WAHC welcomes artist-in-residence Birender Yadav (India) to the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre from October 17th to 25th, 2019.
About Birender Yadav:
Born in Ballia district, in a predominantly rural province of Uttar Pradesh, India. Came from a family of coal miners, with his father working as a blacksmith at the coal-mines our province. He was a first to step out from his family and pursue formal higher education. He first did Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, graduating in 2013. After this he qualified for a Masters in Fine Arts from the College of Arts, at New Delhi in 2015. His body of works are a reflection of his personal experiences and memories of growing up in a world of coal miners, labourers, and different kinds of workers. They trigger his thought process about the question of identity, representation, politics of class difference, forms of work and making, and issues of oppression and domination of the working classes.
For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program and Exhibitions Specialist, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org.