Featured: Lauren Fournier Curator Last Update:September 30, 2017

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 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

Featured: Sharlene Bamboat Artist Last Update:September 30, 2017

"The Queen's Punishment", performance, facilitated by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery), images credit: Aliya Pabini, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2012.

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

Featured: Hazel Meyer Artist Last Update:September 30, 2017

"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 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

Featured: Leila Nadir Artist Last Update:October 28, 2017

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

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

Featured: Sarah Nasby Artist Last Update:November 11, 2017

Sarah Nasby, Living Things (Eva Zeisel vessel, kombucha, lines pattern), 2017.

Sarah Nasby is an artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. She received an MFA from NSCAD University and a BA from the University of Guelph. Her work has been shown recently in Para//el Room at DNA Artspace, London; Taking [a] part at Mercer Union, Toronto; Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green? at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. She lives and works in Toronto.

Featured: Agustine Zegers Artist Last Update:September 30, 2017

"Salplastica", sea salt, microplastics, macroplastics, 25 x 25 x 7 cm, 5 hrs of exposure to saline algae solution, documentation by Esteban Vargas Roa, feeding solution by Félix Jara F., "ftalato/fitología" @ Instituto Telearte, Santiago CL, July 1, 2017.

agustine zegers (b. 1994) is a Chilean bacterial community, writer and visual artist. Their work focuses on bringing decolonial care to the materialities of our post-apocalyptic world and queering environmentalism.

Featured: Yan Wu Curator Last Update:October 15, 2017

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

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. She has worked with Canadian arts institutions including Gendai Gallery, Art Metropole, Blackwood Gallery, Gallery 101, Modern Fuel, and more. Her 2012 project “Gendai Workstation”received a special jury award at the 25th Images Festival. In 2013, she co-curated the Canada Pavilion with Janine Marchessault at the 5th Bi-city Urbanism/Architecture Bienalle in Shenzhen China, and was the Assistant Curator of the 2015 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. As a translator, she completed the Chinese translation of Rosalind Krauss’s Passages in Modern Sculpture with James Carl, published in 2016. At present, they are working on the Chinese translation of Dan Graham’s Rock my Religion.

Featured: Carey Peppermint Artist Last Update:October 28, 2017

Image from BASECAMP.EXE, 2013-2014.

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

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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

Image from "Serpents and Doves, HD video, 30min, 2017.

Nellie Kluz Artist

Nellie Kluz is a filmmaker and artist based in Chicago. Using curiosity, observation and analysis, she records and interprets various locations and communities – focusing on social interactions, belief systems and material realities. Continue reading

Last Update:November 11, 2017

"Threshold", Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2015 Curated by: Marc Mayer.

Sanaz Mazinani Artist, Curator

Sanaz Mazinani is a contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, video, and large-scale installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. Continue reading

Last Update:November 11, 2017

Marc Fischer, Public Collectors, 2017.

Marc Fischer Artist

Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public. Continue reading

Last Update:October 28, 2017

"No No No No No", installation shots from solo show, bb Gallery, Baltimore, MD, (Remotes 15” x 22” Archival digital print), 2016.

Dina Kelberman Artist

Dina Kelberman is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She has shown and spoken about her work internationally. Kelberman was recently invited to create original web-based pieces for the New Museum and The Marina Abramovic Institute and was included in the Montréal International Biennial of the Contemporary Image. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Art21 and NPR.

Last Update:October 28, 2017

Import Export (installation), 2016. Temnikova & Kasela.

Jimmy Limit Artist

Jimmy Limit is a photo-based artist living in St. Catharines, Ontario. His recent exhibitions combine his long-standing interest in self-publishing and photography with a new fascination centred on ceramics and sculpture. Limit has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States including exhibitions at the Albright-Knox (Buffalo), Temnikova & Kasela (Tallinn, Estonia), Rodman Hall Art Centre at Brock University (St. Catharines), Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto), and Printed Matter (New York). His work has been featured on the covers of C Magazine and cura, as well as in publications including The New York Times and Frieze.

Last Update:October 15, 2017

Image from series: "Not This Way Either", 2012.

Sebastian Benitez Artist

Sebastián Benítez, born in Caracas, Venezuela, is a photo-based artist living and practicing in Toronto. Benítez graduated from the OCAD University in 2014, and currently serves on the board of directors of YTB Gallery. Benítez’s work has been exhibited throughout North America, Europe, and Asia including exhibitions at Gallery Emil (Tampere, Finland), Gallery Illum (Seoul, South Korea), The Gershman Y (Philadelphia, USA), and Great Hall (Toronto). Benítez works have been featured in publications by Magenta Foundation (Toronto) and INTAC (Berlin, Seoul, Tampere, Toronto).

