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Talking about Artist Talks with Hiba Abdallah
Talking about Artist Talks with Hiba Abdallah

Tue, Mar 15



Talking about Artist Talks with Hiba Abdallah

Hosted by Union Gallery.

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Time & Location

Mar 15, 2022, 6:00 p.m. EDT


About the Event

Do you sometimes get flustered when someone asks you about your art practice? Do you get nervous about being asked to speak on demand about your work—be it for a large audience at an event or a one-on-one conversation in your studio?

You don’t need to be a wordsmith but finding the language and practicing talking about your art or even ideas behind your work can propel and even help define an artist’s career. In this professional development workshop, artist Hiba Abdallah will walk us through the essentials of what goes into a meaningful artist talk and how to better structure our ideas.


Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who frequently works with others. Her practice explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. She has created work across media—from public interventions to community projects, gallery exhibitions, and publications.

Her recent exhibitions and public projects include 100 years then and hereafter at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Everything I Wanted to Tell You for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, Rehearsing Disagreement for MOCA Toronto and A List of Antagonisms for the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener, ON. She currently lives and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River.

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