Iman Bukhari & WOC: A Sisterhood

Sun April 22 - Sun April 22, 2018
Iman Bukhari & WOC: A Sisterhood

Arts Commons Presents
Preamp – Short Term Residency Pilot Initiative

Iman Bukhari & WOC: A Sisterhood 

Location: Arts Learning Centre
Date: April 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Arts Commons is proud to welcome the first artist to pilot our PREAMP Initiative: Iman Bukhari. Iman is using the one-week short-term residency here at Arts Commons to create the video art project WOC: A Sisterhood about the complicated relationship between feminine beauty, identity, and race (WOC meaning Women of Colour). A Pakistani Canadian immigrant working in the field of digital media and creative writing, Iman's experiment features eight local women of different ethnicities. It builds on her passion for social justice and the complex intersections of race. For Iman, this experiment is “about showing women of colour who are un-apologetically themselves… because these women really are and it takes guts to be yourself.”

Join us on Sunday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arts Learning Centre for an informal open house, where you can see what Iman has been working on during the week. This is a FREE event, no tickets or RSVP is required.

Iman’s short-term residency is an extension of her previous work in video: the documentary YYC Colours, which looks at racism in Calgary and has been screened over 150 times across Canada, and her film Forced, which focuses attention on forced marriages in Canada. As the host of Mosiac Talk (CJSW), a monthly radio show about race relations in Canada, the artist behind Disposable Red Woman, a guerilla art movement raising awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the Founder and CEO of the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation, Iman is well-positioned to offer a compassionate and focused lens into these undeniable challenges.


Ideal for: Workshops, seminars, intimate performances
Capacity: 90 – Theatre style seating 40 - Banquet 90 – Cocktail reception 
Accessibility: Fully wheelchair accessible 
Included: Customizable lighting, standard room set-up, event planning support

The Arts Learning Centre is a multi-functional space adaptable to your needs with a creative edge—plus, there is maximum flexibility in decorating options, enabling you to bring your vision to life.