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The Invisible Majority. 1st Solo Exhibition by Zahra Siddiqui - Opening Reception

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. The exhibitions are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm, Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm) from September 8 – October 31, 2016. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016 6pm – 10pm Artist Talk: Sunday, September 11, 2016 2pm – 4pm 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

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