SAVAC is pleased to announce that we are hosting Farrah Miranda for a 6-month residency.During this time we will be supporting her in the research and development of a new large-scale public artwork – her most ambitious project to date.
Miranda is an Abu Dhabi born, Toronto-based artist of Goan and Mangalorean descent. Born in the Gulf to parents who were migrant workers, Miranda’s lived experience has confronted her with the way people, places, objects and experiences are bordered. This, inspires aspects of her artistic practice in which she questions how nation-state borders are enacted through processes of categorization, securitization, censorship and control. Moving between the gallery and the public sphere, Miranda creates situations that actively engage the viewer. Working in mediums that range from manipulated found objects, to performance, installation and new media, she experiments with the pedagogical possibilities of art in undoing colonial borders, citizenships and illegalities.