Veronica Spiljak (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Mississauga, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe First Nations. She completed her BFA at the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2021. Her practice bridges writing, embroidery, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to engage ideas of memory, nostalgia, labour, migration from her Polish upbringing. By combining religious iconography, found objects, and Polish folk art she explores methodologies of intuitive slowness, distraction, memory-making for expanded resistant futures. Spiljak has exhibited locally, including shows at the Blackwood Gallery, U of T Art Museum, Women’s Art Association of Canada, the Tiny Fist Gallery, Propeller Gallery and Visual Arts Mississauga. She is currently a candidate for her MFA at York University.
As a first-generation Polish-Canadian woman, the importance of writing in her work indicates the personal grief left behind in childhood trauma, family dynamics, ideas of distance surrounding the home and women’s work within domestic-like spaces. Spiljak recreates these site-specific ephemera to primarily ask how can the idea of space and language bring up familiarity, intimacy or memory? In what ways can recreating, assembling, manipulating ephemera be used as a tool for expansion and resistance?
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