Artist Talk | Salima Punjani, Tamar Tembeck, Patricia Rivas


Thursday, April 29th, 2021, at 5pm
Zoom Webinar – Registration via this link.
The event will be in mostly in English. Close captioning will be available.

As part of Salima Punjani’s exhibition Progression, Ada X invites the artist to talk about her practice in a discussion with art historian Tamar Tembeck and one of the project participants, Patricia Rivas.

“Drawing from personal experience and in conversation with Disabled bodies susceptible to a different set of conditions and questions: the notion of temporality, memory and reality within the spaces of the everyday; the pain of being ostracized, expectations of economic productivity and the fast-moving rhythms of life — Punjani identifies the primary meaning of her work “to welcome and recognize voices of Disabled People” through artistic means to relocate how shared vulnerability and agency can bring to the fore a humanistic coming of transformation.” – Alifiyah Imani


Salima Punjani (Montreal) is a multi-sensory artist, Disability Justice advocate and social worker who is deeply interested in the transformation of biological data into artful experiences of empathy and connection.

Tamar Tembeck is an art historian, curator and researcher whose work engages with visual cultures of illness and medicine. She is artistic director of the artist-run centre OBORO.

Patricia Rivas (Montreal) has been writing for the theater for several years. In 2017, she wrote and performed J’suis jamais malade en été d’habitude, inspired by the story of her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Most recently, she has contributed to projects dealing with Alzheimer’s and single parenthood.