South Asian Visual Art Centre (SAVAC)

South Asian Visual Art Centre (SAVAC)  

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is the only non-profit, artist-run centre in Canada dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary visual art by South Asian artists. Our mission is to produce innovative programs that critically explore issues and ideas shaping South Asian identities and experiences. We encourage work that is challenging, experimental and engaged in critical discussions on visual forms and processes, and which offer new perspectives on the contemporary world.


SAVAC develops and produces exhibitions, and a range of contemporary visual art interventions and programs. SAVAC works without a gallery space, and typically in collaboration with other artist-run centres, public galleries and visual arts organizations. This collaborative process of working allows us to foster important ties with the mainstream art community, encouraging an exchange of ideas and perspectives, and increasing our organizational reach and visibility.


SAVAC’s programming is national in scope, but we are actively engaged with regional and international discussions informing the development of contemporary South Asian art. SAVAC plays a vital role in the visual arts sector in Canada by advocating for South Asian artists and culturally diverse issues and practices.  
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arrow_rightMonitor 10: South Asian Experimental Film & Video
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:00

Screening followed by a discussion with: Anahita Norouzi (artist) & Rachel Berger (Associate Professor of History, Concordia University) Free entrance For the fourth consecutive year, articule is proud to...
21 Jan 2015   |   [comment_count]  



arrow_rightMonitor 11: South Asian Experimental Film & Video
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 18:00

articule is proud to partner, for the fifth consecutive year, with the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) to present Monitor 11 : South Asian Experimental Film & Video. Titled These Monsters are Real and...
02 Dec 2015   |   [comment_count]  



arrow_rightMonitor 12: Figures Pointing Outside the Frame
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 19:00

articule is pleased to present SAVAC’s Monitor 12: Figures Pointing Outside the Frame, a video program co-curated by Toronto-based curator/artist Oliver Husain as well as Jakarta-based programmers at ARKIPEL...
01 Feb 2018   |   [comment_count]  


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arrow_rightStreams, Torrents, and Waves
December 07, 2013

Streams, Torrents, and Waves brings together eleven video art works that speak to bodies in flow. Drawing on Arjun Appadurai’s notion of global flows, these videos examine bodies negotiating...
07 Jan 2014   |   [comment_count]  


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