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Exhibition Tour: Unit 17
October 15, 2020
Please join us for an exhibition tour at Unit 17
Gabi Dao & geetha thurairajah
Dao (b. 1991) addresses the structures that influence biography, history and memory. Her interdisciplinary practice insists on counter-memory, hyphenation, multiple truths and blurred temporalities through the pursuit of sculpture, installation, moving image and sound. Dao is a co-organizer of exhibitions, readings, musical performances and other happenings at Avenue (2013-2015) and Duplex Artist Society (2015-present). She has recently exhibited at the Kamias Triennale, Quezon City, Philippines (2020); the Nanaimo Art Gallery (2017) and Vancouver institutions such as grunt gallery, Simon Fraser University’s Audain Gallery (both 2019); the Western Front, Artspeak (both 2017); 221a and Spare Room (both 2015).
thurairajah (b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Sackville, New Brunswick. thurairajah studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design and Wilfrid Laurier University. Recent exhibitions include Migration is more momentous than ancient invasions, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; No body to talk to, Invisible Exports, New York; Downward Flower, Fourteen30, Portland (all 2019); An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries (2018); Mingling with flowers panthers’ eyes, The New Gallery, Calgary; Here’s Looking at You, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (both 2017) and Goodbye here no matter where, 8eleven, Toronto (2016).
Image credit: Gabi Dao, “Laying starched dandelion day job (I quit!!!)”, 2020, tapioca starch, vegetable glycerin, water, vinegar, dandelions, aluminum, ashes, sand, graphite powder, bentonite clay, turmeric, cumin, coriander, dandelion.