Pamila Matharu

Pamila Matharu

In an intentional act to examine the parallel processes of decolonization, disruption of the colonial gaze, desire and the complicit role of the immigrant-settler, over the course of the residency Pamila Matharu will create a new body of work, The Garden of Kama, which will be exhibited at A Space in spring 2019. The creation of this project works through the four R's: respect, relevance, reciprocity and responsibilty while also exploring feminist geographies of difference.  

 

Pamila Matharu (1973, Birmingham, UK) is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and cultural producer. Her practice engages close readings of gaps, omissions and fissures of the ‘other’ experience, the unexamined intersectional feminist life and the minutiae of the everyday. She received her undergraduate degrees in Visual Arts and Fine Arts Education in 2002 from York University, and has been grant recipient from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Art Councils, awarded the Marion McMahon Award (2003 Images Festival), Best Up and Coming Toronto Film/Video Maker (2003 Inside Out Festival), and Untitled Art Awards’ Jury's Choice Awards (2004) for the short-lived Toronto Alternative Art Fair International and UAA’s 2005 nomination for the long running Come Up to My Room: The Gladstone Hotel’s Alternative Design Exhibition she co-founded in 2003. Upcoming 2017 collaborative projects and exhibits will take place at Gallery 44, AGO, and Art Gallery of York University. www.pamilamatharu.com