Humza A. Mian aka Manghoe Lassi – Artist Talk

7pm, Saturday 12 May 2018. Free.

Humza A. Mian aka Manghoe Lassi is a queer Canadian-Pakistani who currently resides in the GTA. He is a Registered Veterinary Technician who works in the downtown core, and a drag queen who has made a big splash on social media over the last year. The focus of his drag is to bring awareness to the existence of queer Desi folk and breaking the chains of toxic masculinity that hold so many queer Desi’s back from expressing themselves. With the help of brands run primarily by PoC, Humza has branched into the world of commercial makeup artistry and is currently focusing on representing brands that encourage diversity and inclusion. His most current drag looks can be seen on his Instagram page (@_humzer) and are heavily influenced by his cultural background.

With gratitude to QTPOC Winnipeg and Like That for bringing Humza A. Mian to Winnipeg and making this talk possible.

That same evening:

La Macha Ball  |  12 May 2018

On Saturday May 12th, in the spirit of Paris is Burning, QTPOC and Like That are throwing the second La Macha ball at ace! A full evening of celebration of queerness you will never forget. This year they have seven categories for your nerves, all judged by their Majesty, MANGHOE LASSI and QPOC royalty. aceartinc. is the spot, doors at 10pm, $10 sliding scale donation to get in to the event. DJ Slow Grind and Wanda G are your DJs and La Macha is going to be FIRE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/163759404295933/

Image: Humza A. Mian.

 

 

 

QTPOC strives to create safer spaces where Queer and Trans People Of Colour feel represented, respected and inspired.

What started in 2014 with the intention of being an annual Pride dance party with “Colour Me Queer”, has evolved into much more. Dance parties, panel discussions, art based events, “QPOC Talks” at local high schools, workshops, DJ sponsorships for QTPOC, and provding support for local LGBTTQ* refugees, we hope to continue to be a positive contributor to the LGBTTQ* community.

 

Like That is a program which provides a space where people exploring gender and/or sexual identity can gather at Sunshine House for fun, skills building and recreation.

We use “like that” as a colloquial term that is clear without having to check specific boxes. It is queer without having to be explicit and it avoids the typical identifiers that may be laced with histories of oppression and homophobia. “I am ‘like that’. That’s the way it is.” 

Like That is designed with the hope that people who might not have a place to explore identity issues might come to see the program’s space and the time as *theirs*, and through their participation, transform Like That into a dynamic resource where people can grow.

 

Ekene Maduka | Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Talk

7pm, Friday 6 April 2018

Ekene Maduka’s practice is grounded in materializing her thought processes and creating opportunities for encounters with her personal experiences through self-representation. Much of her work is informed by the passages of identity and what initiates changes within it.

Maduka’s work is centred on the female figure, creating tension between art historical tropes surrounding the depiction of black women, self representation, and popular culture. She frequently employs heavy detailing when rendering skin, fabrics, and interior spaces. This and her deployment of pattern and striking colors carry historical as well as cultural significance that heightens the social critique often present in her paintings.

In 2017, Maduka was curated into the aceartinc. student exhibition and subsequently awarded the Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary. As part of this, recipients are invited to give a public talk about their work. We hope you can join us to hear Ekene Maduka talk about her practice and recent bodies of work.

Image: Look, it’s just blood. Ekene Maduka. 5’ x 6’; oil on canvas. 2018

 

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary
This bursary is available to art students who have been curated into the Annual Student Exhibition. The bursary is intended to support a  project or an opportunity (such as a workshop or residency) that will positively impact the artist’s practice. In 2013 the youngest artist  curated into our Annual Student Exhibition passed away. In his memory aceartinc. created the Scott Wachal Memorial Student Bursary.

Kelly Campbell: Scott Wachal Memorial Talk

 

THE LABOUR OF LIVING (A LIVEABLE LIFE)   |  Kelly Campbel

7pm, Wednesday 5 April 2017

This is an ongoing project exploring, documenting, and participating in the continuous process of building and destroying livable lives under capitalism and global colonialism through queer interdependence.

To prepare for the presentation, please contemplate the following questions: How does one build a livable life? What is necessary to do this? What is the relationship between giving and receiving care, the ability to give and receive care, and one’s ability, gender, race, and historically mitigated access to resources? How does space, both physical and online, shaped by capitalism and colonialism, impact our experience of care? What is the relationship between practical and emotional labour? How is our labour of care exploited? What happens when we do not receive the care we need?

Content warning: Suicide, self immolation, self harm.

 

About the Bursary

Those students who are curated into the annual student exhibition are invited to apply to this bursary, founded in the memory of a student, Scott Wachal, who exhibited with ace in May 2013.

$500 is awarded to contribute to the costs associated with a contemporary art project such as materials, residencies, etc. Tuition fees are not eligible. The student is then invited to deliver a public artist talk about the project the bursary supported.

 

Past recipients:

Nicole Flynn 2014

Carolyn Kroeker 2015