Event – November 8 – 29 | Discovery: A Slice of Diversity – Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists

Discovery: a slice of diversity, curated by Taslim Samji, explores and shares the rich diversity that exists within such a defined group of female Ismaili artists from East Africa.

EVENT: Discovery: A Slice of Diversity. Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists.
CURATOR: Taslim Samji
DATE: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 to Saturday, November 29th, 2014
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM PST
VENUE:  Deer Lake Gallery, 6484 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Discovery: A Slice of Diversity. Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists. <br> Poster Image by youth artist Shazia'Ayn Babul.
Discovery: A Slice of Diversity. Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists.
Poster Image by youth artist Shazia’Ayn Babul.

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About Taslim Samji

Taslim is a painter and curator. She is in search of different perspectives that relate to her existence and identity in the global environment. Through exhibitions she curates and her art practice, she is able to continue the dialogue of her search.

Taslim was born is a small town in Tanzania and migrated to Canada when she was three years old. With cultural roots from India, the Middle East, East Africa and Canada, Taslim finds herself struggling, at times with her cultural identity, versus the spiritual and gender ideas she resonates with.

She received her BA, with a major in Asian Studies, from UBC, a marketing diploma from BCIT, and is currently finishing up her Fine Art Certificate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Taslim is an active member of the local art community and currently holds the position of Vice Chair on the BC Ismaili Arts and Culture portfolio. Over the past year she curated a visual art exhibition titled “Intersections” at the Roundhouse Community Center, and showcased over 30 performing artists as the creative lead for a community festival that welcomed 10,000 visitors to the PNE grounds.

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