From left to right: Adad Hannah; Rydel Cerezo, photo by Angie Rico; Maegan Hill-Carroll.

From left to right: Adad Hannah; Rydel Cerezo, photo by Angie Rico; Maegan Hill-Carroll.

Speaker Series

Virtual Exhibitions Artist Talk with Adad Hannah, Rydel Cerezo and Maegan Hill-Carroll



Join Capture for artist talks by the three artists participating in Capture’s Virtual Exhibitions that explore the conditions of creating work during the present moment of social distancing and self-isolation. The talk will begin with Adad Hannah discussing his Social Distancing Portraits, an ongoing series of short, unedited videos produced from a distance of at least 5 meters. While the videos feature strangers from afar, they are very much portraits—intimate, unwavering, and direct. Next, Rydel Cerezo will discuss his exhibition Back of My Hand, which includes images taken during isolation of the only people he can touch while in isolation–his family. The talk will conclude with artist and writer Maegan Hill-Carroll discussing a series of still-lives made from the confines of her home-based studio, Touching Oranges. The images juxtapose the artist’s body with fruit in unexpected and uncomfortable ways, revealing unspoken codes of conduct that prescribe what is socially acceptable for bodies to do and touch. 

Adad Hannah is an artist based in Vancouver. He was born in New York and raised in Israel, England, and Vancouver. He received his BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, and was awarded his MFA and PhD from Concordia University, Montreal. Hannah is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal and Equinox Gallery, Vancouver. 

Rydel Cerezo is a Filipinx-born emerging artist living and working in Vancouver. Cerezo holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design and was a runner up for the 2020 Lind Prize. His work investigates the space between sexuality and religion, race and beauty, and identity and culture. 

Maegan Hill-Carroll is an artist and writer based in Vancouver. She holds an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles and a BFA from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Hill-Carroll has exhibited across North America and is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects.

Presented by Capture Photography Festival.

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