Pamila Matharu

2024 Exhibition Artist

Pamila Matharu (they/them) is a settler of Panjabi, Indian descent (Jalandhar and Bhanolangha – village of Kapurthala district, pre-partition Lahore), born in Birmingham, England, and arrived in Canada in 1976, based in Tkarón:to/Toronto – Treaty 13 territory. Approaching contemporary art from the position of critical pedagogy and using an interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist lens through counter-archiving, their work culminates in a broad range of forms including installation art, social practice, and experimental media art. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Leonard + Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University, (Montréal), Artexte (Montréal), Optica (Montréal), Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, ON), Or Gallery (Vancouver), One Archives at USC Libraries (Los Angeles), MOCA Toronto, Art Gallery of Burlington (Burlington, ON), Durham Art Gallery (Grey Bruce, ON), Cooper Cole at ART TO (Toronto), A Space Gallery (Toronto), Art Gallery of York University (Toronto), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Matharu’s first group exhibit abroad, The World That Belongs to Us is upcoming at The New Art Gallery Walsall, in the UK. They hold a BA in Visual Arts, and a Fine Arts B.Ed. from York University.