Exile Series = Rising Sadness: Performance and Artists' Talk by Ali Asgar


Join us for a free performance and artist's talk by Ali Asgar

 
DateTuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.

Free

Presented by Art and Social Change, The President’s Office and Onsite Gallery
Co-sponsored by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) and ASAAP (Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention)

 

Regrettably, Ali Asgar is unable to attend this event in person. They will be participating via live video, projected in Onsite Gallery.

They are unable to travel since, this winter, their visa was denied by the Canadian government. This time it has been inexplicably held up. We support the artists’ proposal to continue to present the event as scheduled, as a form of protest and to promote awareness of restricted border control and the barriers in place against mobility.

 

Ali Asgar is a Bangladeshi transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose performances and visual narratives arise from growing up queer in a heteronormative class-based society. Their provocative street performances and gallery exhibitions exposed them to serious risk in Dhaka and, in 2016, they were awarded an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship at the University of Maine. They are currently working on an MFA in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ali has exhibited at the Dhaka Arts Summit, the Kolkata International Performance Festival and the Asian Art Biennial. Their work has been produced in Boston, Chicago and New York City, where they were a featured artist at the PEN World Voice Festival.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Photo by Amy Pears.



Ali Asgar photo by Amy Pears
DateTuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.

Free

Presented by Art and Social Change, The President’s Office and Onsite Gallery
Co-sponsored by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) and ASAAP (Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention)

 

Regrettably, Ali Asgar is unable to attend this event in person. They will be participating via live video, projected in Onsite Gallery.

They are unable to travel since, this winter, their visa was denied by the Canadian government. This time it has been inexplicably held up. We support the artists’ proposal to continue to present the event as scheduled, as a form of protest and to promote awareness of restricted border control and the barriers in place against mobility.

 

Ali Asgar is a Bangladeshi transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose performances and visual narratives arise from growing up queer in a heteronormative class-based society. Their provocative street performances and gallery exhibitions exposed them to serious risk in Dhaka and, in 2016, they were awarded an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship at the University of Maine. They are currently working on an MFA in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ali has exhibited at the Dhaka Arts Summit, the Kolkata International Performance Festival and the Asian Art Biennial. Their work has been produced in Boston, Chicago and New York City, where they were a featured artist at the PEN World Voice Festival.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Photo by Amy Pears.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Ali Asgar photo by Amy Pears
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