Through my photographic practice, I engage with issues of land and the city, exploring and documenting notions of settlement, dwellings, and homes. As a European-Chinese resident of Vancouver, my work is created with an awareness of this city’s particular history of colonialism, settlement, and marginalization. These narratives of power, of identity, of struggles between peoples of class and race and gender echo all over Vancouver, my home. While this research and body of work is specific to the city of Vancouver, it is rooted in a foundation of exploring history and art making and finding ways to relate them to the present in an inquiry of what is to come. My drive as an artist is to listen to these stories, to find my place in them, and to give them form. This desire to listen intently, to consider our place in everything, and to help tell stories is what drives me as an artist.
Faber Neifer is an artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2016 with a major in Photography and a minor in Social Practices and Community Engagement. Faber is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dave McGary Memorial Award (2018), the BC Arts Council Scholarship (2018), the Royal Canadian Academy C. D. Howe Scholarship Award for Art and Design (2016), and was a finalist in the 2015 Aimia | AGO Scholarship prize.
Image: Figure in a Landscape - 76 x 101 cm, c print, 2019