Between Us / May 25 - 31, 2012
The gestures of our bodies communicate on many levels. I use photography and video to look at the body and the messages our bodies hold and relate. I like to zoom in on everyday gestures. “Between Us” examines an intimate exchange between two people and the many threads that connect them — whether its their interchange, their own personal stories, and other dynamics that entangle them or keep them separate.
BIO: Farheen HaQ was born and raised in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. She now makes her home in Victoria BC where she has lived and worked for the past 16 years. HaQ’s media based works explore cultural inscriptions of the body, ritual and gesture. She received her BA in International Development (1998) from the University of Toronto, her BEd (2000) from the University of Ottawa and her MFA in Visual Arts (2005) from York University. HaQ is actively involved in her community serving as a programming committee member for Open Space artist run centre, and having served previously as a board member. She is currently Artist in Residence at Artemis Place Secondary, an alternative school for girls. HaQ taught at the Vancouver Island School of Art (2005 to 2006). She also works as an art educator delivering professional development workshops for teachers and educators. She curated the group exhibitionInterscapes at Gallery 401 for the CONTACT Photography Festival 2004 (Toronto, ON).
HaQ has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally including New York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lahore, Hungary, and Romania. Recent exhibitions include Fashionality at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2012, Collected Resonance at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, Pulse Interval at Open Space (Victoria, BC) in 2010, The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Talwar Gallery (New York City) in June 2009, and Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (Miami, FL) in December 2008