Haema chronicles her recent collaborations with artists in the Pacific Northwest.
About the speaker
Haema Sivanesan is a Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia. She has held leadership and curatorial positions in public galleries and art centres across Canada, as well as in Australia and South Asia. Her curatorial work typically focuses on art from South and Southeast Asia and its diasporas, with an interest in non-western, post-colonial and trans-national histories, world views and practices. Recent exhibitions include, Imagining Fusang: Exploring Chinese and Indigenous Encounters (2019), Fiona Tan: Ascent (2019), and Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest (2018). In 2018, she was the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Curatorial Research Fellowship (2018-2019); and in 2016, she was a recipient of a Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation multi-year research and exhibition development grant for the project In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice (forthcoming). Her writing has been published widely in catalogues and art journals in Canada and internationally
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