Desi’s in the Diaspora: An Exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site
For this juried exhibit we encourage young, Canadian contemporary artists to submit photographic work which reflects upon Canadians of South Asian heritage – now and in the past. Each submitted project can consist of a maximum of five photographs. Photographs submitted to this exhibit should represent the artist’s ideas or perspectives on the diversity of experiences, aesthetics, cultural embodiments, religious symbolism, etc. The word “desi” speaks to the dual nature of identity for Canadian South Asians.
Areas of engagement
Here are some examples of questions which could be of help in creating the project:
Each submitted photographic project must be accompanied with an artist statement of maximum 250 words which narrates the story behind the 5 photographs.
How to apply
Submissions need to be accompanied by: Name (First and last); Title of the submitted project; year project was created; artist statement (max 250 words); 5 photographs (with information of the materials used); short artist bio which includes details of your education, awards and honours, exhibition history, current affiliations and photograph of yourself by using the application form attached to this document. Photographs will be selected by a jury.
Entries must be sent by email or CD to the following address:
Address: The South Asian Studies Institute
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
BC, V2S 7M8
10 artists will be selected for the exhibition and will receive a prize of $100 granted by the Jury.
Deadline submissions: September 30, 2017
Artists will be informed about the selection by October 19, 2017
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Email for any additional info, extended info available on the website: www.ufv.ca/SASI