Registry:Keywords:humourous alphabetical by last name

"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

Simon M Benedict Artist

Using pre-existing audiovisual material to create new narratives, Simon M Benedict playfully explores the myths and conventions of artistic identity in fine and popular art realms. Benedict recently completed an MFA at the University of Guelph (2016) and also holds a BFA from Concordia University (2011). His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and France. He currently lives and works in Guelph. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Boskovic, Petar, Entrance, 2016, Chomira Print

Petar Boskovic Artist

Petar Boskovic is a photo-based artist currently residing in Canada. The aim of his artistic practice is an ontological survey of the everyday, examining and exploring the way in which our lives exist both on the surface of things and beneath it. He has received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2009 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2015. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

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

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

Cass Gardiner, Crafted Strangers Exhibition 5, 2017, Benchspace Gallery, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, North Carolina, September 2017 - January 2018. Installation documentation by Steve Mann.

Cass Gardiner Curator

Cass Gardiner is an Anishinaabe Algonquin curator, artist, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Matters Unsettled, a curatorial collective that uses the gallery to challenge preconceived notions of culture, identity, and belonging focusing on marginalized people. Gardiner was a 2017 Emerging Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Continue reading

Last Update:June 21, 2018

Jens Haaning Artist

Jens Haaning was born in 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he continues to live and work. Haaning’s practice engages with the politics of distribution and visibility that govern social behavior and safeguard class divisions. Through a calculated process of exchange, Haaning’s works bring to light the economies and forms of co-existence that result from the circulation of goods and the migration of peoples.

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Last Update:May 5, 2018

Stine Marie Jacobsen Artist

Working with film as a participatory tool, Stine Marie Jacobsen designs educational projects that deal with ethics, identity, control, fear and trust and aim to raise solidarity and civic engagement through community involvement. Jacobsen is based in Berlin and has a BFA from CalArts, a MFA from The Royal Danish Art Academy and recently a peace and conflict resolution certificate from Chula University. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 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

Gabriel Lalonde Artist

Gabriel Lalonde (b. 1945) is a prolific poet and self-taught visual artist whose multidisciplinary practice includes mixed media images, sculptures, installations, and published poetic works. His canvases—composed of found materials such as wood debris and clapboard, chairs, empty cans, Barbies, metal, and roof shingles—serve as explorations into the syntax of lost time, eroded existence, faded amorousness, and the general effects of wear and tear. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 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

Cathryn Miller, Snowy Owl, 2009

Cathryn Miller Artist

A former theatrical designer and fibre artist, Cathryn Miller has focused on book arts and paper making for the past twenty years. Throughout her career she has won numerous awards and is the only Saskatchewan craftsperson to have received the Premier’s Prize at Dimensions (the annual juried exhibition of the Saskatchewan Craft Council), in two different media. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Arabian Delight, 2008, Rexine suitcase, taxidermy camel, metal rods, cotton wool and fabric, 41.5" (H) x 57" x 61" (105 cm x 144cm x 155cm). Installation documentation by David C. Alesworth.

Huma Mulji Artist

Huma Mulji works with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting, creating material juxtapositions which are attentive to the absurd, and question notions of certainty, and truth. Her works broadly address notions of failure and neglect, endurance and transformation. The deliberately awkward artworks are spatially evocative, and imbue an anti-heroism, playing out ironically, in her works. Continue reading

Last Update:April 5, 2018

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

"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