Announcing our 2022 curators: Stephanie Yee and Lux Habrich

Posted on March 4th, 2022
by Nocturne

The Nocturne: Art at Night festival will return this October and we are delighted to introduce our 2022 Curatorial Team in Residence for our 15th annual all-free contemporary art festival!

Join us in celebrating artists Stephanie Yee and Lux Habrich! This duo will take on the role of curator together. The last time we worked with a duo of curators was for our 10th anniversary when Anna Sprague and Em Lawrence curated the Anchor site. That legacy continues on here and we can't wait to see what they have planned for the 15th anniversary of Nocturne: Art at Night.

Meet the Curators

Lux Habrich and Stephanie Yee (left to right), 2022 Nocturne Curators (photo by Wren Tian-Morris)

Stephanie Yee (she/her) is a second-generation Chinese Canadian artist and cultural worker based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Her education includes a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University where she began her exploration into community and identity. With a practice rooted in storytelling, her work manifests as gatherings, performance, writing, installation, video, and playing with food. Often beginning with familiar imagery, processes, and materials, Yee playfully interjects as a means of exploring and questioning preconceived notions.

Lux Habrich (she/they) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, arts facilitator, and support worker of mixed Chinese and German heritage. Practising in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) following an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University, she is drawn to the immense storytelling capabilities in tactile processes as a means of unearthing buried intergenerational pain and power. Her interest in ritual objects and commemorative practice centres on diasporic experiences of loss and belonging, embodied hybridization in blood and spirit, and honouring the untold stories and unspoken legacies that live inside each of us.

“We were so inspired by what emerged from our first collaboration last Nocturne. Building the dragon together reminded us that growth is interdependent and our differences make us stronger. Sharing the curatorial role allows us to not just imagine the world we want to be in, but actively create it with intention and care.”
- Habrich and Yee

This curatorial team will work closely with Nocturne organisers and the Halifax Regional Municipality in preparation for our festival which will run from October 13-16. In the coming weeks, we will announce our 2022 theme curated by Habrich and Yee, which will provide the guiding lens for the festival, followed by our Call for Projects at the beginning of April.

We are grateful to, and acknowledge, Arts Nova Scotia in supporting our Curator in Residence program. We also want to thank the selection committee that participated in this call for a curator which was made up of past curators, board members, and staff. Thank you to all the curators who applied. Your work in preparing a submission for this call was unprecedented and we were overwhelmed by the talent emerging in the region.

Stay tuned!