Jamelie Hassan

JAMELIE HASSAN is a visual artist based in London, Ontario. She has coordinated numerous international programs, including Orientalism and Ephemera, a national touring exhibition originally presented at Art Metropole (Toronto) in 2009. Her works are in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Museum London (London, ON), the Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery (University of British Columbia, Vancouver), and the New Museum (New York). She was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2001, the Chalmers Art Fellowship in 2006, and the Canada Council for the Arts international residency program in Paris, France, in 2012. A survey exhibition, Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words, organized in 2009 by Museum London and the Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery toured Canada through to 2013. Nur, an off-site project which was part of the Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: The Inside and Outside of Being was installed in the library of the Great Mosque of Xi’an, China in 2014. A publication, Nur, focusing on this installation, was published by Blue Medium Press in 2015. Her most recent exhibition, Light Upon Light, was presented at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto in November 2016.

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