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1983 Bucharest, Romania  /\  Lives and works in Calgary, Canada 

 

 

- EDUCATION

 

16 - 19       Alberta University of the Arts, AUArts, Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

                            — Thinking with You: Studio as a Tactile Queer Reading Practice (thesis project)

02 - 09       Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

 

- SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS & PROJECTS

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ (S = Solo; C = Collaborative; G = Group)

 

19         Softopenning, organized by Sean MacAlister for U’s Project Space, Calgary 

18         Windowlicker, organized by Ana Iwataki & Marion Vasseur Rally for Balice Hertling, Paris, France

             Graduating MFA Thesis Exhibition: Thinking with You, 371 Gallery, AUArts, Calgary

17         Notes on how to cook with thoughts & sleep with sounds. 67 Steps, Los Angeles (curated by Sean MacAlister)

             1st year MFA Group Exhibition: The Last Haircut, AUArts, Calgary 

16         Thinking Sculptures, with Dr. Jeanne Randolph (Winnipeg), published online by TNG Press (Calgary)

           Trans Trans: Transgender Histories Between Germany and the United States, 1882-1966, Nickel Arts Museum,

                           University of Calgary (G, curated by Dr. Annette F. Timm) 

             BWYW # 5, # unit festival, Berlin, Germany (programmed by Coral Short for FUTURE VISIONs) 

15         There, the eyes are sunrise on a broken column, The New Gallery, Calgary (part of a 6 month art-writing residency:

                          “A manifesto has come to light!” lead by Dr. Jeanne Randolph & Jacob Wren)

             Poor People must Work: The Resolute Parka, 12th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba (publication-based project,                                                  edited, distributed and curated by Sophia Bartholomew) 

           No Place: Atlas Sighed, Calgary Biennial, Calgary (publication-based project curated by Steven Cottingham)

             BWYW # 5, CYNETART Festival, Dresden, Germany (programmed by Coral Short for FUTURE VISIONS)

14         Be what you want, but stay where you are, Stride Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary (S, publication)

             Distant Touch, M:ST Performance Art Festival, Calgary

             BWYW # 5, Zero Future: Les HTMlles 11 Festival, Montreal (programmed by Coral Short for FUTURE VISIONs)

             Carte Blanche, DNA Artspace, London, ONT (G) 

13         E N D, Union Cemetery, Calgary (curated by Sharon Stevens for Equinox Vigil, catalogue)

           Wreck City / Eightohnine Gallery, Calgary (curated by Andrew Frosst)

             Paper Trail, Avalanche! ICA, Calgary (G, programmed by Nate McLeod)

           The Last Text, EMMEDIA in partnership with M:ST [6] Calgary (curated by Richard Martel)

12         I like it here, Don’t you?, Avalanche! ICA, Calgary (S, curated by Nate McLeod)

             Island Night # 2, Choose Yer Own Festival, Calgary

           Island Night # 1, programmed as part of Particle + Wave Festival: Luminaries Series, EMMEDIA, Calgary

             Bump/Shift, Untitled Art Society, Calgary (G, curated by Sally Raab)

11         Hair Grows The Way It Wants, Pith Gallery, Calgary (G, curated by Jennifer Chrighton for White Noise)

             Sleepover, Untitled Art Society & Choose Yer Own Festival, Calgary (programmed by Laura Leif)

 

- PRINTED MATTER (essays, scripts & other textual material)

 

18         an image, a sound & a place, programmed by Sharon Stevens (curator) for Equinox Vigil, Calgary 

17         Notes on How to Cook with Thoughts, performative text with interactive online archive, programmed by Sean MacAlister

                       for 67 Steps, Los Angeles (https://67steps.info/

16         There, the eyes are Sunlight on a broken column, printed by TNG Press, in collaboration with Jeanne Randolph &

                       Jacob Wren, launched in Montreal / Winnipeg / Calgary & Vancouver  

             The horniness of the unmoored thought, LUMA Quarterly, Issue 05, Volume II (lumaquarterly.com

15         There is no Place, essay project programmed by Steven Cottingham for the 2nd Calgary Biennial

             More than Enough, zine publication in collaboration with Unlearning Weekenders (Zoë Kreye + Catherine Grau) printed

                       and distributed by Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto 

             Faces & Figures, Issue 02, Volume IV, March 2015, edited & distributed  by Alexander M. Steinitz, Calgary 

14         Long Way from Home, essay-project distributed by Stride Gallery (Calgary) and commissioned by UVAC conference

             Distant Touch, published in the anthology Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice,  edited by

