CAAF Residency, September – October 2020
My studio practice involves a diverse range of materials and processes. I use porcelain clay body, text and digital image making to create social and political thoughts within installation art and conceptual art. By using the text-based artwork, my narrative became not only about immigrants or replaced individuals but also about displaced individuals including refugees, exiles, and travellers who have experienced the processes and procedures in a new country and culture in multicultural context in Canada. I explore how the power of language can form and shape the immigrant individuals and diasporic bodies. The intent is to invite an audience who are/not themselves migrants or a member of a diaspora and reflect their experience and its political contextualization through experiencing materials of art works in a gallery space and/or institutional environment.
We acknowledge the generous support of the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and of Calgary Arts Development.