Consultant’s position: Curator and Administrator, Festival Accès Asie Client: Festival Accès Asie Collaborator: Maison de la Culture de Côte-des-Neiges
I served as the lead organizer of Checkpoints and The State of Origin: REEL & IMAGINED - two international exhibitions featuring eight contemporary visual and performance artists originating from China, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Germany, India and Iran.
In the first gallery, Checkpoints brought together a selection of new photography, video, and installation works by artists Hua Jin (China / Montreal) andPavitra Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka / Montreal). The show explored the theme of “checkpoint”, here defined as a “place along a road, or border, where travelers are stopped for inspection before being allowed to continue."
In the second gallery, The State of Origin: REEL & IMAGINED brought together a selection of video, installation and photography works by the Canadian-based international collective THE DIGITAL SILK ROUTE: Khadija Baker (Syria / Canada), Ting-Ting Cheng (Taiwan / UK), Verena Kyselka (Germany), Bindu Mehra (India / Canada), Veer Munshi (India) and Raha Rastifard (Iran / Sweden). The show explored the transformational impact of migration, movement and globalization on individuals and societies through art.