Curatorial Talk and Tour with Bangishimo

Join us for a Curatorial Talk and Tour with Bangishimo, the Curator of Body Beautiful.

About the Event

Join us and Bangishimo, the Curator of Body Beautiful for a Curatorial Talk and Tour of the exhibition. In their approach to organizing this exhibition, Bangishimo is interested in building on the momentum of their lived experience. Drawing upon their intimate consideration of contemporary and historical traditions of portraiture, unique bodies and complex identities will be set in relation as they appear (or disappear) throughout the KWAG Permanent Collection.


Curatorial Talk and Tour with Bangishimo
Sunday, 24 March
2:00 - 3:00 p.m  │ Free to attend



About the Artist 

Bangishimo (They/Them) is an IndigiQueer Anishinaabe originally from Couchiching First Nation located on Treaty #3 territory. They currently reside in so-called Kitchener located along the Grand River. Bangishimo is a community organizer, educator, and advocate. Their focus is creating space for communities to come together allowing for Black, Indigenous and racialized voices to be heard. They are currently one of the co-founders of O:se Kenhionhata:tie also known as Land Back Camp. Their advocacy and photography have allowed them to visit over sixteen countries, taking photos and sharing the stories of those they meet along the way. Bangishimo's work has been featured in numerous publications and has had their work on display throughout Waterloo Region. Bangishimo won the Briarpatch Writing in the Margins Contest - Photography Category (2020), was voted Best Photographer (2021, 2023) and Best Community Leader (2023) in the Community Edition and was the City of Kitchener’s first Indigenous Artist-in-Residence (2022-23).



1) Bangishimo in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery vault visiting the Permanent Collection. Photo by KWAG.

2) John Gould (Canadian, 1929-2010). Central Casting Picnic, 1971. Conté on paper, 104.5 x 155.8 cm. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Collection: Purchased in memory of Mrs. C. Elspeth Hall Kaufman, 1973. © Estate of John Gould. Photo: Robert McNair.

3) Bangishimo bio photo courtesy of the Artist, by Erik O’Neill.



March 24th, 2024 from  2:00 PM to  3:00 PM
101 queen street
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, ON n2h6p7-n2h6p7
Phone: 5195795860