Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario. Since the 1970's, she has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. She is also active as a lecturer, writer and independent curator and has travelled and worked within Canada and internationally. In 2001 she was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts. In 1993 she received the “Canada 125 ” Medal for outstanding community service.
Her commitment to community and public space has involved highly diverse sites. Her community work has included working in the artist-run centres throughout the 1970's and 1980's to involvement in the 1990's in increasingly national and international contexts.
She was selected to be one of the artists to work with the advisory team of consultants and architects, in dialogue with the complex of communities affected by the LRT (Light Rapid Transit) on Spadina Avenue in Toronto, developing concepts and sites for public art.
In 2001 she participated in workshops in developing programs and display within the newly constructed Museum of World Culture, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden.
She has served as a member of advisory panels and art juries for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and she served as a member on the advisory committee for the “Minister’s Forum on Culture & Diversity” held in April 2003 at the Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Que.