Saroop Soofi

Migratory Metamorphosis

March 3 – 19, 2023

Xchanges Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening on March 3, 2023 of Saroop Soofi’s solo exhibition, Migratory Metamorphosis.

Migratory Metamorphosis is a celebration of multiculturalism and hybridity, both in form and content. Through her artwork, Soofi addresses notions of the binary implications of migration, home and identity, the role of memory and nostalgia, and how the imagination processes profound dislocation.

Concerned with the complexities of Otherness, and with cultural violences, she attempts to enrich her body of work by reflecting on Punjabi cultural forms, and the dynamics of its sociocultural and political relationships which are of great importance to women in British Columbia’s Punjabi-Canadian community.

Opening night:

Friday, March 3 from 7 – 9 pm

Gallery hours:

Every weekend from Saturday, March 4 until Sunday, March 19 from 11 am – 4 pm

About the Artist

Saroop Soofi is a visual artist, researcher, and an art educationist based in Canada. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the National College of Arts (Lahore, Pakistan), 2009. Soofi’s art practice takes the form of public performances, stemming from her training in theatrical performances, fabric and metal sculptures, digital illustrations and photography.

For more information, please visit the artist page.

Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.

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