LOMAA’s Broad Topics is excited to continue this series on femme-spectrum Canadian media artists with Calgary-based artist, writer, and musician Vivek Shraya. Shraya will be presenting a hybrid artist talk and screening in Museum London’s theatre space where she will speak about her practice and recent moving image works. The event will close with a Q&A with Shraya. This event is presented in partnership with Museum London.
Saturday March 9, 2019 | Museum London – 421 Ridout St North
Admission – $5 at the door
Accessibility Notes – Museum London is committed to accessibility for all visitors. There are two accessible parking spaces at the main entrance, a ground-level main entrance with automated doors, an elevator, accessible washrooms, and a complimentary transport chair. The event location has theatre seating with short stairs that go down to the stage. There is seating at the rear for mobile accessibility devices and/or wheelchairs. For more information, please call 519-661-0333 or visit http://museumlondon.ca/visit/accessibility
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, and film. Her best-selling new book, I’m Afraid of Men, was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part‑Time Woman, was included in CBC’s list of Best Canadian Albums of 2017. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books.
A Polaris Music Prize nominee and four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle. She is currently a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.
vivekshraya.com is the digital archive for a living trans artist of colour, featuring her music, writing, visual art and film from 2002 to present.
Museum London is Southwestern Ontario’s leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. Through public and educational programming, special events and exhibitions, Museum London strives to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of regional art, culture and history. http://museumlondon.ca