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Canadian Artists Being HERE

Conferences & Symposia

Canadian Artists Being HERE

Date: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 02:00PM - Sat, Jul 22, 2017 04:00PM
Price: Free with Museum admission

Join guest curator Swapnaa Tamhane and artists from the HERE exhibition for a panel discussion exploring what “here” means for Canadian artists today.


  • Babak Golkar (b. 1977, Berkeley, CA; lives and works in Vancouver, BC)
  • Sukaina Kubba (b. 1975, Baghdad, Iraq; lived in Montreal 1993–2006; lives and works in Glasgow, UK)
  • Dawit L. Petros (b. 1972, Asmara, Eritrea; lived in Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Montreal 1982–2004; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)
  • Nep Sidhu (b. 1978, Maidenhead, UK; lives and work in Toronto, ON)
  • Jaret Vadera (b. 1976, Toronto, ON; lives and works between Toronto, New York, and New Delhi)

Swapnaa Tamhane has been closely studying the Indian performance artist Rummana Hussain (1952-1999). Her research developed into the large group exhibition In Order to Join — The Political in a Historical Moment, exploring an international generation of women artists born between 1947 and 1957. This exhibition was held at Städtisches Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Germany, and Gallery MMB, and Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, India from 2014 to 2015. Swapnaa has exhibited at FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Gallery Seven, Delhi; and A Space Gallery, Toronto. Her book, Sar: The Essence of Indian Design (Phaidon Press, 2016), curated with fashion designer Rashmi Varma, explores the history of material culture and memory.

Detail of Malcolm’s Smile, 7b, Nep Sidhu, 2015. Wool, poly-cotton, aluminum. Copyright © Nep Sidhu. Photo by Sean Weaver.


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