Visual Arts Visiting Speaker series presents
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. Haq’s current work focuses on understanding her family history on Turtle Island, caregiving and the body as a continuum of culture and time.
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 Canada’s preeminent contemporary art prize, the Sobey Art Award.