Art in the Spotlight: Pamila Matharu

a photo diptych of artist Pamila Matharu dancing on a city street, the images framed in borders of red, pink, yellow, orange and navy blue
Pamila Matharu (b.1973), shadow dancing on Queen St W, 2002, chromogenic print diptych, unique dimensions


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Art in the Spotlight: Pamila Matharu

Tuesday June 30, 4 PM

Join artist Pamila Matharu in conversation with Adrienne Connelly, Programming & Outreach Librarian and Amy Marshall Furness, the Rosamond Ivey Special Collections and Archivist and Head, Library & Archives at the AGO about Matharu’s experimental documentary stuck between an archive and an aesthetic, and the politics of archives.

Pamila Matharu is an immigrant-settler of north Indian Panjabi-Sikh descent, born in Birmingham, England, based in Tkarón:to (Toronto). As an artist, she explores a range of transdisciplinary feminist issues, blurring the lines between objects, activism, community organizing, and public pedagogies. Her practices include object making (installation, collage, film/video/photography), curating/organizing, artist-led teaching, arts administration/advocacy, and social practice.

Adrienne Connelly holds a BFA from NSCAD University, an MLIS from McGill University, and an MA Art History from Concordia University. She has worked as a Librarian at la Bibliothèque des jeunes de Montréal, the Alberta College of Art and Design, and the Toronto Public Library. Adrienne joined the AGO as Programming & Outreach Librarian in 2017.

Amy Marshall Furness is the Rosamond Ivey Special Collections and Archivist and Head, Library & Archives at the AGO, where she leads the collection development and public programs of the E.P. Taylor Library & Archives. She has had responsibility for the AGO’s Special Collections for over 15 years, leading the acquisition of numerous artists’ archives and related collections. Amy earned her doctorate at the University of Toronto, on the archives of artist Vera Frenkel, in 2012.

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