Fiona Annis

Fiona Annis

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Glasgow, Scotland 1983. Lives and works in Montréal, Québec. Represented by Galerie D’Este.

COLLABORATION

2010 –   Co-founder, artist collective The Society of Affective Archives / La Société des archives affectives

EDUCATION & RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

2015-17 Postdoctoral Fellow – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2014     PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies in Society & Culture (studio arts, art history, philosophy) – Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2008     Master of Research in Creative Art Practices – The Glasgow School of Art, UK

2006     Bachelor of Fine Arts – Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2005     Apprenticeship – Nadia Myre, Montréal, QC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     Intragallery –La Stanza del Tempo. Naples, ITA

2019     Campbell River Art Gallery – A Portion of That Which Was Once Everything. Campbell River, BC

2019     Karsh-Masson Gallery – Mormorii. Ottawa, ON

2018     Galerie D’Este – The light that was never was, Montréal, QC

2017     Laval University, Galerie des arts visuels – Mormorii, Québec, QC

2017     Occurrence – All the Wild Horses, collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, Montréal, QC

2016     Rad’Art – Mormorii, San Romano, ITA

2016     Plein sud centre d’exposition en art actuel – Les révolutions sidérales, Longueuil, QC

2015     Gallery 44 – The stars are dead but their light lives on, Toronto, ON

2015     Ace Art – Outlines of Astronomy (the stars are dead but their light lives on), Winnipeg, MB

2015     Caravansérail – Mesures célestes, Rimouski, QC

2015     Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library – The After-Image (Swan Songs), Montréal, QC

2014     VU Photo – Celestial Measures, Québec, Québec

2013     Galerie Lilian Rodriguez – Celestial Measures, Montréal, QC

2013     Eastern Bloc – Outlines of Astronomy, Montréal, QC

2012     AKA Gallery – The After-Image (Swan Songs), Saskatoon, SK

2011     The Harcourt House Arts Center – The After-Image (Swan Songs), Edmonton, AB

2011     The McClure Gallery – The After-Image (Swan Songs), Montréal, QC

2010     FOFA Gallery – The After-Image (Swan Songs), Montréal, QC

2010     Webster Library – RE: in search of horizons, collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, Montréal, QC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     Castel Sant’Elmo –  Incontri inediti, Naples, ITA

2019     RBfineart – Un’ombra su carta – The Art of Fixing a Shadow, Milan, ITA

2018     Elevator Mondays – Every Fibre of My Being, Los Angeles, USA

2017     City Hall Art Gallery – Longevity, City of Ottawa Art Collection, Ottawa, ON

2017     Teatro Dolcini – Patrimoni Sonori Italiani Negli Archivi, Mercato Saraceno, ITA

2017     Galerie D’Este – Papier +, Montréal, QC

2017     Main & Station – Nonesuch Art of Paper, collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, Montréal, QC

2015     Musée de l’Amérique francophone – Mutations, collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, Québec, QC

2015     Biennale internationale du lin – Work and Worth, collaboration with The Society of Affective Archives, Portneuf, QC

2014     The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba – Upshot. Brandon, MB

2014     Platform Gallery – Upshot. Curated by Anastasia Hare & Natalia Lebedinskaia. Winnipeg, MB

2014     Segal Centre – Constantine’s Condition, Montréal, QC

2013     CONTACT Photography Festival, Gallery 918 – Dark Room 2.0, Toronto, ON

2013     RayKo Photo Center – Plastic Camera Show, San Francisco, USA

2013     The Canadian Centre for Architecture – ABC: MTL, Montréal, QC

2013     Main & Station – Real things do not dream long, Parrsboro, NS

2012     The AC Institute – Still Life? New York City, USA

2011     Alfred Gallery – Family Matters, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2011     Galerie Lilian Rodriguez – Question d’espace : entre ambiguïté et fiction, Montréal, QC

