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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: Maia Boakye, Hiba Ali and Atefeh Khademolreza

Trinity Square Video is excited to announce our 2019 Summer-Student Artists in Residence. Selected by TSV’s programming committee, as part of this year’s Video Fever program, Maia Boakye, Hiba Ali, and Atefeh Khademolreza have already demonstrated exceptional work as emerging media artists and Trinity Square Video is proud to support them in the creation of new works.

Maia “Meech” Boakye is an artist based in Toronto studying architecture and visual art. Their studio practice explores the mundane and the absurd within a post-internet, neoliberal setting while their illustrative work focuses on representations of marginalized identities, often employing subtle elements of magical realism to construct narratives. maiaboakye.com

Hiba Ali is a new media artist, writer, curator and musician from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Her performances and videos concern music, labor and power. She conducts reading groups addressing digital media and workshops with open-source digital applications. She is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queens University, Kingston, Canada. hibaali.info

Atefeh Khademolreza, born in Iran, is a graduate of the University of SOOREH, with a BA Degree in Cinema Directing. Atefeh arrived in Toronto one year ago (2017) to attend York University to pursue an MFA in film production. The subjects of her works are concerned with migrating populations, the experience of disorientation both culturally and politically expressed through poetic and experimental productions.

Atefeh Khademolreza, Deja Vu, 2018 (courtesy of the artist)
Portrait of Maia “Meech” Boakye (courtesy of the artist)