Sister Mother Lover Child

Nadia Shihab
March 25 – March 31, 2024
Lobby Screen Array
149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver

It is spring yet all is coloured by a season of grief. A child dances, the grapevine ripens. We press our ears to the glass and hear singing from afar. Suspended, together, we are an unlikely constellation. I hold the frame until I find the form.

Special split-screen presentation.


Nadia Shihab is a filmmaker and artist whose work explores the personal, the relational, and the diasporic. Her first feature-length documentary JADDOLAND was awarded five festival jury awards including the Independent Spirit "Truer than Fiction" Award in 2020. Her work has screened internationally at venues which include the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Berkeley Art Museum, e-flux, Black Star Film Festival, Images Festival, DOXA, Kassel Dokfest and Cairo International Film Festival. Her creative practice is preceded by a decade of work as a community practitioner and affordable housing advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She was raised in west Texas by immigrant parents from Iraq and Yemen and is an Assistant Professor in Film in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

March 31, 2024