Circles of Life: A Look at One of Hong Kong’s Most Important Artists, Zolima City Magazine, May 1, 2019
Hon Chi-fun at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Artforum Critic’s Picks, March 2019
【叛逆之徒】96歲藝術先驅個展前離世 韓志勳留下無限雲彩, Apple Daily, March 6 2019
Cool Shit That Nobody Knows About, City Magazine, March 2019
Decadence, Doodles and Deep Ends, The Paris Review Staff Picks, January 18, 2019
Queer your reading list for 2019, Still / Loud, January 7, 2019
The Power of Words, Hive Life, April 12, 2018

Talks
「香港のアート、カルチャーとコミュニティ」, panel, Kitakagaya Flea, Osaka, May 25, 2019
Sharing Space: On Independent Publishing, Libraries and Archives, with wares and indisczinepartij, Black Book Assembly, April 27, 2019
On Queer Visibility and Independent Publishing, with Marrz Baoloro and Serene Hui, April 26, 2019
Found in Translation: on Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, with Yoyo Chan, Harriet Hulme and Tammy Ho, Kubrick, April 16, 2019
On Love and Labor in Independent Publishing, with Gabriel Cheung of Small Potatoes Press, Bedroom, February 23, 2019
Ka-Man Tse’s Narrow Distances, with Ka-Man Tse, Leon Yee and Carman Fung, panel moderator, January 12, 2019
The Benefits of Being Average Looking, Nerd Nite Hong Kong, September 17, 2018

Book Fairs/Exhibitions
Kitakagaya Flea & Asia Book Market, May 2019
Black Book Assembly, May 2019
See. Saw. Zine?, Taipa Artist Village, Macau, April 2019
Hong Kong Queer Literary and Culture Festival, March 2019
8edroom Zine Club, February 2019
Booked, Tai Kwun Contemporary, January 2019
Tai Kok Tsui Zine Fest, Hong Kong, December 2018
Art book in China, Modern Art Museum, Shanghai November 2018
Human Progress Festival, Eaton Workshop, Hong Kong, November 2018
CultureFest at The Hive Spring, Hong Kong, October 2018
Singapore Art Book Fair, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
MakerHive at The Hive Kennedy Town, February 9, 2018
Pedestrian, solo thesis exhibition at Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, April 2017

Selected clients
Asia Art Archive in America
The Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Wesleyan's College of East Asian Studies
The Center for Prison Education
Sotheby’s / Art Agency, Partners
Museum 2050

Grants/Awards
Mortimer Brandeis-Hays Traveling Fellowship, 2019 - 2020
Asia Society Global Staff Development Business Travel Fund recipient, 2018
Young Writers’ Contest, second place, ArtAsiaPacific magazine, 2018
Jessup Prize for greatest promise in art and design, Wesleyan University, 2017
Honors for senior thesis exhibition Pedestrian, Wesleyan University, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society fall inductee, 2016
Bernard J. Zawisa ‘49 Endowed Studio Art Award, Wesleyan University, 2016