Registry:Keywords:interdisciplinary 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

Steven Beckly Artist

Steven Beckly’s images fluidly take the forms of photographs, sculpture, and installation. Cultivating a poetics of desire, he explores the epistemology of intimacy and its value in our increasingly interconnected lives. He recently received his MFA from the University of Guelph. He lives and works in Toronto. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Reflection Series, Untitled Image 2, Colour photo, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, image courtesy of the artist.

Lacie Burning Artist

Lacie Burning is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Onondaga artist and curator raised on Six Nations of the Grand River located in Southern Ontario. They work in photography, video, installation, and sculpture and are currently studying at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Having come from a culturally and politically grounded upbringing, their work focuses on politics of Indigeneity and identity from a Haudenosaunee perspective. Continue reading

Last Update:June 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

"77 Vision Cards", 2014.

Maggie Groat Artist

Maggie Groat is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media including works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific interventions and publications. Her current research surrounds site-responsiveness with regards to shifting territories, alternative and decolonial ways-of-being, methodologies of collage, and the transformation of salvaged materials into utilitarian objects for speculation, vision and action. Continue reading

Last Update:October 15, 2017

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

Claritas, velvet and wood, 2 x 2 ft, 2015

Brynn Higgins-Stirrup Artist

Brynn Higgins-Stirrup is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in Toronto. She is informed by a broad range of subjects from symbolic logic to spirituality. Concerned with the tensions between the mind and making, concept and craft, her current practice focuses on labour-based drawing, sculptural and printmaking practices. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

For every one that flees, there are many more who chase, 2015, notebook. 8.5 x 11 in.

Maxwell Hyett Artist

Maxwell Hyett is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. His work explores issues of meaning, simultaneity, and the relationship between language and reality. These issues emerge primarily as a concern with information and its reception: how is information made; where do we keep it; how do we retrieve it; and how does it translate through these processes? Maxwell develops these ideas by creating collisions between synonyms and related terms to question the unavoidable connections we make between symbols and learned meaning. His recent work uses relief sculpture and laser cutting techniques to explore these ideas. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017

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

"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

Cynthia Mykytyshyn Curator

Cynthia Mykytyshyn is an arts administrator and emerging curator based in Toronto. She earned a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies in 2012 from Queen’s University, where her studies focused on the intersection of art practices and natural environments and culminated in a self-directed curatorial project titled Where the Wild Things…Aren’t? (2012) exploring the relationship between the human and the other-than-human. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Astarte Rowe Curator

Astarte Rowe is an independent scholar and curator currently based in Toronto. She earned her doctorate in Art History from the University of Melbourne, with a nomination for the Chancellor’s Prize. She has presented her research internationally, and has written for peer-reviewed journals on such subjects as Photoshop and Mannerism; anamorphosis and contemporary Indigenous art; the Lucretian simulacrum and Albert Namatjira; desertification and Australian Aboriginal art discourse; and William Palmer and Newfoundland Regionalism. She curated The Amoebic Workshop in collaboration with the Patterson Research Group from Carleton University. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

"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