EDUCATION

Master in Fine Arts- Intermedia Program                                                                                                                   2016

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

 

BA -Honor Specialization in Visual Arts, Major in Psychology                                                                                  2011
Western University, London, Ontario

--Certificate of Practical Italian            

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2020      The Novels of Elsgüer (Episode 5) [collaboration with Laura Acosta], Montréal arts interculturels (MAI),

               Montréal, QC.

2018      Reverberations of a Topological Daydream, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2016      Stereo Linear Balance, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay as part of the International Digital Art

               Biennial (BIAN), Montreal, QC.

2016      Translational Spaces, Agence TOPO, Montreal, QC.

 

Group Exhibitions

2021      The Novels of Elsgüer (Episode 4) [collaboration with Laura Acosta], OPTICA- un centre d'art             

               contemporain, Montréal, QC (forthcoming January 2021).

2020     Passages Convergents (Touring Group Exhibition), Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, Montréal, QC - supported                by the  Conseil des Arts de Montréal Tournée Support Program (June 2020). 

2020     Passages Convergents (Touring Group Exhibition), Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal-

              supported by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal Tournée Support Program.

2020     Passages Convergents (Touring Group Exhibition), Maison de la culture D’Anjou, Montréal, QC.                    

2018     The Novels of Elsewhere [Collaboration with Laura Acosta], Articule, The HTMlles Feminist Festival of                    Media Arts + Digital Culture, Montréal, QC.

2018     Passages Convergents, Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montréal, QC.

2018     Passages Convergents, Le Conseil des arts de Montréal, Montréal, QC.

2018     The Novel of Elsewhere (Ep.3) [collaboration with Laura Acosta], Centro Cultural Rogelio Salmona,

              The International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia.

2018     The Novel of Elsewhere (Ep.3) [online exhibition in collaboration with Laura Acosta], The   

              Wrong- A New Digital Biennial: Homeostasis Lab Pavilion.

2017     La Obra en el Espacio (The Work in Space), Aproximaciones a la Museografía Actual,  

              Laboratório de Arte Alameda, Mexico City.

2017     Projected Narratives of Being and Belonging (collaborative video installation), International

              Symposium on Electronic Art - ISEA + 16th International Images Festival, Universidad de

              Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.

2017     Projected Narratives of Being & Belonging, Galeria de Arte e Pesquisa, Vitória, Brazil.

2017     Translational Spaces, Imagining Identities, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.

2016     Translational Spaces (publication exhibition), Webster Library, Concordia U., Montreal.  

2016     DSSOTS, Chromatic Festival- MTL x TO, Hangar 16, Montreal, QC.

2016     DSSOTS (online exhibition), The Wrong- A New Digital Biennial: Homeostasis Lab

              Pavilion http://www.homeostasislab.com/     

2014     |__\__| Line Show: Jennifer Lupien and Santiago Tavera, MFA Gallery, Montreal, QC.

2014     Imagining Structural Stasis, Portes Ouvertes, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

2013     Ultramoderne, Art Mûr, Montréal, QC.
2012     Jardín de las Delicias, Solange Guez + Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012     Not For Sale: Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario.

2012     Partners: A Collaboration (touring exhibition), The John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2012                                                                                   Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON.
2012                                                                                   Japanese Paper Place Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2011                                                                                   Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON.
2011     Digital Alterities, InterAccess, Toronto, ON.

2011     Fresh Paint, New Construction, Art Mûr, Montréal QC.
2011     Still Worked*, The ArtLab, University of Western Ontario, London ON.
2010     Is it too late? –Doug, The Arts Project Gallery, London ON.

 

Screenings & Outdoor Projects

2017     Virtual Narratives of Dislocation (Live Broadcast VR Session), Bath Spa University, UK.

2017     Virtual Narratives (outdoor live projections) in Collaboration with Pelada, The Ottawa  

              International Animation Festival, The Innovation Centre, Ottawa, ON.

