Public Talk by Artist Sameer Farooq
18 Apr

Studio for Immediate Spaces is thrilled to announce a public talk by artist and Rietveld alumnus Sameer Farooq.

Thursday 18. April
Theory Stair, Sandberg’s FedLev building (Fred. Roeskestraat 98)

Sameer Farooq is a Canadian artist of Pakistani and Ugandan Indian descent. With a versatile approach that shifts between sculpture, photography, documentary film, and anthropological methods, Farooq foregrounds community-based models of knowledge production and an array of contemplative practices in order to suggest new ways of narrating our cultural histories. The result is often a collaborative work which counterbalances how dominant institutions speak about our lives: a counter-archive, new additions to a museum collection, or a buried history made visible. Together with the public he works to redress the role of exhibition and collection-based practices by employing decolonial, queer, and critical race lenses. In his talk at Sandberg Farooq will focus on his foodways research, specifically on the importance of building tandoor ovens and working with flatbread libraries.

Farooq has held exhibitions at institutions around the world including the Venice Architecture Biennale (2023), Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (2023), Fonderie Darling, Montréal (2022); Koffler Gallery, Toronto (2021); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2017); Institute of Islamic Culture, Paris (2017); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016); The British Library, London (2015); Maquis Projects, Izmir (2015); Artellewa, Cairo (2014); and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2011). Reviews dedicated to his work have been published by Art Forum, Canadian Art, The Washington Post, BBC Culture, Hyperallergic, Artnet, The Huffington Post, and C Magazine.


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