Mid-Career Artist Residency
Nick Novak Mid-Career Printmaker Residency Recipient
Sylvat Aziz trained at universities in Lahore, Pakistan; Pratt Institute NYC, USA and Concordia, Montreal, Quebec, where she earned undergraduate degrees in the sciences and graduate degrees in comparative literature and visual art. She was awarded the full-year residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and has held several funded residences in North America, the UK, Europe and South Asia. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally; venues include the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Symposia, National Gallery of Pakistan, Art Bank, Canada Council, Cartwright Hall Bradford England, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton and Eicher Gallery, New Delhi.
Her work engages the mythologies and histories of material culture and the visual documents inherent of stressed societies in war and political unrest.
Currently, she bases her research in Cyprus (Nicosia/Kyrenia) and Lahore, Pakistan. She teaches in the Fine Art (Visual Art) Program and is cross-listed with the Department of Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.