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Artist Talk by Dr. Emilia Yang at OCAD University in Toronto

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Presented by OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design, and Faculty of Arts & Science

The Welcoming Committee is a multi-disciplinary transmedia art initiative at OCAD University. This pilot program aims to create a platform for exchanging ideas on anti-racist and anti-oppressive methodologies and modes of collaboration with university collectives in Canada and the United States. In collaboration with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, we are pleased to announce an artist talk by Assistant Professor Dr. Emilia Yang (Nicaragua/​USA).

Stamps Assistant Professor Dr. Emilia Yang is a Central American artist, memory organizer, and researcher whose practice spans various forms of digital media (XR, transmedia, web, interactive, films, archives, performance, games, and public interventions). Her work focuses on community-based feminist, anti-racist, and transformative justice projects.

Her practice-based research investigates the roles of memory, violence, emotions, performance, and participation in political imagination. She is the Director of AMA y No Olvida, Memory Museum Against Impunity,” a conceptual, transmedia, and community memory museum. The museum uses participatory art and design to remember and demand justice for the victims of state violence in Nicaragua.

Join us for this artist talk with Dr. Yang, in which she will share her practice as a memory keeper to acknowledge and remember the political resistance of communities in Nicaragua and Central America.

Thursday, March 21, 7 to 9 pm

OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD)
115 McCaul St, Level 3
Toronto, ON, CA, M5T 1G1

Free to the Public

Wheelchair accessible

This event is supported in part by an OCAD University SSHRC Explore and Exchange Research Seed Grant.
Events co-sponsors: Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University and Sur Gallery
Co-programmers: soJin Chun, Marton Robinson, Fidelia Lam