Location: @windowwinnipeg Instagram account, May - June 2020

window winnipeg is pleased to present five artists as our Instagrammers in Residence for the months of May and June, 2020. In light of the impacts of covid-19 on artists and galleries, window launched the Instagrammers in Residence program with the aim of supporting artists and to continue artistic discourse during this difficult and uncertain time. Each artist is invited to activate window's Instagram account for one week over the course of these two months. The artists selected have diverse practices and are at various stages of their careers, engaging with gender, sexuality, and the body in distinct contexts.

@hagarmasoud_ Hagar Masoud's visual and auditory practice concentrates on her interactions with the city through actions and phenomena such as daily life, walks, storytelling, personal memory, urban transformation, and soundscapes. Her project Samira's Tales reflects on three periods of her life as a female child, adolescent, and adult in the city of Cairo within the backdrop of broader social and political contexts. Hagar is a member of the all-female photo collective, Cairo Bats.

@chukwudubemukaigwe Chukwudubem Ukaigwe is a Nigerian born artist based in Treaty 1 Territory. He is an interdisciplinary artist, choosing particular media to relay a specific idea at a given time. He views art as an entry into conversation: at times a portal into a conversation, sometimes as a take on an ongoing conversation. Chukwudubem's recent performative videos are heavily based on collaboration to explore the body, movement, and space as art mediums.

@garbagebagprincess Christina Haggar is a queer femme first-generation Lebanese-Canadian artist, writer and organizer. She is passionate about collaboration and skills-sharing as tools of community building and resistance! Her arts practice utilizes image-making, performance, poetry, installation, zines, and facilitation to grapple with diaspora, queerness, food, feminism, and intergenerational inheritance.

@c.grahamasmundson C. Graham Asmundson has been an active artist and cultural worker in the Winnipeg arts scene for the last twenty-five years. In his collaborations with his son, Jaimz Asmundson, on the short films Drawing Genesis (2008) and The Magnus (2011), the duo share similar sources of inspiration but approach art-making from different mediums. Graham's body of work is made up almost entirely of autobiographical impulses–his drawings and paintings have been labelled "quirky, queer, and controversial."

@mobolaji_o Mobolaji Ogunrosoye is a mixed-media artist born in Lagos, Nigeria, whose practice revolves around the use of collage and photography to explore self and body image. She uses her artwork to question perception and social expectations related to the female body and emotion, and to reimagine various versions of herself. Bolaji relies on her lived experience to work through conflicting views and encourage conversations around fear, shame, and self as they relate to the female body.


window is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. window is co-curated by Noor Bhangu, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, and Sarah Nesbitt.

This program was made possible with the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts council and Manitoba Arts Council.