Profile: Amelia Merhar Curator Last Update:September 15, 2018

Sophia Nahz, Welcome, 2016, selections from a series of photographs, Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Amelia Merhar‘s work is playful, clever and subversive, exploring themes including feminist response and embodiment, northern life, the sexual nature of cars in our life (for real), the influence music has on our lives, spontaneity and creativity, and the hidden side of an artist’s life. The bulk of Amelia’s work is non-commercial and experiential, through installations, performances and sound art.

Amelia has diplomas in Child Psychology, Train Conducting, and Northern Studies, and a degree in Community Development, with a concentration in Community Research and Indigenous Knowledge, and an MA in Human Geography from York University.

Selected Work

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Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, installation view, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Amelia Merhar, Patched Skirt, colour photograph of clothing, 2017, in Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, installation view, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, installation view, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons.
Group Work: Toronto Co-Researchers, Backpack Installation, customized backpacks, 2017, in Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, installation view, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Group Work: Yukon Co-Researchers, process artifacts from Moving Home workshops, maps and knit work, 2016, in Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons. Moving Home, curated by Amelia Merhar, installation view, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Shani K Parsons.

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