Henry Heng Lu

Born and raised in Shenzhen, China

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada



2015 – 2017   Master of Visual Studies (Curatorial Stream), John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

2011 – 2015   Bachelor of Arts (Honours: Distinction) Studio Art + Arts Management, University of Toronto Scarborough



2016 – 2017   Translator/Writer, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2017   Translator (Volunteer), Centre A, Vancouver, British Columbia

2016 – 2017   Co-Founder & Curator, Call Again, Toronto

2016   Teaching Assistant to Ed Pien, 3D Installation, University of Toronto

2016   Project Assistant to Jol Thomson, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, L'aquila, Italy  

2016   Teaching Assistant to Ed Pien, Advanced Drawing: Experimental Practices, University of Toronto

2016   Curatorial Committee member, Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives [CLGA], Toronto

2016   Teaching Assistant to Sue Lloyd, Integrated Photo-Based Explorations, University of Toronto

2015   Teaching Assistant to Ed Pien, Works on Paper, University of Toronto

2015   Teaching Assistant to Morris Lum, Photo-Based: Digital, University of Toronto

2015   TA Grading Assistant to Elizabeth Harney, Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Art Histories, University of Toronto Scarborough   

2014 – 2015   Curatorial/Events Assistant, University of Toronto Art Centre / Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

2013 – 2015   Programming Assistant, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Cultural Events, City of Toronto

2014   Project Coordinator, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Cultural Events, City of Toronto

2014   Programming Intern, Doors Open, Special Events, City of Toronto

2014   Journalist, Department of Arts & Culture, Ta Kung Pao Newspaper, Hong Kong

2013 – 2014   Development Assistant, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Toronto

2013 – 2014   Exhibitions Assistant, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

2013   Teaching Assistant to Will Kwan, Urban Studio: Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong

2013   Special Liaison, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China



2017   “(Re-)Positioning Chinatown with Chinese Canadian Art”, Creative Time Summit 2017, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2017   Re:Visiting Desires, A video screening of works by 6 Chinese Canadian artists from different generations, Hart House, Toronto

2017   Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, Art Museum/ Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto

2017   In Sundry Languages (co-producing with Art Babayants and Yury Ruzhyev), Toronto Laboratory Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival 

2017   underneath the tree where I buried all my childhood pets, Gallery 50, Featured Exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto 

2016   HER(s): A screening of works by 7 Asian Canadian women filmmakers, Call Again, 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

2015   Dual Desire, EEL Gallery, South Borden Building, University of Toronto

2014   Dreams + Red Deer (Written by Nina Kaye), Living Room Theatre, Videofag, Toronto

2014   Hybridity: A Harmonized Binary, Scarborough Civic Centre, City of Toronto

2012   China Design Exhibition 2012 (co-curating), Guan Shanyue Art Museum, China



2018   …Very quietly I take my leave, as quietly as I came here, The New Gallery, Calgary (upcoming)

2017   BEEN HERE SO LONG Commission, Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto

2015   From The Ground Up, Gallery 1265, Toronto



2016   BEEN HERE SO LONG gallery presentation, Vtape + Reel Asian International Film Festival. 401 Richmond Commons, Toronto

2016   Video Fever 2016, Trinity Video Square, Toronto 

2016   Hamilton Biennale, hundred dollar gallery, Hamilton

2015   ARTSIDEOUT Winners, Gallery 1265, Toronto

2015   ARTSIDEOUT 2015, University of Toronto Scarborough

2015   We're Home, Cedar Ridge Gallery / Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

2015   IDENTITY, Arbor Room, Hart House, Toronto

2015   Show Your Teeth, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

2015   93rd Annual Exhibition of Photography, Hart House, Toronto

2015   Nothing much, you?, EEL Gallery, University of Toronto

2015   The Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre

2015   Surfacing, Gallery 1265, Toronto

2015   A Tale of Two Cities, Arta Gallery, Toronto

2014   CONNECTIONS, Arbor Room, Hart House, Toronto

2014   2D OR NOT 2D, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

2014   CULT CLASSICS, #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto

2014   ARTSIDEOUT 2014 art festival, Toronto

2014   PROGRESSION, Scarborough Civic Centre, Toronto

2014   Heated Tensions, Cedar Ridge Gallery / Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto

2014   Studio Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, University of Toronto Scarborough

2014   The Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre

2013   Hong Kong: 24 Movements, Artscape Triangle Gallery, Toronto

2013   Valentine’s Day Postcards, Gallery 1265, Toronto

2012   ARTSIDEOUT 2012 art festival, Toronto



2018   Translator, Ho Tam’s artist’s book project “The Greatest Stories Ever Told”

2017   Organizer + Moderator, Ho Tam: Publishing as Artistic Practice, East Asian Library at the University of Toronto

2017   Performer, Will Kwan’s The Forest, Art Gallery of Ontario + Nuit Blanche Toronto

2016   Project Facilitator, Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s The Other Words, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto

2016   Documenter, Alvis Parsley Choi’s The Cartography of Heart Strings, First Thursdays, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

2015   Site-specific installation for Hart House, Hart House, Toronto

2015   Documenter, Lee Walton's Charcoal Chess Tournament, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto 

2015   Unleash The Fantasy, TEDxUTSC, Toronto (commission) 



2015   , Gallery 1265, University of Toronto Scarborough

2013   Drink with me and bottoms up!, Gallery 1265, University of Toronto Scarborough

2013   JukeboxYou Can’t Kill ThatVIBE, University of Toronto Scarborough

2013   Sexpectations: A Collective Procreation, Hart House Players, Hart House, Toronto



2018   “From Gold Mountain to Model Minority, how far have we come?”, Asian Heritage Month 2018, Toronto Public Library, Deer Park Branch (upcoming)

2017   “Ask me about…”, Student Night: No. 5, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017   “Chinese Diaspora in Canada: Chinese Canadian Art as an Apparatus of Revisiting History”, Toronto Public Library Talk Series, Toronto Reference Library

2017   “Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us”, Bridging Strangers Within: Reflections on Indigeneity, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Fourth Annual RESPECT Conference, Toronto

2016   Gendai’s “Model Minority” As Discussed By Angry Asian Feminist Gang, Art Metropole, Toronto

2014   Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition Panel Talk, University of Toronto Art Centre



2015   ASO Studio 1st Runner Up Prize, ARTSIDEOUT, Toronto 

2015   Graduation with Distinction, University of Toronto

2015   Bev Best Award for Photographic Essay, 93rd Annual Hart House Exhibition of Photography 

2015   Honourable Mention of William J. Dowkes Award for Nature and Places, Hart House 

2015   Nomination, Student Engagement in the Arts, University of Toronto



2018   Exhibition essay for Ho Tam’s travelling exhibition, “Cover to Cover”, Richmond Art Gallery, British Columbia (upcoming)

2017   “Quiet and Unsettling”, Response to Alvin Luong’s exhibition “Soft and Precious”, PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2016   Featured Artwork, Renewal: Special Issue, THE MIKE, Toronto

2013   Artist Interview, ZE5T Magazine, Toronto



2017   Termine, Simon, "Far and Near: The Distance(s) Between Us", ARTORONTO.CA

2017   He, Shuyue, “Review: “In Sundry Languages,” and multilingualism”, Ricepaper Magazine, Vancouver

2014   Inside Art Side Out, The Varsity, Toronto