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).
2016, 12:00 minutes, colour, English
Empire Symbol, Or A Man and his Mule
2015, 17:00 minutes, colour, English
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
2010, 02:30 minutes, colour
2009, 05:30 minutes, colour, English/Gujrati with English Subtitles
2009, 05:00 minutes, B&W