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2022 Koerner Artist-in-Residence
Public Lecture

In-Person at Agnes
27 October 2022
6–7:30 pm

Rajni Perera is the 2022 Koerner Artist-in-Residence in Queen’s BFA (Visual Art) Program. This artist talk is followed by a Q&A.

Rajni Perera is the 2022 Koerner Artist-in-Residence in Queen’s BFA (Visual Art) Program. This artist talk is followed by a Q&A.

Rajni Perera was born in Sri Lanka in 1985 and lives and works in Toronto. She explores issues of hybridity, futurity, ancestorship, immigration identity/cultures, monsters and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses. In her work she seeks to open and reveal the dynamism of the icons and objects she creates, both scripturally existent, self-invented and externally defined. She creates a subversive aesthetic that counteracts antiquated, oppressive discourse, and acts as a restorative force through which people can move outdated, repressive modes of being towards reclaiming their power.

This residency and lecture are made possible by the generous support of The Michael & Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation.

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