writer. artist. facilitator
Bára Hladík is an emerging animator, illustrator, writer, multimedia artist, workshop facilitator and human rights reporter currently based in Tio’tiá:ke (Montréal).
Born to Czechoslovak political migrants in Ktunaxa Territory, “Canada”, her work untangles the effects of disability and diaspora from the embodied subconscious through illustrations, poetry, sound and dreams. Bára’s illustrated micro-chapbook Book of Mirrors was selected for the 2019 Ghost City Press Summer Micro-Chap Series. She was longlisted for the JRG grant for artists with disabilities (2018, 2019). Bára is the founding editor of Theta Wave, a digital magazine of experimental arts, and her illustrations, photography, and poetry can be found in Behind the Curtain (2018, Publication Studio), her debut book co-authored with Alina Senchenko that was an honourable mention for the Scorpion and Felix Prize (2018). Exploring the body through themes of disability justice, migration and queerness, they performed an animation and sound piece while in residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point (2017) and have since exhibited and performed in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and Montréal.
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