Canadian Art is pleased to announce that Vidal Wu is the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Art Editorial Residency.
Founded in 2004, the annual $7,000 prize has been awarded to selected Canadian post-secondary students with an interest in professional art-magazine publishing. The winner works at Canadian Art during the summer, honing their writing skills, researching editorial material, learning production procedures and helping to produce content in print and online. Previous editorial residents have gone on to write for various Canadian and international publications, including Canadian Art, art agenda, Artinfo, Momus, Afterall and others.
Wu is a writer from Toronto with a focus on race, sexuality and cultural criticism. He completed his undergraduate degree in cultural studies at McGill University and was actively involved in the queer social-justice community, including a stint as the president of Delta Lambda Phi, a gay fraternity.
His freelance writing has appeared in TIFF’s the Review, Noisey, Vocativ and the Toronto Standard. He has also been featured in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Splitsider and Mask Magazine. Recently, he hosted a discussion with Juliana Huxtable about her art practice and gave a lecture on gendered and emotional labour at the University of Toronto. He’s also contributed to Web Safe 2k16, a project devoted to the personal recollections of 216 writers. He goes by @vidalwuu on Twitter and Instagram.
Canadian Art received many strong applications for the program and would like to thank all those who applied.
For more information about the Canadian Art Editorial Residency, please visit canadianart.ca/residency.