CCCA Canadian Art Database

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Shirley Yanover

First Name: Shirley

Biography (English): Shirley was born in Belleville, Ontario. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Shirley is represented by the DeLong Gallery, Toronto.

Biography (French): Née à Belleville (Ontario), Shirley habite et travaille à Toronto.

Birth Year: 1949

Medium: installation sculpture text-based

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Arlene Stamp

First Name: Arlene

Biography (English): Arlene Stamp has been involved in the Canadian art community for 25 years, living and working in both Calgary and Toronto. She has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA from the University of Calgary. Her work is included in collections across Canada including the National Gallery, the Canadian Art Bank and the Alberta Art Foundation. She has taught both Mathematics and Painting and served on the boards of artist-run centres and the Toronto Public Art Commission. She has completed two major public art commissions in Toronto; a lobby installation at the Toronto-Dominion Centre and the tiling design for the Downsview Station of the Toronto Transit Commission. She has been the recipient of many awards, most recently the York Wilson Purchase Award in 2003, and was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy in 2007. She is currently the Design Director and partner for StudioStampa, a design company set up in 2003 to market the unique approach to non-periodic patterns developed in her art practice.

Biography (French): Né à London (Ontario) en 1938, Arlene habite et travaille à Calgary (Alberta).

Birth Year: 1938

Medium: collaboration commission digital installation painting text-based video web

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Brigitte Radecki

First Name: Brigitte

Biography (English): Brigitte was born in Germany in 1940. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Biography (French): Née à Allemagne en 1940, Brigitte habite et travaille à Montréal (Québec).

Birth Year: 1940

Medium: painting text-based

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Art Perry

First Name: Art

Biography (English): Art currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Art Perry: On Documentary Photography

Biography (French): Art habite et travaille à Vancouver (Colombie-Britannique). Art Perry On Documentary Photography

Medium: photography text-based

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Andrew Paterson

First Name: Andrew

Biography (English): Andy was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Né á Toronto (Ontario) en 1952, Andy habite et travaille á Toronto (Ontario).

Medium: media text-based video

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Sarah Nind

First Name: Sarah

Biography (English): Sarah was born in Kuala Belait, Brunei. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Née à Kuala Belait (Brunei), Sarah habite et travaille à Toronto (Ontario).

Medium: collage commission painting photography text-based

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Ron Martin

First Name: Ron

Biography (English): Ron was born in London, Ontario in 1943. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Né à London (Ontario) en 1943. Ron habite et travaille à Toronto (Ontario).

Birth Year: 1943

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Dyan Marie

First Name: Dyan

Biography (English): Dyan currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Dyan habite et travaille à Toronto (Ontario).

Birth Year: 1954

Medium: digital photography text-based

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Toby Chapman MacLennan

First Name: Toby

Biography (English): Toby was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She currently lives and works in New York.

Biography (French): Née à Detroit (Michigan, É-U), Toby habite et travaille à New York (New York, É-U).

Birth Year: 1939

Medium: installation performance text-based

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Cyndra MacDowall

First Name: Cyndra

Biography (English): Cyndra currently lives and works in Windsor, Ontario.

Biography (French): Cyndra habite et travaille à Windsor, (Ontario).

Medium: photography text-based

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Micah Lexier

First Name: Micah

Biography (English): Micah was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1960. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario and New York.

Biography (French): Né à Winnipeg (Manitoba) en 1960, Micah habite et travaille à Toronto (Ontario) et New York.

Birth Year: 1960

Medium: commission conceptual drawing installation text-based

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Miklos Legrady

First Name: Miklos

Biography (English): Miklos was born in Budapest, Hungary. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Biography (French): Miklos was born in Budapest, Hungary. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Birth Year: 1951

Medium: digital earthwork installation painting photography text-based video web

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Miklos Legrady

First Name: Miklos

Biography (English): Miklos was born in Budapest, Hungary. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Biography (French): Nè è Budapest (Hongrie), Miklos habite et travaille è Toronto.

Birth Year: 1951

Medium: digital earthwork installation painting photography text-based video web

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Gordon Lebredt

First Name: Gordon

Biography (English): Gordon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1948. He passed away in Toronto, on February 26, 2011. Gordon Lebredt: Nonworks 1975-2008 The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art and Plug In Editions, Winnipeg have co-published a retrospective of the extensive unrealized proposals of Gordon Lebredt. Gordon Lebredt: Nonworks 1975-2008 is being distributed by Art Metropole, Toronto.

Biography (French): Gordon est né à Winnipeg (Manitoba) en 1948. Il meurt à Toronto (Ontario), le 26 février 2011.

Birth Year: 1948

Medium: conceptual installation text-based

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Luis Jacob

First Name: Luis

Biography (English): Luis was born in Peru in 1971. He currently lives and works in Toronto. Luis studied philosophy at the University of Toronto. Evolving his study through his art practice, he utilizes a conceptual hybrid of finding, collecting, and arranging images to form questions about existence, perspective, and social theory. Creating discrete works, image banks, multiples, and installations, his project is imbued with a deep sense of humor and compassion for humankind. Jacob's optimistic expressions delineate the multiplicity of philosophical discourses, encouraging an anarchistic space in which to contemplate the history of Western culture.

Biography (French): Luis est né au Pérou en 1971. Il habite et travaille actuellement à Toronto. Luis a étudié la philosophie à l'Université de Toronto. En faisant progresser ses études à travers sa pratique artistique, il utilise un mélange conceptuel pour trouver, recueillir et arranger des images qui servent à formuler des questions sur l'existence, la perspective et la théorie sociale. En créant des oeuvres discrètes, des banques d'images, des multiples et des installations, son projet déborde d'un humour profond et de compassion pour l'humanité. Les expressions optimistes de Jacob soulignent la multiplicité des débats philosophiques, favorisant un espace anarchique dans lequel contempler l'histoire de la culture occidentale.

Medium: installation performance text-based

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Johanna Householder

First Name: Johanna

Biography (English): Johanna currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Johanna currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Medium: performance text-based

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Robert Houle

First Name: Robert

Biography (English): Toronto Ontario [St. Boniface, Manitoba, 1947] Robert Houle is a member of Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba and currently lives and works in Toronto. As a child Robert was taken from his family and placed in the Sandy Bay Indian Residential School. He moved to the Assiniboia Indian Residential School in Winnipeg for High School. He received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Manitoba, and a B.A. in Art Education from McGill University and studied painting and drawing at the International Summer Academy of Fine arts in Salzburg, Austria. Robert taught native studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto for fifteen years. Robert has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibition across Canada and abroad. He was curator of contemporary aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1977 to 1981 and has curated or co-curated groundbreaking exhibitions. He has written extensively on major contemporary First Nations and Native American artists. Robert Houle’s curating, writing and teaching has played a significant role in defining indigenous identity. His considerable influence as an artist, curator, writer, educator and cultural theorist has led to his being awarded the Janet Braide Memorial Award for Excellence in Canadian Art History in 1993; the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for the visual Arts; the Eiteljorg Fellowship in 2003, membership in the royal Canadian academy; distinguished alumnus, University of Manitoba, and the Canada Council Residency Program for the Visual Arts in Paris. He is represented by Galerie Orenda in Paris; Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montreal; and Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto.

Biography (French): Toronto Ontario [St. Boniface, Manitoba, 1947] Robert Houle is a member of Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba and currently lives and works in Toronto. As a child Robert was taken from his family and placed in the Sandy Bay Indian Residential School. He moved to the Assiniboia Indian Residential School in Winnipeg for High School. He received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Manitoba, and a B.A. in Art Education from McGill University and studied painting and drawing at the International Summer Academy of Fine arts in Salzburg, Austria. Robert taught native studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto for fifteen years. Robert has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibition across Canada and abroad. He was curator of contemporary aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1977 to 1981 and has curated or co-curated groundbreaking exhibitions. He has written extensively on major contemporary First Nations and Native American artists. Robert Houle’s curating, writing and teaching has played a significant role in defining indigenous identity. His considerable influence as an artist, curator, writer, educator and cultural theorist has led to his being awarded the Janet Braide Memorial Award for Excellence in Canadian Art History in 1993; the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for the visual Arts; the Eiteljorg Fellowship in 2003, membership in the royal Canadian academy; distinguished alumnus, University of Manitoba, and the Canada Council Residency Program for the Visual Arts in Paris. He is represented by Galerie Orenda in Paris; Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montreal; and Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto.

Birth Year: 1947

Medium: drawing painting text-based

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Robert Houle

First Name: Robert

Biography (English): Toronto Ontario [St. Boniface, Manitoba, 1947] Robert Houle is a member of Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba and currently lives and works in Toronto. As a child Robert was taken from his family and placed in the Sandy Bay Indian Residential School. He moved to the Assiniboia Indian Residential School in Winnipeg for High School. He received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Manitoba, and a B.A. in Art Education from McGill University and studied painting and drawing at the International Summer Academy of Fine arts in Salzburg, Austria. Robert taught native studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto for fifteen years. Robert has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibition across Canada and abroad. He was curator of contemporary aboriginal art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1977 to 1981 and has curated or co-curated groundbreaking exhibitions. He has written extensively on major contemporary First Nations and Native American artists. Robert Houle’s curating, writing and teaching has played a significant role in defining indigenous identity. His considerable influence as an artist, curator, writer, educator and cultural theorist has led to his being awarded the Janet Braide Memorial Award for Excellence in Canadian Art History in 1993; the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for the visual Arts; the Eiteljorg Fellowship in 2003, membership in the royal Canadian academy; distinguished alumnus, University of Manitoba, and the Canada Council Residency Program for the Visual Arts in Paris. He is represented by Galerie Orenda in Paris; Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montreal; and Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto.

Biography (French): Né à St-Boniface (Manitoba) en 1947, Robert habite et travaille à Toronto.

Birth Year: 1947

Medium: drawing painting text-based

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David Hlynsky

First Name: David

Biography (English): David was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA in 1947. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Biography (French): Né à Bethlehem (Pennsylvania, É-U) en 1947, David habite et travaille à Toronto.

Birth Year: 1947

Medium: painting photography text-based

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Jamelie Hassan

First Name: Jamelie

Biography (English): Jamelie was born in London, Ontario in 1948. She currently lives and works in London.

Biography (French): Jamelie was born in London, Ontario in 1948. She currently lives and works in London.

Birth Year: 1948

Medium: bookwork commission installation mixed media photography text-based video

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Jamelie Hassan

First Name: Jamelie

Biography (English): Jamelie was born in London, Ontario in 1948. She currently lives and works in London.

Biography (French): Née à London (Ontario) en 1948, Jamelie habite et travaille à London.

Birth Year: 1948

Medium: bookwork commission installation mixed media photography text-based video

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Janice Gurney

First Name: Janice

Biography (English): Janice was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1949. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Biography (French): Née à Winnipeg (Manitoba) en 1949, Janice habite et travaille à Toronto (Ontario).

Birth Year: 1949

Medium: painting photography text-based

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Bruce Grenville

First Name: Bruce

Biography (English): Bruce Grenville is Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery (1997 - present). He has been Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (1989-95) and Senior Curator of the Edmonton Art Gallery (1995-97). Most recently he was curator of The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture, a thematic survey of the image of the human machine in art and popular culture from the early 19th century to the present. He has organized many group exhibitions such as weak thought, The Natural World, Down From the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast, New Science, The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Corpus, The Anti-Graceful, Active Surplus and Mapping the Surface, and was co-ordinator of The Post-Colonial Landscape Project, a six year series of exhibitions and a book which examined the land and its representation within the colonial and post-colonial state. As well, he has organized many solo exhibitions of the work of Gathie Falk, Dominique Blain, Komar and Melamid, Arnaud Maggs, Christos Dikeakos, Ruth Cuthand, Mary Scott, Jack Goldstein, Joanne Tod, Arlene Stamp and others. He was the founding editor of the YYZ Books: Critical Works series and a former Toronto editor of Parachute magazine.

