میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں

I am my mother’s daughter

Farheen HaQ

Curated by: Haema Sivanesan and Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

September 1 to November 19, 2022

میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں | I am my mother’s daughter is a solo exhibition by artist Farheen HaQ featuring video and sculptural installation that celebrates the resilience and knowledge systems of HaQ’s mother as she settled in the Niagara region, Haudenosaunee territory, in the 1970s. The exhibition weaves together intergenerational relationships, connecting the experience of the artist’s mother who arrived in Canada to meet her partner in an arranged marriage with HaQ’s experience as a child of that union. Subsequently, its impact on HaQ’s own experience as a mother, as well as her relationship with her own daughter. This work of inner housekeeping includes: personal journeys through a family’s past as a way of moving forward, and political reconciliations determined by the territories on which she and her family arrived as guests. HaQ will be combining new and existing work in an exhibition that explores how she carries the past, and how she determines its legacy into the future.

We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, and the City of Campbell River for funding.