Galleri KiT, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway
March 13-24, 2017
UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
May 23-June 30, 2017
Curated by Dr. Natalie Loveless
A Speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. This exhibit is outcome of a 3.5-year interdisciplinary research-creation project <The Vaccine Project>.
I participated in The Vaccine Project as project manager & lead of a research-creation project "Memories and Records: The Archive of the Guyanese Mass Games." The Archive project is three staged: 1) I collected artefacts related to records, memories and visual advertisements of immunization; created an art and archive display with Morgan Wedderspoon (MFA in printmaking) ; and co-authored for a journal article with Lathika Sritharan (MPH) in a SSHRC-funded journal, Imaginations: Journal of Cross Cultural Image Studies, in Winter 2018.
Featured artists & scholars:
Jesper Alvær, Julia Belluz, Sean Caulfield, Patrick Fafard, Caitlin Fisher, Steven Hoffman, Johan Holst, Annemarie Hou, Alison Humphrey, Kaisu Koski, Vicki S. Kwon, Patrick Mahon, Lathika Sritharan, Mkrtich Tonoyan, and Rachelle Viader Knowles.
Poster designed by Sergio Serrano
Image © Sergio Serrano and The Vaccine Project
The <Immune Nations> exhibition was created with generous support from the Research Council of Norway, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Killam Cornerstone Grant of Canada, the Global Strategy Lab of the University of Ottawa, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, and UNAIDS.