Dana Qaddah

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Dana Qaddah (b. Beirut, Lebanon) is an interdisciplinary artist and organizer of Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese descent. Since 2014, Qaddah has been learning, working, loving and playing on Musqueam Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories– a context that has shaped their passion for the arts, urban anthropology, intersectional solidarity, and frameworks of support towards anti-colonial, restorative means. As the Anti-Racism Program Coordinator, Qaddah will bring these interests to 221a’s table, and lead the development of equitable substructures which enable underserved communities to thrive in the Art world.

Qaddah’s artistic practice is contextualized by themes of building from, and through, colonial legacies, environmental and economic deterioration, and the condition of abstraction from one’s own sense of self and place. Alongside a creative practice, they have held positions across various sects of Arts and Culture in the city, and spearheaded a number of inter-continental programs.

Last updated: June 5, 2024