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AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Esmaa Mohamoud

A Seat Above the Table (Warren Moon), Esmaa Mohamoud

Esmaa Mohamoud. A Seat Above The Table (Warren Moon), 2018. found rattan peacock chair, rattan, paint, tape, plastic, adhesive, nails, Overall: 289.6 × 66 × 66 cm. Purchase, with funds from Michael & Diane Hasley and Liza Mauer & Andrew Sheiner, 2019.  © Esmaa Mohamoud, courtesy Georgia Scherman Projects.  2019/2264.

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AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Esmaa Mohamoud

Thursday, May 27, 4 pm
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AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Esmaa Mohamoud

Developed specifically for emerging artists, this conversation between artist Esmaa Mohamoud and AGO curator Wanda Nanibush explores Mohamoud’s work and how she maintains a creative practice. Drawing on personal examples from her own experience, Esmaa will discuss her recent sculptures and installations, her exhibition and residency experiences, and what has sustained her over the past year.

Esmaa Mohamoud (Canadian, b. 1992), is a Toronto based African-Canadian artist. She holds a BFA from Western University (2014) and an MFA from OCAD University (2016). Recently, Mohamoud has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Montreal and the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities Gallery, USA. Upcoming exhibitions include: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, travelling from Museum London to: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ottawa Art Gallery and Winnipeg Art Gallery and Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art, curated by Dr. Alexandra Schwartz, Ph.D., Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA.

Wanda Nanibush is Curator, Indigenous Art at the AGO. Selected AGO exhibitions include Karoo Ashevak (2019), Rebecca Belmore Facing the Monumental (2018), JS McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art (2018), Rita Letendre: Fire & Light (2017), Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 (2016).

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