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November 13, 2021

Artist Talk: Sona Safaei-Sooreh

Hosted by Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Centre A’s executive director/curator Henry Heng Lu will be in conversation with Centre A’s current exhibiting artist Sona Safaei-Sooreh about her practice and research in relation to her Centre A exhibition, Revolving: a family tale. A Q&A will follow.

Revolving: a family tale is a multimedia exhibition that revisits the semi-colonial history of the Iranian oil industry and attempts to compare the story of its nationalization with present-day political affairs.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Sona Safaei-Sooreh is an Iranian–born artist based in Toronto. She holds a B.Sc. from Azad University and a BFA from OCAD University. In 2017, she graduated from the MVS program at the University of Toronto. Her practice is largely concept-driven, and in many instances, it positions itself in discourses around literary theory, political economy, and institutional critique.

Safaei-Sooreh has shown her work nationally and internationally in venues such as hinterland galerie (Vienna), Art Athina Platform Projects (Athens), Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), Artspace (Peterborough), Mohsen Gallery (Tehran), KunstraumKreuzberg/Bethanien and nGbK (Berlin), Cite internationale des arts (Paris), De Bond (Bruges), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Thomas Erben Gallery (New York), SESC Vila Mariana (São Paulo), Aaran Gallery (Tehran), and Parkingallery (Tehran). In addition, her work was part of a travelling exhibition called PROJECT 35: VOLUME 2, which has toured around the world.


Closed captioning will be available.

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Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

205-268 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1X5, Canada

Phone number: (604) 683-8326

Email: info@centrea.org

Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a leading public art gallery currently situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. It is a registered charity and the only public art gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives since 1999.