Upcoming: Commemorative portrait series honouring the victims of the Quebec City Mosque Attack.

On January 29, 2017, six Muslim men were murdered at the Centre cultural islamique de Québec. Ezzedine Soufiane. Mamadou Tanou Barry. Khaled Belkacemi. Abdelkrim Hassane. Ibrahima Barry. Aboubaker Thabti. Say their names.

This commemorative project is an installation featuring six large-scale painted portraits of these men, created using acrylic and spray paint. The artworks have been created according to the permission of the victims’ families. A documentary featuring these artworks, created by filmmaker Adrijan Assoufi, is scheduled to be released later this year. An upcoming exhibition is also being planned before the portraits are gifted to their respective families.

This project is supported by a Creative Arts Grant from the Silk Road Institute and a Community Service Grant from TakingITGlobal and the Government of Canada.