Farheen Haq

Farheen Haq

Farheen HaQ is a South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who has been living on unceded Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC) for 20 years. She was born and raised on Haudenosanee territory (Niagara region, Ontario) amongst a tight-knit Muslim community. Her multidisciplinary practice which often employs video, installation and performance is informed by interiority, relationality, family work, embodiment, ritual and spiritual practice. Farheen ‘s current work focuses on understanding her family history on Canadian territories, caregiving and the body as a continuum of culture and time.

She has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally. Farheen received her BA in International Development (1998) from the University of Toronto, her BEd (2000) from the University of Ottawa and her MFA in Visual Arts (2005) from York University. In 2014, Farheen was nominated for Canada’s pre-eminent Sobey Art Award.

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Archive Creation Residency - Reflection
Rungh’s Archive Creation Residency virtually gathered artists Serena Lukas Bhandar, Farheen Haq, Shelly Bahl and Zinnia Naqvi as they reflect on conversations about memory, archive, family, relations, and intergenerational knowledge exchange.
Tracing Contours: Canadian South Asian Contemporary Arts 1990s – 2020s
Shelly Bahl, Farheen Haq and Jordan Strom in conversation with moderator Zool Suleman at the Libby Leshgold gallery at Emily Carr University February 9, 2023.