ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
The symposium seeks to address the systemic barriers faced by the Latin American and Latinx community in Canada and will identify common grounds from where to begin an analysis with the intention to develop strategies of resistance, build networks of solidarity and exchange, improve the livelihood of art practitioners, and grant opportunities for an underrepresented community.
The symposium will be a 4-day gathering of a range of voices concerned with Latin American and Latinx art in Canada. Our intention is to build community, valuable contacts, and long-lasting networks. During the symposium we will offer opportunities to engage with artists and scholars during various events, expand perspectives, and develop frameworks for the study ofLatin American and Latinx art in Canada.
Recordings will be coming soon!
Day 1: The Power of Advocacy and Collectivity
Day 2: Questioning Notions of Mestizaje
Day 3: Intersectional Queer and Feminist Identities
Day 4: Decolonizing Practices
Spatial Ecologies: Artistic responses to the pandemic across the Americas
Key Note Address and Latin American Speaker Series: Kency Cornejo
Closing Address and Latin American Speaker Series:
Nelson Maldonado Torres
About the Chairs
Thank you to our sponsors and community partners:
The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Canada, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37, Hemispheric Encounters, Performance Studies Canada, York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, The Power Plant, Institute for Creative Exchange, Department of Visual Arts Western University, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Vtape, Mujer Artista, and York University’s Graduate Student Association.