2011     Concordia University Library – Lettres/Letters, Montréal, QC

2011     Nuit Blanche Corridor Culturel de Griffintown – Migratory Moments, with The Society of Affective Archives, Montréal, QC

2008     The Art Gallery of Alberta – Imagining Science, Edmonton, AB

2008     Lowsalt Gallery – UVP Worldwide, Glasgow, UK

2007     Goldsmiths University – Intimacy: Across Digital & Visceral Performance, London, UK

2007     Glasgow School of Art Assembly Gallery – Assemble: a gathering of performative gestures, Glasgow, UK

2006     Galerie Cdex, Université de Québec à Montréal – French Kiss, Montréal, QC

2005     La Centrale Galerie – Compositions for Lovelace, Montréal, QC

PUBLIC ART

2015-19 Winner – L’étreinte des temps, public art project for the park Mont-Royal, Bureau d’art public de la Ville de Montréal, collaboration with The Society of affective archives (Fiona Annis, Véronique La Perrière M. and guest member Nadia Myre), Montréal, QC Tiohtià:ke Otsirà’kehne

2018     Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – Perdre le nord, Gaspésie, QC

2017     Finalist – Concours par avis public pour la station de métro du Mont-Royal, Société de transport de Montréal, in collaboration with The Society of affective archives, Montréal, QC

2016     Finalist – École de cirque de Verdun (Édifice Guy-Gagnon), Bureau d’art public de la Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with The Society of affective archives and Nadia Myre, Montréal, QC

 SCREENINGS

2019     International Festival of Films on Art – L’Étreinte des temps, collaboration with The Society of affective archives, Montréal, QC

 ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2018     The Capodimonte Museum of Astronomical Instruments – Naples, ITA

2018     Banff Centre for the Arts – Banff, AB

2017     Avatar – Québec, QC

2016     Rad’Art Project – San Romano, ITA

2015     The Morbid Anatomy Museum – Brooklyn, USA

2015     DAÏMÕN – Gatineau, QC

2013     Eastern Bloc – Montréal, QC

2012     The Penumbra Foundation – New York City, USA

 LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS (SELECT)

2019     Centro di Fotografia Indipendente. Artist talk. Naples, Italy

2018     McGill University. Artist talk. Montréal, Canada

2018     Brucebo Foundation. Artist talk. Visby, Sweden

2017     University of Washington School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. Visiting Artist Lecture. Seattle, USA

2016     Université du Québec en Outaouais. Les échos de la matière : l’enchâssement des temporalités. Gatineau, QC

2015     The University of Manitoba. Art & Astronomy: intersections and oppositions. Winnipeg, MB

2013     The Canadian Centre for Architecture. Artist Lecture. Montréal, QC

2012     The University of Saskatchewan. Visiting Artist Lecture. Saskatoon, SK

2012     AC Institute. Artist Lecture. New York City, USA

2011     Concordia University. Visiting Artist Lecture – Department of Photography.  Montréal, QC

2011     The McClure Gallery. Artist Lecture.  Montréal, QC

2010     Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation. Artist Lecture. Montréal, QC

2010     Concordia University. Visiting Artist Lecture – Department of Photography.  Montréal, QC

2009     ISEA 2009 (Inter-Society on Electronic Arts). Artist Lecture. Belfast, Ireland

2009     Concordia University. Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Department of Print Media.  Montréal, QC

2008     The Art Gallery of Alberta.  Imagining Science Artists Forum.  Edmonton, AB

2008     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Visiting Artist Lecture. Troy, USA

PUBLICATIONS, BOOKS, EXHIBITION ESSAYS & CATALOGUES

Karsh-Masson Gallery « Fiona Annis – Mormorii.» Véronique La Perrière M., City of Ottawa, 2019 (catalogue)

Les Cahiers de la Galerie #10 « Mormorii.» Eveline Boulva. Galerie des arts visuels, Laval University, 2018 (catalogue)

