Souvenir Shop

Hiba Abdallah

in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga

September 7 – October 22, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 6-9PM

Saturday, September 16 at 1PM

This exhibition is presented offsite at the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s XIT-RM.

In an exhibition that resembles a shop, Hiba Abdallah explores the question: how do we define a city? An artist who frequently works in conceptual and text-based practices, in Souvenir Shop Abdallah investigates the connections between ethnic diversity and commercial enterprise in the public consciousness of Mississauga.

Souvenir Shop is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Mississauga, in the gallery’s XIT-RM Emerging Artist Project Space. The AGM is committed to recognizing and supporting the work of emerging artists from the Mississauga and 905 region, and is proud to work with regional artist-run centres to share opportunities and resources with talented next generation artists and cultural producers.

Download Exhibition Essay (PDF)

FREE Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The tour picks up at Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) then departs for Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of York University and Y+ contemporary. To RSVP: email or call 905-828-3789 by Friday, October 13 at 5pm.


Hiba Abdallah has lived most of her life in Windsor, Ontario, a city that has heavily influenced her interest in the convergence of art and social practice. She is part of the artist collective Broken City Lab, which was long-listed for the 2011 Sobey Art award. She completed her BFA at the University of Windsor in 2012 and her MFA at the University of Guelph in 2017.