61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be a part of the 61st Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, returning to Nathan Phillips Square July 15 – 17 and online at TOAF.ca from July 8 – 17, 2022!

Don’t forget to follow @torontooutdoorart and the hashtag #TOAF61 to explore this year’s amazing Artist Roster!

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Unfinished: “New Prints 2022/winter”, January 20–March 26, 2022, New York

Honored to be a part of “Unfinished: New Prints 2022/winter” at International Print Center New York @ipcny . Thank you @queerarchivework Queer.Archive.Work (QAW) for believing in my work and awareness in representing marginalized communities.

#repost IPCNY is very excited to be bringing Queer.Archive.Work (QAW)’s perspective as the jury of the 65th iteration of New Prints with the theme unfinished. This was conceived of by QAW and announced alongside the open call, soliciting works that stepped away from traditions of polish and perfection and instead expressed incompleteness, illegibility, risk, and queerness, among other themes.

About the Jury : Queer.Archive.Work, Inc. (QAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) reading room, publishing studio, and community space serving Providence, RI and beyond. QAW was incorporated in the State of Rhode Island on March 2, 2020 to support artists and writers with free, open access to space and resources for experimental publishing, with a special focus on queer practices. QAW includes a non-circulating library of books, zines, tools, objects, and downloadable files, a risograph printer, shared studio space (with Binch Press), and digital meeting spaces. Programming includes studio residencies, open studios, workshops, publishing, and online queer hangouts. QAW strives to be accountable, to center marginalized voices through intersectional work, and to cultivate anti-racist, safe platforms for independent, queer publishing.

https://www.ipcny.org/unfinished

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YOUR OWN STORY, DESIGN TORONTO, JAN 21–JAN 30 2022

‘Your Own Story’ is an exhibition ( https://designto.org/event/your-own-story/ ) by Imran Jatoi about queer identities.

The intent of ‘Your Own Story’ is to encourage understanding of queer and marginalized individuals. Focus is placed on how every piece is created by sense of design and articulation of imagery. The resulting works deal with the sense of accepting identity in a metaphor of branding personal image. The symbolic representation is created by taking references of objects in such a way, in which observers can engage themselves and relish the intimate fluidity.

My short film PINK WATER has been accepted into the Cinema of Nations Film Festival, in Berlin!

Hey everyone! Pink Water was a short film made in quarantine, over the development of several weeks. This was the first short film I’ve produced and directed with such a freestyle structure. I’m certainly eager to get back to a more organized approach for my next film, yet making Pink Water was a fantastic exercise in artistic freedoms, accepting change, and at last turn down all the psychological weight we had paving the way to creation.

The CINEMA OF NATIONS is organized by THE WORLD CINEMA ALLIANCE e.V

Event Date

December 25, 2021

The spirit of the Cinema of Nations is one of celebration of human soul putting back humanity threatened at the very center of life. Its aim is to emulate creativity in cinema and share it equally among all human beings and focus attention on works of quality in order to encourage the practice of cinema in all the countries of the world. https://cinekina.wixsite.com/cinemaofnations2021/home

Why representing singular pronoun “They” is essential and understandable for a non-binary individual

What pronoun do you use to distinguish yourself? He? She? They? Somewhat totally diverse? It’s a question posed increasingly often as acknowledgment of a range of gender and sexual individualities develops. A few dialects/languages, similar to Persian and Chinese, don’t allocate nouns a gender or previously have a gender-neutral practice for individuals put together in. But, in languages whose sentence structure or grammar is generally founded on only male or female choices, the response to this question can in any case require a clarification.

So how would you discuss being queer or non-binary or gender nonconforming in linguistically gendered languages? In numerous ways, in fact. Currently, Queer activists and etymologists all throughout the world have advocated more comprehensive language, both by making totally new non-binary terms and by reorganize previously existing words and punctuation developments. It’s not in every case simple. English sentence structure doesn’t recognize genders besides in allocating a masculine or feminine particular pronoun. In 2019 the Merriam-Webster word reference added “They” as the pronoun to use for a “solo individual whose gender is non-binary.” Two years earlier, in 2017, “They” as a gender neutral structure was added to the Associated Press Stylebook, the best quality level of categories for writers. Experts of the change have contended that “They” as both singular and plural can be puzzling and sloppy a sentence’s punctuation. Shakespeare and Jane Austen, among numerous other celebrated English writers, didn’t think so. They utilized singular “They” and “Their,” similar to the norm in English until Victorian period grammarians changed direction and forced “He” most importantly.

Individuals might let go gender neutral language, considering it to be unnecessary or simply philosophical, yet Pérez’s research analysis shows that it really impacts communal assessment. His 2019 review with Margit Tavits uncovered that utilizing gender neutral pronouns expands uplifting attitude towards women and queer individuals, through lessening the obvious quality of male identity and accordingly causing less gender based favoritism. You can’t change culture, however as a portion of these gender neutral terms expose, you can change the terms that you use. Possibly we can’t change whole vocabularies, yet when you make aware specific gender neutral choices with the degree that individuals utilize them or prefer them, it makes a difference.

Individuals have likewise found ways of making gender neutral choices inside existing language structures. Shweta Vaidya, a transgender author situated in Mumbai, make use of the plural HUM (we) type of Hindi as a gender neutral choice. “I stay away from gendering myself by utilizing a passive voice, and supposing I need to declare my female pronouns I will, yet some of the time it’s more straightforward to simply be gender neutral and get away with it,” Vaidya tells BBC Culture. “At the point when I use HUM, I don’t need to utilize gendered endings, and it’s not strange in Hindi, since individuals talk like this in places like Madhya Pradesh, Kanpur and Chhattisgarh in Central India.”

Gender identity and articulation are remarkable in each culture, however the language around them is as yet restricted. Western meanings of gender difference will generally outshine how we view gender identity, even in different areas of the globe. Being transgender in a Western terminology is a situation that we are following at present, which has specific limits to what exactly individuals see to be the standard. Gender has been colonized, gender minorities like the “Faʻafafine” public group in Samoa have been addressed as homophile men, when they have their own knowledge of gender identity. We realize that there has been a whitewashing of language, where social intricacies around gender have been lost in interpretation, yet we haven’t fixed our blunders. Interpretation is difficult, particularly when you attempt to make an interpretation of cultural practices into identities.

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In the event that you’ve not been straightforward with what your identity is, your work won’t convey the effect that it needs to create any degree of reaction in your viewers You need to make things that you are actually intrigued by, or the whole undertaking is probably going to be unsuitable to everyone interested. In case you are making art that you actually consider to be new, notable, and energizing, you are assured to be more joyful making it, and that inventive sparkle of bliss is something that will sparkle all through your work.

Above work of art gives a glimpse into the intensely emotional scene of a queer imagination.