The Invisible Majority by Zahra Siddiqui

Daniels Spectrum Presents: 
The Invisible Majority, 1st Solo Exhibition for Zahra Siddiqui

Curated by elle Alconcel and Negarra Kudumu, "The Invisible Majority" is the first solo exhibition by image maker Zahra Siddiqui. Known for her vivid portraits, she has explored her creative output and will showcase a new series of mixed media works. This concept of using photography, and interwoven with canvas, textiles, adornments and paint, is a celebration of her diverse roots and heritage. The series is a compliment to the journey of her travels, and unravels with the multiple layers on each canvas. Zahra Siddiqui explores her own relationship to creating and her lived experiences, and showcases that with the persons dignified in each piece. 

Exhibition Details

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, from 6-10pm. 

The exhibitions are open to the public daily
Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm
Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm

Exhibition Dates:
September 8 – October 31, 2016. FREE

Artist Talk:
Sunday, September 11, 2016
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Artscape Lounge at Daniels Spectrum

Panelists:
Kate Fraser
WolF J McFarlane
Shi Wisdom
Tamara Sylvester
Moderator: Negarra Kudumu

Artist Bio

Zahra Siddiqui is a Toronto-based South Asian photographer, documenter and visual artist. She picked up the camera 5 years ago and has had the privilege to share space with so many diverse, creative, inspiring and empowering artists of colour. Her journey has allowed her to travel and document not only in Toronto but also New York City and Trinidad and Tobago. In a short amount of time, Zahra has amassed an archive which represents a community of people who she believes is an essential part of what makes our world go round. Instagram: @Zahra_Siddiqui |www.sightandvision.tumblr.com 


Contacts:

Elle Alconcel
Curator – Daniels Spectrum
ealconcel@artscape.ca


About Daniels Spectrum:
Rooted in Regent Park and open to the world, Daniels Spectrum opened its doors in September 2012 after more than seven years of collaboration between Artscape, Toronto Community Housing, The Daniels Corporation and the Regent Park community. Managed by Artscape, this 60,000 sq.ft. facility hosts a range of culturally diverse programming and is home to eight innovative non-profit organizations: ArtHeart Community Art Centre, Centre for Social Innovation, COBA, Collective Of Black Artists, Dixon Hall, Native Earth Performing Arts, Pathways to Education, Regent Park Film Festival and Regent Park School of Music. www.danielsspectrum.ca