Born to Haitian-Canadian and Malian-Canadian parents, nènè myriam konaté is an artist, writer, creative director and facilitator whose work focuses on intergenerational learning, embodied knowledge and coalition. In November 2015, nènè created The Clap Back, a space to informally discuss everything from pop culture phenomena to divisive political issues. Since then, nènè has had the pleasure of moderating discussions on topics such as micro aggressions, iterations of love within racialized communities, instances of popular Black cultural production (ex: Beyoncé Knowles’ Lemonade and Solange Knowles’ A Seat at the Table), as well as (in)visibility, identity and culture within a Canadian context. In August 2016 nènè co-founded Collective Culture Montreal, an interdisciplinary festival that celebrates the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. nènè’s work has been featured at Writers Read’s Off the Page Festival, at Articule Artist Run Centre, and in Sophomore Mag. nènè’s collaborators include McGill University’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, Two Hungry Children, Womb Cxre, Black Love Matters Montreal, The Woman Power, HerDay, SoHo House Toronto and Centre Never Apart.
be my guest(s)!
+ bienvenue chez ceux qui m’ont invité.e
join me at SBC + tell me the story of you
tell me the story of this space + how you experience it
dites-moi pourquoi + comment nous nous retrouvons face à face dans cet espace
racontez-moi une histoire qui commence par « oui »
talk to me in affirmative terms
appointments | rendez-vous: firstname.lastname@example.org
drop in: thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm + friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
- Accessibility Information -
The Belgo Building and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on SBC’s floor. The event is free and kid-friendly.
We ask attendees to refrain from using scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the gallery space - including (but not limited to) perfume and cologne - to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities.
To bring forward any other accessibility needs, requests or questions please contact Hikaru by phone at 514.861.9992 or by email at email@example.com.