Art displays at events/festivals.

FIFSW Art Action: The Art of Resistance

FIFSW Art Action is a collective of students on the margins from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. 'The Art of Resistance'  exhibition features work of students and alumni self-identifying as being on the margins who share their lived experiences of struggle and resistance in academia through art. The virtual gallery can be visited here.

My artwork 'Memory Still Lingers' is a mixed-media piece based on my experience of finding warmth, familiarity and resilience in my past selves. It alludes to honouring the remnants of those selves and memories associated with them as I grow into my current and future identities.

Read more on the FIFSW website: https://socialwork.utoronto.ca/news/memory-still-lingers-by-saira-shafiq-khan-honours-the-remnants-of-past-selves/

Art Auction: The Refugee Experience

Organized by WUSC (World University Service of Canada) UTSC, this event showcased the struggles, resilience, triumphs and sacrifices of refugees through the original artwork of University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) students. The proceeds from the art auction were donated to the Student Refugee Program at UTSC. 

My painting titled "Home - a fragmented reality" portrayed the complexity of the word 'home' for refugees.


My painting titled "Spring of the soul" depicts the experience of personal growth and the emergence of a better self. 

It was one of the artworks exhibited at ARTSIDEOUT - a multidisciplinary arts festival at University of Toronto Scarborough, to represent the 2018 festival theme 'Rebirth'.

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