Image courtesy the artist


SFU Streetfest! 2022

Friday, September 16 / 11am – 7pm

Univercity, Highstreet

StreetFest! is a community street festival hosted every year by Simon Fraser University (SFU), Univercity, and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS). This year it returns with an in-person event, which will take place along Univercity’s Highstreet.

SFU Galleries is pleased to participate this year with an hands-on activity organized and facilitated by artist Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa. Find our tent and join us in some playful collaborative making, as we explore what makes art museums feel welcoming.

Participants will have the opportunity to create works that dig into this idea with a variety of materials, including multiple stamps hand-carved by the artist, markers, yarn, and paints. Afterwards, the works will be documented and assembled into a zine to distribute to all participants.

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Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa is an immigrant settler whose art practice focuses on exploring racialized identity, multi-sensorial experiences of art, and artistic labour. Focusing on textile materials like weaving, tufting, and sewing, as well as printmaking and writing, Keimi is interested in the perceptions of ethnicity and gender that exist in art-making, and how “accessibility” and “art” relate.

[Image Description as described by Keimi: Keimi stands outside in front of a grassy field and tall trees that are out of focus. Keimi is a racialized human that has short hair in a buzz cut, oversized brown glasses, and a soft fat body, wearing a dark short-sleeved denim shirt with puffy shoulders, and patchwork denim pants. They are laughing hard and looking into the camera, with one hand on their lower back and one hand hanging by their side. This photo was taken on 35mm film, by Kolton Procter.]

SFU Galleries is generously supported by Simon Fraser University, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council, along with numerous foundations, community partners, donors, and volunteers. We are especially grateful for the visionary support of the Marianne and Edward Gibson Trust.

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