2016     Translational Spaces (publication exhibition), Webster Library, Concordia U., Montreal.  

2016     Pixilated Architectured of/in the Body & Nature (in/outdoor  installation),

              Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (US).

2016     DSSOTS & Novels of Elsewhere (screening), Small Packages: Microsignification in Media

              and Communications Studies MA Student Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal,QC                          

2015     DSSOTS (screening) Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, ON.

2015     DSSOTS (screening), at Maison Sociale, POP Montreal, Montreal, QC.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Pedagogical & Collaborative Workshop Organizer                                                                                     2014-Present

2019     Virtual Cyborgs, Dramaturgy Course, Department of Theatre, Concordia University,Montréal

2019     Tran-sites Interculturels, École Lévis-Sauvé & Centre d’Histoire de Montréal, Canada.  

2019     Virtual Hyper-Naturalisms, International Image Festival of Manizales, Colombia.

2018     Arquitecturas Queer y el Cuerpo Virtual, Mutante.Lab, Liebre Lunar, Bogotá, Colombia.

2017     Virtual Narratives of Dislocation- Elastic Spaces 3rd Symposium, Bath Spa University, UK.

2017     Digital Collectivities- Hemi GSI Convergence 2017, York University, Toronto, ON.

2017     Projected Narrative of Being and Belonging- International Symposium on Electronic Art

              and the International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia.

2015     New Media Collectivities- Hemi GSI Convergence 2015, University of Texas in Austin, US.  

2015     Space in Translation- Intermedia & Performative Studio Class, Concordia University.

2014     Translating Projections - SKOOL- Marking Space: A Drawing Research Lab, 

              Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montréal.

Research Mentor                                                                                                                                           Summer 2016

Online Research Co-op Program, The Foundation for Student Science and Technology, QC/ON                     

Part-Time Instructor                                                                                                                                              Fall 2014

IMCA 220- Introduction to Digital Media                                               

Department of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

 

Teacher Assistant                                                                                                                                 Fall 2012-Fall 2015

Department of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC                                    

  • FFAR256A: Hip-Hop Culture seminar: Past, Present, Future

  • IMCA499: Multimedia Interdisciplinary Graduating class

  • IMCA230: Intermediate Video Art

  • IMCA210: Introduction to Video Art

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2019-2021      Visiting Scholar - Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, QC.

2015-Present Project Manager- Elastic Spaces Art Lab, Concordia University, Montreal, QC               

2015-2016      Workshop Assistant- GradProSkills Program, Concordia University, Montreal, QC            

2013-2015      Research Assistant- Department of Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, QC       

2015                Installation Assistant (Alexander Pilis)- Architecture Parallax Exhibition at Galerie Joyce Yahouda

2015                Committee Examiner- Emerging Researches MAH Symposium,Hexagram, Montreal

2014                Project Coordinator-SKOOL: Marking Space a Research Drawing Lab,

                         Centre des arts actuels Skols, Montréal, QC.

2010                Gallery Intern-Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto)& Parker Branch Project (London, ON)

 

 

RESIDENCIES

Vermont Studio Center, Visual Artist Residency- Johnson, VT      

-Merit-based Artist/Writer Grant & Hexagram Internationalization Grant                                                 (May 2016)  

Agence TOPO (Sortir de l’écran/Spoken Screen Residency Series), Montreal, QC

-Digital Art Production and Dissemination Support Program                                           (January 2016 – April 2016)

Centre des arts actuels Skol, SKOOL’s Summer Group Residency, Montreal,QC                                                    

Marking Space: A Drawing Research Lab                                                                                                (Summer 2014)

Press

 

CONFERENCES & TALKS

2019    Artist talk (with Laura Acosta),  International Image Festival of Manizales, Colombia.

2019    Artist talk (with Laura Acosta), PULSE Salon, Concordia University, Montréal. 

2019    Artist talk at AgenceTOPO for Inter@numeriques, Montréal, QC.

2018    Artist talk at Mutante.Lab, Liebre Lunar, Bogota, Colombia.

2018     Artist talk at Forest City Gallery, London, ON.

2017    Presenter at the Elastic Spaces' 3rd International Symposium, Bath Spa University, UK 

2017    Workshop organizer at Hemi GSI Convergence: Unsettling the

             Americas” Radical Hospitalities and Intimate Geographies, York University, Toronto, ON.

