PROJECTS

summer/autumn 2021:

Short story diptych written in English and Swedish, commissioned by Region Halland, Art Inside Out. Theme: Critical tourism.
Click here to read the Left Panel of the Diptych (written in Swedish) and the Right Panel (in English).
Publication in print coming up in autumn 2021.

“The Infinity Walk”, group presentation as part of artist residency. Organised by Kultur i Väst, Region Halland, and Kulturrådet. Satellite programme of Urban Garden Day at Kungsbacka, June 2021. More details here.

spring 2021:

Sound art and prose commission by Borås Art Biennial. Original prose and soundscape that create a dialogue between sculpture, sound and text that Biennial visitors can access via QR-code while onsite. Collaboration between Borås Konstmuseum and my writer’s collective, Qalam. Launched in May 2021.
Click here for “Colour Dream Hagus”.
Click here for “Dong Bong Gong”.
Click here for the group presentation.

winter 2020 – summer 2021:

Artist in residence: Mixed Minds, Art Inside Out, Region Halland X VGR, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Read more here.

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. artist residency. art inside out. Petra Johansson. Region Halland.

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spring 2021:

Manuscript submission: Conclusion of a six-year working process culminating in the submission of my manuscript to the Swedish book publishing companies. Read my statement here.

spring 2021:

Ord&Bild issue 1, Spring 2021

My piece of original short fiction, “Thick Therapy” has been published in this issue. Read more here.

Reviewed by Eurozine (click here to read the review).

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. Original short fiction, "Thick Therapy" by Maxine Victor. Ord&Bild issue 1 Spring 2021. Group discussion, "Layers of Representation", in conversation with fellow writers at Qalam.
M Victor, “Thick Therapy”, Ord&Bild issue 1 Spring 2021

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2020 – ongoing:

Writer: Member of Qalam, a writer’s collective, based in Gothenburg. Active members include: Sabrin Jaja, Sandy Ceesay, Johannes Anyuru, Sanna Ghotbi, Masoud Vatankh, Ismaila Jallow, Stephanie Toro.

(a video clip from one of our group meetings held on Zoom in December 2020,
edited for the launch of our first collaborative project with Swedish literary magazine, Ord&Bild.)

Links to Qalam’s Instagram page here, and Facebook page here.

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autumn 2020:

Panelist: Gothenburg Book Fair, Gothenburg, Sweden, autumn 2020. Panel discussion featuring Masoud Vatankh, Maxine Victor, Johannes Anyuru, Sanna Ghotbi, Sabrin Jaja. Conversation about the writer’s collective, Qalam. Read more here.

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. Gothenburg Book Fair 2020. Qalam writer's collective. Masoud Vatankh, Maxine Victor, Johannes Anyuru, Sanna Ghotbi, Sabrin Jaja.

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2016:

Concert Producer: “Ett hus som heter världen”, GAO (Gothenburg’s Alternative Orchestra), Stora Teatern, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016.

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. Concert producer. "Ett hus som heter världen", conducted by Jorge Alcaide, GAO (Göteborgs Alternativa Orkester), Stora Teatern, Gothenburg 2020.
Orchestra led by Jorge Alcaide, composer, musician.

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2015-2016:

Festival & concert producer: Clandestino Festival, 14th iteration, Bottna & Gothenburg, Sweden.
Read more here.

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. Festival producer. Clandestino Festival 14th edition, Gothenburg, Bottna, Botnik Studios, 2016

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2015:

Invited participant: GIBCA House of Words, Postcolony, Gothenburg, Sweden (hosted by Loulou Cherinet in her process-based artwork with architect Santiago Cirugeda, under the curatorship of Elvira Dyangani Ose).
Read more here.

Maxine Victor. Maxine Chionh. GIBCA 2015, House of Words, Loulou Cherinet artist, Elvira Dyangani Ose curator

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Radio interviewee: Mediacorp radio, Singapore, 2010.

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Public lecture: Singapore Young Contemporary Artists (SCYA), Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore, 2010.

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Artist presentation: Rojak 13, FARM, National Museum of Singapore, 2009.

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Essayist: commissioned by Lasalle College of the Arts and the Substation for coverage of the Singapore Biennale, Singapore, 2007-2008.

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