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Žana Kozomora: carrier

January 11 - February 28, 2019
Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, 6–8 PM
Artist Talk with Turkish Coffee: Saturday, February 2, 2–4 PM

Local artist Žana Kozomora reflects on a recent visit to Sarajevo, where she was born, and the nostalgia inspired by an inherited brass coffee grinder in her print installation carrier. For an artist who works through collected materials and metaphor, the nostalgic object acts as a carrier: a documentation of a vanishing, intangible gesture and an ambiguous future.

About the artist:
Žana Kozomora is an interdisciplinary artist born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and based in Ontario, Canada. She received her Honours B.A. in Fine Arts Studio Practice with a Professional Practice Specialization from the University of Waterloo. She has exhibited her work with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, Centre[3], and Factory Media Centre, and screened her video work as part of the Photophobia: Moving Images Festival at the Hamilton Artists Inc. Recent curatorial projects include the debut of pop trio collective XVK’s exhibition╰(*8:8:8*)╯♡  at Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange (2018). She also served as Curatorial Assistant to Co-Curators Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault for the exhibition INTERACTION (2018), showcasing Canadian new media and interactive art at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. She presently sits on the Programming Committee of CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area).

Earlier Event: January 10
Once More With Feeling
Later Event: January 12