Trop de réalité Edited by Hugo Nadeau. Montréal : les éditions Boucane, 2018 (book)

Les Éditions d’art Le Sabord “Crépuscule.” Francine Paul. Vol 106, 2017 (artist feature)

Plein Sud centre d’exposition en art actuel “Les révolutions sidérales: the luminous and spectroscopic history of a star hunter who waited for the end of the world.” Claire Moeder. 2016 (exhibition leaflet)

PUBLIC: Art, Culture Ideas “Contemporaries.” Christine Davis & Scott Lyall editors. Vol 51/Colour, 2015 (artwork publication)

PaperWait “An Ode to Astronomy and Dr. Spock.” Daina Warren. Vol 17, Fall 2015 (catalogue)

Gallery44 “The Stars are Dead.” Nives Hajdin. March 2015 (exhibition essay)

VU Photo “Des Temps Suspendus…” Eveline Boulva. November 2014 (exhibition essay)

Diffusion “The Matter of Light.” Portland: One Twelve Publishing, 2014 (artwork publication)

EnRoute Magazine “Featured artist.” October 2014 (artist feature)

Platform Centre for Photographic Arts “Upshot.” Anastasia Hare and Natalia Lebedinskaia. Feb 2014 (exhibition essay)

Cordite Poetry Review “Fiona Annis: Celestial Measures in Ferrotype.” Issue 45, Feb 2014 (artwork publication)

Magenta Foundation for the Arts “Flash Forward 2013.” 2013 (catalogue)

Theory of Clouds “Fiona Annis / Swan Songs.” Takeki Sugiyama. July 2013 (on-line portfolio)

Rangefinder: fine art issue “Everything Old is New Again.” Theano Nikitas. Vol 62:04, April 2013 (artwork publication)

Square Magazine “Rayko Photo Center Best in the Show.” Christophe Dillinger. March 2013 (artwork publication)

AKA Gallery “Illustrative Elegies/Des tombeaux illustratifs.” Jean-Philippe Deneault. 2012 (exhibition essay)

Plates to Pixels “Enchantment.” Blue Mitchell.  December 2012 (catalogue)

Still Life: Philosophy and the Arts Conference Journal “The After-Image (Swan Songs).” Jose Rosales & Timothy

Cuffman (editors). Manhattan: Stony Brook University, 2012 (conference journal)

Punctum arts visuels “Fiona Annis : portfolio d’artiste.” Winter 2012 (on-line portfolio)

LETTRES/LETTERS Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte & Anne-Marie Proulx (editors).  Éditions: MAAM, 2010 (book)

RE: In Search of Horizons Montreal, 2010 (artist book with Véronique La Perrière M.)

FRONT: Contemporary Art & Ideas “Room 724.” Andreas Kahre (editor).  May/June 2009 (artwork publication)

Les Fleurs du Mal “La Bombe Tulipe | Tulip Bombs.” A Briard and E Janzen (eds). Vol 3:1, 2009 (artwork publication)

/seconds “Jelloshoot393.” Peter Lewis (ed).  Leeds University Press, Issue 9, 2009 (artwork publication)

Imagining Science: art, science, and social change Sean Caulfield (editor) University of Alberta Press, 2008 (catalogue)CRITICAL REVIEWS

Ciel variable “Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie. Traces du chaos.” Érica Nimis. Issue 111, 2019

Esse. “Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, 2018” Mirna Boyadjian. September 2018

Whitehot Magazine “Fiona Annis’ The light that was never was.” James D. Campbell. September 2018

ESPACE art actuel “Fiona Annis. De l’oralité à l’auralité,” Bernard Lamarche. n°119, spring-summer 2018

ESPACE art actuel “The Society of Affective Archives: All the Wild Horses,” Edwin Janzen. n°117, fall 2017

Ciel variable “Les révolutions sidérales, exhibition review,” James D. Campbell. Issue 106, Spring-Summer 2017

