Welcome

Esker Foundation is a contemporary art gallery located in Mohkinstsis/Calgary. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker presents relevant, accessible and engaging contemporary art exhibitions, forward-thinking educational programs, and innovative publications. Esker reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international art and ideas; creates opportunities for public dialogue, and supports the production of groundbreaking new work and research.

The gallery programs three exhibition changes per year for the fall, winter, and spring/summer seasons. In addition to the main exhibition space on the fourth floor of the Atlantic Avenue Arts Block, Esker Foundation hosts the Project Space at street level.

Esker Foundation provides free public programming to encourage participation and to increase accessibility to contemporary art. Programs are developed in response to, and inspired by, our current exhibitions.


Featured Exhibition

Nep Sidhu: Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)

September 28 - December 20, 2019

Curated by cheyanne turions

‘Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)’ examines how memories persist in the present, especially when related to personal and collective practices of resistance, resilience, and ritual. This mid-career survey is anchored by recent works that reflect upon Sikh histories amongst other collectively formed and formative histories considered through collaborations with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nicholas Galanin. Across different bodies of work produced over the last decade, Sidhu explores how memorialization practices can transfigure grief and loss, and how they can speak to the power and harmony of the divine.

The exhibition is produced in partnership with Mercer Union, Toronto and Esker Foundation, Calgary.
Support in part for the project is through the Ontario Arts Council.

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Start On:December 9th, 2019

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Katie Ohe

January 25 - May 3, 2020

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