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CV Tomczak

Kim Tomczak

Curriculum Vitae

May 2020

1952Born in Victoria, B.C.


1970-74Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (formerly Vancouver School of Art) Honours Diploma


*in collaboration with Lisa Steele



*in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2020INTERROGATING THE PAST: the collaborative work of Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak, juror presentation, Ann Arbor Film Festival on-line live streaming, March 26, 2020. (2 titles)*
2017The Long Time: the 21st century art of Steele + Tomczak, touring exhibition organized by ON MAIN, Vancouver, BC;  (curated by Paul Wong) Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, April 21 – July 9, 2017*
2016The Long Time: the 21st century art of Steele + Tomczak, touring exhibition organized by ON MAIN, Vancouver, BC;  (curated by Paul Wong) Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON, October 21, 2016 – January 22, 2017*
2014When In Halifax…, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS June 9–14, 2014*
2013The Long Time: the 21st century art of Steele + Tomczak, touring exhibition organized by ON MAIN, Vancouver, BC; A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON (curated by Paul Wong) November 8–December 14, 2013*
2012The Long Time: the 21st century art of Steele + Tomczak, ON MAIN, and, VIVO, Vancouver, BC (curated by Paul Wong) September 6–29, 2012 (catalogue)*Exhibition of 4 major works including The MiniaturesBecoming…,  …before I wake (world premiere) and a 10 part photo/text series …bump in the night (Vancouver) installed in the outdoor windows of the Skytrain station at Broadway and Cambie
2011LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO A MONTREAL: Lucidité Lucidity. Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, QC (curated by Anne-Marie Ninacs) September 2 – October 2, 2011 (catalogue)*Exhibition of 4-projection work Becoming…
2010enregistrements, WHARF Centre D’art contemporain, Herouxville-St. Clair, France, January 25–March 13, 2010 (catalogue)*
2009…the funniest thing, Diaz Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON September 12–October 10, 2009*
 Dave and Mao, VMAC Gallery, Toronto, September 4 – October 3, 2009
 this text/that image/these words/those pictures, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, January 23–March 8, 2009*
 Becoming… Marshall McLuhan Salon, (part of the Berlin Film Festival) Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany, February 6–15, 2009 (catalogue)*
2008Short life, long nights, keep dreaming, Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal, QC November 13–December 13, 2008*
2007Purchase for screening, Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Germany (curated by Andrea Adamczyk) 3 titles for on-going screening in the Marshall McLuhan Salon*
 Practicing Death, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, November 9–11, 2007*
2006Steele + Tomczak, Cinematheque Quebecqoise, Montreal, QC (curated by Diane Poitras) December 19, 2006*
 Be Somebody: Seminal Videos by Paul Wong, Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, ON March 15, 2006*
2005Centre For Art Tapes, Halifax, NS November 23, 2005*
 Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany November 16, 2005*
2003Before I wake… Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France (curated by Catherine Bedard) June 5–September 13, 2003 (92 page catalogue)* Installations and photo prints
2002Qu’appelle: Tales of Two Valleys, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, June 7–Sept 15, 2002* Screening of The Blood Records
 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK September 27, 2002–January 12, 2003 The Blood Records tour*
2001We’re Getting Younger All the Time, Art System, Toronto, ON March 1, 2001*
 City of York Public Gallery, York, England, March 30–April 8
1999Art and Activism, Macdonald Stewart Arts Centre, Guelph, ON
1998The Blood Records, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2-volume catalogue) (travelled through to 2001 to National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK; McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinberg, ON, Sherbrooke University Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, QC*
 VideoTensions, Tuscon, AZ
1996Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON artists’ talk series
 Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
 World premiere, The Blood Records, MoMA, New York, NY Oct. 14-21, 1996
1994Oboro Gallery, Montreal, QC
1993Theatrical screenings of Legal Memory: The Euclid Theatre, Toronto, ON; Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC; Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB; The Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; The Broadway Cinema, Saskatoon, SK; Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
 Arts of Duration, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
1992Festival screenings of feature length work Legal Memory, at
Festival di Giovanni, Turin, Italy; Perspective Canada Programme, Toronto Festival of Festivals, Toronto, ON; Video Viewpoints, MoMA, New York, NY; Image & Nation, Montreal Gay & Lesbian Festival, QC; L.A. Lesbian & Gay Festival, Los Angeles, CA; Winnipeg Lesbian & Gay Festival, Winnipeg, MB; Ottawa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Ottawa, ON (1993); Toronto Gay & Lesbian Festival, Toronto, ON (1993)
1990Ed Video, Guelph, ON
1989School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Image Film and Video Center, Atlanta, GA
 Four Hours and Thirty-Eight Minutes, (survey exhibition of collaborative work with Lisa Steele), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (curator Philip Monk), Travelled to: Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON (1990)Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (1990); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1991); Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (1991) (catalogue)
1988YYZ Gallery, Toronto, ON
1986Artist-in-Residence Program, The Western Front, Vancouver, BC
1985Video Viewpoints, MoMA, New York, NY
 Coburg Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1984Photographers Union, Hamilton, ON
 The Video Inn, Vancouver, BC
 Dazibao Gallery, Montreal, QC
1983In the Dark, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (1983), Harbourfront (Danceworks), Toronto, ON (1983), The Western Front, Vancouver, BC (1984), Women In Focus (The Heat Is On), Vancouver, BC (1985) (collaborative performance with Lisa Steele)
1982Language and Representation, A Space, Toronto, ON (catalogue)
 Artculture Resource Centre, Toronto, ON
1981Artist-in-Residence Program, The Western Front, Vancouver, BC
 Slides on Site series, A Space, Toronto, ON
 The Grange Arts and Performance, Toronto, ON
1980Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France


