For the first Sunday Scene of The Power Plant’s Winter Season, Julie Crooks will be conducting an intimate, conversational talk on the work of Sasha Huber, in the context of her exhibition at The Power Plant, YOU NAME IT, curated by Associate Curator, Noor Alé. Sasha Huber’s work deeply echoes Julie Crooks’ scholarly and curatorial practice. As such, Crooks will discuss Huber’s practice as it relates to reclaiming historical archives.
About Julie Crooks
Julie Crooks is Curator, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario where she has curated Fragments of Epic Memory (2021), Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2018) and Free. Black. North (2017). Prior to joining the AGO in 2017, Crooks curated exhibitions for many organizations including BAND (Black Artists Networks in Dialogue) and the Royal Ontario Museum’s Of Africa project. She holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
About Sasha Huber
Sasha Huber is a Swiss-Haitian artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. In her lens and performance-based practice, Huber addresses the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Her major solo exhibition YOU NAME IT was presented at Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (2021); and it will travel to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2022); Autograph, London (2022); and Turku Art Museum (2023). She has participated in international exhibitions, including the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); and 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010). Huber is completing her PhD studies at the Department of Art and Media at the Zurich University of the Arts, and she holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.