Sharlene Bamboat
Sharlene bamboat

Sharlene Bamboat (1984 Pakistan) is a moving image and installation artist based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Her practice often engages with translation, history and music, uncovering sensory and fractured ways of knowing. Film Programmer Jemma Desai states of her work, “[Sharlene’s] ongoing interest [lies in] the many ways that popular culture can be politicised, as well as the sensuous possibilities of its reclamation." Sharlene regularly collaborates with artists, musicians and writers to animate historical, political, legal, and pop-culture materials. Her most frequent collaborator is with Alexis Mitchell. The duo were long list recipients of the National Gallery of Canada's 2020 Sobey Art Award. Sharlene contributes regularly to the arts-sector in Canada, as programmer, board member for arts organizations, and has been a member of numerous collectives.
She has exhibited internationally, including: International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), Art of the Real (NYC), Mantiq of the Mantis (Pakistan), the Sharjah Film Platform (U.A.E.), Berlinale: Forum Expanded (Germany) and Henry Art Gallery (Seattle).

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