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Hiba Ali, A Proposal for Anti-Drone Architecture: Shura City, 2013

Digital Mapping and the Politics of Place

Chicago-based artist Hiba Ali has been invited by SAVAC and Modern Fuel to take part in a month-long research residency in the summer of 2017. The residency, titled Digital Mapping and the Politics of Place, engages with arts communities from Kingston to Toronto through workshops, talks and walking tours that explore the intersecting issues of race, geography and marginalization.

While Ali is conducting her residency in Kingston, she will be visiting Toronto where SAVAC has partnered with Whippersnapper Gallery to exhibit her newest installation work, Satellites. Through a series of physical and digital assemblages, Satellites maps out systems of vision by investigating landscapes known as frontiers, both “outerspace” and “Western”, digital and physical, metaphoric and literal. Satellites pushes present understandings of our mediated realities in relation to how physical and digital landscapes engulf the viewer. This multimedia installation utilizes media to make visible the subliminal codes that have historically guided our perception of imagining the world.


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HIba Ali, Con-tain-er, 2017

Upcoming Programming

In Toronto:

June 6 - Opening Night of “Satellites”
6-8pm at Whippersnapper Gallery, 594 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

June 8 - Artist Talk: Hiba Ali
6-8pm at The Commons, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON


In Kingston:

June 11 - Walking Tour of Kingston with Hiba Ali and Stéfy McKnight
Meet at 2pm at Modern Fuel, 305-370 King St W, Kingston, ON

June 13 - Animaps Tutorial—Contextualizing Kingston
7-9:30pm at Modern Fuel, 305-370 King St W, Kingston, ON

June 17 - Screening + Artist Talk: Hiba Ali
2-5pm at Modern Fuel, 305-370 King St W, Kingston, ON


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Blender 3D Modeling Workshop, lead by Hiba Ali, 2017

About Hiba Ali
Hiba Ali is a new media artist and writer based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She holds two undergraduate degrees from the School of the Art Institute Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video, New Media and Animation and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Critical Studies. Her research focuses on how diverse populations utilize digital technology in ways that empower the community. She joined Project Prospera as the Digital Storytelling, Research, and Film Coordinator in December 2015 and is involved with civic engagement and immigrant outreach projects. She is also a volunteer with the South Asian American Policy Research Institute.


Contact

For Toronto Programming:

Nahed Mansour, Artistic Director, SAVAC
nahed@savac.net

For Kingston Programming:

Michael DiRisio, Artistic Director, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
artistic@modernfuel.org