Registry:Keywords:site-responsive 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

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

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

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

We’re still standing (installation view), 2015. Mixed media installation, 244 x 488 x 488 cm.

Nicolas Fleming Artist

Nicolas Fleming holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from University of Quebec in Montreal, and currently splits his time between studios in Montreal and Toronto. He has shown his work in several artist-run centers and galleries in Canada including Trois Points, McClure, and UQAM galleries in Montreal, and Axeneo7 in Gatineau, Quebec and has presented temporary outdoor sculptures internationally in Kassel, Germany, and Mexico City. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Søren Thilo Funder Artist

Soren Thilo Funder’s works are carefully crafted cinematic mash-ups of diverse cultural fields and social histories. Serving as formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society and the truisms of written and unwritten history, they integrate aspects of critical theory, literature, cinema, popular culture and counter-cultural disciplines. Through the use of cinematic narratives, mise en scène and video documents the works aspire to propose new connections between historical, cultural and political matter and generate new potential spaces, third places, for political contemplation and counter-memory. 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

The Final Contraction (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 23 x 135 feet. Site-specific installation at Smack Mellon, New York.

Tamara Gayer Artist

Tamara Gayer is an artist transfixed by the city. Suspended between the impulses of an image maker and  those of a builder she creates work that mutates from drawing to installation to video. Born in NYC, Tamara Gayer grew up in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been shown at Foxy Production, Exit Art, and Smack Mellon in NY, as well as internationally, and she is represented in the collections of several prominent institutions including the Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Christine Gedeon Artist

Born in Aleppo, Syria, Christine Gedeon is currently based in Berlin and New York. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from SUNY New Paltz and has shown her work in North America, Europe, and Asia through residencies and exhibitions at The WYE (Berlin), A.I.R. Gallery and BRIC (New York), and the Busan Triennial (Korea), among others. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 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

"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

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

Joelle, 2014, recycled chipboard, Wire-O binding, edition of 12

Christopher Manson Artist

Christopher Manson is a documentary photographer and photo instructor living and working in Toronto, Canada. His photographs have been published in The Observer on Sunday, Time Out Magazine, The New York Times LENS blog, and others. He is the author of numerous self-published photobooks, including Type 1 Teen, which tackles lifestyle changes required of Canadian adolescents living with Type-1 diabetes. A recipient of Visual Artist Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (2013) and the Toronto Arts Council (2011), and a Magnum Photos Scholarship (2010), Manson has spent the last four years documenting the predicaments facing First Nations diabetics living in the remote northern regions of Canada. Continue reading

Last Update:April 7, 2018

Site-specific installation

Janine Miedzik Artist

Janine Miedzik uses abstract visual interruptions to re-shape an awareness of our surroundings. Working with bright and blunt materials she examines the context of presentation. Her often-temporary objects and veneers become bodily stand-ins and carry the act of making marks, replayed and reworked, on every leg of her journey. Known for a  practice that articulates observations and responses to the built environment Miedzik’s works with a range of media; painting, wall-works photo-based collages installations and sculpture. Continue reading

Last Update:June 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Lee (cairolexicon), Model M Postcard, from Making Models, University of Toronto Art Centre, 2017.

Yan Wu Curator

Yan Wu is a curator and translator based in Toronto. Wu completed Master of Visual Studies Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Computing at the University of Guelph. Currently she is the Curator-in-Residence (2016-17) at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the Public Art Coordinator at the City of Markham. Her research focuses on the interplay of contemporary art, architecture and urbanism. Continue reading

Last Update:February 5, 2018