Biography (French): Bruce Grenville est conservateur principal à la Vancouver Art Gallery (depuis 1997). Il a été conservateur à la Mendel Art Gallery de Saskatoon (1989-95) et conservateur principal à la Edmonton Art Gallery (1995-97). Plus récemment, il a été commissaire de The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture, une étude thématique sur l'image de la machine humaine dans l'art et la culture populaire du début du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Il a organisé de nombreuses expositions collectives telles que la pensée faible, The Natural World, Down From the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast, New Science, The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Corpus, The Anti-Graceful, Active Surplus et Mapping the Surface. , et a été coordinateur du Post-Colonial Landscape Project, une série d'expositions de six ans et un livre qui examinait la terre et sa représentation au sein de l'État colonial et postcolonial. De plus, il a organisé de nombreuses expositions personnelles des œuvres de Gathie Falk, Dominique Blain, Komar et Melamid, Arnaud Maggs, Christos Dikeakos, Ruth Cuthand, Mary Scott, Jack Goldstein, Joanne Tod, Arlene Stamp et d'autres. Il a été le rédacteur fondateur de la série YYZ Books: Critical Works et un ancien rédacteur en chef du magazine Parachute à Toronto.

Social Media Link: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bruce-grenville-279a6a16

Medium: critique curation text-based

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Sandra Gregson

First Name: Sandra

Biography (English): Sandra Gregson works with painting, drawing, sculpture, and video, and at times, combines these mediums. Her work is about noticing everyday things, and events, in a playful, subtle, and critical way, and, with an intent of linking life and art. She often considers intersections between entities, such as nature and culture, knowing and not knowing, order and chaos, dissolution and becoming, remembering and forgetting. She holds a BFA from Nova Scotia of College of Art and Design, and an MFA from York University. Recently she relocated to Ottawa after living in Toronto for many years. She has exhibited her artwork across Canada and video work internationally. She was a founding member of The Red Head Gallery, Toronto.

Biography (French): Sandra Gregson travaille avec la peinture, le dessin, la sculpture et la vidéo et combine parfois ces médiums. Son travail consiste à remarquer les choses et les événements du quotidien de manière ludique, subtile et critique, dans le but de lier la vie et l'art. Elle considère souvent les intersections entre entités, telles que la nature et la culture, le savoir et le non-savoir, l'ordre et le chaos, la dissolution et le devenir, le souvenir et l'oubli. Elle est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en beaux-arts du Collège d'art et de design de la Nouvelle-Écosse et d'une maîtrise en beaux-arts de l'Université York. Récemment, elle a déménagé à Ottawa après avoir vécu à Toronto pendant de nombreuses années. Elle a exposé ses œuvres partout au Canada et son travail vidéo à l'échelle internationale. Elle a été membre fondatrice de la Red Head Gallery de Toronto.

Website Link: https://www.sandragregson.ca/

Medium: drawing installation sculpture text-based video

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Pnina Granirer

First Name: Pnina

Biography (English): Pnina Granirer is a Romanian-born Canadian painter and writer. After World War II, she emigrated to Israel, where she attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. After completing her degree, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1965. Her works have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Granirer founded the Artists in Our Midst, the first art walk in Vancouver, in 1993. Her book, Light within the Shadows; A Painter's Memoir, was published in May 2017.

Biography (French): Pnina Granirer est une peintre et écrivaine canadienne d'origine roumaine. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, elle émigre en Israël, où elle fréquente l'Académie des Arts et du Design Bezalel. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme, elle a déménagé à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique, en 1965. Ses œuvres ont été exposées et collectionnées à l'échelle nationale et internationale. Granirer a fondé Artists in Our Midst, la première promenade artistique à Vancouver, en 1993. Son livre, Light Within the Shadows ; A Painter's Memoir, a été publié en mai 2017.

Website Link: http://pninagranirer.com/

Birth Year: 1935

Medium: drawing painting printmaking text-based

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John K. Grande

First Name: John

Biography (English): Author, poet and curator John K. Grande contributed extensively to the Canadian and international arts communities over the past 30 years. Specializing in art and ecology his publications include: Balance: Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 1994), Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu: Armand Vaillancourt: Sculpteur engagé (Montreal: Lanctot, 2001), Art Nature Dialogues (SUNY Press, New York 2003), Dialogues in Diversity; Art from Marginal to Mainstream (Pari, Italy 2007) and Homage to Jean-Paul Riopelle (Prospect Press /Gaspereau Press, 2011), Nils-Udo; Sur l’eau (Actes Sud, France, 2015), Alice Teichert (Hirmer Verlag, Germany, 2017), Daniel Corbeil (Plein Sud, Longueuil, QC. 2018) and Art Space Ecology; Two Views Twenty Interviews, (Black Rose Books/University of Chicago, 2018). John Grande has published countless catalogue essays on artists and exhibited and read his poetry in Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and the United States. He has co-authored Judy Garfin: Natural Disguise (Vehicule Press, Montreal, 1998), Nils-Udo: Art with Nature (Wienand Verlag, Koln, Germany 2000, le Mouvement Intuitif; Patrick Dougherty and Adrian Maryniak (Atelier 340, Bruxelles 2003) and Natura Humana; Bob Verschueren (Editions Mardaga, Brussels, 2010). He curated Eco-Art at Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland and Small Gestures, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest 2016. John Grande's website

Biography (French): L'auteur, poète et conservateur John K. Grande a grandement contribué à la communauté artistique canadienne et internationale au cours des 30 dernières années. Spécialisé dans l'art et l'écologie, ses publications comprennent : Balance : Art and Nature (Black Rose Books, 1994), Intertwining : Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists (Black Rose Books, 1998), Jouer avec le feu : Armand Vaillancourt : Sculpteur engagé (Montréal : Lanctot, 2001), Dialogues Art Nature (SUNY Press, New York 2003), Dialogues dans la diversité ; L'art du marginal au grand public (Pari, Italie 2007) et Hommage à Jean-Paul Riopelle (Prospect Press /Gaspereau Press, 2011), Nils-Udo; Sur l'eau (Actes Sud, France, 2015), Alice Teichert (Hirmer Verlag, Allemagne, 2017), Daniel Corbeil (Plein Sud, Longueuil , QC 2018) et Art Space Ecology; Two Views Twenty Interviews, (Black Rose Books/Université de Chicago, 2018). John Grande a publié d'innombrables essais de catalogue sur des artistes et a exposé et lu sa poésie en Irlande, en Belgique, en Hongrie, au Canada et aux États-Unis. Il est co-auteur de Judy Garfin : Natural Disguise (Vehicule Press, Montréal, 1998), Nils-Udo : Art with Nature (Wienand Verlag, Cologne, Allemagne 2000, le Mouvement Intuitif; Patrick Dougherty et Adrian Maryniak (Atelier 340, Bruxelles 2003) et Natura Humana (Editions Mardaga, Bruxelles, 2010). -Art au Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finlande et Small Gestures, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest 2016. Site Web de John Grande

Social Media Link: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/john-k-grande-94875925b

Website Link: http://www.johnkgrande.com/

Birth Year: 1954

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Cynthia Girard-Renard

First Name: Cynthia

Biography (English): Cynthia Girard-Renard received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, London, UK (1998). For more than 20 years, she has been actively exhibiting in Canada and internationally, including: Uma Certa Falta de Coerencia, Porto, Portugal (2015); Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta (2014); Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China (2011); Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (2010); Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec (2010); September Gallery, Berlin (2009); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2009); SPACE, London (2006); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2005). The artist has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec to partake in residencies in London, Paris, New York and Berlin. Girard-Renard’s work is found in the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Carleton University Art Gallery, the UQAM Gallery, the TD Bank as well as many private collections.

Biography (French): Cynthia Girard-Renard détient une maîtrise en beaux-arts du Goldsmiths College à Londres (1998). Depuis plus de 20 ans, elle expose activement son travail au Canada et sur la scène internationale : Centre Uma Certa Falta de Coerencia, Porto, Portugal (2015); Esker Fondation, Calgary, Alberta (2014); Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, Chine (2011); Dunlop Art Gallery, Régina (2010); Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec (2010); September Gallery, Berlin (2009); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2009); SPACE, Londres (2006); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2005). L’artiste a été récipiendaire de bourses du Conseil des arts du Canada et du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec pour compléter des résidences à Paris, New York, Berlin ainsi qu’à Londres. Son travail est entre autres présent dans les collections du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, du Ministère des Affaires étrangères du Canada, de la Carleton University Art Gallery, de la Galerie de l’UQAM, de la Banque TD ainsi que dans plusieurs collections privées. Cynthia Girard-Renard vit et travaille à Montréal.

Website Link: https://cynthiagirardrenard.ca/

Birth Year: 1969

Medium: installation painting sculpture text-based

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Gerry Gilbert

First Name: Gerry

Biography (English): Gerry Gilbert was a Canadian poet famous in underground literature for his deliberate eschewing of all awards and competitions as he felt that personal ambition in art led to a lack of sincerity. He was known as Vancouver's bicycle poet. Gilbert was a multimedia artist who worked comfortably as writer, film-maker, photographer, performance artist and more. He was born in 1936 during a trip between Toronto and Vancouver forcing his parents to stop briefly in Calgary. His art reflects this unique birth as much of its allure is a kind of tension between remaining and continuing. He attended the University of British Columbia (1954–56) before traveling to England and further study there. Gilbert then returned to Vancouver and although he died there he managed to live and travel across Canada and Europe in his younger years. Gerry became a well known local fixture in the Vancouver art scene and began a periodical anthology of writing that he distributed himself called the British Columbia Monthly (later becoming simply B.C. Monthly) in 1972 placing him among the ranks of Canadian artists participating in the mimeograph revolution. To some he was known as 'the Jude the Obscure of Vancouver poetry'. Gerry hosted a radio show for many years on CFRO-FM Radio called radiofreerainforest. Gilbert's film and photography have been exhibited by the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Western Front, and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). He was a prolific writer whose work spanned from the early sixties into the beginnings of the 21st century. His largest and most comprehensive work is Moby Jane published by Toronto's Coach House Books in 1987.

Biography (French): Gerry Gilbert était un poète canadien célèbre dans la littérature underground pour son évitement délibéré de toutes récompenses et concours, estimant que l'ambition personnelle en matière d'art conduisait à un manque de sincérité. Il était connu comme le poète du vélo de Vancouver. Gilbert était un artiste multimédia qui travaillait confortablement comme écrivain, cinéaste, photographe, artiste de performance et plus encore. Il est né en 1936 lors d'un voyage entre Toronto et Vancouver obligeant ses parents à s'arrêter brièvement à Calgary. Son art reflète cette naissance unique dans la mesure où son attrait réside en grande partie dans une sorte de tension entre rester et continuer. Il a fréquenté l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique (1954-1956) avant de se rendre en Angleterre et d'y poursuivre ses études. Gilbert est ensuite retourné à Vancouver et, bien qu'il y soit décédé, il a réussi à vivre et à voyager à travers le Canada et l'Europe dans sa jeunesse. Gerry est devenu un incontournable local de la scène artistique de Vancouver et a commencé une anthologie périodique d'écritures qu'il distribuait lui-même, appelée le British Columbia Monthly (devenant plus tard simplement B.C. Monthly) en 1972, le plaçant parmi les rangs des artistes canadiens participant à la révolution du miméographe. . Certains l'appelaient « le Jude l'Obscur de la poésie de Vancouver ». Gerry a animé une émission de radio pendant de nombreuses années sur CFRO-FM Radio appelée radiofreerainforest. Les films et photographies de Gilbert ont été exposés à la Vancouver Art Gallery, à la Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, au Western Front et à la Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). C'était un écrivain prolifique dont l'œuvre s'est étendue du début des années soixante jusqu'au début du XXIe siècle. Son œuvre la plus importante et la plus complète est Moby Jane, publiée par Coach House Books de Toronto en 1987.

