Dana Claxton is a Vancouver interdisciplinary artist who works in film, video and performance. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Walter Philips Gallery at Banff Centre and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her performances have been presented at AKA in Saskatoon, the Western Front and as part of Grunt Gallery’s Live at the End of the Century Performance Festival. Claxton’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at OCAD University. She is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and the pedagogical possibilities of art works produced by “other” Canadians in articulating broader perspectives of Canadian identities. Her broader interest is in the ways in which art, “culture” and “education” can be employed to illuminate complex issues that pertain to social justice, citizenship, belonging and nationhood. She is the recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Fatona has published scholarly articles, catalogue essays and book chapters in a range of publications.Some examples of her curatorial projects include: Queer Collaborations (1993), Across Borders (1995/6), Cadboro Bay: Index to an Incomplete History (1999), The Attack of the Sandwich Men (2001), Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora (2006-2008), Fibred Optics (2009-10), Will Work for Food (2011), Land Marks (2013-14) and Settling in Place (2018).
Ashok Mathur is a writer, cultural organizer, and artist-researcher. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. His recent novels include Once Upon an Elephant, a contemporary re-visioning of the Mahabharata’s creation story of Ganesh, and The Short, Happy Life of Harry Kumar, a retelling of the Ramayana through the lenses of current globalized politics and movements. His most recent project, A Little Distillery in Nowgong, is a multifaceted novel tracing the migration of a Parsi family from pre-independence India through postcolonial contexts and travels.
Mohammad Salemy is an artist and curator of the DADABASE Gallery. He is also known for his writing and activism. Born in Iran and a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, he is currently a MA student at the University of British Columbia. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally.
Racing thru Space
DANA CLAXTON, ROY KIYOOKA, NANCY LALICON, ASHOK MATHUR, SUR MEHAT, MELINDA MOLLINEAUX, SHANI MOOTOO, NHAN DUC NGUYEN, MOHAMMAD SALEMY, HENRY TSANG, SHARYN YUEN
June 25–July 23, 1994
An exhibition organized in conjunction with the Writing thru Race Writers’ Conference.