Artist Details

Khadija Baker
  • Canada
  • Syria

Khadija Baker is a multidisciplinary artist who creates installations that combine video, textile and sound. Her work explores social and political themes related persecution, displacement and memory.

Having worked with a variety of media such as painting, fibers, and video, her current research and creation combines these practices to create  intimate site-specific sculptural installation environments that engage the senses (sight, sound touch.) Her work breaches the divide between artist, art and public, creating an active space of participation, exchange, understanding and storytelling.

Her work has garnered many awards and scholarships, including the Millennium Scholarship at Concordia University (2005 & 2006), the George Balcany Bursary for Painting and Drawing (2007.) In 2009, she received the Vivacité grant for culturally diverse artists from the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec), and a Vidéographe research and experimentation grant in 2010. In 2011, she received MFA Travel grant form Concordia University, and the Joyce Melville Memorial Scholarship award. Most recently, she received Canada council for the Arts several grants in 2011 & 2012.

Khadija has exhibited in cultural capitals such as Montreal, Toronto, New York, London, Berlin, Marseille, Beirut and Damascus. She presented her most recent work in summer of 2012 at 18th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoos Island-Sydney, Australia.