Birth Year: 1936

Medium: film performance photography text-based

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Susan Gibson Garvey

First Name: Susan

Biography (English): For over forty years, Susan Gibson Garvey has been active in the Canadian visual arts community as an artist, educator, critic, curator, and gallery director. She was the Curator and later the director of the Dalhousie Art Gallery from 1990 to 2007.

Biography (French): Depuis plus de quarante ans, Susan Gibson Garvey est active dans la communauté canadienne des arts visuels en tant qu'artiste, éducatrice, critique, conservatrice et directrice de galerie. Elle a été conservatrice puis directrice de la Dalhousie Art Gallery de 1990 à 2007.

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Eldon Garnet

First Name: Eldon

Biography (English): Eldon Garnet is a multidisciplinary artist and novelist based in Toronto, Ontario and a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design. From 1975 to 1990 he was the editor of Impulse, a Canadian magazine of art and culture. Garnet was born in Toronto, Ontario. His first solo show was in Toronto at A Space in 1975. Surveys of Garnet's sculptures and photographic work have been held at the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Amsterdam Center of Photography. His first novel, Reading Brooke Shields: The Garden of Failure was published by Semiotext(e), in 1995. Impulse Archaeology, a collection of articles from his years as editor at Impulse magazine (1975-1990), was released by the University of Toronto Press in 2005. His novel Lost Between the Edges was published by Semiotext(e), MIT. His recent novel, Categories of Disappearance is available from impulseb.com. He is also known for his public art works including Little Glenn and Memorial to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada located in Toronto. Eldon is represented by the Christopher Cutts Gallery Toronto and Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.

Biography (French): Eldon Garnet est un artiste multidisciplinaire et romancier basé à Toronto, en Ontario, et professeur à l'Ontario College of Art and Design. De 1975 à 1990, il a été rédacteur en chef d'Impulse, un magazine canadien d'art et de culture. Garnet est né à Toronto, en Ontario. Sa première exposition personnelle a eu lieu à Toronto au A Space en 1975. Des études des sculptures et des œuvres photographiques de Garnet ont été organisées au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, au Musée d'art contemporain canadien et au Centre de photographie d'Amsterdam. Son premier roman, Reading Brooke Shields: The Garden of Failure, a été publié par Semiotext(e) en 1995. Impulse Archaeology, un recueil d'articles sur ses années en tant que rédacteur au magazine Impulse (1975-1990), a été publié par l'Université de Toronto Press en 2005. Son roman Lost Between the Edges a été publié par Semiotext(e), MIT. Son récent roman, Catégories de disparition, est disponible sur impulseb.com. Il est également connu pour ses œuvres d'art public, notamment Little Glenn et Memorial to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada, situés à Toronto. Eldon est représenté par la Christopher Cutts Gallery de Toronto et la Torch Gallery d'Amsterdam.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/eldon_garnet/

Birth Year: 1946

Medium: photography public art sculpture text-based

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David Garneau

First Name: David

Biography (English): David Garneau is a Métis artist whose practice includes painting, curating, and critical writing. In high school he was inspired by an article on Joe Fafard to be an artist. He moved to Calgary at the age of 17 but came back to Edmonton for a job. While he was there, he began to make sculptures of local people. The activity inspired him to study fine art at the University of Calgary where he received his B.F.A. (1989), followed by an M.A. in American Literature (1993). He also received training in art and curating at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design which interested him in conveying ideas in his art. He taught at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art until 1999, although he moved in 1984 to Regina to teach at the University of Regina in the Visual Arts Department. Garneau has curated exhibitions for the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina such as Close Strangers Distant Relations (2009) and Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, with Michelle LaVallee (2015) as well With Secrecy and Despatch, with Tess Allas, an international exhibition about massacres of Indigenous people, and memorialization, for the Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australia. In 2017, he co-curated with Kathleen Ash-Milby Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, which exhibited the work of 10 Indigenous artists and in 2020, he curated Kahwatsiretátie: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial in Montreal with assistance from Faye Mullen and rudi aker. He also serves as an advisor to the Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. In 1989, he co-founded Artichoke, an art magazine which lasted until 2005. He is an active writer writing book chapters on Indigenous issues and critically reviewing shows of contemporary Canadian artists. Garneau has lectured nationally and internationally on issues such as misappropriation, reconciliation, and Indigenous contemporary art.

Biography (French): David Garneau est un artiste Métis dont la pratique comprend la peinture, le commissariat et l'écriture critique. Au lycée, il a été inspiré par un article sur Joe Fafard pour devenir artiste. Il a déménagé à Calgary à l'âge de 17 ans, mais est revenu à Edmonton pour trouver un emploi. Pendant qu'il était là-bas, il a commencé à réaliser des sculptures de la population locale. Cette activité l'a inspiré à étudier les beaux-arts à l'Université de Calgary où il a obtenu son B.F.A. (1989), suivi d'une maîtrise en littérature américaine (1993). Il a également reçu une formation en art et en commissariat au Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, ce qui l'a intéressé à transmettre des idées dans son art. Il a enseigné à l'Université de Calgary et à l'Alberta College of Art jusqu'en 1999, bien qu'il ait déménagé à Regina en 1984 pour enseigner à l'Université de Regina au département d'arts visuels. Garneau a organisé des expositions pour la MacKenzie Art Gallery de Regina telles que Close Strangers Distant Relations (2009) et Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, avec Michelle LaVallee (2015) ainsi que With Secrecy and Despatch, avec Tess Allas, une exposition internationale sur les massacres de Peuples autochtones et mémorialisation, pour le Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australie. En 2017, il a co-organisé avec Kathleen Ash-Milby Transformer : Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, qui a exposé le travail de 10 artistes autochtones et en 2020, il a organisé Kahwatsiretátie : The Contemporary. Biennale d'art autochtone à Montréal avec l'aide de Faye Mullen et Rudi Aker. Il est également conseiller auprès du Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. En 1989, il a cofondé Artichoke, un magazine d'art qui a existé jusqu'en 2005. Il est un écrivain actif, écrivant des chapitres de livres sur les questions autochtones et évaluant de manière critique les expositions d'artistes canadiens contemporains. Garneau a donné des conférences à l'échelle nationale et internationale sur des questions telles que le détournement, la réconciliation et l'art contemporain autochtone.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/davidgarneau/

Birth Year: 1962

Medium: curation painting text-based

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Peggy Gale

First Name: Peggy

Biography (English): Peggy Gale is an independent Canadian curator, writer, and editor. Gale studied Art History and received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Toronto in 1967. Gale has published extensively on time-based works by contemporary artists in numerous magazines and exhibition catalogues. She was editor of Artists Talk 1969-1977, from The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (2004) and in 2006, she was awarded the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Gale was the co-curator for Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection in 2012 and later for the Biennale de Montréal 2014, L’avenir (looking forward), at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Gale is a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), AICA (International Association of Art Critics), The Writers' Union of Canada, and has been a contributing editor of Canadian Art since 1986.

Biography (French): Peggy Gale est une conservatrice, écrivaine et éditrice canadienne indépendante. Gale a étudié l'histoire de l'art et a obtenu son baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé en histoire de l'art de l'Université de Toronto en 1967. Gale a publié de nombreux articles sur les œuvres temporelles d'artistes contemporains dans de nombreux magazines et catalogues d'exposition. Elle a été rédactrice en chef de Artists Talk 1969-1977, de The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (2004) et en 2006, elle a reçu le Prix du Gouverneur général en arts visuels et médiatiques. Gale a été co-commissaire de Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection en 2012 et plus tard pour la Biennale de Montréal 2014, L’avenir (looking forward), au Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Gale est membre de l'IKT (Association internationale des conservateurs d'art contemporain), de l'AICA (Association internationale des critiques d'art), de l'Union des écrivains du Canada et est rédactrice en chef de Canadian Art depuis 1986.

Social Media Link: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/peggy-gale-2363a940

Birth Year: 1944

Medium: critique curation text-based

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François-Marc Gagnon

First Name: François-Marc

Biography (English): Dr. François-Marc Gagnon was the Founding Director and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. Dr. Gagnon was internationally recognized as an outstanding senior scholar in Canadian visual culture. In 1999, he received the Order of Canada. In June 2012, he was honoured by the Historical Society of Canada with the Sir John A. Macdonald prize, a Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research. In 2013, has won the Canada Prize in the Humanities for The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas. He was a teacher, researcher, writer, and lecturer, and a tireless promoter of Canada’s visual heritage. A dynamic and inspiring teacher, he taught at the Université de Montréal for thirty-five years. He was also a lecturer in Concordia’s graduate art history program. Dr. Gagnon was a prolific researcher and received the Governor General’s Award for his 1978 critical biography of Paul-Émile Borduas. His other books include La Conversion par l’image (1975), Paul-Émile Borduas: Ecrits/Writings 1942-1958 (1978), Paul-Émile Borduas (1988) for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Chronique du mouvement automatiste québécoise 1941-1954 (1998), Jean Berger : Peintre et complice? (2010) and The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas (2012). Other numerous monograph studies span the history of Quebec art, including such publications as Premiers peintres de la Nouvelle-France (1976) to writings on Riopelle. Dr. Gagnon also wrote a substantial number of essays for exhibition catalogues and curated a number of these exhibitions. In addition he regularly contributed chapters to a lengthy list of books on Quebec visual culture. He was also a regular contributor to the Journal of Canadian Art History/Annales d’histoire de l’art canadien and was a member of its editorial board, among others. Two issues of the JCAH/AHAC 32:1 (2011) and 33:1 (2012), are a tribute to his extraordinary accomplishments in all aspects of the discipline of Canadian art history; guest-editor Sandra Paikowsky commissioned scholars in the field of Canadian art history whose work, in one way or another, intersected with Dr. Gagnon’s own writings, lectures and teaching. Many of his publications have received awards and all of his writings take pride of place in the history of Canadian and Quebec art. In addition, Dr. Gagnon was an honoured speaker at numerous scholarly conferences across Canada and also reached the wider community through his television series entitled “Introduction à la peinture moderne au Québec for Canal Savoir.” From 2001–2014, he presented a series of annual lectures on aspects of Canadian art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Jarislowsky Institute. He served on various boards of museums and was constantly called upon as a consultant to art and academic institutions. He taught two brilliantly conceived e-Concordia courses: “Introduction to Canadian Art” and “From Realism to Abstraction in Canadian Art.” A pillar of Canadian art history, an adventurous and penetrating scholar, an inspiring teacher and public lecturer, François-Marc Gagnon was an indomitable spirit, a force for the importance of visual art and its understanding. The leading expert on the work and life of Paul-Émile Borduas – the pioneering author of the Borduas catalogue raisonné – François-Marc Gagnon threw his net much wider into Quebec and Canadian art, focussing his curiosity, rigour, empathy, and wit on a remarkable range of topics, including natural history – The Codex Canadensis – and historiography – the Writings of Louis Nicolas.

Biography (French): François-Marc Gagnon était directeur fondateur et chercheur émérite de l'Institut de l'art canadien Gail et Stephen A. Jarislowsky. Dr Gagnon était reconnu internationalement comme un chercheur chevronné exceptionnel en culture visuelle canadienne. En 1999, il a reçu l'Ordre du Canada. En juin 2012, la Société historique du Canada lui a décerné le prix Sir John A. Macdonald, une récompense historique du Gouverneur général pour la recherche savante. En 2013, a remporté le Prix Canada en sciences humaines pour le Codex Canadensis et les écrits de Louis Nicolas. Il était enseignant, chercheur, écrivain et conférencier, et un promoteur infatigable du patrimoine visuel du Canada. Pédagogue dynamique et inspirant, il a enseigné à l'Université de Montréal pendant trente-cinq ans. Il a également été chargé de cours au programme d’études supérieures en histoire de l’art de Concordia. Dr Gagnon était un chercheur prolifique et a reçu le Prix du Gouverneur général pour sa biographie critique de Paul-Émile Borduas parue en 1978. Ses autres livres incluent La Conversion par l'image (1975), Paul-Émile Borduas : Ecrits/Writings 1942-1958 (1978), Paul-Émile Borduas (1988) pour le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Chronique du mouvement automatiste québécoise 1941 -1954 (1998), Jean Berger : Peintre et complice ? (2010) et Le Codex Canadaensis et les écrits de Louis Nicolas (2012). De nombreuses autres études monographiques couvrent l'histoire de l'art québécois, notamment des publications telles que Premiers peintres de la Nouvelle-France (1976) et des écrits sur Riopelle. Dr Gagnon a également écrit un nombre important d'essais pour des catalogues d'expositions et a été commissaire de plusieurs de ces expositions. De plus, il a régulièrement contribué à une longue liste de livres sur la culture visuelle québécoise. Il a également été un collaborateur régulier du Journal of Canadian Art History/Annales d’histoire de l’art canadien et a été membre de son comité de rédaction, entre autres. Deux numéros du JCAH/AHAC 32:1 (2011) et 33:1 (2012) rendent hommage à ses réalisations extraordinaires dans tous les aspects de la discipline de l'histoire de l'art canadien ; la rédactrice invitée Sandra Paikowsky a mandaté des chercheurs dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art canadien dont les travaux, d’une manière ou d’une autre, recoupaient les propres écrits, conférences et enseignements du Dr Gagnon. Plusieurs de ses publications ont été primées et tous ses écrits occupent une place de choix dans l'histoire de l'art canadien et québécois. De plus, Dr Gagnon a été un conférencier honoré lors de nombreuses conférences savantes à travers le Canada et a également rejoint la communauté élargie grâce à sa série télévisée intitulée « Introduction à la peinture moderne au Québec pour Canal Savoir ». De 2001 à 2014, il a présenté une série de conférences annuelles sur certains aspects de l'art canadien au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal en collaboration avec l'Institut Jarislowsky. Il a siégé à divers conseils d'administration de musées et a été constamment sollicité comme consultant auprès d'institutions artistiques et universitaires. Il a enseigné deux cours e-Concordia brillamment conçus : « Introduction à l'art canadien » et « Du réalisme à l'abstraction dans l'art canadien ». Pilier de l’histoire de l’art canadien, chercheur aventureux et pénétrant, professeur et conférencier inspirant, François-Marc Gagnon était un esprit indomptable, une force pour l’importance de l’art visuel et de sa compréhension. Grand connaisseur de l'œuvre et de la vie de Paul-Émile Borduas – auteur pionnier du catalogue raisonné de Borduas – François-Marc Gagnon a élargi son réseau à l'art québécois et canadien, concentrant sa curiosité, sa rigueur, son empathie et son esprit sur une un éventail remarquable de sujets, dont l'histoire naturelle – le Codex Canadensis – et l'historiographie – les écrits de Louis Nicolas.

Birth Year: 1935

Medium: critique curation text-based

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Richard Fung

First Name: Richard

Biography (English): Richard Fung is a video artist, writer, public intellectual and theorist. He earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, and received a MEd in sociology and cultural studies at University of Toronto. Fung was a professor at OCAD University. Fung's work in video explores the role of Asian men in gay pornography, while addressing the intersections between colonialism, immigration, racism, homophobia, and AIDS. Many of his works have been presented at venues in Canada and the United States of America. Fung is an activist and founded the Toronto-based organization Gay Asians of Toronto in 1980. In 2019, he was presented the Bonham Centre Award from The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, for his contributions to the advancement and education of issues around sexual identification.

Biography (French): Richard Fung est vidéaste, écrivain, intellectuel public et théoricien. Il a obtenu un diplôme de premier cycle à l'Université de Toronto et une maîtrise en sociologie et en études culturelles à l'Université de Toronto. Fung était professeur à l'Université OCAD. Le travail vidéo de Fung explore le rôle des hommes asiatiques dans la pornographie gay, tout en abordant les intersections entre le colonialisme, l'immigration, le racisme, l'homophobie et le sida. Plusieurs de ses œuvres ont été présentées dans des salles au Canada et aux États-Unis d'Amérique. Fung est un activiste et a fondé l'organisation torontoise Gay Asians of Toronto en 1980. En 2019, il a reçu le Bonham Centre Award du Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Université de Toronto, pour sa contribution à l'avancement et à l'éducation sur les questions liées à l'identification sexuelle.

Website Link: http://www.richardfung.ca/

Birth Year: 1954

Medium: critique text-based video

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Vera Frenkel

First Name: Vera

Biography (English): Vera Frenkel is one of the most respected and influential artists in Canada. Her multidisciplinary projects and videotapes have been seen at documenta IX, Kassel; the Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz; the Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; the National Gallery, Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Biennale di Venezia. A mid-career retrospective of Frenkel's video works was a featured Spotlight Programme at the Canadian Images Festival, and her tapes screened as well in Video Viewpoints at MoMA. Installations at the Goethe-Institute, Toronto; the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; the Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna, the Freud Museum, London, among others, were followed by the touring exhibition of The Institute: Or, What We Do for Love, her current project on the inner life of a dysfunctional cultural institution. First seen at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, then at the Art Gallery of Sudbury and most recently at the Carleton University Art Gallery, The Institute remains a continuing and changing on-line presence at www.the-national-institute.org. Another ongoing web-based work became the centre-piece of Body Missing: From Theft to Virtuality, an international conference on the artist's work and thought at the ICA, London , March, 2003. Edited by Griselda Pollock, these papers will form the basis of the first anthology on Vera Frenkel's work. Vera recently released the long-awaited DVD/CD compilation of her video and media work [developed in collaboration with artist and media maven Mark Jones and designer Gilbert Li].

Biography (French): Vera Frenkel est une artiste très respectèe et influente du Canada. Ses projets multidisciplinaires et ses vidèo ont ètè prèsentès è Documenta IX, è Kassel; è la Offenes Kulturhaus, è Linz; au Musèe Setagaya, è Tokyo; au Musèe des beaux-arts du Canada, è Ottawa; au Museum of Modern Art, è New York, ainsi qu'è la Biennale de Venise. Une rètrospective è mi-carrière des 'uvres vidèo de Frenkel ètait mise en vedette au Canadian Images Festival. Ses vidèos ont ègalement ètè prèsentès aux Video Viewpoints au Museum of Modern Art è New York. Tandis que ses installations prèsentèes entre autres au Goethe-Institute, è Toronto; au Centre culturel canadien, è Paris; è la Georg Kargl Gallery, è Vienne; au Freud Museum, è Londres, ont ètè suivies d'une tournèe d'exposition de The Institute: Or, What We Do for Love, son projet actuel sur la vie intèrieure d'une institution culturelle dysfonctionnelle. Prèsentè d'abord è la Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, è Toronto, puis è l'Art Gallery de Sudbury et, plus rècemment, è la Galerie d'art de l'Universitè Carleton, The Institute garde sa prèsence changeante en ligne è www.the-national-institute.org. Une autre 'uvre Internet en cours est devenue la pièce centrale de Body Missing: From Theft to Virtuality, une confèrence internationale sur l''uvre et la pensèe de l'artiste è L'Institute of Contemporary Arts è Londres, en mars 2003. èditès par Griselda Pollock, ces articles formeront la base d'une première anthologie de l''uvre de Vera Frenkel. Vera a rècemment lancè la compilation longuement attendue sur DVD/CD de ses 'uvres vidèo et mèdiatiques [dèveloppèe en collaboration avec l'artiste et expert mèdiatique Mark Jones et du designer Gilbert Li].

Social Media Link: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/vera-frenkel-47076815

Website Link: https://www.verafrenkel.com/

Birth Year: 1938

Medium: installation printmaking text-based video web

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Ted Fraser

First Name: Ted

Biography (English): Ted Fraser is an independent curator in Toronto and has served as executive director of the London Regional Art and Historical Museums (1996-98), director of Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum (1990-95), and curator at the Art Gallery of Windsor (1971-87). Among Fraser's notable contributions to Canadian art history are exhibitions about Harold Town, R.L Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, George Ackermann, Harold Klunder and Roly Fenwick.

Biography (French): Ted Fraser est conservateur indépendant à Toronto et a été directeur exécutif des musées régionaux d'art et d'histoire de London (1996-98), directeur de la Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum (1990-95) et conservateur à la Art Gallery of Windsor. (1971-87). Parmi les contributions notables de Fraser à l'histoire de l'art canadien figurent des expositions sur Harold Town, R.L Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, George Ackermann, Harold Klunder et Roly Fenwick.

Medium: critique curation text-based

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Robert Fones

First Name: Robert

Biography (English): Robert Fones is a visual artist and writer. He works in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, painting, photo-installation and watercolour. He attended London's famous H.B. Beal Secondary School (a.k.a Beal Tech). He was part of an active art scene in London associated with 20/20 Gallery, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1969. In 1973 he was a founding member of Forest City Gallery. He also designed the original tree-ring logo. Robert Fones has lived in Toronto since 1976. He first exhibited with Carmen Lamanna Gallery, then Sandra Simpson Gallery before joining Olga Korper Gallery in 2000. In his work Fones often combines elements from popular culture and design, such as packaging, pictograms and letterforms, with his investigations into geological, cultural, and industrial history. Fones works in a variety of media and has consistently explored a number of recurring themes: the ideologies embedded in the artifacts of cultural life, the invisible span of natural and cultural change, and the visual contradictions inherent in the two dimensional illusions of painting and photography. Fones has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Germany. In 1999 he received the Toronto Arts Award for Visual Art. He has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and in the Art & Art History program at Sheridan College. Artist books have featured prominently in his artistic production. He has published several books with Coach House Books and with Art Metropole including Anthropomorphiks (1971) Field Identification (1985) and Head Paintings (1997). Fones has also written extensively about art and design for publications such as C Magazine, Parachute, Vanguard, Ciel Variable, Canadian Art, and Azure Magazine.

Biography (French): Robert Fones est artiste visuel et écrivain. Il travaille avec une variété de médias, notamment la photographie, la sculpture, la peinture, la photo-installation et l'aquarelle. Il a fréquenté le célèbre H.B. École secondaire Beal (alias Beal Tech). Il faisait partie d'une scène artistique active à Londres associée à la 20/20 Gallery, où il eut sa première exposition personnelle en 1969. En 1973, il fut membre fondateur de la Forest City Gallery. Il a également conçu le logo original en forme de cerne d'arbre. Robert Fones vit à Toronto depuis 1976. Il a d'abord exposé à la galerie Carmen Lamanna, puis à la galerie Sandra Simpson avant de rejoindre la galerie Olga Korper en 2000. Dans son travail, Fones combine souvent des éléments de la culture populaire et du design, tels que des emballages, des pictogrammes et des formes de lettres, avec ses enquêtes sur l'histoire géologique, culturelle et industrielle. Fones travaille dans une variété de médias et a constamment exploré un certain nombre de thèmes récurrents : les idéologies ancrées dans les artefacts de la vie culturelle, la durée invisible du changement naturel et culturel et les contradictions visuelles inhérentes aux illusions bidimensionnelles de la peinture et de la photographie. . Fones a exposé au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Allemagne. En 1999, il a reçu le Toronto Arts Award for Visual Art. Il a enseigné à l'Ontario College of Art and Design, à la Faculté d'architecture, de paysage et de design de l'Université de Toronto et au programme d'art et d'histoire de l'art du Sheridan College. Les livres d'artistes occupent une place importante dans sa production artistique. Il a publié plusieurs livres chez Coach House Books et chez Art Metropole, notamment Anthropomorphiks (1971), Field Identification (1985) et Head Paintings (1997). Fones a également beaucoup écrit sur l'art et le design pour des publications telles que C Magazine, Parachute, Vanguard, Ciel Variable, Canadian Art et Azure Magazine.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/fonesrobert/

Website Link: http://www.robertfones.com/Index.html

Birth Year: 1949

Medium: installation painting photography sculpture text-based

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Marnie Fleming

First Name: Marnie

Biography (English): Marnie Fleming has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of British Columbia. She has worked at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1981-1986), and Museum London, London, ON (1986-1991). Since 1991 she has been the Curator of Contemporary Art at Oakville Galleries where she has developed a curatorial practice that represents a long-term experiment with the trajectory of site-specific projects within a suburban community. Her research places value on understanding the relationships between identity and the interplay of space/place. Fleming has organized over 200 exhibitions, interventions, and outdoor projects. The recipient of grants and writing awards, she has contributed numerous catalogue essays and articles on issues of photography, installation art, and new media practices. In addition to recent publications for Oakville Galleries are those produced for the National Gallery of Canada: Is there a there there? (2007) and Angela Grauerholz: The Inexhaustible Image (2010). Fleming was selected as the Ontario juror for the 2011 Sobey Art Awards.

