Sarindar Dhaliwal, "the cartographer’s mistake: the Radcliffe Line", 2012
Sarindar Dhaliwal, "the cartographer’s mistake: the Radcliffe Line", 2012, chromira print, 27” x 27”
Toronto-based artist Sarindar Dhaliwal was born in the Punjab region of India and raised in London before she moved to Canada in 1968. Her work reflects on identity and the immigrant experience, often addressing the dissonances between East and West that she experienced as a child. She works in a range of media including installation, video, photography and drawing. This show, The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies, brings together monumental works from the last 20 years, including recent pieces that explore the history and consequences of the 1947 partition of India. Dhaliwal’s work addresses difficult personal and collective narratives in lush and vibrant style, often by using floral motifs. She responds critically to colonial histories while maintaining reverence for wonder and the imagination. She holds a PhD from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and has exhibited widely across Canada.