Registry:Keywords:performative 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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room, 1993, a performance included by Miller in his 2013 curatorial project, Artists' Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism

Earl Miller Curator

Earl Miller is an independent curator and art writer based in Toronto. He has curated exhibitions across Canada in public galleries and institutions such as the Doris McCarthy Gallery, the Yukon Art Centre, the Tree Museum, and the Art Gallery of York University. He has written catalogue essays for galleries and institutions including the National Museum of Romania, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Le Crédac: Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Ivry. His essays have also appeared in books, and he has contributed to numerous visual arts periodicals including Art in America, Canadian Art, and Flash Art. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, through which he presented a paper at the AICA International Congress in Seoul, South Korea, in 2014. Continue reading

Last Update:May 5, 2018

Dog Luv (still), 2009. HD video transferred to Blu-ray. 30:56 min.

Ciprian Mureșan Artist

Ciprian Mureșan (b. 1977) lives and works in Cluj, Romania. Recent solo exhibitions and presentations include: Working from Language, Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest (2015), Your survival is guaranteed by treaty, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2015), Presentation and Video Screening, Centre Pompidou–Cinema 2, Paris (2015), Obstacle Racing, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (2014), Stage and Twist (with Anna Molska), Tate Modern, London (2012), and Recycled Playground, on view successively at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2011), Centre d’art contemporaine, Geneva (2012), and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2013). 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

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

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