Erika DeFreitas

Erika DeFreitas is a Toronto-based emerging conceptual artist.  She explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity through performance, public interventions, relational exchanges, photographic documentation and textile-based works. DeFreitas is a graduate of the Masters of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto and has exhibited projects in artist-run centres in Canada. Recent and upcoming exhibition sites include The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Centre [3] for Print and Media Arts, Pollock Gallery at the Southern Methodist University in Texas, Gallery TPW, A Space Gallery, Propeller Centre for Visual Arts in Toronto, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, performances with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, and a residency at Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) in Winnipeg.

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