Sharlene Bamboat

Sharlene Bamboat (b. 1984, Karachi, Pakistan) is a Toronto/Montreal -based artist, working in a variety of time-based media. Her work calls into question narratives of mobility, citizenship and nation building. Through a re-examination of history, Bamboat elicits tongue-in-cheek performative videos and installations to question our contemporary moment marked by colonialism and neoliberalism.
Bamboat regularly works in collaboration with artists and academics. Her most regular collaborative partner is artist Alexis Mitchell, and together they form Bambitchell. Having worked together since 2008, Bambitchell have created numerous work, ranging from single channel video to cyanotype prints to participatory audio-video installations. They were recently listed as Blouin Artinfo's "30 Canadian artists under 30."
Bamboat’s work has been exhibited internationally. She is on the programming committee of the Pleasure Dome Film & Video Collective, part of the board of directors of VTape, and is the Artistic Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre).

Artist Code: 1013


The Wind Sleeps Standing Up

2016, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Empire Symbol, Or A Man and his Mule

2015, 17:00 minutes, colour, English

In Queer Corners

2013, 05:40 minutes, colour


2013, 05:00 minutes, B&W, English

Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts

2012, 06:18 minutes, colour, English

Mechanized Labour

2010, 02:30 minutes, colour


2009, 05:30 minutes, colour, English/Gujrati with English Subtitles

57 Ways

2009, 05:00 minutes, B&W

Critical Writing