Beatrice Glow

Research Collaborator

Beatrice Glow is a New York and Bay Area-based multidisciplinary artist working in service of public history and just futures. An American of Taiwanese heritage, she interrogates the visual languages of luxury and power through Asian diasporic and anti-colonial perspectives. Working in allyship with Indigenous culture bearers and co-laboring with researchers, her projects on the exploitation of botanical life reveals the contemporary ramifications of colonialism, capitalism, and inequitable trade networks.

Recent solo shows include “Once the Smoke Clears,” Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2022), “Forts and Flowers,” Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan (2019); “Spice Routes/Roots,” Duke House, New York University Institute of Fine Arts, NY (2017); and “Aromérica Parfumeur,” Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (2016).  Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, New York (2022); Westfries Museum, Hoorn, Netherlands (2021); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018); Galeri Nasional Indonesia (2017), and Honolulu Biennial (2017).

She is currently the 2022-2024 Artist-in-Residence at New-York Historical Society, is developing a commissioned project for The Atlantic Archives, an international traveling exhibition supported by the Dutch National Archives in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and is an artist-in-residence with the “Global People: Mobilising Australian evidence in new histories of the Dutch East India Company” project. Her work has been supported by the Rockefellers Brothers Fund’s Culpeper Art and Culture Award, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Yale-NUS College Artist-in-Residence Programme, Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon Studio Program; ZERO1: Art and Technology Network, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Hemispheric Institute, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. She teaches Diasporic and Decolonial Art History, Theory and Practice at the School of Visual Arts MFA Art Practice program.