Steele + Tomczack

2014Mimico DriftProposed light-based interactive installation, shortlisted for the Southwest Triangle at Dundas Street West and Islington Avenue Public Art Competition, City of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2013The Italy StarProposed sculptural installation, shortlisted for Public Art: WWII Memorial to honour the veterans of the Italian Campaign, Peace Through Valour Organizing Committee, Toronto, ON
2012…bump in the night (Vancouver)Commissioned by OnMain (Vancouver), a photo/text work consisting of 10 large-scale photographs installed in outside windows of Skytrain station at Cambie and Broadway, Vancouver, BC September 6–November 29, 2012
2012RiverglowProposed light-based installation, shortlisted for the Joel Weeks Park Public Art Competition, City of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2011WATERTABLE Commissioned re-installation and expansion (3x size) of public artwork, a light and sound work City of Toronto, Fort York, Toronto, ON
2011Lacuna Commissioned installation for Nuit Blanche 2011, a light work, Joe Mimran, Joe Fresh window, Queen & Portland, Toronto, ON. October 1, 2011
2010…bump in the night (Barrie) Original photo/text works installed in 10 bus shelters in Barrie, ON, commissioned by the McLaren Art Gallery) September 3- October 10, 2010
2010HOMEProposed large-scale sculptural work, shortlisted for the Concord Park Place Block 14 public art opportunity, Concord Adex Development, Toronto, ON
2009The Information WellProposal to treat the site as a well of information and light, shortlisted for the Richmond Adelaide Overpass at River Street project, Waterfront Toronto, ON
2008-9WATERTABLECommissioned public artwork, a light and sound work, City of Toronto, Fort York, Toronto, ON
2008Acting Democracy, and, SMARTTRAMSProposed photographic treatment of glass on transit shelters, shortlisted for St.Clair Avenue West Transit Improvement Project, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON
2006-7LOVE SQUARED Commissioned video work, Pen Equity Management Corp. for Metropolis (10 Dundas East) Toronto, ON
2006Falling Up Commissioned Video work, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB


