MEET THE ARTIST: Khadija Baker

A Representation of Justice through Art Expression

CounterMemories: the Challenge of Restorative Justice Practice

Khadija Baker is a multidisciplinary artist who creates installations that combine video, performance, sculpture, textile, and sound. Her work explores social and political themes related to persecution, displacement, and memory. Baker, who is Kurdish, immigrated to Canada from Syria in 2001, most recently completing her MFA studies at Concordia University. Her work has been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, New York, London, Berlin, Marseille, Beirut, Damascus and the 2012 Sydney Biennale.

In 2012- 2013, Baker and another artist named Mona Sharma collaborated with curator Jill Strauss, Adjunct Assistant Professor Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College on the exhibition, CounterMemories: the Challenge of Restorative Justice Practice. This show is on view at Alwan for the Arts in Manhattan from November 5-9, 2013. For this exhibition, Baker created an installation and performance dealing with the ongoing Syrian civil war title I Will Talk to You Silently Today. She is currently working on Lullabies which incorporates interviews she did with refugee women made in Iraq in October 2013. Baker will speak on these and other artworks and her activism during her talk.

MEET THE ARTIST: Khadija Baker: A Representation of Justice through Art Expression

Tuesday, Nov. 5th 2013 at 5:30pm

L.61, New Building At John Jay College

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Artist's Previous Work

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