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Artist Reception ‘Self-Made’

February 29th, 6pm – Join global artist Kriss Munsya at the DLG. Born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Kriss Munsya is now based in Vancouver and has made images on several different continents. The significance of this is that while his artistic practice encompasses a broad thesis of cultural identity in the face of oppression and colonization, it is also a deeply personal query into the nature of the Self; the macro- and microcosmic worlds struggle under the same influence of history, memory and experience. His photographs have a fantastical and comfortably absurd tone to them and act as reconstructions of personal memory.  Munsya has been the recipient of numerous curated awards, including the Hopper Prize, the Salt Spring National Art Award and the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award. This event is free to attend/by donation.