Our latest Visiting Artist is South Asian Muslim Canadian artist Farheen Haq. All are welcome to this free public talk, 7:30pm Wed, Oct 18, in room A162 of the Visual Arts building.

Informed by interiority, ritual & spiritual practice

Haq’s multidisciplinary practice — which often employs video, installation and performance — is informed by interiority, relationality, family work, embodiment, ritual and spiritual practice. Her current work focuses on understanding her family history on Turtle Island, caregiving and the body as a continuum of culture and time.

She has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally, including in New York, Toronto, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lahore, Hungary, and Romania. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Maternal Interior at the Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan), I am my mother’s daughter at Campbell River Art Gallery, Sentirse en Casa at Casa Cultura Gallery (Medellín, Colombia), Fashionality at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, ON), Collected Resonance at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and The Emperor’s New Clothes at Talwar Gallery (New York).

A Sobey nominee

Haq received her Bachelor of Arts in International Development from the University of Toronto, her Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, and her Master of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto). In 2014, Haq was nominated for Canada’s preeminent contemporary art prize, the Sobey Art Award.

A South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who was born and raised amongst a tight-knit Muslim community on Haudenosaunee Territory in the Niagara region of Ontario, Haq currently lives and works on the unceded Lkwungen Territory of Victoria BC.