Contemporary art made by those who are criminalized creates tangible moments of resistance that challenge the common assumption that a world without prisons is impossible.
Sheena Hoszko, whose work is currently on display as part of Take Care at the Ferme du Buisson, an exhibition curated by Christine Shaw (until 21st July 2019), invites us to discuss the notion of "art and prison abolition".
Sheena Hoszko is a sculptor, anti-prison activist, and Polish settler living and working in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien'kehá:ka territory. Her art practice examines the power dynamics of geographic, architectural, and psychological sites, and is informed by her family's experiences with incarceration, the military, and mental illness.
Sheena Hoszko (Canada) is a recipient of the Visual Arts Committees of the Cité internationale des arts.