Colas Eko

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Biography

Colas Eko has a BFA in studio art from Concordia University, a Visuals Arts Certificate from UQAM and a DEC in Arts and Design from Lasalle College. He participated in SOIR Festival with Art.Art, exposed in Art Matters Festival and had a duo exhibition in Art Crush with Fou Hasard. He was featured in Ton Barbier and the Concordian. Born in Canada to a Franco-Québécoise mother and a Beti-Cameroonian father—he is deemed “too white to be black, too black to be white” and challenges the sense of belonging.

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Artistic approach

Often people ask me, “What are you? Where are you from?” to which I never seem to have an answer. Who am I? I am an identity crisis—an ethnic ambiguity. I use these ambiguous questions of identity to conceptualize my work. I am a multidisciplinary artist, producing art intervention and installations. By intersecting iconographic symbols, I transform and reclaim the social setting narrative creating a diversified dialogue. My work reflects the hybridization of society and questions the challenges of identity emanating from the colonial legacy.

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