Noor Khan

Nuit Connects x DMG Artist-in-Residence

In collaboration with Nuit Blanche / City of Toronto

For the fourth year, the DMG has partnered with Nuit Blanche / City of Toronto to offer a year-long artist residency. We are excited to be working with Scarborough-based artist Noor Khan.


Noor Khan (b. 1994, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) is a community-engaged multidisciplinary artist. Due to constant migration and nomadic ethnic lineage, they were subject to socio-economic and political consequences, such as isolation and surveillance. As a result, their work is an inquiry of human-made designs; encompassing architecture, infrastructure, objects, materials, policy and law that facilitate cultural, political, and socio-economic activity. Noor uses art and design as a collaborative process to cultivate community, reconnect with people, land, and global indigenous value system(s).

Noor holds an M.F.A. in Community Arts and a Certificate in Art Education specializing in higher education from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Additionally, they possess a Certificate in Digital Art from Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)and a B.A. in Community Development from the University of Toronto. Noor’s practice as an emerging artist has gained recognition from local organizations like Scarborough Arts to national institutions such as the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Her projects have received support from notable entities such as the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR Canada, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Their work has been presented at Nuit Blanche (Toronto), AWAKENINGS at Toronto History Museums, MUTEK (Montreal), and more.


Nuit Connects x DMG was established in 2019 as a partnership between the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Nuit Blanche / City of Toronto. Nuit Connects x DMG is a relationship building, mentorship, and knowledge-sharing residency program inspired by the solid and impassioned commitment to community and reciprocity demonstrated by the participants of Scarborough’s inaugural Nuit Blanche.