236 Pender St East,
KWÍKWI: Lauren Brevner and James Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun Harry
Until 10 February 2024
T. +1 604.683.7395
30 June–30 June 2018
Curated by: Christina Battle
Support and Connection Through Writing
Zachary Ayotte, Nadia Kurd, Nasrin Himada, Maiko Tanaka, Christina Battle
is a Canadian artist and writer. He was born in Yellowknife, NT and raised in Edmonton, AB. He has a background in English and photography and his practice combines lens-based work with written texts. Drawing on the metaphor of an asymptote, his work is interested in invisible forces and systems and how they affect the ways we engage with bodies and spaces. He lives in Edmonton, AB.
(she/her) is a second-generation Muslim Canadian and art historian. Her research interests include contemporary Islamic art and architecture, as well as Indigenous art and visual culture from North America. Nadia was the Curator of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery from 2010-2018 and she is currently the Curator of the University of Alberta’s Art Collection in Edmonton.
is a Palestinian writer and curator currently based in Kingston Ontario, on Anishnaabe and Haudenosuanee Territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in national and international contemporary art publications, including Canadian Art, The Funambulist, C Magazine, MICE, and Fuse, among others. They have collaborated with film festivals and art institutions in Canada and the US, among them the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Trinity Square Video, Fondation PHI pour l’art contemporain, and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Nasrin’s recent project For Many Returns typifies their current curatorial interests; the series is designed as a way to explore the possibilities of art writing as a relational act. Since its debut at Dazibao in Montréal, it has toured across Canada, the US and Europe. From 2019-2021, Nasrin held the position of curator at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg on Treaty One Territory. Currently, they hold the position of Associate Curator at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
is a curator based in the ancestral and unceded territory of Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). Her practice is influenced by her ongoing study of science fiction (namely Octavia Butler) and a recent focus on Shin Buddhist theology. For her curatorial projects Maiko works in conversation with artists and other practitioners to cultivate conditions for deep listening into non dualistic languages intertwined with the past, present and future temporalities that specific art works or practices invoke. She has curated projects for Toronto Biennial, Trinity Square Video, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Onsite Gallery at OCADU, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (now, Art Museum at University of Toronto) InterAccess, Gendai, and Casco in Utrecht/NL. She co-edited The Grand Domestic Revolution Handbook (Casco) and Model Minority (Gendai) and has written for Scapegoat, C Magazine, and various artist publications. Maiko currently works as the Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.