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!