Emily Chao

Emily Chao is an award winning filmmaker and independent curator based in San Francisco. Her ongoing series of diverse, short-form nonfiction films focus primarily on identity and diaspora, history and representation, and the interaction between space and memory. She is a co-programmer of Light Field, an international exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held in the San Francisco Bay Area and a founding member of Black Hole Collective Film Lab in Oakland. She is from San Jose, California and earned her MFA in Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts.