Registry:Keywords:feminist alphabetical by last name

Morehshin Allahyari Artist

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects; a poetic mean to document the personal and collective lives we live and our struggles as humans in the 21st century. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

"The Queen's Punishment", performance, facilitated by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery), images credit: Aliya Pabini, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2012.

Sharlene Bamboat Artist

Sharlene Bamboat (b. Karachi, 1984) is an artist based in Toronto and Pittsburgh, who works predominantly in film, video and installation. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals, including Les Complices* (Zurich), the Images Festival (Toronto), The Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario), and Vasakh Film Festival (Lahore). Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

Alison Cooley Curator

Alison Cooley is a critic, curator, and educator based in Toronto. Her research deals with the intersection of natural history and visual culture, socially engaged artistic practice, and experiential and interpretative dimensions of art criticism. She is the 2014 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, and her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, FUSE, Blackflash and Magenta, among others. She is currently the Blackwood Gallery’s Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

Angell Gallery, Toronto, 2 June - 8 July, 2017

Erika DeFreitas Artist

Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based multidisciplinary conceptual artist. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture and documention, her work explores the influence of language, loss and culture on the formation of identity, with the use of textile-based works, and performative actions, which are photographed. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Project Row Houses (Houston), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Angell Gallery (Toronto), Pollock Gallery (Dallas), Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts (Winnipeg) and the Art Gallery of Mississauga.  Continue reading

Last Update:November 18, 2017

Katherine Dennis Curator

Katherine Dennis is a Vancouver-based curator and researcher. She has worked with a range of institutions, from historic houses to public museums and independent galleries. Her practice bridges disciplines including exhibition making, public programming and visitor studies, and places such as British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Projects start from a careful consideration of site and context, and then are built on collaboration often resulting in the commissioning of new works. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Jeannette Ehlers Artist

Jeannette Ehlers’s work is characterized by its experimental nature. Often using image manipulation in her photographic and video-based works, she explores identity and meaning within these changeable terms, in both subtle and immediate ways. Inspired by her own Danish/Caribbean background, she has created cinematic universes that delve into ethnicity and identity, conveying imaginative stories in a visual language that is sharp yet engaging. Her works revolve around big questions and difficult issues, such as Denmark’s role as a slave trading nation, an aspect of Danish cultural heritage that is often glossed over in the country’s historiography. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

detail of installation for A Sensitive Surface, 2016

Shelby Fenlon Artist

Shelby Fenlon is an emerging Toronto-based artist whose work considers process, labour, and art production, impermanence, and the female body. She completed her BFA in Photography at OCAD University (2016) where she was granted the Project 31 Award. In 2015 she was a finalist in C Magazine’s New Critics competition. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Petrina Ng's "My Mother's Hanlans Point," 2014, in "Out of Repetition, Difference", Mixed media installation (soft sculpture, posters, small works), curated by Lauren Fournier, photo documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, July 22-August 19, 2017.

Lauren Fournier Curator

Lauren Fournier is a writer, artist, and curator currently based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include The Sustenance Rite (2017) at the Blackwood Gallery, Out of Repetition Difference (2017) at Zalucky Contemporary, and Fermenting Feminism (2017) at Critical Distance in Toronto, Broken Dimanche Press/Büro BDP in Berlin, Medical Museion in Copenhagen, and Front/Space artist-run centre in Kansas City. Continue reading

Last Update:June 8, 2018

Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Rendering on View (Betty Rowland meets Angela Aames). Performed on May 27th 2017 as part of the installation Walls of Wind: The mirroring and rendering. Created in the context of the group exhibition I've Only Known My Own curated by Nicole Burisch and presented from April 21st to June 10th 2017 at OPTICA, Montréal. Photo: Paul Litherland.

Nadège Grebmeier Forget Artist

Engaged in Montreal’s visual and live arts community since 2007, performance artist Nadège Grebmeier Forget embraces interdisciplinarity and curation in her practice. She is the first daughter of a runner-up 1960’s California Beauty Queen and has, among other things: enacted works for Karl Lemieux (The Seven Last Words, 2018), Teresa Margolles (La Promesa, 2017), Dana Michel (Balls, 2016), Olivia Boudreau (Standing Bodies, Lying Bodies, 2014), Christiof Migone (Hite Parade, 2008); collaborated with Henrike Iglesias (Sophiensale/OFFTA, 2016), PME-ART (Festival actOral/Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, 2014) in addition to participating in numerous events, festivals, panels, residencies and exhibitions in Canada (Québec, Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland, PEI), the USA (Texas) and Europe (France, Germany, Romania). Continue reading

Last Update:September 13, 2018

Remains of the Ephemeral I-IV, 2014. Cheesecloth, silk, cotton, sisal, unspun wool, horsehair, coyote fur, rubberlatex, black tea, dye, rusted steel. 24″ x 6″ (I), 30″ x 5″ (II), 22″ x 6″ (III), 32″ x 6″ (IV).

Mary Grisey Artist

Mary Grisey is an American sculptural installation artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She received an MFA in the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto, a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Painting and Drawing from Marist College. She has exhibited her work in New York, Chicago, Kentucky, San Francisco and Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Maj Hasager Artist

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied photography and fine art in Denmark, Sweden and the UK, earning an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, the construction of history, and architecture, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research-based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video and photography. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

"40 consecutive photographs of here", 2005, colour photographic prints on clear acrylic sheets, 7.5” x 5.5” x 5”.

