New Relationalities: Sensorial Memories, Mothering, and Creative Work

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Join Marigold Santos for an artist talk with researcher, artist, curator and educator, Marissa Largo.

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Join Marigold Santos for an artist talk about her creative practice, and her work featured in RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting, followed by a conversation with researcher, artist, curator and educator, Marissa Largo.

Marigold Santos was born in the Philippines, and immigrated with her family to Canada in 1988. She pursues an interdisciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, tattooing, and sound. Her work explores self-hood and identity that embraces multiplicity, fragmentation, and empowerment, as informed by experiences of movement and migration. She holds a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA from Concordia University. As a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she continues to exhibit widely across Canada. She maintains an active studio practice and resides in Treaty 7 Territory, in Mohkinstsis/Calgary.

Dr. Marissa Largo is an assistant professor of Creative Technologies in the Department of Visual Art and Art History in the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University. Her research focuses on the intersections of community engagement, race, gender and Asian diasporic cultural production. Her forthcoming book, Unsettling Imaginaries: Filipinx Contemporary Artists in Canada (University of Washington Press) examines the work and oral histories of artists who imagine Filipinx subjectivity beyond colonial logics. She is co-editor of Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and is the the Canada Area Editor of the Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA).

This talk will happen online. Registration essential. Opens 15 September at 11AM. Only one registration required per device/household.

Photo by John Dean, Installation view of Marigold Santos' work featured in RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting

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