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Image: Bloody Boats: Infinite Journeys 2.0 by Akshata Naik. Photo credit: Camille Rojas

About the Exhibition

HOME(LAND) is a series of three multimedia exhibitions examining how concepts of land intersect and dialogue with the fluid, and shifting characteristics of identity, belonging, and home across and between races, regions, cultures, and nations with connections to the four elemental energies from which all of life is created, water, earth, fire and air.

Bodies of Water: September 22 – December 31, 2021

Terra Firma: February 16 - May 29, 2022 

Lightning Souls:  June 15 – October 2, 2022

About the Exhibition

September 22 - December 31, 2021

HOME(LAND)Bodies of Water examines water as the first element we came to know, as it gently cradled us and holds us. Water is one of the four primary elements from which all of life is created, along with fire, air and earth.  Water is a predominant and vital element that connects us to the land and to one another.    

The works selected for this exhibition explore the element of water and its different means in unique emotional, spiritual, cultural and socio-political ways intersecting with different cultural notions, and belief systems from a perspective of belonging, collective resilience and resistance. 

February 16 - May 29, 2022

HOME(LAND): Terra Firma, the second of the series, explores the earth as a powerful natural element that connects us to the land, the territory that we inhabit and where we build  the fabric of our home. The selected works tackle ideas of bio-politics, environmental governance, cultural borders, social displacement, and erasure from a perspective of individual resilience, community resistance and participation.       

Rooted in observation and interaction with natural landscapes, the selected works examine notions of identity and kinship and their interconnected and inextricable systems existing with the element of the earth, the land, and all living things.   

HOME(LAND) programming considers the possibility of opening diaspora discourses from a perspective of reconciliation where artists from different backgrounds and Indigenous peoples can share their experiences and commonalities in relationship to the land, as it encompasses a deep sense of community, spirituality, and identity for both.   

Explore the online components of the HOME(LAND) exhibition.

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About the Curator

Claudia Arana

Claudia Arana is a Latinx Independent Curator and Cultural Connector who has installed her practice at the intersection of artistic platforms which promote diversity and inclusion of varied cultural perspectives. Drawing from a mestizo background, Claudia’s curatorial work centers on in-between, and mixed cultures that develop along physical, political and social borders. She studied Art Theory and Critical Thinking at the School of Visual Arts, and Advanced Critique at the International Centre of Photography, both in New York. Currently, she is the Operations Manager at Sur Gallery, Toronto’s first gallery space dedicated to promoting contemporary Latin American artistic practices. 


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