2017    Workshop organizer & presenter at International Symposium on

             Electronic Art and International Images Festival, Manizales, Colombia.

2017    Conference presenter at Besides the Screen: Unfolding Images – VR,

             Volumetric Filmmaking and Spatial Control, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil.

2017    Conference presenter at Intersection | Cross-section conference: Imagining Identities,

             Ryerson University and York University, Toronto, ON.

2016    Conference presenter at the Entertainment and Technology Summit, during the

             Canada-China International Film Festival, Montreal, QC.

2016    Artist talk at Agence TOPO, Montreal.

2016    Conference presenter at Elastic 3D Space: 2nd International Research Colloquium on

             Stereoscopic, Virtual & Embodied Practices, Concordia university.

2016    Artist talk at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA.

2015    Workshop organizer at Hemi GSI Convergence- Collectivities in TransMigration:

             Animating Bodies Across Borders Conference, The University of Texas in Austin, USA.

2015    Conference presenter at Elastic S3D Space: Embodied Virtual Space Observable

             Through the Use of Stereoscopic Techniques, Concordia University.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Translational Spaces: Virtual Narratives Of Being & Belonging (2017), in Journal of Virtual Creativity, ISEA2017 Special Edition, Intellect Books, U.K.

  • Mackrous, P. (2017). Translational Spaces [Exhibition Text] in Inhabiting the Uncertainty of the Showcase: 69-73. [E-Book]

  • Tavera, S. Translational Spaces: Master thesis publication (2016).

  • Digital Architectural Environments: Experiencing the Translation Between the Physical and Virtual (2016) in AC2 (Architecture | Concordia’s second publication): 80-83.

  • Pillis, A. Digital Architectural Environments: Experiencing the Translation Between the Physical and Virtual (2015) in Architecture Rendez vous Art – Episode 2: 165-172.

  • A Book of Lines: Residency catalogue (2014) in Marking Space: A Drawing Research Lab, Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal.

 

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2019               Vivacité Grant (with Laura Acosta), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. 

2019               Research and Creation Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.

2019               Concept to Realization Grant (with Laura Acosta), The Canada Council for the Arts.

2019               Travel Grant (Arts Abroad), The Canada Council for the Arts [Colombia].

2018               Concept to Realization Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.

2018               Travel Grant (Arts Abroad), The Canada Council for the Arts.

2017               Travel Grant (Arts Abroad), The Canada Council for the Arts.

2017               Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

2017               Beca de Circulación Nacional e Internacional para Artistas y Demás Agentes de las Artes Visuales                          (Travel Grant for National and International Artists) from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.  

2017               IS|CS Travel Bursary (Intersection | Cross-sections)

2015-2016     Hexagram Student Internationalization Grant.                                                

2015               Finalist for the Equitable Bank’s Emerging Digital Artist Award.                                                   

2014-2015     Hexagram Student Research Grant.

2015               Co-Production Hexagram Assistance Grant (with Leila Sujir).

2014-2015     Campaign for the New Millennium Student Contribution Scholarship.                                     

2014-2015     Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University.                                                                              

2014               Concordia Stand-Out Graduate Research Award (Marking Space residency).

2014               Concordia University Small Grants Program (Marking Space residency).

2013-2014     Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Social

                        Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

2012-2013     Graduate Studio Arts Advisory Committee Award from Concordia U.           

2010-2011     Faculty of Arts and Humanities Alumni Award, UWO, London ON.

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