La Presse “Une nouvelle sculpture sur le Mont Royal.” Éric Clément. March 2, 2017

Vie des Arts “Fiona Annis : entre fascination et vertige.” Anne Pilorget. Summer 2015

Canadian Art “Fiona Annis Intertwines Photography and Death.” Gabrielle Moser. April 16, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press “Seeing Stars.” Steven Leyden Cochrane. February 12, 2015

L’Avantage “Des images fantomatiques par l’art antique de la photographie.” Adeline Mantyk. February 2, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press “Point and shoot?” Steven Leyden Cochrane.  February 20, 2014

Blogue sur l’Art et la Science “Mesures célestes.”  Linda Moussakova. Nov2013

Montréalistement : Belgo 6 “Fiona Annis : Mesures célestes.” Normand Babin.  Nov 2013

Canadian Architect “Multiple Identities: Montreal at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.” Louise Pelletier. Jan 2013

BlackFlash Magazine “Fiona Annis: The Wound Incarnate.” Matthew Hall. Nov 2012

Verb Magazine “The After-Image.” MacPherson, Alex J.  Issue S217. Nov 2012

Vue Weekly “Revue: The Wedding / The After-image (Swan Songs).” Carolyn Jervis. May 11, 2011

Edmonton Journal “Exploring a Narrative through a Body of Work.” Janice Ryan.  May 12, 2011

Le Devoir “Hommage aux artistes-cygnes.” Jérôme Delgado. March 19, 2011

Canadian Art “Fiona Annis: Death in the Woods.” Richard Rhodes. March 3, 2011

FOFA Gallery “The After-Image (Swan Songs)” Video interview with jake moore. Oct 2010

The Concordian “Concordia artists hold exhibition at FOFA Gallery.” Katelyn Spidle. Oct 19, 2010

Leonardo Reviews “Imagining Science: Art, Science and Social Change.” Michael Mosher.  Dec 2009

St. Albert Gazette “Science and Art Spliced Together in New Exhibit.” Scott Hayes.  Jan 7, 2009

Edmonton Journal “Art & Science Collide in a Beautiful Way.” Gilbert Bouchard. Nov 15, 2008

Genome Alberta Education “Imagining Science is a Winner.” Mike Spear.  Dec 11, 2008

The Winnipeg Free Press “Hotter than Tarnation.” Cheryl Binning.  July 25, 2006

Montreal Mirror “The Front.” Granofsky, Rachel. Vol. 21. No. 51. Summer 2006

Thursday Report “Artists Explore Life on the Land.” Mary Walters.  April 22, 2004

 

INTERVIEWS

CKRL, Aérospatial : magazine radio en arts visuels. Interview with Annie Charland Thibodeau, Nov, 2017

CKUW University of Winnipeg, February 19th, 2015

CBC radio “Cinq à Six.” Interview with Julia Caron.  January 16, 2015

No More Radio “The Belgo Report #8 • Starlight, Polaroids, and Time.”  Bettina Forget. December 15, 2013

CBC: The Afternoon Edition “Interview with Fiona Annis.” Craig Lederhouse.  Nov 2, 2012

Shaw TV. (Television interview) “Fiona Annis: Swan Songs.” Carly Kincaid. April 28, 2011

CKRW Whitehorse Radio “Interview with Fiona Annis and Ember Erebus.” Vincent Lare. July 19, 2006

Squirrel Girl “Performance: A Two-Way Interview with Fiona Annis & Sarah Mangle.” Issue 03, 2003

GRANTS, AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2019                 Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Abroad

2018                 The Brucebo Foundation, The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship

2018                 Jarislowsky Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts thematic residency scholarship

2018                 Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Development Grant

2015-17            Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship

2016/4/3/2/1   Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Travel Grant

2015                 Museum of Civilization of Québec, Acquisition Grant

2015                 Short listed for the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, Concordia University

2014                 Canada Council for the Arts, Research & Creation Grant

2015/14/12       Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Programme d’aide aux artistes en arts visuels

