Discussion with Shabnam Zeraati

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

As part of the exhibition Majorité invisible, articule is pleased to present a discussion between exhibiting artist Shabnam Zeraati (Montreal) and artist Farha Najah (Montreal).

The discussion will take place in French, with English whispered translation available.

Free entrance and warm ambiance. 
articule's gallery and bathroom are partially wheelchair accessible.

 

Iranian artist Shabnam Zeraati lives and works in Montreal. She completed her studies in graphic design in Tehran in 2002 and obtained a degree from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (ENSAD) in 2008. Since, she has participated in many group exhibitions at the international level, such as Tape Modernex (Berlin) and the Kunstfestival Begehungen in 2011; Open Here (2010) and 601 Art Book Project (2008, 2009) in Seoul; Regional in Switzerland (2009), in France (2010) and in Germany (2012) and the Semaine culturelle iranienne (2010) in Strasbourg; Azad Art Galerie (2011) in Tehran. shabnamzeraati.com

Farha Najah is a second generation immigrant settler living in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). Her origins are traced to the nation states known as Pakistan and India, specifically the provinces of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Sindh. Among other identities, she identifies as Queer Muslim. Her visual art-activist practice, including Urdu-Hindi calligraphy via Arabic-Persian Script, is rooted in non-hierarchical and empowerment-based learning approaches, intersectional feminist work, and intergenerational activism. As part of struggles against racism, colonialism, hetero-patriarchy, ableism, capitalism, and the violence inherent in the police and borders, she is interested in focusing not only on what we are against, but also what we are for, as we seek caring, just, and loving moments, relationships, movements, and spaces. farha-najah.com @farha.najah.art

 

Participating artist(s): 
Shabnam Zeraati (Montréal)
Farha Najah (Montréal)
Credits: 
Shabnam Zeraati, Majorité invisible, 2017
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