Registry:Keywords:memory 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

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

Mediolus corona Artist

Mediolus corona are a genus of arcellacea, or testate (shell-producing) amoebas. They are unicellular organisms that inhabit the soil and humus of freshwater and terrestrial bodies, from the poles to the tropics. They are distinguished by shells bearing a variable number of spiked hollow spines, as well as a tooth-like, crenulated (finely notched or scalloped) aperture. Carleton University’s Earth Sciences laboratory of Professor Timothy Patterson identified the genus Mediolus corona in 2014. Continue reading

Last Update:November 7, 2016

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

Victoria Fu. Self-Portrait in Sweden (still), 2005, Super 8mm film transferred to video

Victoria Fu Artist

Victoria Fu is a visual artist who films, photographs and draws the image. Her film and video installations have been exhibited at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, de Appel (Amsterdam), the Museo de la Ciudad (Quito, Ecuador), and the Seoul National University Museum (Korea).  Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

Tina Helen Artist

Tina Helen is a Copenhagen based Visual Artist. Her artistic practice proposes a synthesis of the practical and the theoretical in the understanding and production of images. She is engaged with questions of urban politics, power structures – economic, social or psychological, image politics, cognitive capital, self-schooling, refusal, migration, autism, autonomy, collective forms of being, escape and issues of artistic practice and organization. Engaged on a personal and political level, she has worked internationally on numerous projects and collaborations within the field of fine arts and activism. Tina Helen holds an MFA in Critical & Pedagogical Studies from Malmö Art Academy (2011-2013) and an MA in Visualization from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (2000-2006). 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

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

Marianna Milhorat Artist

Marianna Milhorat (b. 1983) is a Chicago-based filmmaker, originating from Vermont, USA. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 and BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinéma at Concordia University in 2007. Working in film and video, she utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt and transform notions of space and perspective. Milhorat’s work has screened internationally at festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Images Festival. Her work has received awards at festivals including the Images Festival, EXIS (Ex-Now), and the Chicago Underground Film Festival 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

Microbial Selfies (prints), 20"x30", collage: Kim Chi, Blueberry Mead, Red Cabbage Kraut, 2015.

Leila Nadir Artist

Leila Nadir is an Afghan-American critic, scholar, artist, and creative writer, and lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Humanities at the University of Rochester. She earned her PhD in English from Columbia University in 2009, where she studied environmental thought, critical theory, and contemporary literature, and was Andrew Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow of Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

Terence Nance Artist

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film has garnered recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” The film has since been released theatrically in the US, UK, France, and South Africa and is currently available on DVD and digitally through Cinema Guild. Nance is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and his most recent films Swimming in Your Skin Again, and Univitillen premiered at Sundance 2016 and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Continue reading

Last Update:September 29, 2016

Heather Nicol Artist, Curator

Heather Nicol is an independent curator and interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have often explored site-specific conditions as found in decommissioned, underutilized, repurposed and educational locations, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 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

Claritas, velvet and wood from FLIGHTS & LANDINGS (installation view), 2016, TYPOLOGY Projects at Artscape Youngplace.

Shani K Parsons Curator

Since the mid-90s, Shani K Parsons has pursued a multidisciplinary practice focused on exhibition-making — initially through the lenses of architecture, urban planning and public arts administration, then installation, graphic, and environmental design, and most recently through research, writing, curation, and collaboration. Continue reading

Last Update:December 19, 2017

Image from BASECAMP.EXE, 2013-2014.

Carey Peppermint Artist

Cary Peppermint’s solo art performances were some of the first to examine the effect of online spaces on the ways we imagine the environment and have been exhibited by the Whitney Museum (New York), Moving Image Gallery (New York), Pace Digital Gallery (New York), M.I.T. Media Lab (Boston), International Symposium for Electronic Art (Chicago), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Center for Contemporary Art (Scotland), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück), Itaú Culturales (Sao Paulo), the Kitchen (New York). Continue reading

Last Update:December 7, 2017

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

Dressed Lumber (exhibition view), from Standardizing Nature: Trees, Wood, Lumber, 2014

Susana Reisman Artist

Susana Reisman (b. 1977) was born in Caracas, Venezuela and lives and works in Toronto. She received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, Boston (1999) and an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2005). After teaching photography for a number of years, Reisman now dedicates her time to making art and running Circuit Gallery. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

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

C-09 (shallow cylinder), from the series Earth Plugs, 2014. White gypsum cement. 1.5x5x5 inches.

Deborah Wang Artist

Based in Toronto, Deborah Wang is an independent curator and designer. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University. Through her diverse practice, Wang has curated and co-curated exhibitions for the Textile Museum of Canada, Gladstone Hotel, XPACE Cultural Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario; worked with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects; and taught design studio at Ryerson University. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Claudia Wieser Artist

Claudia Wieser (b. 1973) lives and works in Berlin. An early apprenticeship as blacksmith at Bergmeister Kunstshmiede led her to the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich where she completed an MA in Painting. Geometry acts as a point of departure for Wieser, as evinced by her spherical wooden sculptures, hand-painted ceramics, multi-faceted mirrors, and gold leaf geometrics applied to hand-made paper or book pages. Continue reading

Last Update:December 24, 2017