Open Encounters

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Through painting, filmmaking, and cultural production, Toronto-based artist Abdullah Qureshi deals with personal and collective histories, traumatic pasts, and sexuality. Drawing on the autobiography, as well as curatorial and collaborative approaches, Qureshi's recent work examines formations of queer identity and resistance in Muslim migratory contexts.

The show takes both Qureshi's work and his research projects as a starting point for a visual dialogue with other artists, theorists and cultural producers that are invited to participate with their works. In personal 1:1 settings, Qureshi will meet old and recent companions that he encountered on his way from Pakistan via Europe to Canada to discuss engaged collaborations, representation and collective memories.

Visually in conversation with Tasnim Baghdadi, Natasha Jozi, Sara Khan, Syowia Kyambi, and Gloria Zein
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherARTCO Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art or performance
EventOpen Encounters - ARTCO Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 10 Mar 202223 Apr 2022

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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