@2019 Lauren Marsden.

My work studies the nature of performance and explores the ways a performative act can be documented and re-circulated, often in relation to contentious and complex sites and landscapes. I experiment with directorial and script-writing techniques that interweave performance and site, allowing one to inform the other within the production of videos, gifs, and photographs. At the core of my practice is a fascination with collaboration and improvisation across disciplines. I have worked with many creative professionals, including actors, dancers, voice artists, costume makers, a court illustrator, a police sketch artist­, and an auctioneer.

 

I have exhibited my work at galleries and film festivals in Canada, the US, Italy, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago. I teach media arts, performance, and critical writing at Simon Fraser University and Emily Carr University and am the Editor of Decoy Magazine, an arts publication in Vancouver, BC.

 

EDUCATION

2010 

Master of Fine Arts, Social Practice, California College of the Arts

 

2005 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, University of Victoria

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 

Birds of Paradise, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada

 

2016

The Seasonal Bachelor The Frisky Entrepreneur The Sociopathic Gentleman The Affectionate Drug Dealer The Son of a Dead Rock Star, CSA Space, Vancouver, Canada

 

2015

Ecstatic Time, Alice Yard, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

 

2014

5 Types in 3 Parts, Et al. Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 

2011

Set for an Altered State, Sight School, Oakland, USA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS  & FESTIVALS

 

2019 

Shooting Gallery Performance Series, Left of Main, Vancouver, Canada

2018 

Preservation and Permanence, InterAccess Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Feathers Ether Sand Speech, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Out of Place, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada     

                                         

2015

The Scary, New Media Gallery, New Westminster, Canada

Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, New Media Program, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

 

2014

Adjacencies, 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Behind the Wall xx In Front of the Wall, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver, Canada

Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, Canada

Collective Walks and Spaces of Contestation, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver, Canada

The Broken Altar Touring Film Programme, Antimatter Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

 

2013 

This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Antimatter Film Festival, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada

LIVE Biennale, VIVO, Vancouver, Canada

Your Kontinent Film Festival, Richmond, Canada

I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA

Intersections,  Cineworks, Vancouver, Canada

 

2012

The Museum Problem, Frutta Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

2011 

F for Fetish, Shudder Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

The George Spelvin Show, Adobe Books, San Francisco, USA

The Doubtful Bureaucrat Comes Home, Skydive Art Space, Houston, USA

 

2010

OPENwater, St. George Distillery, & SFMOMA, Alameda, USA

SC13, SF Antique and Design Mall, San Francisco, USA

 

2009

Exercises in Seeing, Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco, USA

Visi-Cue Cue, Canteen Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Home is Something I Carry With Me, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA

 

2007

Hogan’s Alley Welcomes You, 200 Block Union St. Vancouver, Canada

 

2006

Shopdropping: Experiments in the Aisle, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

 

 

ART RESIDENCIES

 

Winter 2019 Sointula Art Shed, Malcolm Island, Canada

Fall 2015 Quest University Artist in Residence Program, Squamish, Canada

 

Spring 2015 Alice Yard, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

RECENT GRANTS & AWARDS

 

2019

Canada Council for the Arts: Research and Creation Grant

Canada Council for the Arts: Arts Abroad Travel Grant

PUBLICATIONS

 

2018 

The Channelers exhibition catalogue, EMMEDIA and LUMA Quarterly, Calgary, Canada

2016

The Book of Types, self-published, Vancouver, Canada

 

2013 

Site Non-Specific, Et al. Projects, Oakland, USA

 

2012

The Museum Problem, Frutta Gallery, published by Motto Distribution, Zurich, Switzerland

2010

After Words: Texts on Voice, published by Practice & Practice, San Francisco, USA

Recollecting the Archives of Ethel Parker, MFA Thesis, self-published, San Francisco, USA

 

 

ARTIST TALKS

 

2016 

Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada

 

2015 

Quest University, Squamish, Canada

New Media Gallery, New Westminster, Canada

Sunday Supper, Iris Film Collective, Vancouver, Canada

Alice Yard, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

 

2014 

Capilano College, Studio Art Program, North Vancouver, Canada

Et al. Gallery, San Francisco, USA UNIT/PITT, Vancouver, Canada

 

2013 

InterUrban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012 

School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

 

2011 

Sight School Lecture Series, Oakland, USA

 

 

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

 

Interview with Florence Hwang, La Source, Dec 8, 2015

Interview with Linda Sjostrom, CFUV Radio, Feb 14, 2014

Interview with Celesse McCarthy, VANDOCUMENT, Jul 25, 2013

Set for an Altered State, Christina Linden, Art Practical, Sep 20, 2011

Set for an Altered State, Aaron Harbour, ArtCards Review, Aug 30, 2011

SC13: With Love, From Mabel, Noah Krell, Art Practical, Dec 13, 2010

 

 

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