Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., south campus of Canadian Mennonite University
May 3rd – June 22nd
Opening reception Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm
Place and memory are intrinsic aspects of identity. Ontological perceptions of space are embedded in cultural consciousness creating pervasive specificities of time and space. This recent body of work in photography and video precariously suggests narratives that aim at elucidating the disjuncture and tension between perceptions of outdoor/indoor, nature/culture and domestic/public spaces.
Gabriela Aguero is a visual artist from Argentina who emigrated to Canada in 1985. She holds a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba and MFA from Louisiana State University. In the past her work addressed issues of human rights, gender, technology and metamorphosis. Gabriela has been recently awarded a Manitoba Arts Council Creat grant to develop to explore the effects of colonialims on the mestiza body and to re-emigrate to Canada.
Her work continues with an urgency to address ecology, reason, race, gender and women in the wild. Gabriela has four children and makes her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One territory. Her favourite place in the world is outdoors in nature.