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Katy Slany

Katy Slany is an artist based in liminal spaces and a graduate from SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts on the Unceded and stolen land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Her practice is an examination of embodiment in a disembodied society.


Using textiles, performance, ritual and photography she explores the somatic experience of existing at the borderlands of society, trauma, illness and systemic oppression. Through the material and ephemeral Katy’s practice seeks to answer the question of how the work of unlearning can help liberate our bodies and our lives. Katy’s practice is an ongoing research project challenging our connection to the land and our felt experience under late stage capitalism and the project of colonialism.

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