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Coffee Dates with Yiara & CUJAH: Esther Calixte-Bea in Conversation with Mahlet Cuff

Date & time
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Esther Calixte-Bea, Mahlet Cuff


This event is free




Yiara Magazine



Yiara Magazine and the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History (CUJAH) are collaborating on a speaker series this month comprising three over-coffee-type conversations that will explore artistic practice, curatorship and Indigenous knowledge in art history.

Please join us for the second webinar of our Coffee Dates series featuring artist and body hair activist Esther Calixte-Bea in conversation with interdisciplinary artist Mahlet Cuff.

How can you participate? Register for the Zoom webinar or watch live on our Facebook.

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Yiara Magazine is a student-run, undergraduate feminist art publication. Based in Montreal, Yiara publishes an annual print issue of curated student writing and artwork, organizes a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures, and hosts an end-of-year vernissage and magazine launch.

CUJAH is a student-run association that aims to showcase the talents of Concordia University’s undergraduate Art History and Fine Arts students by means of an annual journal publication and conference event.

Esther Calixte-Bea

Image depicts artist Esther Calixte-Bea in a magenta top against a turquoise background

Esther Calixte-Bea is a Painter and Body Hair Activist, born in Longueuil of Haitian and Ivorian descent. Calixte-Bea’s artistic practice also expands through various art forms such as photography, fashion and poetry. Her work addresses topics such as beauty, identity, individuality and vulnerability in various forms that are often inspired by her personal life and culture. She has recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Concordia University in Painting and Drawing. Her work has been featured in the CANADIANART magazine, GLAMOUR UK, TVA Nouvelles and more. She exhibited her work in several group shows such as HUMA-I-N at Rad Hourani and This is what Compels me to Compel them at Livart.


Mahlet Cuff (Moderator)

Image displays Mahlet Cuff Image Credit: Nawal Sagher

Mahlet Cuff (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist who produces their work through digital, and film still photography as well as audio recordings. They explore subjects of race, gender, sexuality to question relationships between kin and the relationship they have with themselves.

She is also a community organizer and founder of the group Justice4BlacklivesWinnipeg where she advocates for abolition and safety of all Black people. She has curatorial experience with being involved with Patterns Collective and co-curating work for Window Winnipeg, the exhibition called “Joy is more than just a feeling.” Their work has been shown at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03, Window Winnipeg, Flip Fest, and in the artist run center “Tea Base'' in Toronto, Ontario.

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