Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Lost in Remembrance
January 22, 2011 - March 27, 2011
Biljana Vujicic, I was waiting for you, 2010, oil and pencil on canvas
Biljana Vujicic was born in 1971 in Belgrade, Serbia. Her work focuses on the loss of one national identity and the celebration of the freedom to perform a new national identity. As an immigrant from Former Yugoslavia, Vujicic’s arrival to Canada in 1992 preceded her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University. Biljana has exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and London, Ontario, as well as internationally in Miami and Belgrade. Currently, she is completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Windsor. She is based in Toronto.
Amin Rehman is a multidisciplinary artist who has been working since the 1980’s. Originally from Pakistan, Rehman has studied at the National College of Arts (Lahore), the University of Punjab (Lahore), the University of Manchester (UK) and currently MFA candidate at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He has exhibited extensively in a number of exhibitions and festivals across Canada and abroad, notably the Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto), National Art Gallery (Pakistan), Rush Arts Gallery (New York), and University of Technology (Sydney). Rehman’s interests in these issues primarily draws from his experience of living in Pakistan and Canada. His work engages and comments on the current effects of neo-colonialism and globalization and also encompasses a number of artist practices such as installation, painting and performance. Rehman currently resides between Windsor and Toronto.
Melanie Colosimo is an interdisciplinary artist, from southeast New Brunswick, but has lived the last several years in Halifax. She has had the opportunity to show her work in galleries, artist-run centres and festivals across Canada including the Winnipeg Cinematheque in Winnipeg, and at the Ok. Quoi?! Arts Festival at Struts Gallery in Sackville, NB. She received her BFA from Mount Allison University in 2006, and is currently finishing her MFA at the University of Windsor.