Set: Art Performance and Talk-Back

Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Place: SFU Woodward’s 149 W. Hastings

Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada

Set: Art Performance and Talk-Back

With multi-media artists Umesh M.S. and Jason Baerg in discussion with Raghavendra Rao K.V., curator of Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada

Public art in Punjabi Market | UBC Asian Centre | SFU Woodward’s Atrium

Organized by the South Asian Canadian Histories Association

Made possible with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Fund/Canadian Heritage, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the City of Vancouver.

Jason Baerg (Cree Metis / German) is an Indigenous curator, educator, and visual artist. Upcoming 2017 curatorial projects include exhibitions with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and the University of Toronto. He currently is teaching as Assistant Professor in Indigenous Practices in Contemporary Painting and Media Art at OCAD University. Dedicated to community development, he founded and incorporated the Metis Artist Collective and has served as volunteer Chair for such organizations as the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition. Creatively, as a visual artist, he pushes new boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting and new media installation. For more information about his work, please visit

Umesh Maddanahalli Shivanna is an artist based in Bangalore, India. He belongs to a generation of artists from Bangalore, India that was instrumental in introducing Installation and Conceptual art to the Indian art scene. He experimented with what could be termed as the first earth art piece in 1996 titled “Earth Work- a time and site-specific project.” He worked on‘Us from Them’, a performance piece at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart in 2001. He created a video piece for a show titled ‘Communication and War’ in Graz, Austria in 2001. He has incorporated cooking and food as one more element in his work over the last decade. Umesh has conducted many workshops for students of art and taken part in many international residencies.