Sarah Shamash

Sarah Shamash is an Assistant Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her research creation practice comprises a wide variety of formats including writing, documentary, sound, installation, photography, video, and performance. Her media artworks and films have been shown in curated exhibitions and film festivals internationally. Her most recent documentary project, From Chile to Canada: Media Herstories premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and is currently showing in festivals internationally. She is co-curating the exhibition, Diaspora Dialogues – Archiving the familiar (October-December 2023) at Sur Gallery in Toronto with a focus on feminism and Latin American diaspora media artists. Her scholarly research examines Latin American and diaspora film and media cultures with a focus on Brazil. Her work as an artist, researcher, educator, and curator can be understood as interconnected and whole; they all revolve around a passion for cinema as a pluriversal art. She lives on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations in what is known as Vancouver.


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