Biography (French): Marnie Fleming est titulaire d'une maîtrise en histoire de l'art de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Elle a travaillé à la Vancouver Art Gallery, à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique (1981-1986), et au Museum London, à London, en Ontario (1986-1991). Depuis 1991, elle est conservatrice de l'art contemporain aux galeries d'Oakville, où elle a développé une pratique de conservation qui représente une expérience à long terme sur la trajectoire de projets in situ au sein d'une communauté de banlieue. Ses recherches accordent de l'importance à la compréhension des relations entre l'identité et l'interaction espace/lieu. Fleming a organisé plus de 200 expositions, interventions et projets extérieurs. Récipiendaire de subventions et de prix d'écriture, elle a rédigé de nombreux essais et articles de catalogue sur des questions de photographie, d'art d'installation et de pratiques des nouveaux médias. En plus des publications récentes pour les galeries d'Oakville, il y a celles produites pour le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada : Y en a-t-il là-bas ? (2007) et Angela Grauerholz : L'image inépuisable (2010). Fleming a été sélectionné comme juré ontarien pour les Sobey Art Awards 2011.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/marniefleming/

Birth Year: 1955

Medium: critique curation text-based

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Terry Fenton

First Name: Terry

Biography (English): Terry Fenton is a Canadian artist, author, critic, and curator known for his landscape paintings, his support of modernist art, and his writing on the work of artists such as Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Peter Hide, Dorothy Knowles, Ken Macklin, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and William Perehudoff. Fenton is the former director of the Edmonton Art Gallery (1972 - 1987), the A.C. Leighton Foundation, Calgary (1987 - 1993) and the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (1993 - 1997). Since 2013, Fenton has resided in Victoria, British Columbia. Fenton's paintings can be found in a number of collections, including the University of Lethbridge, Alberta; the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia; and the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa. Fenton's writing on art has touched on subjects both historical and contemporary, from essays on Fayum mummy portraits and Giovanni Bellini's St. Francis in Ecstasy, to articles on Morris Louis and Adolph Gottlieb. Fenton has written a number of books, including monographs on Dorothy Knowles, Reta Cowley, Anthony Caro and Kenneth Noland, as well as his 2009 treatise on pictorial art, "About Pictures."

Biography (French): Terry Fenton est un artiste, auteur, critique et conservateur canadien connu pour ses peintures de paysages, son soutien à l'art moderniste et ses écrits sur le travail d'artistes tels que Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Peter Hide, Dorothy Knowles, Ken Macklin, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski et William Perehudoff. Fenton est l'ancien directeur de la Edmonton Art Gallery (1972 - 1987), de la A.C. Leighton Foundation, Calgary (1987 - 1993) et de la Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (1993 - 1997). Depuis 2013, Fenton réside à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique. Les peintures de Fenton se trouvent dans un certain nombre de collections, notamment celles de l'Université de Lethbridge, en Alberta ; la galerie d'art MacKenzie, à Regina; la Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique; et la Banque d'œuvres d'art du Conseil des Arts du Canada, Ottawa. Les écrits de Fenton sur l'art ont abordé des sujets à la fois historiques et contemporains, depuis des essais sur les portraits de momies du Fayoum et Saint François en extase de Giovanni Bellini, jusqu'à des articles sur Morris Louis et Adolph Gottlieb. Fenton a écrit un certain nombre de livres, dont des monographies sur Dorothy Knowles, Reta Cowley, Anthony Caro et Kenneth Noland, ainsi que son traité de 2009 sur l'art pictural, « About Pictures ».

Birth Year: 1940

Medium: critique curation painting text-based

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Jimmie Durham

First Name: Jimmie

Biography (English): Jimmie Bob Durham was an American sculptor, essayist and poet. He was active in the United States in the civil rights movements of African Americans and Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s, serving on the central council of the American Indian Movement (AIM). He returned to working at art while living in New York City. His work has been extensively exhibited. Durham also received the Günther-Peill-Preis (2003), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Robert Rauschenberg Award (2017), and the 58th Venice Biennale's Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (2019).

Biography (French): Jimmie Bob Durham était un sculpteur, essayiste et poète américain. Il a été actif aux États-Unis dans les mouvements de défense des droits civiques des Afro-Américains et des Amérindiens dans les années 1960 et 1970, siégeant au conseil central de l'American Indian Movement (AIM). Il a repris le travail artistique alors qu'il vivait à New York. Son travail a été largement exposé. Durham a également reçu le Günther-Peill-Preis (2003), le prix Robert Rauschenberg de la Fondation pour les arts contemporains (2017) et le Lion d'or de la 58e Biennale de Venise pour l'ensemble de sa carrière (2019).

Birth Year: 1940

Medium: sculpture text-based

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Tagny Duff

First Name: Tagny

Biography (English): Tagny Duff is an artist-researcher based in Montreal. Many of her intervention performances, performance lectures, video, net and mobile works have been exhibited in galleries, festivals and university lecture series across North America, UK, Finland, Germany and Cuba. Her background is in media art with a focus on video, performance, biological art, net art, social sculpture and installation. Duff's research/creation interests focus on visual culture, viral media, interdisciplinarity, art/sci production and collaboration, post-studio art practice, and the relation between art, science and technology. Topics of interest include surveillance and biopolitics; queer(ing) culture and temporality; posthumanisms and changing perceptions of bodies; waste creation and ecology; scale, duration and spacetime; performance, liveness and documentation.

Biography (French): Tagny Duff est une artiste-chercheuse basée à Montréal. Bon nombre de ses interventions, performances, conférences, vidéos, œuvres sur Internet et mobiles ont été exposées dans des galeries, des festivals et des séries de conférences universitaires en Amérique du Nord, au Royaume-Uni, en Finlande, en Allemagne et à Cuba. Son expérience est en art médiatique avec un accent sur la vidéo, la performance, l'art biologique, le net art, la sculpture sociale et l'installation. Les intérêts de recherche/création de Duff se concentrent sur la culture visuelle, les médias viraux, l'interdisciplinarité, la production et la collaboration art/science, la pratique artistique post-studio et la relation entre l'art, la science et la technologie. Les sujets d'intérêt comprennent la surveillance et la biopolitique ; culture et temporalité queer(ing) ; posthumanismes et perceptions changeantes des corps ; création de déchets et écologie; échelle, durée et espace-temps ; performance, vivacité et documentation.

Medium: performance text-based

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Don Druick

First Name: Don

Biography (English): Don Druick is a Canadian writer and composer. He is most noted as a two-time nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama, receiving nods at the 1991 Governor General's Awards for Where Is Kabuki? and at the 2005 Governor General's Awards for Through the Eyes. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Druick studied mathematics at McGill University and studied flute under Hervé Baillargeon, Jean C. Morin, Harriet Crossland-Edwards and Gail Grimstead. He has been a composer for film and theatre. Where Is Kabuki? was also a winner of the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1997.

Biography (French): Don Druick est un écrivain et compositeur canadien. Il est surtout connu pour avoir été deux fois nominé pour le Prix du Gouverneur général pour les dramatiques de langue anglaise, et a reçu des nominations aux Prix du Gouverneur général en 1991 pour Where Is Kabuki? et aux Prix du Gouverneur général 2005 pour Through the Eyes. Originaire de Montréal, Québec, Druick a étudié les mathématiques à l'Université McGill et la flûte auprès d'Hervé Baillargeon, Jean C. Morin, Harriet Crossland-Edwards et Gail Grimstead. Il a été compositeur pour le cinéma et le théâtre. Where Is Kabuki ? a également remporté le Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award en 1997.

Birth Year: 1945

Medium: installation performance text-based

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Johanna Drucker

First Name: Johanna

Biography (English): Johanna Drucker is an American author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art, and lately, digital art aesthetics. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. In 2023, she was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Her book art touches on a variety of themes, especially "the exploration of the conventions of narrative prose and the devices by which it orders, sequences, and manipulates events according to its own logic" as well as "the use of experimental typography to expand the possibilities of prose beyond the linear format of traditional presentation." Drucker's research focuses on alphabet historiography, modeling interpretation for electronic scholarship, digital aesthetics, the history of visual information design, history of the book and print culture, history of information, and critical studies in visual knowledge representation. Her monograph, The Century of Artist's Book (1995), was the first monograph length publication on the topic of artist's books.

Biography (French): Johanna Drucker est une auteure, artiste littéraire, théoricienne visuelle et critique culturelle américaine. Ses écrits scientifiques documentent et critiquent le langage visuel : formes de lettres, typographie, poésie visuelle, art et, dernièrement, esthétique de l'art numérique. Elle est actuellement professeure Martin et Bernard Breslauer au Département d'études de l'information de la Graduate School of Education and Information Studies de l'UCLA. En 2023, elle a été élue à l'American Philosophical Society. Ses œuvres littéraires abordent une variété de thèmes, notamment « l'exploration des conventions de la prose narrative et des dispositifs par lesquels elle ordonne, séquence et manipule les événements selon sa propre logique » ainsi que « l'utilisation de la typographie expérimentale pour élargir les possibilités de la prose au-delà du format linéaire de la présentation traditionnelle. Les recherches de Drucker se concentrent sur l'historiographie de l'alphabet, l'interprétation de la modélisation pour l'érudition électronique, l'esthétique numérique, l'histoire de la conception de l'information visuelle, l'histoire du livre et de la culture imprimée, l'histoire de l'information et les études critiques sur la représentation visuelle des connaissances. Sa monographie, The Century of Artist's Book (1995), a été la première publication monographique sur le thème des livres d'artiste.

Website Link: https://www.johannadrucker.net/

Birth Year: 1952

Medium: text-based

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Margaret Dragu

First Name: Margaret

Biography (English): Margaret Dragu is celebrating her fourth decade as a performance artist. She has presented her work in galleries, museums, theatres, nightclubs, libraries, universities and site-specific venues including parks, botanical gardens, and public parade routes across Canada, the west and east coast of the United States, and in Western Europe. Margaret is also a film/video artist, writer, choreographer, fitness instructor/personal trainer, and an extremely famous cleaning lady.

Biography (French): Margaret Dragu célèbre sa quatrième décennie en tant qu'artiste de performance. Elle a présenté son travail dans des galeries, des musées, des théâtres, des boîtes de nuit, des bibliothèques, des universités et des lieux spécifiques, notamment des parcs, des jardins botaniques et des parcours de défilés publics à travers le Canada, sur la côte ouest et est des États-Unis et en Europe occidentale. Margaret est également une artiste de cinéma/vidéo, une écrivaine, une chorégraphe, une instructrice de fitness/entraîneur personnel et une femme de ménage extrêmement célèbre.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/ladragu/?hl=en

Website Link: https://margaretdragu.com/

Birth Year: 1953

Medium: dance performance text-based

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David Donnell

First Name: David

Biography (English): David Donnell was a Canadian poet and writer. Donnell moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1958 before publishing his first book. Poems (1961), During this period Donnell frequented the Bohemian Embassy, where Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Milton Acorn, and other poets established their reputations. In conjunction with John Robert Colombo, Donnell printed Atwood's first book Double Persephone (1961) Donnell Published The Blue Sky poems 1974-77 examining the relationships of his life from an oblique perspective, then Dangerous Crossings (1980) followed by A Poem About Poland. Donnell won the Canadian Comic Poet Award in 1981, and the 1983 Governor General's Award for English language poetry for his collection Settlements. Donnell continued publishing with Water Street days (1989) where he examines his past and his childhood; the poems are narrative confessions; and China blues (1992). Donnell's poetry offers perspectives about city life and the stresses and ironic staples of urban life. Donnell's poetry is known for its escalating fascination with prose fiction that becomes more dominant in the final sections of China Blues and Water Street Days, and becoming an important feature in his publishing of Dancing In The Dark (1996). David Donnell also received the Therafields Chapbook Award in 1986 and the City of Toronto Book Award in 1993.