Last Update:October 15, 2017

"The Crux" (installation photo). Foreground: "what we need to keep us", 2016, steel, gauze, stone. Background: "plan for a resting place", 2016, inkjet on paper.

Mickey Mackenna Artist

Mickey Mackenna is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto. Mackenna graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Sculpture and Installation, and has since exhibited her work in galleries throughout Toronto including Beaver Hall Gallery, AC Repair Co., Wright Gallery, The Loon, Autumn Gallery, and The Coffin Factory.

Last Update:October 15, 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

"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.

Last Update:October 15, 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. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is the recipient of several grants and awards including a C.D. Howe Scholarship for Arts and Design, a Social Science and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Masters Scholarship, and grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Aislinn currently lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Last Update:October 15, 2017

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.

Last Update:October 15, 2017

Romantic & Impassive No.01, 2015, 24’’ X 30’’, Digital Ink Jet

Katelyn Gallucci Artist, Curator

Katelyn Gallucci’s practice is informed by her material explorations in the medium of photography. She is interested in how the photograph captures the ephemeral qualities of time and representation by appealing to the cerebral in-between. Using an effect and response process, Katelyn often engages and develops the imperfections of her work as a way to express the presence of the body within the gesture of making. Continue reading

Last Update:October 15, 2017

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.

Last Update:October 15, 2017

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:October 15, 2017

Biliana Velkova, Landscape with a Horse on Bow River, digital print on dibond, 2012.

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.

Last Update:April 21, 2017

Eunice Luk, Max Height no. 4, ceramic, 2016.

Eunice Luk Artist

Eunice Luk (b. 1988) is an artist currently based in Yokohama, Japan. Luk makes simple, subjective recordings of positive and negative space using a wide range of media and processes, transcending materiality into personal language. She has recently exhibited at The Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (Tokyo), VACANT (Tokyo), Swiss Institute (New York), Printed Matter (New York), The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff) and Art Metropole (Toronto).

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Last Update:April 21, 2017

Ella Dawn McGeough, Ogden’s Tools, found objects and wax, 2015.

Ella Dawn McGeough Artist

Ella Dawn McGeough (b. 1982, Vancouver) holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2013) and a BFA from the University of British Columbia (2007). She has participated in exhibitions and organized arts programming across Canada. Internationally, her work has been shown in Finland, Beijing, and New York and she has participated in residencies at the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru and in Bergen, Norway.

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Last Update:April 21, 2017

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.

Last Update:April 21, 2017

Ruth Adler, Still Alive, 2016. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 22 x 17 inches.

Ruth Adler Artist

Born in Winnipeg, Ruth Adler lives and works in Toronto and Tel Aviv. Her artwork includes paintings, digital works on paper, animation and textiles and has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York and the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto, as well as a retrospective at the Lorber Gallery in Tel Aviv. She has also been commissioned for art and design projects at the Iroquois Hotel in New York and the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre in Israel. In her work, Ruth Adler explores the emotive qualities of colour and form and their relationship to our feelings and thoughts.

Last Update:April 24, 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.

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Last Update:January 7, 2017

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.

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Last Update:December 20, 2016

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.

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Last Update:January 31, 2017

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.

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Last Update:January 31, 2017

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.

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Last Update:January 31, 2017

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.

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Last Update:January 31, 2017

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.

Last Update:January 31, 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. She was a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Air Antwerpen, Residencias Artisticas, Bogotá and has a long term collaboration with District Berlin and street work organization Gangway. She was awarded an Innovators Grant in art creativity and education by Node Curatorial Studies and teaches a course for Node called ‘Socially engaged Art Projects’. Jacobsen develops learning tools in order to create community and to expand the use of art. Besides following a Rancierian approach of turning ‘teachers’ into ‘students’ and vice versa, her educational methods are attention, intimacy and improvisational skills and to value participants’ integrity and ensure their statements are not banalised.

Last Update:January 31, 2017

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.

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Last Update:January 31, 2017

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).

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Last Update:January 31, 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.

Last Update:February 22, 2017

Matthew Kyba Curator

Matthew Kyba is an Toronto-based curator who has organized exhibitions in Toronto and Kingston, Ontario, and Portland, Oregon. He holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD U. Currently, he is the founder and curator of Bunker 2, an upcoming contemporary art space that exists to promote critical exhibitions and artistic programming with contemporary projects. His previous curatorial projects include research for a 40-year video art retrospective of Toronto’s Charles Street Video and investigation of contemporary abject art and its relationship with the gallery environment.

