Open House: Conversations

An 8-part series in which Toronto artists and organizers examine the relationship between art and the housing crisis. Documented in written form, the conversations will be published online with a sketch to accompany each article. Launching January 2022.


About the Artist

Farrah Miranda

Farrah Miranda is an Abu Dhabi born, Toronto-based artist of Goan and Mangalorean descent. Born in the Gulf to parents who were migrant workers, Miranda’s lived experience has confronted her with the way people, places, objects and experiences are bordered. This inspires aspects of her artistic practice in which she questions how borders are enacted through processes of categorization, securitization, censorship and control.

Moving between the gallery and the public sphere, she creates situations that actively engage the viewer. Working in mediums that range from sculpture and installation to performance and new media, Miranda experiments with the possibilities of art in undoing colonial and capitalist borders.


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Thank you to our Funder

Open House: Conversations received grant funding as a part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it. Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, ArtworxTO will deliver major public art projects and commissions, citywide, from fall 2021 to fall 2022. Supporting local artists and new artworks that reflect Toronto’s diversity, ArtworxTO is creating more opportunities for citizens to engage with art in their everyday lives. This September, the City of Toronto invites the public to discover creativity and community–everywhere. Visit artworxTO.ca for full details.