Biography (French): David Donnell était un poète et écrivain canadien. Donnell a déménagé à Toronto, en Ontario, en 1958 avant de publier son premier livre. Poèmes (1961), Durant cette période, Donnell fréquenta l'ambassade de Bohême, où Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Milton Acorn et d'autres poètes établirent leur réputation. En collaboration avec John Robert Colombo, Donnell a imprimé le premier livre d'Atwood, Double Persephone (1961). Donnell a publié les poèmes du ciel bleu de 1974 à 1977, examinant les relations de sa vie dans une perspective oblique, puis Dangerous Crossings (1980), suivi de A Poem About Poland. Donnell a remporté le Canadian Comic Poet Award en 1981 et le Prix du Gouverneur général en 1983 pour la poésie de langue anglaise pour son recueil Settlements. Donnell a continué à publier avec Water Street Days (1989) où il examine son passé et son enfance ; les poèmes sont des confessions narratives ; et le blues chinois (1992). La poésie de Donnell offre des perspectives sur la vie urbaine et sur le stress et les éléments ironiques de la vie urbaine. La poésie de Donnell est connue pour sa fascination croissante pour la fiction en prose qui devient plus dominante dans les dernières sections de China Blues et Water Street Days, et devient un élément important de sa publication de Dancing In The Dark (1996). David Donnell a également reçu le Therafields Chapbook Award en 1986 et le City of Toronto Book Award en 1993.

Birth Year: 1939

Medium: critique text-based

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Sarindar Dhaliwal

First Name: Sarindar

Biography (English): Sarindar Dhaliwal is a multi-media artist. Dhaliwal's work is narrative-based, exploring issues of cultural identity, and includes installation, printmaking, collage, painting and video projection. Much of Dhaliwal's work deals with memory – specifically childhood memories. Dhaliwal's art tells the story of her life as a global citizen by cleverly exploring the complex relationships between memory and place, language and colour, sport and ritual, family and society, and the histories of colonialism and migration focusing on racism, conflict, and identity. Consequently, Dhaliwal's art is simultaneously personal and universal, defying all attempts at categorization. Dhaliwal's work has been exhibited around Canada since the 1980s. Dhaliwal has exhibited her work at many major Canadian public galleries, including The Edmonton Art Gallery and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Ontario. She is represented in the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. An exhibition of her work, 'Record Keeping', toured Britain in 2004, showing at the John Hansard Gallery (Southampton), Oriel Mostyn Gallery (Wales)and at Canada House Gallery (London). Her work is in collections including Canada Council Art Bank and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre for the Arts. In 2023, Dhaliwal had a solo retrospective, When I grow up I want to be a namer of paint colours, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Biography (French): Sarindar Dhaliwal est un artiste multimédia. Le travail de Dhaliwal est basé sur la narration et explore les questions d'identité culturelle et comprend l'installation, la gravure, le collage, la peinture et la projection vidéo. Une grande partie du travail de Dhaliwal porte sur la mémoire, en particulier sur les souvenirs d'enfance. L'art de Dhaliwal raconte l'histoire de sa vie de citoyenne du monde en explorant intelligemment les relations complexes entre la mémoire et le lieu, la langue et la couleur, le sport et les rituels, la famille et la société, et les histoires du colonialisme et de la migration en se concentrant sur le racisme, les conflits et l'identité. . Par conséquent, l'art de Dhaliwal est à la fois personnel et universel, défiant toute tentative de catégorisation. Le travail de Dhaliwal est exposé partout au Canada depuis les années 1980. Dhaliwal a exposé son travail dans de nombreuses grandes galeries publiques canadiennes, notamment à la Edmonton Art Gallery et au Agnes Etherington Art Centre, en Ontario. Elle est représentée au Centre d'art contemporain canadien. Une exposition de son travail, « Record Keeping », a fait une tournée en Grande-Bretagne en 2004, à la John Hansard Gallery (Southampton), à la Oriel Mostyn Gallery (Pays de Galles) et à la Canada House Gallery (Londres). Son travail fait partie de collections telles que la Banque d'œuvres d'art du Conseil des Arts du Canada et la Galerie Walter Phillips du Banff Centre for the Arts. En 2023, Dhaliwal a organisé une rétrospective personnelle, Quand je serai grand, je veux être un créateur de couleurs de peinture, au Art Gallery of Ontario.

Birth Year: 1953

Medium: installation painting text-based

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Stan Denniston

First Name: Stan

Biography (English): Stan Denniston’s considerable body of work reflects a consistent commitment to the photographic medium, though one would never find a stand-alone photograph. Instead, Denniston has cultivated several series of works that employ the photographic image as a component, either to be paired with another image or accompanied by text. His work revolves around the themes of travel, memory and representation. For a decade, beginning in the late 1980’s, he explored the idea of photography as very unstable evidence to the extent even of being fiction. Denniston has exhibited extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe and his works are included in many collections – private and public – including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Contemporary Museum of Canadian Photography, Canada Council Art Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Museum London, Oakville Galleries, Tom Thompson Gallery, CIBC Mellon Trust, Toronto, McCarthy Tetrault, Torys, London Life Insurance Company.

Biography (French): L’œuvre considérable de Stan Denniston reflète un engagement constant envers le médium photographique, même si l’on ne trouvera jamais de photographie autonome. Au lieu de cela, Denniston a cultivé plusieurs séries d'œuvres qui utilisent l'image photographique comme composant, soit pour être associée à une autre image, soit accompagnée d'un texte. Son travail s'articule autour des thèmes du voyage, de la mémoire et de la représentation. Pendant une décennie, à partir de la fin des années 1980, il a exploré l’idée de la photographie comme une preuve très instable, au point même de devenir une fiction. Denniston a beaucoup exposé au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe et ses œuvres font partie de nombreuses collections – privées et publiques – dont celles du Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario, du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, du Musée contemporain de la photographie canadienne, de la Banque d'œuvres d'art du Conseil des Arts du Canada, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international (MAECI), Museum London, Oakville Galleries, Tom Thompson Gallery, CIBC Mellon Trust, Toronto, McCarthy Tetrault, Torys, London Life Insurance Company.

Birth Year: 1953

Medium: photography text-based

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Cathy Daley

First Name: Cathy

Biography (English): Cathy Daley was a Canadian visual artist and educator. Daley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art (OCA) (1973–74) and studied at the Art's Sake Inc (1979–80). She was an associate professor at OCAD University in the Faculty of Art, where she began teaching drawing and painting in 1988. Many of Daley's significant artworks are included in her Little Black Dress series (2001), Power Dressing Fashion series (2003), and Dance series (2009). Her works have been exhibited in Canada and internationally since 1980, in galleries such as the Project Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Power Plant, the Southern Alberta Gallery, the Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, and Mercer Union. Daley's work investigates childhood memories and explores how women are represented through image and language in modern Western culture. Her artwork draws inspiration from this imagery and her resulting drawings are almost exclusively black pastel and charcoal on translucent vellum that reveal "disembodied gowns, tutus and billowy party frocks..."

Biography (French): Cathy Daley était une artiste visuelle et éducatrice canadienne. Daley a obtenu un baccalauréat en beaux-arts à l'Ontario College of Art (OCA) (1973-1974) et a étudié à Art's Sake Inc (1979-1980). Elle a été professeure agrégée à la Faculté des arts de l'Université OCAD, où elle a commencé à enseigner le dessin et la peinture en 1988. De nombreuses œuvres d'art importantes de Daley sont incluses dans sa série Little Black Dress (2001), sa série Power Dressing Fashion (2003) et sa série Dance (2009). Ses œuvres sont exposées au Canada et à l'étranger depuis 1980, dans des galeries telles que la Project Gallery, le Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Power Plant, la Southern Alberta Gallery, le Museum Dhondt Dhaenens et Mercer Union. Le travail de Daley enquête sur les souvenirs d'enfance et explore la manière dont les femmes sont représentées à travers l'image et le langage dans la culture occidentale moderne. Ses œuvres s'inspirent de cette imagerie et ses dessins qui en résultent sont presque exclusivement du pastel noir et du fusain sur vélin translucide qui révèlent « des robes désincarnées, des tutus et des robes de soirée gonflées... »

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/daley.cathy/

Birth Year: 1955

Medium: drawing painting sculpture text-based

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Donigan Cumming

First Name: Donigan

Biography (English): Donigan Cumming uses photography, video, painting, drawing, sound, and text in multi-media artworks and installations that have been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia, and North America. His work is recognized internationally for its forthright and compassionate representation of humanity and its forgotten members. His artist’s book The Stage (1991) is included in Parr and Badger’s The Photobook II (2006) and Errata Editions selected The Stage (2014) for its ‘Books on Books’ series on key photographic publications. Retrospectives of his video work have been mounted by leading festivals and museums. In 2005 Moving Pictures (MOCCA, Toronto) premiered his monumental photo and encaustic collages on panel, Prologue and Epilogue, and the DVD collection of 18 video works, Controlled Disturbance. His recent book and video, Kerr’s Suitcase(2015)and Out of Kerr’s Suitcase(2016), are an assemblage of visual documents, direct cinema, and animation that revisits the dream of a life in photography. Cumming lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Biography (French): Donigan Cumming utilise la photographie, la vidéo, la peinture, le dessin, le son et le texte dans des œuvres d'art et des installations multimédias qui ont été largement exposées en Europe, en Asie et en Amérique du Nord. Son travail est reconnu internationalement pour sa franchise et représentation compatissante de l'humanité et de ses oubliés membres. Son livre d'artiste The Stage (1991) est inclus dans The Photobook II (2006) de Parr et Badger et Errata Editions a sélectionné The Stage (2014) pour sa série « Books on Books » sur les principales publications photographiques. Des rétrospectives de son travail vidéo ont été organisées par les principaux festivals et musées. En 2005, Moving Pictures (MOCCA, Toronto) a créé ses collages monumentaux de photos et d'encaustiques sur panneau, Prologue et Epilogue, ainsi que la collection DVD de 18 œuvres vidéo, Controlled Disturbance. Ses récents livres et vidéos, Kerr’s Suitcase (2015) et Out of Kerr’s Suitcase (2016), sont un assemblage de documents visuels, de cinéma direct et d’animation qui revisite le rêve d’une vie en photographie. Cumming vit à Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Website Link: https://www.donigancumming.com/

Birth Year: 1947

Medium: drawing painting photography text-based video

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Victor Coleman

First Name: Victor

Biography (English): Victor Coleman is a Canadian poet who has published a dozen books of poetry and has written art criticism for artscanada, Vanguard, C Magazine, Open Letter and other magazines. He was founding editor of the Coach House Press and an active editor between 1966 and 1975 and also resurrected the publisher in 1996 as Coach House Books, the world's first publisher, simultaneously, of full-text online books of poetry and fiction and print versions. Coleman was the co-artistic director of A Space, from 1975 thru 1978 and a publicist and programmer for The Music Gallery from 1983 thru 1988. He was also a founder of The Toronto Small Press Group and is currently working on the OneZeroZero project, a virtual library of one hundred years of small press publishing in English Canada (1945-2044).

