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Installation of multimedia works by Sameer Farooq

3 Works: Sameer Farooq on Fragments

Thu July 02, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE with Registration

With the Gardiner temporarily closed, we’re excited to present a new live series hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in which an artist will share three of their artworks and speak about them in connection to a larger theme.

This week, our presenter is Sameer Farooq, a Canadian artist of Pakistani and Ugandan Indian descent. His interdisciplinary practice investigates tactics of representation through sculpture, installation, photography, documentary filmmaking, writing, and methods of anthropology.

About the Artist

Sameer Farooq is a Canadian artist of Pakistani and Ugandan Indian descent. His interdisciplinary practice investigates tactics of representation and enlists the tools of sculpture, installation, photography, documentary filmmaking, writing and the methods of anthropology to explore various forms of collecting, interpreting, and display. The result is often a collaborative work which counterbalances how dominant institutions speak about our lives: a counter-archive, new additions to a museum collection, or a buried history made visible.

Farooq has held exhibitions at institutions around the world including the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2017); Art Gallery of Ontario (2011); The British Library, London (2015); Institute of Islamic Culture, Paris (2017); Lilley Museum, Nevada (2019); Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver (2018); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016); Maquis Projects, Turkey (2015); Trankat, Morocco (2014); Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island (2015); Artellewa, Cairo (2014); and Sanat Limani, Turkey (2010). He is a recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Arts Council; the Europe Media Fund; as well the President’s Scholarship at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Reviews and essays dedicated to his work have been published by Canadian Art; The Washington Post; BBC Culture; Hyperallergic; Artnet; The Huffington Post; and C Magazine among others. Farooq was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2018, Canada’s preeminent art award.

Header image: Photo by Ann Ploeger
Headshot: Yuula Benivolski

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