Visual Arts Visiting Speaker series presents

Farheen Haq

Recorded OCTOBER 18, 2023

Farheen Haq (b. 1977, she/they) is a South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who lives and works on unceded Lkwungen Territory. She was born and raised on Haudenosaunee Territory, in the Niagara region of Ontario, amongst a tight-knit Muslim community. Her multidisciplinary practice, which often employs video, installation and performance, is informed by interiority, relationality, family work, embodiment, ritual and spiritual practice. Haqs current work focuses on understanding her family history on Turtle Island, caregiving and the body as a continuum of culture and time. 

She has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally, including in New York, Toronto, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lahore, Hungary, and Romania. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Maternal Interior at the Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, Michigan), I am my mothers daughter at Campbell River Art Gallery, Sentirse en Casa at Casa Cultura Gallery (Medellín, Colombia), Fashionality at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, ON), Collected Resonance at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and The Emperors New Clothes at Talwar Gallery (New York).

Haq received her Bachelor of Arts in International Development from the University of Toronto, her Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, and her Master of Fine Arts from York University (Toronto). In 2014, Haq was nominated for Canadas preeminent contemporary art prize, the Sobey Art Award.