Oliver Husain

Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and artist based in Toronto. Husain’s projects often begin with fragments of history, a rumor, a personal encounter or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures — such as dance, puppetry, costume, and special effects — to animate his research and charm or fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups. Recent solo exhibitions include Isla Santa Maria 3D at Gallery TPW, Toronto and Western Front,Vancouver (2016). In 2017, his work was shown at Berlinale Filmfestival forum Expanded, Berlin and Kunstverein Nuremberg.