Last Update:February 22, 2017

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

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:November 7, 2016

Jessica Drenk Artist

Montana native Jessica Drenk (b. 1980) received her MFA in 3D Art from the University of Arizona. She is a recipient of the Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Centre, among other awards. Her work is also in corporate and public collections including those of Fidelity Investments and the Yale University Art Gallery.

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Last Update:November 7, 2016

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.

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Last Update:November 7, 2016

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.

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Last Update:September 29, 2016

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

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.

Last Update:September 29, 2016

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.

Last Update:July 12, 2017

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.

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Last Update:June 7, 2017

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.

Last Update:June 7, 2017

Emily Cook Artist

Emily Cook has been pursuing research in papermaking since for over a decade. She continued her studied in Toronto, at OCAD and in Louisiana at Louisiana State University where she completed her Masters by creating an installation of sculptures that used the properties of high shrinkage flax and abaca fibres. Her practice includes books arts, large scale sculpture, and pulp painting. She and Flora have been running Paperhouse Studio, an experiential studio rooted in paper and print since 2013.  She teaches in printmaking at OCAD University. Continue reading

Last Update:June 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.

Last Update:June 7, 2017

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.

Last Update:June 7, 2017

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

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

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Noa Bronstein Curator

Noa Bronstein is a researcher and curator based in Toronto. Recent curatorial projects include THE ANNUAL (2012) and Come Up to My Room (2012, 2013) at the Gladstone Hotel, where she was the Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Promotions, and Out of Sorts: Print Culture & Book Design (2011) at the Design Exchange, where she was the Director of Public Programs and the Acting Curator.

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HGSOT, 2013. Chromogenic dyes and acrylic on unprocessed Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper. 8 x 10 inches.

Jérôme Nadeau Artist

Jérôme Nadeau is an artist, curator and editor living and working in Montreal. He is an MFA candidate at Concordia University and also attended the Photography MA program at the Valand Academy in Sweden. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at venues including Gallery 44 in Toronto (as part of the 2014 CONTACT Photography Festival), FOFA Gallery and Les Territoires in Montreal, and Galleri Monitor in Gothenburg, Sweden. Continue reading

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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. She has exhibited in Toronto and abroad, and presented her art and design work as a guest speaker in academic and cultural forums. Continue reading

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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

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à jamais, 2011. Performance for a three-channel video installation. HD, silent, colour. 52 mins.

Faye Mullen Artist

Faye Mullen’s work is informed by a sculptural sensibility combining elements of performance, site, sound, light and image — both moving and still. Informed by time and place, the practice she pursues is self-reflective and considers itself as precisely such, a practice. Characterized by a sustained interest in failure, body, materiality, her studio practice acknowledges weight as it bears as much what is physical as what is immaterial. Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Mary Hambleton Artist

Mary Hambleton (1952–2009) was based in Brooklyn and exhibited her work in the US and abroad at venues including Leslie Heller Gallery, Littlejohn Contemporary, and Pamela Auchincloss Gallery (New York), and the Machida City Museum (Tokyo). Her many honours include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial, Adolph Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and two Pollock-Krasner awards. Continue reading

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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.

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The Watchtower and the Herald of Presence (La Atalaya y el Heraldo de la Presencia), 2013, exhibition views from PS Project Space, Amsterdam

Alejandro Garcia Contreras Artist

Alejandro Garcia Contreras holds a Bachelor’s degree in visual art from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Since 2007 he has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Peru. Venues in Mexico include the Museum of Modern Art, Centro Nacional de las Artes, and Museo Experimental “El Eco” in Mexico City; Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (Oaxaca); and Centro Cultural Jaime Sabines in Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas.

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Birdwatching, 2014, photography and drawing, 50 x 60 cm

Josée Pedneault Artist

Josée Pedneault holds an honours MFA in studio art from Concordia University, and since 2005 her photographs and  installations have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Canada, France, Poland, China, Cambodia and Luxembourg. In 2007 Pedneault received the People’s Choice Award at Le Mois de la photo in Montreal, and her work was included in a group exhibition in the Canadian Pavillion at the 2010 World’s Fair, Shanghai. Pedneault is co-founder and board president of Les Territoires, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities to emerging artists and curators. She also teaches photography at Concordia University.

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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

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Manuel Saiz Artist

Spanish artist Manuel Saiz has pursued a multidimensional practice since the 1980s, working initially in painting, sculpture, and photography before focusing on video and media installations from the mid-90s on. The unifying thread in his diverse oeuvre is its conceptual and experimental nature, through which the artist pursues a critical interest in language and perception. Continue reading

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