Artists & Contributors

On this page Rungh lists all of the Artists and Contributors who have been a part of Rungh, past and present. It is a work in progress. Check out what Rungh has to offer.
David Adler

David Adler

David R. Adler has written about jazz and assorted topics for JazzTimes, The Village Voice, Stereophile, The New York City Jazz Record, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, Time Out New York and many other publications.
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Rez Abbasi

Rez Abbasi

Voted #1 “Rising-Star Guitarist” in 2013’s DownBeat Critics Poll and successively in the "Top-Ten Guitarists" in 2015, 2016 & 2017 alongside Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny, guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi has become one of the most significant voices on the current jazz scene.
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Tara Atluri

Tara Atluri

Tara Atluri is a writer, researcher, lecturer and artist who lives between Bangalore and Toronto.
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Sadhu Binning

Sadhu Binning

Sadhu Binning is a bilingual author a central figure in the Punjabi arts community. He has published more than fifteen books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations and research.
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Cathy Busby

Cathy Busby

Cathy Busby is a Canadian artist and activist based in Vancouver. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Visual Art at UBC.
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Fathima Cader

Fathima Cader

Fathima Cader practices human rights law in Toronto and teaches at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. She is interested in borders and in the migrations of war.
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Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier)

Samaqani Cocahq

Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) grew up in Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick. She began as a visual artist, inspired by ceremonial teachings, language and surroundings.
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Scheherazaad Cooper

Scheherazaad Cooper

Scheherazaad Cooper is an accomplished Canadian performer and choreographer, drawing from nearly thirty years as an Odissi classical Indian dancer, as well as a background in theatre, in her contemporary work.
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Chris Creighton-Kelly

Chris Creighton-Kelly

Chris Creighton-Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural critic born in the UK with South Asian/British roots. His artworks have been presented across Canada and in India, Europe & the USA.
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Mehjabeen Datoo

Mehjabeen Datoo

Mehjabeen Datoo is a Secondary Humanities teacher and teacher educator working in the Richmond School District in British Columbia.
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Junie Desil

Junie Désil

Junie Désil is a Haitian-Canadian poet who has performed at various literary events and festivals. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine and was recently shortlisted for Prism International’s Pacific Poetry Prize.
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Deena Dinat

Deena Dinat

Deena is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at the University of British Columbia. His work concerns the intersections of the nation, post-colonial capitalism and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.
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Phinder Dulai

Phinder Dulai

Phinder Dulai is a writer and poet living in Surrey, B.C. His poetry is published in Canadian Literature, Offerings, Cue Books Anthology, and other publications. He is a co-founder of The South Of Fraser Inter Arts Collective, and is the author of two poetry books.
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Mercedes Eng

Mercedes Eng

Mercedes Eng teaches and writes in Vancouver, on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She is the author of Mercenary English, a long poem about violence and resistance in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver.
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sal Ferreras

Sal Ferreras

Dr. Sal Ferreras is a percussionist, administrator, and an artist dedicated to the pursuit of connections and the bringing together of diverse minds towards common goals.
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David Garneau

David Garneau

David Garneau (Métis) is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, curation, and critical writing.
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Beau Gomez

Beau Gomez

Beau Gomez is a photo-based artist living in Toronto, Canada. His projects are mainly driven by a curiosity in understanding and subsequently re-envisioning social and cultural tropes of manhood, homosociality and principles of intimacy.
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Garry Gottfriedson

Garry Gottfriedson

Garry Gottfriedson has 10 published books, and has read from his work across Canada, United States, Europe, and Asia. His work has been anthologized and published nationally and internationally.
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Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue is the inaugural Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a Visiting Curator at the Institute of Modern Art in Mianjin Brisbane for 2018.
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Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain is one of the world’s foremost percussionists in Jazz and World Music. An unparalleled virtuoso of the tabla.
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Hussein Keshani

Hussein Keshani

Hussein Keshani is an Art Historian who researches and teaches South Asian visual cultures at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.
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Kiran Kaur

Kiran Kaur

Kiran Kaur is a writer who was born on the traditional territories of the Sinixt peoples, and the Ktunaxa peoples. They are currently at work on a queer Punjabi love saga entitled, Nerve, as well as a collection of Punjabi ghost stories. They live with their parents.
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Ali Kazimi

Ali Kazimi

Professor Ali Kazimi is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist whose work deals with race, social justice, migration, history, memory and archive.
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Rahat Kurd

Rahat Kurd

Rahat Kurd is a poet and cultural critic living in Vancouver.
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Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Chris Lee is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on diaspora Chinese literary thought during the Cold War and the cultural politics of Chinese Canadian historical narratives.
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Zab Maboungou

Zab Maboungou

Zab Maboungou is an artist, a philosopher, and a leader in the field of both dance creation and dance teaching.
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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Hailed by Pitchfork as "jaw-dropping, one of the finest saxophonists going," alto saxophonist, composer and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century.
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Rudresh Mahanthappa

Farrah Marie Miranda

Farrah Miranda is an Abu Dhabi born, Toronto-based artist of Goan and Mangalorean descent. She has exhibited at the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Onsite Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, Artcite Inc., Surrey Art Gallery, Astérides, and Whippersnapper Gallery.

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Shenaaz Nanji

Shenaaz Nanji

Shenaaz Nanji is an internationally published children’s author.
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Zinnia Naqvi

Zinnia Naqvi

Zinnia Naqvi is a visual artist based in Toronto and Montreal.

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Julien Samuel

Julian Samuel

Julian Samuel is a documentary filmmaker, writer and painter.
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Rajarshi Sengupta

Rajarshi Sengupta

Rajarshi Sengupta is a practitioner and a PhD candidate in art history at the Dept. of Art History, Visual Arts, and Theory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His work focuses on artisanal histories and practice-theory interface.

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Madiha Sikander

Madiha Sikander

Madiha Sikander graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, specializing in miniature painting. She works around issues of historical erasure and memory.

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Sroop Sunar

Sroop Sunar

Sroop Sunar is a London based illustrator. She's worked with clients such as Penguin, Random House and The New York Times, and has exhibited in London and Berlin.
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France Trépanier

France Trépanier

France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her practice is informed by strategies of collaboration.
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Eduardo Velázquez

Eduardo Velázquez

Eduardo Velázquez is Dominican American artist and filmmaker working in video, painting, performance and multimedia installations.
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Indu Vashist

Indu Vashist

Executive Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre).
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Mandeep Wirk

Mandeep Wirk

Mandeep Wirk is a writer and journalist, Wirk is also a visual artist, photographer, educator, and social activist.
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Rita Wong

Rita Wong

Rita Wong is a poet-scholar who has written several books of poetry. She lives, works and strives for water justice on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh First Nations.
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Hyung-min Yoon

Hyung-min Yoon

Hyung-Min Yoon is a visual artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada and Seoul, Korea. Yoon’s work explores the broad notion of translation and the history of language through re-contextualization.
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Abeer Yusuf

Abeer Yusuf

Abeer Yusuf is a media professional, writer, avid book-reader and interested in all things coloured yellow.
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