                        Dr. Douglas Gosse, Toronto: Breakwater Books Canada, 2014

13         St. Patrick’s Island and Local Queer Spirits, edited by Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton and published in

                        Knock on Any Door, Art and Social Engagement in Calgary, 1912-2012, Department of Forgotten Histories, 2013

12         Island Night, artist book & essay project, Calgary: EMMEDIA, Particle + Wave Festival 

11         Community and Coming of Age in Calgary, “Grain anthology of critical writing”, edited by Jennifer McVeigh,

                       Calgary: EMMEDIA Anthology of critical texts 2011/2012  

 

 - PUBLIC READINGS, WALKS & HAPPENINGS

 

17        Notes on how to Cook with Thoughts, MFA Graduate Student Conference, University of Calgary

        The Last Haircut reading, in collaboration with Anton Cu Unjieng, AUArts, Calgary  

16       Gay History Walk, in collaboration with Kevin Allen for the Gay History Project, Calgary 

        Writer’s Block, CJSW, pre-recorded spoken word performance (90.9 FM, Calgary) 

15        a manifesto has come to light!, residency Open House, Stride Contemporary Art, Calgary 

        There, the eyes are sunlight on a broken column / A manifesto has come to light! TNG (walk & talk with

                         Jacob Wren and Jeanne Randolph)

        The Gold Field (w. Jenna Swift), Union Cemetery, Calgary (recorded walk & talk)

14       Flânerie, roving performance programmed & choreographed by Coral Short, M:ST [7], Lethbridge 

        Be what you want, Intersite Visual Arts Festival, Calgary (reading & walk at Stride Contemporary Art)

        Umbrella Visual Arts Conference, writer in residence, Untitled Art Society, Calgary 

13       BIBT, Writer’s Block, CJSW (90.9FM) radio program, University of Calgary (recorded live reading)

          Guest Lecturer, Marilyn Volkman: NEOCraft Residecy, The New Gallery. Calgary 

12       I like it here, artist talk in conjunction with a solo show at Avalanche! ICA, Calgary (curated by Nate McLeod)

        If your open to everything, then everything fits in the world, EMMEDIA, Calgary (recorded walk & talk)

        Its not too late to do something with your life / Do something before you die - series of walks and readings programmed                                   through Pith Gallery, Calgary (curated by Jennifer Crighton for the group show White Noise)

        The value of our (collective) work, conversational skillshare w. LIDS, JSHouse, Calgary (programmed by Wednesday                                      Lupypciw, Nicole Burisch, Anthea Black & Amy Fung through The New Gallery)  

11        UAS Film Nights, facilitator of monthly screenings & theoretical readings, Untitled Art Society, Calgary

         I like it here, scheduled public interventions in Herăstrău Park, Bucharest, Romania

 

- RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS & AWARDS

 

17         Alberta College of Art + Design, Graduate Teaching Assistantship  

             Alberta College of Art + Design, Graduate Student Bursary 

16         Alberta College of Art + Design, Special Entrance Award 

             Alberta College of Art + Design, Research Award 

15         Thematic, Unlearning Practices w. Zoë Kreye & Catherine Grau, Artscape, Toronto, ONT

             Thematic, Can Art Writing be Art?  w. Jeanne Randolph + Jacob Wren (24 weeks) TNG, Calgary

14         Performative Strategies with Andrés Galeano, EMMEDIA, M:ST [6.5], Calgary

             Self-directed Residency, (10 weeks) in partnership with STRIDE Gallery, Calgary 

             Thematic, Under the Influence of the Psyche w. Vasco Araújo, The Power Plant, Toronto, ONT

             Self-Directed Residency, (4 weeks) Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF), Calgary (publication)

             Workshop, Wanted Dead or Alive Master Class with Adrian Stimson, Truck Gallery, Calgary 

13         Workshop, Art Action with Richard Martel, M:ST[6] Festival, EMMEDIA, Calgary 

             Thematic, NEO-Craft Global w. Marilyn Volkman, The New Gallery, Calgary 

12         BARS ‘N’ TONE (12 months self-directed studio residency) EMMEDIA, Calgary 

11         Production Access (12 months self-directed studio residency) EMMEDIA, Calgary 

 

 

- TEACHING EXPERIENCE   

 

17-18   Teaching Assistant, Art History 319 - Genre: Still Life, AUArts, Calgary

16-17   Teaching Assistant, Art History 210 - Modernism(s), AUArts, Calgary

08-09   Teaching Assistant, North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, Calgary (internship)

07-08   Teaching Assistant, Studio C/ Prospect, Calgary (internship)