Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Naveen Girn

Name: Naveen Girn

Year: 2015
Presented By: Trevor Boyd of Exclusive Floors

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 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.