Biography (French): Victor Coleman est un poet Canadien qui a publié une douzaine de recueils de poésie et a écrit des critiques d'art pour artscanada, Vanguard, C Magazine, Lettre ouverte et autres magazines. Il a été rédacteur en chef fondateur de Coach House Press et rédacteur actif entre 1966 et 1975. Il a également ressuscité l'éditeur en 1996 sous le nom de Coach House Books, le premier éditeur au monde, simultanément, de livres de poésie et de fiction en texte intégral en ligne et de versions imprimées. Coleman a été co-directeur artistique de A Space de 1975 à 1978 et publiciste et programmeur pour The Music Gallery de 1983 à 1988. Il a également été l'un des fondateurs du Toronto Small Press Group et travaille actuellement sur le projet OneZeroZero , une bibliothèque virtuelle de cent ans. de la petite presse au Canada anglais (1945-2044).

Birth Year: 1944-09-11

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Ian Carr-Harris

First Name: Ian

Biography (English): Ian was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1941. He is an artist, writer and educator. He has a B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Major solo exhibitions of his work have taken place across Canada and abroad. His writings on art and artists have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine, and Vanguard, among others. Ian has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design since 1964, and is a full-time instructor in the Faculty of Foundation Studies. He has received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, and is currently represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Biography (French): Ian was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1941. He is an artist, writer and educator. He has a B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Major solo exhibitions of his work have taken place across Canada and abroad. His writings on art and artists have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine, and Vanguard, among others. Ian has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design since 1964, and is a full-time instructor in the Faculty of Foundation Studies. He has received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, and is currently represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. He currently lives and works in Toronto.

Birth Year: 1941

Medium: audio installation sculpture text-based video

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Ian Carr-Harris

First Name: Ian

Biography (English): Ian Harris-Carr RCA is an artist, writer and educator. He has a B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Major solo exhibitions of his work have taken place across Canada and abroad. His writings on art and artists have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine, and Vanguard, among others. Primarily a sculptor and installation artist, Ian Carr-Harris' work investigates knowledge and ordering systems, often working with books and libraries, reflecting his early training and career as a librarian. In particular, his work reflects an interest in the intersections between memory and technology, often outmoded technology, which was a recurrent motif of Canadian art in the 1970s. Ian has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design since 1964, and is a full-time instructor in the Faculty of Foundation Studies. He has received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, and is currently represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.

Biography (French): Ian Harris-Carr ARC est artiste, écrivain et éducateur. Il est titulaire d'un B.A. de l'Université Queen's à Kingston, un B.L.S. de l'Université de Toronto et AOCA de l'Ontario College of Art and Design. D'importantes expositions personnelles de son travail ont eu lieu partout au Canada et à l'étranger. Ses écrits sur l'art et les artistes ont été publiés dans Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine et Vanguard, entre autres. autres. Principalement sculpteur et artiste d'installation, le travail d'Ian Carr-Harris étudie les connaissances et les systèmes de commande, travaillant souvent avec des livres et des bibliothèques, reflétant sa formation initiale et sa carrière de bibliothécaire. Son travail reflète notamment un intérêt pour les intersections entre la mémoire et la technologie, une technologie souvent dépassée, qui était un motif récurrent de l'art canadien dans les années 1970. Ian est membre du corps professoral du Collège d'art et de design de l'Ontario depuis 1964 et est instructeur à temps plein à la Faculté des études fondamentales. Il a reçu plusieurs subventions du Conseil des arts de l'Ontario et du Conseil des Arts du Canada et est actuellement représenté par la Susan Hobbs Gallery de Toronto.

Birth Year: 1941

Medium: audio bookwork installation sculpture text-based video

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Stuart Broomer

First Name: Stuart

Biography (English): Stuart Broomer is a Canadian editor, music critic, pianist, writer, jazz historian, and composer. He is a former editor with CODA magazine and currently works as an editor at Coach House Books. He has also authored more than 60 liner essays for musicians internationally. His book Time and Anthony Braxton was published by The Mercury Press in 2009. He is a member of the music faculty at George Brown College. Broomer is a graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music where he studied music composition and piano with Samuel Dolin. As a pianist, he is best known for playing in the jazz trio "Broomer, Mars & Smith" in the 1970s and later the duo "Stuart Broomer & John Mars" during the 1980s, both of which included compositions by Broomer in their repertoire. The duo released a 1983 album, Annihilated Surprise, on Ugly Dog Records.

Biography (French): Stuart Broomer est un éditeur, critique musical, pianiste, écrivain, historien du jazz et compositeur canadien. Il est un ancien rédacteur en chef du magazine CODA et travaille actuellement comme rédacteur chez Coach House Books. Il est également l'auteur de plus de 60 essais destinés à des musiciens du monde entier. Son livre Time et Anthony Braxton a été publié par The Mercury Press en 2009. Il est membre de la faculté de musique du George Brown College. Broomer est diplômé du Royal Conservatory of Music où il a étudié la composition musicale et le piano avec Samuel Dolin. En tant que pianiste, il est surtout connu pour avoir joué dans le trio de jazz « Broomer, Mars & Smith » dans les années 1970 et plus tard dans le duo « Stuart Broomer & John Mars » dans les années 1980, qui incluaient tous deux des compositions de Broomer dans leur répertoire. Le duo a sorti un album en 1983, Annihilated Surprise, sur Ugly Dog Records.

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George Bowering

First Name: George

Biography (English): George Bowering is a major Canadian literary figure and one of the most prolific writers in the country: there are more of his books published to date than anyone bothers to count anymore, not including editions he has edited or contributed to, or the chapbooks. He is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award and has been short-listed for the Griffin Prize for Poetry, BC Book Prize, Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, and the BC National Non-Fiction Prize. In November 2002 he was appointed the first Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. That same month he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2004 he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2011 he received the Lt-Gov Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts and the UBC Alumnae Achievement Award. He is a respected poet, novelist, essayist, critic, teacher, historian and editor. Bowering, as poet, is one of the pioneers of a poetics that allows you to measure your particular place in the world through verse. Bowering has published 36 books of his own poetry and has edited dozens of books by other poets. The accolades and awards these books have received—including the 1969 Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Rocky Mountain Foot and The Gangs of Kosmos—speak to both the quality of the work and the influence of the poet. He is one of the few writers to win the Governor General's Award for both poetry and fiction.

Biography (French): George Bowering est une figure littéraire canadienne majeure et l'un des écrivains les plus prolifiques du pays : il y a plus de ses livres publiés à ce jour que quiconque ne prend la peine de les compter, sans compter les éditions qu'il a éditées ou auxquelles il a contribué, ni les chapbooks. Il a remporté deux fois le Prix du Gouverneur général et a été sélectionné pour le Prix Griffin de poésie, le BC Book Prize, le Stephen Leacock Award for Humour et le BC National Non-Fiction Prize. En novembre 2002, il a été nommé premier poète officiel du Parlement canadien. Le même mois, il est nommé Officier de l'Ordre du Canada. En 2004, il a reçu l'Ordre de la Colombie-Britannique. En 2011, il a reçu le prix Lt-Gov Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts et le UBC Alumnae Achievement Award. Il est un poète, romancier, essayiste, critique, enseignant, historien et éditeur respecté. Bowering, en tant que poète, est l'un des pionniers d'une poétique qui permet de mesurer sa place particulière dans le monde à travers le vers. Bowering a publié 36 livres de sa propre poésie et a édité des dizaines de livres d'autres poètes. Les distinctions et récompenses que ces livres ont reçues, notamment le Prix du Gouverneur général pour la poésie en 1969 pour Rocky Mountain Foot et The Gangs of Kosmos, témoignent à la fois de la qualité de l’œuvre et de l’influence du poète. Il est l'un des rares écrivains à avoir remporté le Prix du Gouverneur général dans la catégorie poésie et fiction. Il est l'un des rares écrivains à avoir remporté le Prix du Gouverneur général dans la catégorie poésie et fiction.

Website Link: https://www.georgebowering.com/

Birth Year: 1935

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Michael Boss

First Name: Michael

Biography (English): Winnipeg, Manitoba Michael Boss' artwork ranges from drawing and painting to photography, sculpture, installation, performance and poetry. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the United States, Australia, Germany and Ukraine. Michael held the position of Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Lakehead University. He has also taught art at other post secondary institutions in Manitoba and Ontario. He was Head of Education at The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon for 7 years and, from 1998 to 2014, was the Head of Studio Programs at The Winnipeg Art Gallery. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Biography (French): Winnipeg, Manitoba Michael Boss' artwork ranges from drawing and painting to photography, sculpture, installation, performance and poetry. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the United States, Australia, Germany and Ukraine. Michael held the position of Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Lakehead University. He has also taught art at other post secondary institutions in Manitoba and Ontario. He was Head of Education at The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon for 7 years and, from 1998 to 2014, was the Head of Studio Programs at The Winnipeg Art Gallery. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Medium: drawing installation painting performance photography sculpture text-based

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David Bolduc

First Name: David

Biography (English): David Bolduc was an abstract artist who used colour and central imagery in his paintings. In 1967, his work featured groupings of shaped canvases with contoured surfaces carrying simple geometric colour designs. He subsequently abandoned colour to work with minimal constructions of stretched white vinyl and then with simple structures made of rope, wood, and mirrors. By the mid-1970s, Bolduc had developed his personal territory, central imagery abstracts. Bolduc's signature as a painter was a main motif articulated in impasto colour drawn directly from the tube on top of a stained background. Bolduc drew inspiration for his painting from different exotic locales and travelled often to attain it, such as his 1968 trip across Europe to Turkey, overland to Nepal, returning home via Uzbekistan and Moscow. He went to India (at least 15 times), Turkey, Mexico, North Africa, China, the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Paris, Spain, Portugal. For several years in the 1990s, Bolduc lived and worked in Paris and Morocco. In Canada, Bolduc and his friend Alex Cameron made regular trips to the Rockies and Newfoundland. Bolduc's paintings can be found in major collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Alberta, as well as the Mirvish Collection.

Biography (French): David Bolduc était un artiste abstrait qui utilisait la couleur et l'imagerie centrale dans ses peintures. En 1967, son travail présentait des groupements de toiles façonnées aux surfaces profilées portant des motifs de couleurs géométriques simples. Il abandonne ensuite la couleur pour travailler avec des constructions minimales de vinyle blanc étiré, puis avec des structures simples faites de corde, de bois et de miroirs. Au milieu des années 1970, Bolduc développe son territoire personnel, l'imagerie abstraite centrale. La signature de Bolduc en tant que peintre était un motif principal articulé en empâtement de couleur tiré directement du tube sur un fond taché. Bolduc s'est inspiré pour sa peinture de différents lieux exotiques et a souvent voyagé pour y parvenir, comme lors de son voyage de 1968 à travers l'Europe jusqu'en Turquie, par voie terrestre jusqu'au Népal, puis de retour chez lui via l'Ouzbékistan et Moscou. Il s'est rendu en Inde (au moins 15 fois), en Turquie, au Mexique, en Afrique du Nord, en Chine, dans l'Himalaya, au Sri Lanka, au Costa Rica, à Paris, en Espagne, au Portugal. Pendant plusieurs années dans les années 1990, Bolduc a vécu et travaillé à Paris et au Maroc. Au Canada, Bolduc et son ami Alex Cameron se rendent régulièrement dans les Rocheuses et à Terre-Neuve. Les peintures de Bolduc se trouvent dans d'importantes collections à travers le Canada, notamment le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, la Art Gallery of Ontario, la Art Gallery of Alberta ainsi que la collection Mirvish.

