Art and activism are deeply intertwined for Jamelie Hassan, a multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator and lecturer. Her experience living as a Canadian citizen with a Lebanese immigrant background and leading a career that has involved extensive international travel contextualizes the sensitivity to cultural displacement, political conflict and social activism in her work. Her art is both personal and political, addressing worldwide concerns about cultural interactions, the subjection of women, colonialism, racism and political conflict. Using traditional and contemporary cultural artifacts, she works in a visual language of cultural cross-references. Hassan studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome; the Académie libanaise des beaux-arts, Beirut; the University of Windsor; and the University of Mustansiriya, Baghdad. Hassan has exhibited in Canada and internationally at venues including the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo; Windsor Art Gallery; and Museum London. Her work is held in institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the University of Baghdad; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Hassan was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts (2001) and the Canada Council’s Arts International Artist Residency in Paris. Hassan lives and works in London, ON.