Jayce Salloum’s transit shelter posters focus on multiple images that are part of an ongoing project called locations/dis-locations.
These photographs of quotidian spaces consider Vancouver as a coastal city in relationship to other coastal cities and Vancouver’s specific history in relation to a regional, national, and global context.
The images reflect on location, the image in relation to the site of placement. Through this contrast, they provoke, engage and express this time and place.
Photograph by Khadim Ali
Jayce Salloum’s practice aligns itself with social, personal, and political struggles through an intimate subjectivity and discursive challenge.
A grandson of Syrian immigrants from the Beqaa Valley – later colonized as Lebanon – he was born and raised on Sylix (Okanagan) territory in Kelowna, BC. He has lived in San Francisco, Banff, Toronto, San Diego, Beirut, New York, and since 1997, Vancouver.
He works in installation, photography, drawing, performance, text and video, as well as curating exhibitions, conducting workshops, and coordinating projects.
Salloum has exhibited at the Musée du Louvre, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Royal Ontario Museum, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. He is a recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.