Birth Year: 1945

Medium: painting text-based

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Brian Boigon

First Name: Brian

Biography (English): Brian Boigon is an Artist/Data-Architect and Philosopher. His works span a multitude of operational disciplines including Quantum Mechanics, Locomotive Dynamical Systems, Science Fiction, Cartoon Animation and the ballet of Computational Script hacking. He is an Associate Professor at John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto where he also runs the Inner Outer Space Lab and sits on the board of the Toronto MOCA. Boigon is currently working on “The Magic of Membranes” through Drawing/Writing/Movies and Music under a Sci-fi project known as The Interopera. He continues to explore the dimensions of his Ordinary and Non-ordinary Reality as its bank-shot through the non-linearity of Framing, Looping and Projecting. He is published by Birkhauser in a digital/analogue book on NonLinear Urbanism and is working on a sound/video project forthcoming in NYC. Boigon’s artwork is in numerous collections, published in 4 books and is in the archives at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal.

Biography (French): Brian Boigon est artiste/Data-Architect et philosophe. Ses travaux couvrent une multitude de disciplines opérationnelles, notamment la mécanique quantique, les systèmes dynamiques de locomotives, la science-fiction, le dessin animé et le ballet du piratage informatique. Il est professeur agrégé à la Faculté d'architecture, de paysage et de design John H. Daniels de l'Université de Toronto, où il dirige également l'Inner Outer Space Lab et siège au conseil d'administration du MOCA de Toronto. Boigon travaille actuellement sur « La magie des membranes » à travers le dessin/l'écriture/les films et la musique dans le cadre d'un projet de science-fiction connu sous le nom de The Interopera. Il continue d'explorer les dimensions de sa réalité ordinaire et non ordinaire à travers la non-linéarité du cadrage, du bouclage et de la projection. Il est publié par Birkhauser dans un livre numérique/analogique sur l'urbanisme non linéaire et travaille sur un projet son/vidéo à paraître à New York. Les œuvres de Boigon font partie de nombreuses collections, publiées dans 4 livres et se trouvent dans les archives du Centre canadien d'architecture (CCA) à Montréal.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/brian_boigon/

Birth Year: 1955

Medium: drawing film text-based

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Joe Bodolai

First Name: Joe

Biography (English): Joe Bodolai was an American film and television producer and writer. Born and raised in the United States, Bodolai was opposed to the Vietnam War and moved to Canada in order to avoid being drafted. He moved back to the United States in 1981 to write for twenty episodes of Saturday Night Live before returning to Canada. He is best known for producing such television shows as It's Only Rock & Roll, Comics!, and The Kids in the Hall and helping to launch the careers of the young talent featured on those shows. He also co-wrote the first draft of the film Wayne's World with Mike Myers. Bodolai was a founder of The Comedy Network, helping the new channel secure its licence from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 1996, and expected to be named the new channel's head by its owners. He was disappointed when he was not hired and decided to return permanently to the United States.

Biography (French): Joe Bodolai était un producteur et écrivain américain de cinéma et de télévision. Né et élevé aux États-Unis, Bodolai était opposé à la guerre du Vietnam et a déménagé au Canada pour éviter d'être enrôlé. Il retourne aux États-Unis en 1981 pour écrire vingt épisodes de Saturday Night Live avant de retourner au Canada. Il est surtout connu pour avoir produit des émissions de télévision telles que It's Only Rock & Roll, Comics ! et The Kids in the Hall et pour avoir contribué à lancer la carrière des jeunes talents présentés dans ces émissions. Il a également co-écrit la première version du film Wayne's World avec Mike Myers. Bodolai a été l'un des fondateurs de The Comedy Network, aidant la nouvelle chaîne à obtenir sa licence auprès du Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes en 1996, et s'attendait à ce qu'elle soit nommée à la tête de la nouvelle chaîne par ses propriétaires. Il fut déçu de ne pas être embauché et décida de retourner définitivement aux États-Unis.

Birth Year: 1948

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Ron Benner

First Name: Ron

Biography (English): After a year studying agricultural engineering at the University of Guelph, Ron Benner switched to the visual arts and went on to develop a practice that combines photography, installation and gardening. An internationally known artist and social justice activist, he collaborates regularly with community organizations involved in the defence of the environment.

Biography (French): Après une année d'études en génie agricole à l'Université de Guelph, il s'oriente vers les arts visuels et développe une pratique combinant photographie, installation et jardinage. Artiste de renommée internationale et militant pour la justice sociale, il collabore régulièrement avec des organismes communautaires impliqués dans la défense de l'environnement.

Website Link: http://www.ronbenner.ca/

Birth Year: 1949

Medium: commission earthwork installation photography text-based

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Ron Benner

First Name: Ron

Biography (English): After a year studying agricultural engineering at the University of Guelph, Ron Benner switched to the visual arts and went on to develop a practice that combines photography, installation and gardening. An internationally known artist and social justice activist, he collaborates regularly with community organizations involved in the defence of the environment.

Biography (French): Après une année d'études en génie agricole à l'Université de Guelph, il s'oriente vers les arts visuels et développe une pratique combinant photographie, installation et jardinage. Artiste de renommée internationale et militant pour la justice sociale, il collabore régulièrement avec des organismes communautaires impliqués dans la défense de l'environnement.

Website Link: http://www.ronbenner.ca/

Birth Year: 1949

Medium: commission earthwork installation photography text-based

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Iain BAXTER&

First Name: Iain

Biography (English): IAIN BAXTER& RCA is a Canadian conceptual artist. BAXTER& is recognized internationally as an early practitioner of conceptual art. BAXTER& was co-president with Ingrid Baxter of the conceptual project and legally incorporated business N.E. Thing Co., founded in 1966. BAXTER& is Professor Emeritus at the School of Visual Arts University of Windsor and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Biography (French): IAIN BAXTER& ARC est un artiste conceptuel canadien. BAXTER& est reconnu internationalement comme l’un des premiers praticiens de l’art conceptuel. BAXTER& a été co-président avec Ingrid Baxter du projet conceptuel et de l'entreprise légalement constituée N.E. Thing Co., fondée en 1966. BAXTER& est professeur émérite à l'École des arts visuels de l'Université de Windsor et membre de l'Académie royale des arts du Canada.

Birth Year: 1936

Medium: conceptual earthwork installation painting photography sculpture text-based video

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Jo-Anne Balcaen

First Name: Jo-Anne

Biography (English): Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist who works with a range of mediums including video, installation, sculpture, and photography. Her work has been presented in Canada, the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions in Montréal at Optica, Galerie Clark, La Centrale, and Galerie B-312; in Calgary at Truck and The New Gallery, in Winnipeg at Ace Art Inc., and in Halifax at eyelevel gallery. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Manitoba Arts Council, and has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and at the International Studio and Curatorial Residency (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Jo-Anne also works as a freelance English translator specializing in the arts and culture sector.

Biography (French): Jo-Anne Balcaen est une artiste basée à Montréal qui travaille avec une gamme de médiums, notamment la vidéo, l'installation, la sculpture et la photographie. Son travail a été présenté au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe, notamment dans des expositions solos à Montréal à Optica, à la Galerie Clark, à La Centrale et à la Galerie B-312; à Calgary chez Truck et The New Gallery, à Winnipeg chez Ace Art Inc. et à Halifax chez eyelevel gallery. Elle a reçu des subventions du Conseil des Arts du Canada, du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et du Manitoba Arts Council, et a participé à des résidences au Banff Centre et à l'International Studio and Curatorial Residency (ISCP) à Brooklyn. , New York. Jo-Anne travaille également comme traductrice anglaise indépendante spécialisée dans le secteur des arts et de la culture.

Social Media Link: https://www.instagram.com/jablcn/

Website Link: https://www.joannebalcaen.art/

Birth Year: 1971

Medium: audio installation photography text-based video

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Dick Averns

First Name: Dick

Biography (English): Dick Averns' practice investigates the commodification of space. Language, media convergence and identity politics – major arbiters of spatial control – are explored via sculpture, performativity, text-based works and photography. Pyscho-geography and performance ethnography feature as regular approaches to executing projects, often manifested as public art. As a cross-departmental faculty member at the Alberta College of Art & Design, teaching between liberal studies and studio, Averns has established new curricula for undergraduate programs in sculpture, performance and installation. Complementing his art production, Averns is both a critical and scholarly writer. Mental spaces are addressed on conflicted fronts: the overt and covert. In terms of overt conflict Averns writes on contemporary war art and has presented public lectures, chaired academic conference panels and published articles on this topic. Covert conflict is probed via applied research into mental health disorders. This has included the role of principal investigator for an interdisciplinary project investigating mental health, career choice and achievement in the workplace. Specifically, this work investigates how challenges associated with Tourette Syndrome may be channeled into positive career characteristics. Averns is also a professional panel chair and conference moderator. Dick is represented by the Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver.

Biography (French): La pratique de Dick Averns étudie la marchandisation de l'espace. Langue, convergence des médias et politique identitaire – les principaux arbitres du contrôle spatial – sont explorés à travers la sculpture, la performativité, les œuvres textuelles et la photographie. La psycho-géographie et l'ethnographie de la performance constituent des approches régulières de l'exécution de projets, souvent manifestés sous forme d'art public. En tant que membre du corps professoral interdépartemental de l'Alberta College of Art & Design, enseignant entre les études libérales et le studio, Averns a établi de nouveaux programmes pour les programmes de premier cycle en sculpture, performance et installation. En complément de sa production artistique, Averns est à la fois un écrivain critique et érudit. Les espaces mentaux sont abordés sur des fronts conflictuels : le manifeste et le secret. En ce qui concerne les conflits manifestes, Averns écrit sur l'art de guerre contemporain et a présenté des conférences publiques, présidé des panels de conférences universitaires et publié des articles sur ce sujet. Les conflits secrets sont étudiés via la recherche appliquée sur les troubles de santé mentale. Cela inclut le rôle de chercheur principal pour un projet interdisciplinaire portant sur la santé mentale, le choix de carrière et la réussite en milieu de travail. Plus précisément, ce travail étudie comment les défis associés au syndrome de Tourette peuvent être canalisés vers des caractéristiques de carrière positives. Averns est également président de panel professionnel et modérateur de conférence. Dick est représenté par la galerie Bjornson Kajiwara, à Vancouver.

Birth Year: 1964

Medium: installation photography sculpture text-based

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Gisele Amantea

First Name: Gisele

Biography (English): Gisele Amantea lives in Montreal where she taught in the Studio Arts program at Concordia University from 1995 to 2012. Amantea's work is known for its interdisciplinary focus and innovative use of a variety of materials, formats and processes to explore questions related to gender, class, nostalgia, history, memory and the relationship of private and public space. Media in which she has made work ranges from sculpture, drawing, wallpaper and textiles to video and bookworks. At the same time, her practice has had a strong research base in the sense that work is often made in response to, provoked or generated by a specific context or place, and depends, to some extent, on research undertaken in these locations. This includes making on-site observations, visiting official repositories of history such as archives, museums and libraries and unofficial and vernacular collections such as those found in junk stores, popular media locations and private residences.

Biography (French): Gisèle Amantea vit à Montréal où elle a enseigné au programme Studio Arts de l'Université Concordia de 1995 à 2012. Le travail d'Amantea est connu pour son orientation interdisciplinaire et son utilisation innovante d'une variété de matériaux, de formats et de processus pour explorer les questions liées au genre, à la classe sociale, à la nostalgie, à l'histoire, à la mémoire et à la relation entre l'espace privé et public. Les médias dans lesquels elle a travaillé vont de la sculpture, du dessin, du papier peint et des textiles à la vidéo et aux livres. Dans le même temps, sa pratique repose sur une solide base de recherche dans le sens où le travail est souvent réalisé en réponse, provoqué ou généré par un contexte ou un lieu spécifique, et dépend, dans une certaine mesure, des recherches entreprises dans ces lieux. Cela implique de faire des observations sur place, de visiter des dépôts historiques officiels tels que des archives, des musées et des bibliothèques, ainsi que des collections non officielles et vernaculaires telles que celles trouvées dans des brocantes, des lieux médiatiques populaires et des résidences privées.

Website Link: https://giseleamantea.ca/

Birth Year: 1953

Medium: bookwork drawing installation sculpture text-based textiles video

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