Art in the Spotlight: Quentin VerCetty

Quentin VerCetty

Quentin VerCetty. Image by Dan Pearce.


@ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Art in the Spotlight: Quentin VerCetty

Tuesday, November 24, 4 pm

Join artist Quentin VerCetty and artistic producer and curator Umbereen Inayet for a convesation about his recent work.

Quentin VerCetty is an award winning visual storyteller, art educator and graduate of OCAD University. His work uses speculative narratives like Afrofuturism to address issues of representation, immigration, decolonization, and the lack of (what he calls) PDAA (Public display of Appreciation for Africa(ns). Quentin has featured work on every continent in places like Mexico, Haiti, Peru, Australia, United Arab Empire and Germany. His passion for artivism, using art as a tool for social change, lead to starting the Canadian chapter of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAMCanada) in Toronto, 2016 and has since then continue to spread it across the nation. Through his work he hopes to engage minds and inspire hearts to help to make the world a better place not only for today but for many tomorrows to come.

Umbereen Inayet is an Artistic Producer and Curator with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and an Undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Umbereen has been an Artistic Producer for Nuit Blanche Toronto for over a decade working on projects with artists, curators and studios including Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola, John Akomfrah, Director X, Drake, Floria Sigismondi, HXOUSE, Daniel Arsham, eL Seed and JR.

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