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4th floor – 1011 9th Ave SE

Calgary, AB


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To Nov 27
RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. This group exhibition explores the multiple and complex meanings of the idea of the diaspora, its condition, and its experiences as expressed in painting. Curated by Cheryl Sim, organized by PHI Foundation.

Vivek Shraya: LEGENDS OF THE TRANS. A photographic essay inspired by the 1994 film, Legends of the Fall.

Opening Jan 22
Farah Al Qasimi brings together new and recent photographs that consider the story of her family’s migration between the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Michelle Bui. A series of larger-than-life photographic images meet at the intersection between still life and commercial photography.
Veronika Pausova draws on figurative imagery to tell diagrammatic short stories that mine the territory between animation and stasis.


Esker Foundation is a privately funded contemporary art gallery located in Calgary, Canada. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

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