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News / December 10, 2020

Amelia Wong-Mersereau Awarded Winter Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship

The Montreal-based writer and critic will join us for the 11-week Winter 2021 mentorship
Photo Pedro Barbáchano. Photo Pedro Barbáchano.

Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Amelia Wong-Mersereau has been awarded our Winter 2021 Editorial Mentorship, an 11-week, full-time position intended to develop aspiring writers’ expertise in art-magazine publishing.

Amelia Wong-Mersereau is an emerging art writer and cultural critic based in Montreal. She recently obtained her MA in art history from Concordia University, where she also completed a BA in communication and cultural studies. Her thesis examined the work of Kong Ning, a Beijing-based performance artist and environmental activist, through the lenses of ecofeminism, gender and sexuality. She is presenting this research project at the 109th College Art Association Annual Conference in February 2021.

Since 2019, Wong-Mersereau has been a freelance writer for Concordia University News, reporting on stories related to the Faculty of Fine Arts. Her writing is often concerned with broader questions of representation, identity politics and feminism, paying particular attention to Asian and diasporic Asian art. From 2015 to 2017, she was editor-in-chief of the feminist art publication Yiara Magazine. She went on to complete an editorial internship with esse arts + opinions and become a member of their editorial board. This past summer, she participated in the Momus Emerging Critics Residency.

Wong-Mersereau began the mentorship on December 7 and will be working on the production of the Spring 2021 issue of Canadian Art.


Canadian Art is committed to mentoring the next generation of art writers in Canada. The Canadian Art Editorial Mentorship is a national quarterly program for a current or recent undergraduate, graduate or other postsecondary student with an interest in developing expertise in the realm of professional art-magazine publishing.

Supported by the RBC Foundation. The RBC Foundation is committed to supporting emerging artists and writers from across Canada and is proud to support Canadian Art’s Editorial Mentorship program.