2020 Corner Commons
We're excited to announce Atif Khan and Sakaana Yasotharan as our 2020 Corner Commons Artist-in-Residence! Both artists will be producing community-focused work under the theme of transition. Atif Khan's residency will run from August 16th to 29th, and Sakaana Yasotharan's residency will run from September 7th to 21st.
Atif Khan (he/him/they/them) is an emerging community artist exploring text, writing, image and curatorial practice. My research driven practice intersects themes of war, surveillance and visual studies. Khan’s work questions how the word ‘violence’ is assembled and given power in the material world by connecting place, objects, language, words, meaning and a specific set of archives. His broader independent research investigates the use of militarized drones across the United States, Somalia, Afghanistan & Pakistan
Sakaana Yasotharan is a photographer/DJ who has grown up and resides within the Jane and Finch area. Yasotharan has always had a love for the arts and has made it her mission to create art that inspires and motivates. From being featured on various platforms/publications, to performing at several events and spaces, to being a mentor and community leader, art has been always been a part of Yasotharan's life.