Age, Ableism and Art Panel Discussion


Golboo Amani, Age, Ableism and Art, Courtesy of the artist.

Age, Ableism and Art Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

In her final act as the Varley Art Gallery’s Community Artist in Residence, Golboo Amani hosts Age, Ableism and Art, on Saturday, October 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A one hour tour and performance in the gallery will be followed by a casual round table discussion. Join us to learn more about these important issues. This event takes place in an accessible venue and will include ASL interpretation and live captioning. RSVP at


About the artist:

Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works. Amani utilizes familiar social engagements and patterns of performativity as ready-made sites for aesthetic intervention and critical engagement. The artist’s work often addresses the conditions of knowledge production that render epistemic violence as invisible, insignificant and benign. Much of her work focuses on interventions or alternatives to formal sites of pedagogy to include forms, contexts and content normally excluded from institutionalized knowledge production. By expanding sites of pedagogy to include the streets, backyards, homes, public transit, Amani intends to produce non-hierarchical pedagogical experiences that speak to collective agency and egalitarian epistemology. Such principles are present in her innovative Unsettling Settlers: Intervention Game, a social practice work and artist multiple.

Amani’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Art Gallery of York University, Creative Time Summit, Art Gallery of Ontario, Articule, XPACE Artist-Run Centre, Encuentro: Hemispheric Institute, Union Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Rats9 Gallery, Rhubarb Festival, FADO Emerging Artist Series, TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City), 221A Artist-Run Centre, and the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art. Amani is also recognized for her curatorial work in Toronto Performance Art Collective’s 7a*md8 and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art as well as Whippersnapper’s first Sidewalk Screenings series.


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