20 April 2023

11h02m is a public art installation in Vancouver made by IED Alumna Jaspal Birdi

For the 10th anniversary of Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Richmond Art Gallery presents Jaspal Birdi’s public artwork 11h02m at Lansdowne Station. 11h02m depicts an eroded blue sky with floating cumulus clouds, specks of space blanket gold peak through eroded bits. The original artwork is composed of oil paint and photo-transfer on a thermal blanket. Produced through a series of actions during the lockdown of 2020, 11h02m reflects on overcoming difficult voyages. For the public installation, Jaspal used her smartphone to document her work piece-by-piece in detail, capturing 300 raw photographs. The photographs were then assembled together to reproduce the lens-based public artwork. 

Jaspal Birdi (B. Toronto, 1988) is a Canadian artist who combines photography and painting by experimenting with modern technologies. Blending technological and traditional methods her practice examines the blurry boundary between digital and physical worlds. She completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in 2010, a Museum Internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 2011, and a Master of Arts Management at IED Firenze and IED Roma in 2013. Her works have earned recognition from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, as well as several awards, including the 2013 Arte Laguna Solo Exhibition Prize, the 2017/18 Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (BLM) Artist Residency, BLM Stonefly Art Award, the 2020/21 Fondazione Culturale San Fedele Visual Arts Fellowship, and Martini International Award. Her recent solo exhibitions include Can I Play Outside? (2020) and Eyes Looking Without Seeing (2022) at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Women's Art Association of Canada, respectively.

In 2022 Jaspal Birdi’s 11h02m was awarded the Martini International Award by Galleria San Fedele as part of their Visual Art Prize program. 

Exhibition Dates: Apr 1, 2023 – Feb 29, 2024

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