curatorial & organizing & facilitating:
aiya哎呀 collective hosts a series of workshops for artists and cultural workers: still in chinatown on indigenous land - Saturday Sept 25th – free and online. The first is for anyone in any region, the second in
A textile cookbook documenting Patrick Cruz's KITCHEN CODEX opens in opens at SNAP's Window Gallery. Kitchen Codex is a site-dependent ongoing food-based project, collaborative social sculpture, and communal performance. The textile hanging at SNAP includes recipes shared from exchanges beginning in 2015, and includes the most recent, shared via email in exchange for a Mystery Junk Food kit sent via the mail. Through October 2nd.
Tea Base's A Haphazard Handbook of Artists & Organizers across Chinatowns — launches in July. Edited by Florence Yee the publication is composed of essays and conversations between six collectives of community-based artists and grassroots organizers working in/around their city’s Chinatown.
Grasping at the Roots opens Thursday, January 16th from 7-9 at the Mitchell Art Gallery. Featuring new work from Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Serena Lee, Eugenio Salas, Shawn Tse, with recent video by Scott Portingale. Exhibition essay is here. Collectively created resource guide here.
Postcards for a Better Budget: Reimagining the Cut at Latitude 53 – December 11 (from 6-8) as part of their month-long event series 'Has the Community Been Fed' curated by Noor Bhangu. fb event page.
Reclaiming the invisible, an event I curated for the Mitchell Art Gallery in Edmonton on Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm. Together we considered how hyperaccumulators—plants that have the ability to take up more metals than normal—are utilized in phytoremediation projects to help rid toxins from the earth. Details are on the seeds for the end of the world page. A followup of the event occured on November 6th along with a small group of artists. The night is documneted here.
When the frame slips, someplace between tomorrow and yesterday, a program curated for the Fabulous Festival of Fring Film in Durham, ON (Saturday, July 20th). With works by: Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, & Ryan Ferko, Dan Browne, Terra Long, Lydia Moyer, Metrah Pashaee, and belit sağ. Festival brochure with program notes.
Re-Joyce: Wieland for a New Millennium in Toronto April 4th thru 6th. Featuring artists and presenters: Kiera Boult, Aylan Couchie, Thirza Cuthand, Russ Diabo, Brette Gabel, Lee Maracle, Ryan McMahon, Hazel Meyer, MICE Magazine, Kirsty Robertson, Lisa Robertson, Aram Han Sifuentes, and Indu Vashist. Co-curated by: Christina Battle, Amy Fung, Allyson Mitchell, and Ariel Smith. FB event page.
In Toronto, the BAD STARS exhibition included a number of discursive programming events to help forward the conversation. Guests included: Michael Williams from the Universe Planetarium at the University of Toronto [May 4, 2018], the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project [May 26, 2018], and the re:assemblage collective [June 9, 2018].
There’s something in the way, curated for the Cold Cuts Video Festival in Dawson City, Yukon. Featuring works by Association for Decentering Landscapes [Rouzbeh Akhbari, Felix Kalmenson, and Ash Moniz]; Tanya Lukin Linklater; Amanda Boulos; and Liz Knox. Opens March 30th, 2018. Exhibition essay is now online.
SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE – On Time Travelling – a sci-fi worldbuilding session held at and presented by Yyz Artists' Outlet on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Part lecture, part discussion, part workshop, we have invited guest speakers Natasha Myers and Ayelen Liberona to share insights from their fields, ranging from practical to speculative, and to offer perspectives in an interdisciplinary open discussion on Time Travel.
ECOCREATIVITY: Bringing Art & Biology Together in Conversation organized by Michelle Wilson and myself. Dr. Sheila M. Macfie and Dr. Danielle Way, Department of Biology, whose research focuses on plant responses to global change present their research at the Artlab Gallery. After the talk an organized tour of Western's Biotron environmental growth chambers will take place. Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017.
What is Left? What is Right? Video Screening and presentations – curator – Forest City Gallery – London, ON – Featuring a Presentation and Conversation – Serena Lee and Kirsty Robertson; performance by Sâkihitowin Awâsis and video works by: Stephanie Comilang, Taylor Doyle, Helena Martin Franco, Katie Kotler, Karilynn Ming Ho, Caroline Monnet, Zinnia Naqvi, and Dainesha Nugent-Palache, 2017.
What is Left? What is Right? Digest Volume 2 Publication – editor – Forest City Gallery – London, ON. Publication features texts and artist projects by: Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Christina Battle, Christie Dreise, Marina Fathalla, Serena Lee, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Jenna Faye Powell, Karalyn Reuben, and Ruth Skinner – 2017.
What is Left? What is Right? – co-curator – Forest City Gallery – London, ON. Exhibiting artists include Florence Carlyle, Leila Fatemi, Davita Guslits, Rachel Hahn, Sara Hartland-Rowe, Jamelie Hassan, Tsēma Igharas, Serena Lee, Maegan Rose Mehler, Pitseolak Ashoona, Angie Quick, Karalyn Reuben and Winnie Truong – 2017.
Workshop/participatory event with Kelly Jazvac: "At the start of every disaster movie there’s a scientist being ignored” coinciding with her Proof of Performances exhibition at Gallery TPW in Toronto. Saturday, July 29, 5:00–8:00 pm. More on the event here. Facebook page.
re:assemblage collective – JOURNEY'S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto – Wednesday June 21, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
re:assemblage collective – JOURNEY'S THROUGH – a screening of short videos at Good Sport in London, Ontario – Thursday, May 25, 2017. With works by Pham Ngoc Lan [Vietnam], David Darmadi [Indonesia] and Francois Knoetze [South Africa].
re:assemblage – AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative at a Social Emergency Response Center at the Bookcase Micromuseum & Library in London, ON, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
re:assemblage presents AUDIENCE EMANCIPATED: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE EMEK MOVIE THEATER by the Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim Initiative with THE HARRIS PROJECT by Marcos Arriaga & Jeff Sterne at Trinity Square Video - Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7pm – facebook event page.
VISIONS OF A POTENTIAL FUTURE – for Echo Park Film Center's MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS – their weekly online-only screening series where a different artist takes the helm each month to spin flicks on the EPFC Facebook page each Monday. My program – February 2017.
I'm Really a Witch.* – a program I curated for LOMAA. With works by: Christina Battle, Laura Conway, FASTWURMS, Rachel McRae, Nicole Rayburn, Leslie Supnet, and Gwen Trutnau. Preceded by an episode from the web series Bwitches (Johanna Middleton & Martine Moore).
wandering through, across and within – a program of short artist videos – screened at: Counterpath Press in Denver – August 30, 2013; WNDX Festival of Moving Image in Winnipeg – September, 2013; and Antimatter [Media Art] in Victoria – October 19, 2013. watch the trailer!
17 hours of darkness (reflections on this place I call home) – I for Light Industry – January 2009
about the league (PDF) (with Sara MacLean, Julie Saragosa & Michele Stanley – 2000-2003)