April 4th: Opening Reception & Exhibition With CeramAiR Artist: Mona Lisa Ali

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An Exhibition, Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Featuring CeramAiR Artist in Residence Mona Lisa Ali

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4th, 7pm-9pm

Gallery hours: Thursday, April 4th, 7pm-9pm,Friday, April 5th, 11am-4pm, Saturday April 6th, 11am-4pm

In the Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Gallery

Refreshments will be served. Reception and gallery hours are open to the public and all ages.

Mona Lisa Ali is a Jordanian-American artist. 

She works in 3D media, between virtual and physical space. Primarily working in CGI and sculpture, her work deals with externalizing ideas of cultural transmission, place, and resting points.

She attempts to reconcile the notion of longing and belonging in a third space, not that of her ancestors or current place of being, but a mobile center that has no physical space.

Currently, she is focused on using clay and hand-made materials requiring labour intensive processes to activate spaces, allowing for rest and release.

In 2016 she was awarded the Comtemporary Art Society of Vancouver’s Emerging Artist Award, and in 2018 received a fellowship with the Oregon Arts Commission.

She recently completed a residency at YYZ in Toronto, and at Spring Sessions, a communal residency in Amman, Jordan, where she was invited to participate for a second year. Her most recent exhibition was an installation at Darat Al Fanun, a beacon for contemporary Arab art in Amman.



You can see more of Mona’s work and learn more about her here.


Learn more about the funded CeramAiR Artist-in-Residence program here.