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Vanessa Godden

Vanessa Godden (they, them) is a queer Indo-Caribbean and Euro-Canadian artist, educator,
and curator. They are based in Pickering, the traditional territory of the Mississauga’s of
Scugog Island First Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the
Wendat peoples. Godden’s transdisciplinary practice explores how personal histories and
the body in relation to geographic space can be conveyed through oral and somatic
storytelling in art. They draw from their multi-ethnic diasporic experiences navigating the
world to build multi-sensory performances, videos, sound installations, book art pieces, and
net-art that unfurl the impacts of trauma on the body, connections to community, and
tethers to culture.