Artist Aquil Virani creates live painting at TEDxMcGill in Montreal.


This event was a perfect opportunity for me to engage in some collaborative painting. You can see below exactly what happened through someone else’s eyes.

Alex Tran wrote in a reflective blog post:

“In the end though, the person who was most inspiring and memorable for me wasn’t a speaker but rather a visual artist: Aquil Virani. He started the day off handing small pieces of paper to all guests, asking them to draw or write anything. He then collected all the papers and started his live painting, blending pieces together from everyone, while still managing to do it in a consistent style. In just a few hours, I could already see the fantastic piece of art shaping up. He also included slides and quotes from the TED speakers. Really cool.”