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Pansee Atta

2022 Cultural Mediations Graduate

Dr. Pansee Abou ElAtta, Cultural Mediations PhD (2022, Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement)Unruly Appreciations: How contestation shapes the value of Pharaonic things(Supervisors: Drs. Monica Patterson and Ming Tiampo)

Pansee Atta is an emerging Egyptian-Canadian artist and scholar whose practice considers themes of colonization, feminism, and Muslim representation, as well as the role of Canadian cultural institutions in legacies of epistemic violence. Previous exhibitions have taken place at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Z Art Space in Montreal, and others. As a member of Turbines Curatorial Collective she co-curated UTOPIAS, a 3-day performance art festival in Kingston, Ontario. Previous residencies include the Impressions Residency at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the SparkBox Studio Award, and at the Atelier of Alexandria. Her current research investigates the decolonial role of racialized communities in ethnographic museum representation.