Bambitchell is the artistic collaboration between Toronto-based artists Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell. Working collaboratively since 2009, their research-based practice takes the form of performance, video and installation.
They often work with national archives, state documents, and historical narratives to rigorously, yet playfully disrupt systems and codes of power. Their work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries internationally — most recently in a solo exhibition at Mercer Union (Toronto), and in the international premiere of their film Bugs and Beasts Before the Law at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. They have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle in Fall 2020.
Sara Cwynar was born in Vancouver, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has an M.F.A. from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Design from York University. Her films and photographs examine the power at play in the production, circulation and consumption of images and things.
Cwynar has had recent exhibitions at Oakville Galleries (Toronto); Malmö Konsthall (Malmö); Fondazione Prada (Milan); and MoMA PS1 (New York), among many others. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Georgia Dickie was born in Toronto, where she now lives and works. She graduated with a B.F.A. from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. She makes sculptural work out of found objects, reassembling these materials into new arrangements, based on a logic of eschewing and rebalancing their assigned functions.
In February 2015, she was the Canada Council for the Arts artist-in-residence at Acme Studios in London, U.K. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including Oakville Galleries (Toronto), Rolando Anselmi (Berlin), Jeffrey Stark (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Cooper Cole (Toronto), Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore), Art Museum of the University of Toronto, The Power Plant (Toronto), and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto).
Jagdeep Raina is an artist from Guelph, Ontario. He has an M.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Working in drawing, painting, and textiles, his research-based practice draws upon the archives of diasporic communities.
Raina has been an artist-in-residence at the Miriam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (Pakistan), Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Maine), The Fine Arts Work Center (Massachusetts), and the Camden Arts Centre/Slade School of Fine Art (London, U.K.). He has had solo shows at Cooper Cole in Toronto, and at Grice Bench in Los Angeles.
Catherine Telford Keogh
Catherine Telford Keogh is based in Toronto. Her sculptural practice explores the interrelations and divisions between technological, biological and social systems. She has an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale School of Art, and an M.A.R. in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Yale University.
Selected exhibition venues include the Seattle Art Museum (Washington), Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (Montreal), and Interstate Projects (New York). She has presented solo projects at Helena Anrather (New York), Roberta Palen (Toronto), Evans Contemporary (Peterborough), and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (Waterloo). Telford Keogh is a current artist-in-residence at the Pelling Laboratory for Augmented Biology at the University of Ottawa.