Artscape Gibraltar Point | May 2016
Photo Credit: FAC and Jacqueline To
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There and Here: Identities in Diaspora in the Contemporary Moment
Hamilton Artist Inc.
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
There and Here
Nedda Baba, Diana Hosseini, and Nikkie To
Curated by Abedar Kamgari
Hamilton Artist Inc. | James Gallery
March 26 – May 14, 2016
There and Here investigates how emerging Canadian artists in diaspora are exploring, constructing, and challenging identity through their art practices. The women in this exhibition occupy precarious spaces between multiple cultures and use their unique positions to address heteronormative gender roles and representational politics specifically as they apply to women of colour. At a time when the global refugee crisis is a common topic of conversation, There and Here looks to these young artists to better understand the experiences of migrants in a country that prides itself on its multiculturalism. Baba contemplates the nostalgia and longing that incites immigrants’ desire to preserve cultural traditions outside of their homeland. Hosseini’s kinetic works comment on the flattening of culture that occurs through appropriation and generalization, forcing viewers to confront their biases and preconceptions. To’s paintings deal with the overwhelming feelings of alienation and loneliness that many immigrants face as they try to navigate often contradicting personal and sociocultural expectations. There and Herepresents three diverse voices on identity and immigration, hoping to start a dialogue on diasporic experiences of young first and second generation Canadian women of colour in Hamilton’s growing art scene.
Red Gate Residency
Top Left to Bottom Right: Nikkie To, Yuan, Xinru, Josie Martin, Mario Duyuchen, Bertram Haude, Edwin Easydorchik, Maud Craigie, Alia Pathan, Alex Silva (not in photo/taking picture)
Red Gate: Artist-in-Residence
Thank you everyone who showed support during this campaign! I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.
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Red Gate: Artist-in-Residence Indiegogo Campaign
CCA Travel Grant
A very big thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for offering me the Capacity Building Initiative: Travel Grant to support my artist residency at Red Gate Residency!
Other Lakes, Oil, 2015
Commissioned by Robert Morton
The Artist Catalogue
Featured Artists: Allan Banford, Shenequa Brooks, Diane Englander, Genevieve Gaudreau, Kayle Karbowski, Nina Meledandri, Rehan Miskci, Ekterina Popova, Marie Ringwald, Melissa Robin, Nikki Soppelsa, and Nikkie To
Featured Writers: John Blue, Dillon Coulahan, Kelly Hams Pearson, and Lucas Wetzel
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The Artist Catalogue: Summer 2015 | Volume 4 Issue 2
You Will Forget, Oil, 2015
Commissioned by Spencer Banfield
Studio Visit from Fierce Mag
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Fierce Mag: Issue 2 | Studio Visit with Nikkie To
Selected by the McMaster Museum of Art curators.
Team: Miguel Chavez, Olivia Rozema, Nikkie To, Livia Tsang
Cindrel Mountains, Sibiu, Romania
On the Beaches, Varna, Bulgaria
Bar Rooftops and the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey