Sarah Shamash is a Vancouver-based media artist. She studied film and media arts at Paris 8, University of Saint Denis, in France, completing two Master’s degrees in Film and in Media Arts. Influenced by cinema, her experimental mapping projects explore mapmaking as personal, political, feminine and dynamic, while critiquing and subverting fixed, colonial demarcations of territory and space. Since the 2000’s, she has been exhibiting her work in art venues and film festivals while pursuing her creative production at international artist residencies. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the city of Vancouver’s artist live/ work studio awards. She most recently exhibited a collaborative multi-platform mapping project, Telling Traces (http://tellingtraces.com/index.htm), in the scores + traces exhibition in New York. She is also a doctoral candidate at UBC’s Interdisciplinary program.