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BEHIND BACK RIVER: Gallery Tour with Sonia Bazar and Dr. Anna Sheftel

Thu January 11 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Join us for a special tour of our current exhibition BACK RIVER, that reveals the ongoing research behind the exhibition and the many hidden stories of the Back River Cemetery. Led by researchers from Concordia University’s Department of History, Dr. Anna Sheftel and Naomi Frost, alongside artist Sonia Bazar, participants will have the chance to learn about the process of and fascinating reciprocal relationship between research and art-making.

The 45 minute walking conversation will conclude with a question and answer period.

This programme will run in English, with bilingual questions and discussion.



Dr. Anna Sheftel is Principal and Associate Professor in the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. She has a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford. She does oral history of genocide, violence and migration, and has published extensively on oral history practice and ethics.


Naomi Frost is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Concordia University and is currently appointed as Concordia University Library’s 2023-2024 Researcher-in-Residence. Her work centers on oral history, transgenerational memory, and storytelling in the Cambodian post-genocide diaspora. She also works as a research assistant for the “Cemetery as Metaphor” project.


Sonia Halpern-Bazar Montreal-born and based artist, who holds an MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Through sculpture, photography and poetry, their practice examines the notion of alien landscapes and how the body belongs to space. After having shown their work in Canada, Germany, and Spain, BACK RIVER marks Bazar’s first solo exhibition in Montreal.


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Thu January 11
18:30 - 20:00
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Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal
5220 St. Laurent blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2T 1S1 Canada
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