in another place, not here

Ashlee Harper, A Sister of Her, Digital photo-collage on backlit film transparency, 50” x 52”, 2017

Flimon Yohannes, Our Black Lives, Digital photographs on backlit film transparency, 50” x 52”, 2017

in another place, not here

Friday, July 14, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017
Opening Reception
July 14,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

in another place, not here explores lived narratives through mapping social location in a visual landscape that is often socially and hierarchically encoded. Through an intersectional feminist gaze; we critically examine how we survive and thrive the complexities of a perceived marginalized existence. Told through multiple voices in analog and digital media work; this work examines what the margins of Toronto feels like from within. Working through a durational process exploring agency, shared space, and voice; this project will culminate in photography, video and writing. This is a collaborative project by Sister Co-Resister lead-artist Pamila Matharu with emerging self-taught practitioners Ashlee Harper, Sylvia Limbana and Flimon Yohannes, who are all based in Scarborough.

Interview by Pamila Matharu with Ashlee Harper, Sylvia Limbana and Flimon Yohannes: 

Artist Biography: 

Established in 2013, Sister Co-Resister - the collective formerly known as Bonerkill - is an feminist art collective focused on collaborative art-making and trans-disciplinary exchange. Crisscrossing public pedagogy, intersectional feminism and contemporary art; Sister Co-Resister works through social practice, installation, performance and publishing, as a catalyst for social change. 

Recent exhibits and socially-engaged projects have taken place at Xpace Cultural Centre, Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at UT Art Museum, Jouez at the Big on Bloor Festival, Window Winnipeg, and Art Gallery of Ontario's First ThursdaysSister Co-Resister will be featured in the upcoming summer exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario's Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, at Art Gallery of Ontario and this fall, at Art Gallery of York University's Migrating the Margins. 

Sister Co-Resister is: Kiera Boult, Marilyn Fernandes, Ananda Gabo, Ashlee Harper, Shaista Latif, Syliva Limbana, Pamila Matharu, Sofia Mesa, and Annie Wong.