Karen Henderson Artist

Karen Henderson is a visual artist working in time-based media, photography, sculpture and site-specific installation. Karen grew up in Scotland, leaving there to attend the Central School of Art and Camberwell School of Art in London, England from 1982-86, after which she moved to Canada where she completed her MFA at the University of Victoria, British Columbia in 1988.  Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Toronto, Ontario, and has exhibited work in Canada and internationally. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Patricia Kaersenhout Artist

Born in the Netherlands to parents from Suriname, Patricia Kaersenhout is a visual artist, activist, and womanist who is on an artistic journey to investigate her Surinamese background in relation to her upbringing in a West European culture. The political thread in her work raises questions about the African Diaspora’s movements and its relation to feminism, sexuality, racism and the history of slavery. She was a teacher in global art and social practice at the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam and is a regular lecturer at the Decolonial summerschool in Middelburg. Currently she is an advisor at the Mondriaan fund and she works on several projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Jane Jin Kaisen Artist

Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist working with film, video installation, photography and performative practices. Born in Jeju Island in South Korea, transnationally adopted to Denmark, and having spent her adult life in-between Europe, the United States and Asia, her practice has unfolded at the junctions of multiple social, cultural and political realities. These contingencies inform her engagement with overarching themes of memory, migration, and translation at the intersection of personal and collective histories and understandings. While each of her art projects is driven by its own aesthetic and discursive inquiry, together they form a multi-faceted and in-depth survey of coloniality, war and militarism by engaging charged transnational histories and unresolved legacies of race, gender, class, cultural encounters and identity. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

Maria Flawia Litwin Artist

Maria Flawia Litwin is a visual artist who grew up in both Poland and Australia, straddling the Iron Curtain. She has spent the last 18 years living and working in Toronto. Encounters with communist and consumer ideologies within social and educational structures have made Litwin sensitive to the fluid and shifting nature of belief systems. She is particularly concerned with the way changes in ideology manifest themselves in her figurative and literal environment. Marxism, feminism and humour have greatly impacted her art production. Although trained as a sculptor, Litwin’s work is not medium-specific and takes the form of textiles, data collecting, performance, acting, video, photography, and fiction writing. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

"Muscle Panic PRACTICE MAKES PRACTICE", installation w/performance (performance detail), 40mins, Trasi Jang, installed and performed at the Contemporary Art Gallery/CAG, Vancouver, BC, 2016.

Hazel Meyer Artist

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, performance, and textiles to investigate the relationships between sport, sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work aims to recover the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of sports and recreation. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather-dykes—into the performative spaces of athletics. Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

à jamais, 2011. Performance for a three-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 52 mins.

Faye Mullen Artist

Faye Mullen’s work is informed by a sculptural sensibility combining elements of performance, site, sound, light and image — both moving and still. Informed by time and place, the practice she pursues is self-reflective and considers itself as precisely such, a practice. Characterized by a sustained interest in failure, body, materiality, her studio practice acknowledges weight as it bears as much what is physical as what is immaterial. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Midi Onodera Artist

Midi Onodera is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist who has been making films and videos for more than 35 years. In 2018, Midi received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts. Her work is laced with markers of her experiences as a feminist, lesbian, Japanese-Canadian woman. She has produced over 25 independent shorts, ranging from 16mm film to digital video to toy camera formats. Continue reading

Last Update:April 28, 2018

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen Artist

In her works Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen often takes her Danish (fathers side)-Filipino (mothers side) background as a point of departure. She is born in Manila in 1970 and in 1978 her family moved to Denmark. Cuenca gathers, adapts, and universalizes her narratives in both a critical and humorous approach in regards to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

Wendy, 6 ½ x 9, 216 pages, b&w, trade paper November 2014, Published by Koyama Press

Walter Scott Artist

Walter Scott b. 1985, is an interdisciplinary artist working across writing, video, performance and sculpture. In 2011, while living in Montréal, he began a comic book series, Wendy, exploring the narrative of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre who aspires to global success and art stardom but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. The position of the outsider and shape shifter are central to this body of work and the influence of feminist icons such as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and artist, punk poet, experimental novelist and filmmaker Kathy Acker lingers. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

Eve Tagny Artist

Eve Tagny holds a BFA in Film production/documentary from Concordia University and a certificate in Journalism from the University of Montreal. Navigating between writing, photography, video and plant-based installations, she explores themes pertaining to body politics and the ever-evolving expressions of hybrid identities. Most recently, her practice has focused on restoring traumatic disruptions through nature. Her work has been shown in Montreal, Toronto, Berlin and Japan.

Image: Eve Tagny, Premonition, photograph, 2014.

Last Update:July 17, 2019

"Lie down on the ground look up at the sky and think of Helen Johnson", performance and installation, 2014, audio silkscreened wallpaper, silkscreened take-away (a device for viewing the sky) grass and maintenance.

Aislinn Thomas Artist

Aislinn Thomas is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes video, performance, installation and text-based work. She culls material from everyday experiences and relationships, exploring themes of vulnerability, empathy, possibility and failure. Aislinn is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo MFA program and earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Biliana Velkova, Landscape With a Horse on Bow River, 2011, digital print on dibond, 24"x40" from Precious Commodity, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 2017. Installation documentation by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Biliana Velkova Artist

Biliana Velkova is a Vancouver-based artist whose practice incorporates photography, performance and installation to explore issues of consumerist culture, diaspora and social identity. Velkova earned an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010, and a BFA from Concordia University in 1999. She is currently the Arts Coordinator for the City of New Westminster; prior to that she was Executive Director of PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018