Jamelie Hassan Print Biography

Born in Canada, Jamelie Hassan is based in London, Ontario. Since the 1970’s, she has created a body of work that is intensely driven by an engagement in both local and international politics and cultures. Her interdisciplinary installations, writing and curatorial projects explore personal and public histories. Her works are in major public collections and she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2001)

A survey exhibition of her work,” Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words” organized by Museum London, London, On.  (spring 2009) and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (spring 2010) is circulating nationally, (publication 2010). This survey exhibition received the Ontario Art Association Gallery (OAAG) best exhibition of the year 2009.

In  2006 she had a solo exhibition at Thielsen Gallery. Other exhibitions including her work: “Real Stories”, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark, (1992) “Disrupted Borders”, U.K., (1992) “Trade Routes”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, (1993), “Le Milieu du Monde, Villa St. Clair, Sete, France (1993), The End(s) of the Museum, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelone, (1996),” Hong Kong: Cities at the End of Time”,  Vancouver, Canada (1997), “Warzones”, (1999) Presentation House, Vancouver, B.C., “Museopathy”,  Museum of Health Care, Kingston, Ontario, (2001), “Caribbean Books”, Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad (2002), “Signals in the Dark, Art in the Shadow of War”,  (2008) University of Toronto and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and “Integracion y Resistencia en la Era Global”, 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2009). “Home/land and Security”, Render Gallery, The University of Waterloo. (2009) and LOLA Festival, 2010.

Her recent curatorial exhibitions include “Outline in Black” (2004); “Text/Counter Text; London – Port Stanley Connection.”  (2005) & “Orientalism & Ephemera”, (2006-2009)