Join us Tuesday DEC 20 for a live conversation between Canadian artist Zachari Logan & the director of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Siddhartha V. Shah.
This conversation will be in English & will be recorded and transcribed to our website at a later date.
Canadian artist Zachari Logan (b. Saskatoon, 1980.) works mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices. Exploring the intersections between identity, memory and place, Logan re-wilds his body as an expression of queerness. Logan has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, TD Bank and Thetis Foundation, among others. Logan has attended many residencies; including Vienna's Museums Quartier MQ21 Program, the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, Wave Hill Botanical Gardens Winter Workspace Program in the Bronx and was artist in residence at the Tom Thomson Shack at the McMichael Gallery. Logan has worked collaboratively with several celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle and his work has been featured in many publications worldwide, including BBC Culture, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Border Crossings, Huffington Post, Canadian Art and Hyperallergic to name a few. Logan’s recent projects include the 2-person exhibition, Shadow Of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan, at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, Wildflower a solo exhibition at the Canadian High Commission in London UK, and Ghost Meadows, at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. Logan’s current exhibition Remembrance opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts, May of 2022.
Siddhartha V. Shah is the John Wieland 1958 Director of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, and was previously Director of Education and Civic Engagement and Curator of South Asian Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. He has published extensively on a range of topics including Hindu and Buddhist Tantric Art, styling gender and empire in Victorian India, and the conflicts and intersections between spirituality and modern Indian art. His academic and curatorial projects have been featured in publications ranging from The Times of India and India Today, to The New Yorker and Psychology Today.