The Mark S. Bonham Centre of Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto announces the commencement of a new program for an artist-in-residence beginning in September 2020. The Centre residency is founded to support an artist whose work centres on LGBTQ2S+ and QTBIPOC lives, communities, histories, and cultures. The residency culminates in an exhibition of the resident’s work-in-progress.
The inaugural 2020-21 residency is awarded to Michèle Pearson Clarke. Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist, writer and educator working in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at Le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; the Royal Ontario Museum; LagosPhoto Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Maryland Institute College of Art; ltd los angeles; and Ryerson Image Centre and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto. She is currently a sessional lecturer in the Documentary Media Studies program at Ryerson University, and the Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto (2019-2022).
Congratulations Michèle! You can read an interview with Michèle HERE.