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September 21, 2021

The Artist as Artwork: Autobiographical Art, From Trauma to Resilience

Hosted by Eyelevel

For artists of all kind, writers, and creative spirits.

Eyelevel and Kinetic Studio are pleased to co-present our newest workshop, The Artist as Artwork: Autobiographical Art, From Trauma to Resilience with the incredible anti-disciplinary artist and arts embodiment educator, Ghinwa Yassine.

In this part-talk part-exercise session, participants will take a close look at the impulses that drive autobiographical works of art and the intentions behind them. Participants will delve into the process of different autobiographical and confessional artists as well as artists whose works examine collective trauma.

The works will be explored through these three lenses: RECREATING PERSONAL NARRATIVES, EXORCISING FAMILY WOUNDS, and RECLAIMING COLLECTIVE HISTORIES. One of the purposes of this workshop is to uncover the potential of autobiographical art to transform one’s narrative from TRAUMA to RESILIENCE, by allowing artists to uncover hidden memories, owning them, and transforming them into seeds for creativity.


Contact Liliona Quarmyne at director@kinetic.ca about any access needs, dietary restrictions or sensitivities.



2482 Maynard St, Halifax, NS, B3K 1K4, Canada

Phone number: 902 425 6412

Email: director@eyelevel.art

Eyelevel is an arts worker/artist-run organization mandated to present and support the development of socially-relevant and thought-provoking artistic practices locally, regionally and nationally. Eyelevel supports artists through residencies, mentorship, publishing and presentation outside of a traditional gallery context that is accompanied by care-oriented and trauma-informed artistic, professional and personal support. Eyelevel aims to raise public awareness and capacity of our local arts community; particularly artists and arts workers who have been historically underserved and misrepresented in the contemporary art dialogue. Eyelevel strives to be a connector between artists, communities and the broader public, to constantly question the balance of power and work against systemic oppression and discrimination by centring anti-violence and pro-survivor practices. Eyelevel works in treaty to build a more inclusive and caring world through art, and to advance positive change within the arts through its operations, policies and programming.