Image: Portrait of Nasrin Himada. Photo: Kristin Li
Agnes welcomes Nasrin Himada into the new position of Associate Curator, Academic Outreach and Community Engagement. “I am thrilled that Nasrin has accepted this role,” says Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator. “It is unique and sector leading, establishing, in fact, what role the curatorial can play in advancing art institutional practice through a community-engaged approach to academic outreach.” This position acts as a catalyst that brings artists, students, scholars, community groups, and different disciplinary thinking together into new social, cultural, and pedagogical effect with real and simultaneous consequence: on students’ professional and academic development, on transdisciplinary innovation, on artists’ practices, and on community well-being. Nasrin assumes the position on 12 July 2021.
Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer and curator currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. From 2019–2021, Nasrin held the position of Curator at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in national and international contemporary art publications, including Canadian Art, The Funambulist, C Magazine, MICE, and Fuse and they have collaborated with film festivals and art institutions across Canada and the US, including CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, TSV, Fondation PHI pour l’art contemporain and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery.