Hyper/in/visibility: A Dialogue on Women of Colour in the Arts

“...the black woman, being neither white nor male, represents a double lack[...]: the antithesis of both whiteness and established notions of femininity and masculinity”. - Dilan Mahendran, The Facticity of Blackness

Please join us from 6-8pm on October 5th for a conversation between artists Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Pansee Atta in relation to the gallery's current exhibition of Nnebe's work, Somatic Satiation (September 14 - October 14, 2017). Nnebe and Atta will discuss their experiences navigating the art world as women artists of colour and what it means to produce work that challenges conscious or unconscious systematic representational biases.
Refreshments provided
Wheelchair Accessible
All are welcome

KOSISOCHUKWU NNEBE is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Her work aims to combine critical theory and visual arts practice, and explores the role of art as an interactive and disruptive force. Her work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Places des Arts and Station 16 in Montreal, and the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View, California. She is currently based in Ottawa.

PANSEE ATTA is an emerging Egyptian-Canadian artist whose practice is often collaborative and community-based. Her work considers themes of colonization, feminism, and Muslim representation, as well as the role of Canadian cultural institutions in legacies of epistemic violence. Previous residencies include the Impressions Residency at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the SparkBox Studio Award, and at the Atelier of Alexandria. She is now completing a doctoral program in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University.

Oct 5, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
Studio Sixty Six 202-66 Muriel Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S4E1