Monday, November 20, 2017
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Naveen Girn

Name: Naveen Girn

Year: 2015
Presented By: Trevor Boyd of Exclusive Floors
Bio:

Naveen Girn is a community engagement specialist and curator whose interests centre on Vancouver’s South Asian community, intercultural oral history and curation.

Girn co-curated Spectacular Sangeet (2013) at the Surrey Art Gallery and the award-winning Bhangra.me: Vancouver’s Bhangra Story (2011) at the Museum of Vancouver, which received an Award for Excellence from the Canadian Museum Association.

In 2014, he was Project Manager for the Komagata Maru 1914-2014: Generations, Geographies and Echoes project that brought together eight institutions across Metro Vancouver to collaboratively commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Komagata Maru.

He was curator of Goonj: Being Brown in Chinatown, which was a part of Indian Summer Festival 2015. Girn has curated art and historical exhibitions across Metro Vancouver, and is a partner at Digital Handloom, a community storytelling practice that engages with and shares untold community stories.