A List of Antagonisms

Location: Workhaus Market, 290 King St E, Kitchener & 137 King St W. 

May 24, 2021 - August 29, 2021

We live in a world of oppositional views, but what narratives are missing from our communities when we choose to ignore other perspectives? A List of Antagonisms is a public project that collects and frames opposing viewpoints on a range of issues present in various places. The project offers a series of positions that represent different, and often times conflicting, perspectives authored by the community itself. The first iteration of this work took place in Hamilton in 2018.


About the Artist

Hiba Abdallah is an artist and educator who frequently works with others. Her practice explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency.

She received her BFA from the University of Windsor in 2012 and her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2017. Recent exhibitions and public projects include “100 years then and hereafter” at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington,  "Everything I Wanted To Tell You" for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, and "Neighbourhood Trust" with Lakeshore Arts and Museum Toronto. She currently lives and works in Toronto, on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River.

Image: Hiba Abdallah, A List of Antagonisms (2021), Installation view: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area (CAFKA) 2021. Photo: Caitlin Sutherland.

CAFKA would like to recognize its in kind community partner Workhaus Market.