Sharlene Bamboat (b. 1984, Pakistan) is a video and installation artist. Her work is anchored in the absurd and mundane retracing of history through queer aesthetics and popular culture.
Her works have exhibited internationally, including: the Sharjah Film Platform (U.A.E.), the Berlin Film Festival: Forum Expanded (Germany), Aga Khan Museum (Canada), London Film Festival (UK), Malmo Queer Film Festival (Sweden) and Vasakh Film Festival (Pakistan). Sharlene frequently works in collaboration, most notably with artist Alexis Mitchell under the name Bambitchell. The duo have had solo exhibitions at Gallery TPW (Toronto), Articule (Montreal) and AKA Gallery (Saskatoon) and an upcoming solo show of new work at Mercer Union (Toronto) in Fall 2019.
In addition to her artistic practice Sharlene contributes regularly to the arts-sector in Canada, as programmer, artistic director, jury member for festivals, board member for not-for-profits arts organizations, and has been a member of film/video collectives. She is currently the Director of Operations for the Toronto Queer Film Festival.
Bamboat lives and works between Toronto and Montreal.