Amar K.prince is a performing artist, videomaker, educator and community planner. Having grown up in Hong Kong, she has lived and travelled through various places: Amritsar, Berlin, Toronto and Peterborough. Prince’s artistic practice is concerned with portraying diasporic memories, identities and emotions. Her poetic video trilogy – Suicide Note – premiered at Berlin’s People of Colour Trans and Queer Film Festival in 2011. At present, she is working on a series of photographs and video shorts that bring to life the complexities of migrant temporalities and thought processes across multiple geographies. Line is a series of photographs featuring the many facets of line taking form in unique everyday patterns, and is exhibited by acolourdeep.
Amar also writes poetry and is a stage artist and dancer. As a member of the Dakus Collective, she has performed in Toronto at Colour Me Dragg, Inside/Out Film Festival’s Transplanetarium Party 2009, StimulAsian by The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention), and ‘$3/hour’ Asian Freedom School May-works Show. Most recently, she performed at Brown Canada’s Legacies of the Komataga Maru show in 2012 Brown // OUT Pride Toronto Stage 2013 and Making a Stage for our Stories in 2013.
In her daytime, she is a doctoral researcher and a teaching assistant at York University’s Department of Geography. Her intellectual scholarship explores South Asian and Sikh diaspora, the cultural politics of mobility and transportation, and postcolonial geographies of Asia.