Sharlene Bamboat is a moving image and installation artist. Her practice often engages with translation, history and music, uncovering sensory and fractured ways of knowing. Film Programmer Jemma Desai states of her work, “[Sharlene’s] ongoing interest [lies in] the many ways that popular culture can be politicised, as well as the sensuous possibilities of its reclamation." Sharlene regularly collaborates with artists, musicians and writers to animate historical, political, legal, and pop-culture materials. Her most frequent collaborator is Alexis Mitchell. Her work has exhibited internationally, including: Berlin International Film Festival - Forum Expanded (Germany), Art of the Real (NYC), Mantiq of the Mantis (Lahore), the Sharjah Film Platform (U.A.E.), Mercer Union (Toronto) and Henry Art Gallery (Seattle).

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 various film/video collectives.

Sharlene is based in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal, in Kanien’kehá:ka territory