Published Feb 22, 2024

Nada El-Omari & Sonya Mwambu, IA 360º Artists-in-Residence

InterAccess is delighted to introduce Nada El-Omari and Sonya Mwambu as the inaugural IA 360° Artists-in-Residence, joining us between March and April 2024 to develop their project +1-home with the IA 360° immersive projection system.

Originally developed as a commission by the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence program in 2021, and currently a digital platform and “walking archive”, we look forward to supporting further development of +1-home by introducing a layer of physicality provided by IA 360°. 

Following their residency, El-Omari and Mwambu’s work will be featured in a public exhibition at InterAccess, opening in late April 2024.  



Nada El-Omari is a filmmaker and writer of Palestinian and Egyptian origin based in Montreal, Quebec. Her practice and research interests centre on the intergenerational transmissions of memories, displacement, and the stories of belonging and identity which she explores through a poetic, hybrid lens. Focusing on process and fragments in text, sound, and image, Nada explores new ways to self-narrate, and speak hybridity and self. El-Omari holds a BFA in Film Production and an MFA in Film from York University. 

Sonya Mwambu is an experimental filmmaker and editor based in Toronto. Born in Kampala, they grew up in Canada. Their work centres on the intersections of their identities through the exploration of race, gender, language and the connections they find through the experimentations of analogue film. Mwambu holds a BFA in Film Production from York University. 


ABOUT IA 360° 

IA 360° is a permanent immersive projection environment bespoke to the InterAccess gallery. Transforming InterAccess’s gallery, the technology encourages artists to leverage sensory intensity for critical thinking. Although immersive environments have grown in cultural importance, they are generally out of reach for the artistic community.  InterAccess, unlike large media corporations, supports experimentation and innovation by making new technology available to artists, collectives, and students. The IA 360° supports our local and broader community with access, support, and education.   


All images courtesy of the artists.  

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