2013                 Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Research & Creation Grant

2013                 The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Selected Winner, Canada

2013                 Rayko Photo Center, Exhibition Award Winner  

2012                 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Concours aide financière pour stage de recherche

2010                 In Transit Images, Dick and Gretchen Evans FOFA Gallery Exhibition Prize

2009                 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Bourse de doctorat

2009                 Concordia University, Harriet and Abe Gold Entrance Scholarship

2009                 Gouvernement du Québec, Jeunes Volontaire Project Grant   

2008                 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Bourse de Maîtrise en Recherche et Creation

2007                 Gouvernement du Québec, Jeunes Volontaire Project Grant

2007                 Concordia University, Fine Arts Student Alliance Special Project Funding

2001                 Art Gallery of South-Western Manitoba, Scholarship for an Artist Exhibiting Outstanding Potential

2001                 The Freemasons Award, Outstanding Young Fine Artist Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Brucebo Foundation (Sweden)

City of Ottawa Art Collection (Canada)

Collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec)

Main & Station (Canada)

Museum of Astronomical Instruments (Italy)

Museum of Civilization (Quebec)

Penumbra Foundation (New York City)

Rad’Art Project (Italy)

Concordia University Library (Artist Book Collection)

Library and Archives Canada (Artist Book Collection)

Private collections (Canada, United States and Europe)

 

ART FAIRS, AUCTIONS & FUNDRAISING EXHIBITIONS

2019                 Intragallery – ArtVerona International art fair, Verona, Italy

2019                 Atelier des Impatients de Verdun – Parle-moi d’amour, Montréal, QC

2018/17                        Galerie D’Este – Foire Papier 2018, Montréal, QC

2018                 La soirée bénéfice de la Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf

2017                 Plein sud – l’Encan Plein sud 2017, Longueuil, QC

2017                 Gallery 44 – Salon 44 2017, Toronto, ON

2016                 Division Gallery – C Magazine Art Auction, Toronto, ON

RESEARCH GROUPS, COLLECTIVE EXPLORATION & CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015-17 CIÉCO (Collections et impératif évènementiel / The Convulsive Collection), Université du Québec à Montréal

2015     Laboratoire Folklore. Centre d’artistes Caravansérail, Rimouski, QC

2010     Resistances: counter-conduct, inter-disruptions, and compromising acts.  Concordia University

2008     Practice Led Research – Multiple Perspectives in the Contemporary Art Context, The Glasgow School of Art

2007     Assemble: a gathering of performative gestures, The Glasgow School of Art Assembly Gallery

2007     The Post-Amen Project, Art en Majescule. Montreal, QC

 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

2011 –   Co-founder La Société des archives affectives /The Society of Affective Archives. Montréal, QC

2017-19 Visiting Researcher  Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2015-17 Visiting Scholar  School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell, USA

2016     Workshop: Cyanotype print techniques – SenseLab, Concordia University. Montréal, QC

2012-15            Sessional Instructor – Concordia University Faculty of Fine Art. Montréal, QC

2015     Workshop: Repurposing the Archive (Data for Light and Sound) AceArt. Winnipeg, MB

2015     Workshop: Looking without Seeing Cégep de Rimouski, Rimouski, QC

2013     MFA Defense Committee Internal Examiner – Concordia University. Montréal, QC

2013     Workshop: hybrid production techniques – Eastern Bloc. Montréal, QC

2012     Visiting Artist Program – University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK

2011     External Contributor Concordia University, MFA Print Media. Montréal, QC

2009     Teacher’s Assistant Concordia University, Studio Arts. Montréal, QC

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Eastern Bloc New Media & Interdisciplinary Art

MILIEUX Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology at Concordia University

La Société des archives affectives / The Society of Affective Archives

RAAV (Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec)