MAWA: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art: Artist Talk: Khadija Baker (Montreal) Artist in Residence, August 23

Thursday, August 23

7-8pm

MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free, everyone welcome!

Khadija Baker is multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centred on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement and memory. Her most recent interdisciplinary installations (textile, sculpture, audio/video) involve participative storytelling and performance. They explore the social aspects of violence in the Arab world, and specifically how it affects women and children. While in Winnipeg, Baker will be meeting with various communities to create a story exchange. She is interested in bringing newly arrived Syrian refugees together with hosting communities through workshops: one child + one parent + one story + one drawing.

Baker is MAWA's Artist in Residence from August 19 - 31, 2018.