Sara Khan


“Regurgitating” was a strange kind of utopian take on the world, a sort of a wish. Although humans of course continue to procreate and regurgitate life as we do, in this piece is a projection of a wish, a desire for the natural environment around us to also grow at the same rate.

This Lunar New Year, let’s make a wish for a world that grows with unrestrained joy!

Khan questions the seemingly ordinary moments of our day-to-day routines by observing the remarkable hidden within them.

Born in Birmingham, England in 1984 and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, Sara Khan holds a BFA (with honours) from National College of Arts, Lahore (2008). Her works have been featured in several national and international group exhibitions. In addition to her solo shows “Suraj Kinare” at the Surrey Art Gallery in 2019, and “Roshni Key Teh Mein” (In the Fold of Light) at The Reach Art Gallery Museum in Abbotsford in 2021, recent group shows include “Terrestrial Beings”, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada in 2019, and “What is Seen and Not Seen, With or Without Seeing”, Gandhara Art Space, Karachi, Pakistan in 2017.

She lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

The Lantern City is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.