Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk featuring Emelie Chhangur | College of Arts

Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk featuring Emelie Chhangur

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Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon Street, 2nd Floor, Guelph


Join artist, and award-winning curator and writer, Emelie Chhangur (Senior Curator), as she presents the first Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk of 2020.  She has worked at AGYU for 16 years. Employing a socially-engaged curatorial practice, she creates new civic ceremonies as collaborative artworks, which includes the commissioning of complex works across all media and the creation of long-term collaborative projects performatively staged within and outside the gallery context. Questioning the contemporary art gallery’s civic and social role, her concept of “in-reach” has transformed engaged institutional practice in the arts across Canada. In 2004, Chhangur founded the AGYU’s residency program. In 2019, she won the Ontario Association of ArtGalleries inaugural BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Award and was nominated for the Toronto Arts Foundation MargoBindhardt and Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award.

This talk is presented by the University of Guelph's College of Arts, School of Fine Art and Music in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Guelph.

Free  admission, all are welcome!

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.