Kama la Mackerel
Researcher in ResidenceAugust 21, 2021 - March 31, 2022
In order to generate further research on its thematic programming TRADUCTION, DARE-DARE has invited Kama la Mackerel to establish links between the 2021-2022 artists, regardless of the field in which they are active. To do so, any form of presentation can be considered. Her reflexive contribution and exchanges are part of our Critical Space component.
Kama La Mackerel is an award-winning Mauritian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, curator and literary translator. Kama’s work is grounded in the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality, hybridity, cosmopolitanism, ancestral healing and self- and collective-empowerment.
They are the author ZOM-FAM (Metonymy Press) which was named a CBC Best Poetry Book, a Globe and Mail Best Debut, and was a finalist for the QWF Concordia University First Book Award and the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. World Literature Today called ZOM-FAM “a milestone in Mauritian literature."
In 2021, Kama was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Joseph S. Stauffer Prize for emerging and mid-career artists in Visual Arts.