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Afternoon with the Curator

July 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon with the Curator
Fatma Hendawy Yehia

Saturday, July 29
1 – 5 pm
Critical Distance Centre for Curators
Suite 122 – 401 Richmond St W, Toronto

Drop by the gallery for casual conversation with exhibition curator of Garden of Broken ShadowsFatma Hendawy Yehia. Registration is not required and admission is always free.

About the curator:

Fatma Hendawy Yehia is an Egyptian-Canadian curator, based in Toronto since 2017. Yehia graduated in 2020 from the Master of Visual Studies Curatorial program at university of Toronto. Since 2008, Yehia held different positions at the New Library of Alexandria including Head of Permanent Exhibitions (2010-12). She was the Assistant Curator at the AGYU, Toronto (2021-22). She was Guest Curator at Images Festival 2022, and currently she works as Assistant Archivist at the Art Museum, University of Toronto. Yehia participated in curatorial workshops (including Tate Intensive 2017), residencies (ProHelvetia and ZKU/Berlin) and curated several projects in Egypt, UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Canada. Her curatorial practice focuses on investigating censored archives, questioning inaccessible histories, and navigating militarised spaces.

Learn more about the exhibition and artists: www.criticaldistance.ca/program/garden-of-broken-shadows


Critical Distance prioritizes creative and collaborative approaches to access in conversation with guest curators, artists, access professionals, and people in community. Critical Distance gallery is located on the ground floor at 401 Richmond, a wheelchair accessible building with a ramp at the Richmond Street doors and an accessible washroom on every level. The gallery is equipped with automatic doors and we commission audio description for all exhibitions. Updates on any measures we develop in relation to artworks or events will be posted as it becomes available. For any questions or more information, please contact us at info@criticaldistance.ca.

Garden of Broken Shadows is made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Critical Distance gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Image: Yuula Benivolski




401 Richmond
401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON M5V3A8 Canada
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