*in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2020See Evil, screening as part of Taryn Sirove book launch, for Ruling Out Art: Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars, UBC Press, (Vancouver, BC, 2019)*
2019Imago Mundi: Great and North, touring exhibition, at Offsite Gallery, OCAD, Toronto ON, October 24 – December 16, 2018.*
 Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto ON, September 21 – December 1, 2019*
 Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, August 20-25, 2019, screening at the Haus der Kulturender Welt, Berlin.*
 401 West! Portrait of the Region, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON, May 31-September 29, 2019.*
 Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, March 5-10, 2019, screening at The Louvre*
2017Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, June 29, 2017 – December 10, 2017. *
 88 Artists from 88 Years, Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, (curator Jonathan Middleton), Vancouver, BC, October 28 – November 17, 2017.
 Eyes of the Wise, Trials and Tributaries Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, (curators Wanda Nanibush and Kathleen Mclean), Toronto, March 12, 2017. *
2016Toronto: Tributes and Tributaries, 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario, (curator Wanda Nanibush), Toronto, September 29, 2016 – May 22, 2017. * (multiple works shown)
 Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, curated by Francesca Valente, imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, 517 pages, 2017 *
2015Photorama, Toronto Photographers Workshop, November 25 – December 5, 2015*
 VOTE, Project Space, 1518 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON (curated by Lisa Klapstock) September 17 – October 18, 2015 *
2015Future Perfect, Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montreal, QC, (curated by Amélie Brault) February 7, 2015*
2014L’avenir (looking forward), The Montreal Biennale of Montreal, The Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, QC (curated by Gregory Burke, Leslie Johnstone, Peggy Gale and Mark Lanctôt) October 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (catalogue)*
2013Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON (curated by David Buckland & Claire L. Sykes) October 19, 2013–February 2, 2014 *
 FXK Festival, Fellbach-Stuttgart, Germany, March 28–31, 2013, installation of Speak City (curated by Ulrich Wegenast)*
2012Splice: at the intersection of art and medicine screening at UTAC (University of Toronto Art Centre) (curated by Nina Czegledy) November 7, 2012*
2011STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward. WORKshop, Toronto, ON (curated by Larry Wayne Richards and Michael Prokopow) October 26, 2011–February 18, 2012*
2010EXIS: Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Moving Image Forum, Seoul, Korea September 1–7, 2010 (5 titles screened) (catalogue)*
 Empire of Dreams: phenomenology of the built environment, MOCCA, Toronto, ON June 17–August 15, 2010 (catalogue)*
 Art school (dismissed), audio installation at Shaw/Givens school, Toronto, ON May 14–16, 2010 (catalogue)*
2009Speak City, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON September 5–19, 2009 (catalogue)*
 Messages for Media, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON March 6, 2009*
2008Reverberations: 2008 International Video Art Exhibition, a 4 person exhibition curated by Yu Me, toured in China: Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai, January 18–February 3, 2008; Tank Loft, Chongqing, February 29–March 10, 2008; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shijiazhuang, April 21–June 3, 2008*
 Discoverable Periphery, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, May 5–14, 2008*
 Convergence of Art & Science, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, June 2–3, 2008*
 At the Crossroads of Art and Medicine, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, September 10–December 13, 2008 (catalogue)*
 Stay, Stay, Stay, Central Bathhouse, Sophia, Bulgaria, October 11–25, 2008*
 Art Gallery of Ontario reopening exhibition, Toronto, November 8- March 3, 2009 (multiple works re-purchased for exhibition)*
2007Powerball Video Wall, curated by Helena Reckitt and Stephen Andrews. Power Plant, Toronto, May 3, 2007*
 In the Blink of an Eye, curated by Shauna Dempsey and Lori Millan, Winnipeg Art Gallery. Commissioned artwork, exhibition ran January 31–March 1, 2007*
 Artists’ project published: idea&s magazine, “Love Squared”, autumn, 2007, 13–17*
2006Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, survey of work curated by Natalie Henon December 9–17, 2006*
 Echappées…(Escape…), curated by Gilles Forest, Centre d’art contemporaine, Bassse-Normandie, France, April 5–May 21, 2006*
 TankLoft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Centre, China, March 2006*
2005The Past Supports the Future, Trinity Square Video archive screening, January 20, 2005*
 National Gallery of Canada, exhibition of works from the permanent collection to celebrate the 2005 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. March 18–April 11, 2005 (catalogue produced by Canada Council)*
 Beyond/In Western New York, organized by Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; installation at Buffalo Arts Studio, April 23–June 18, 2005 (catalogue)*
 International Exhibitionist, Soho Cinema, London, UK, September 17, 2005*
 Video Art In Canada, curated by Peggy Gale. Toronto International Art Fair, November 3–7, 2005*
2004In Between, curated by Rhonda Corvese at Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON October 16–November 6, 2004*
2003The Eternal Network, selections from the Western Front 1973-2001, curated by Nicole Gingras, Richard Fung, Aiyyana Maracle, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby; Western Front, March 5-April 5, 2003 (touring to Winnipeg, Montreal, Tokyo, London and Paris 2003-4) (catalogue)
 Trivandrum Video Festival, New Delhi, India (curated by Janine Marchessault) May 2003*
 17th Rencontres Video Art Plastique 2003, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France (curated by Gilles Forest) November 26–29, 2003 Exhibition continued until January 2004*
 The Vienna Aktionists: Orgiastic Rituals From the Cutting Room Floor, Pleasure Dome. June 6, 2003
2002Docu Lomo, Toronto Photographers Workshop, (curated by Pamela Matheu) May 16–June 22, 2002*
 Metamorphose 2, 16th Recontres Video Art Plastique 2002, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France (curated by Gilles Forest) November 26–30, 2002 (catalogue)*
2001Visual Icons, VMAC Gallery, Toronto, (curated by Bill Huffman) January 17-February 8, 2001
 Human Remains, Art Gallery of Sudbury, (curated by Bill Huffman) May 4-June 3, 2001
 Head Frame, Campo Santa Marina, Venice, Italy (curated by Bill Huffman)*
 Earthly Delights: deep gardening, The Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (curated by Su Ditta)*
2000The End, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England January 21-February 15*
 Cinematografia Invitada: Canada, Madrid 2000, 10 Semana deCine Experimental, Madrid, Spain*
 Being On time, work commissioned by PUBLIC, exhibited at Central Technical High School, Toronto, ON November 3-December 15*
1999WRO 99, 7th International Media Art Biennale, Warsaw, Poland (catalogue)*
 L’Imagine Leggera/Palermo International Video Art Festival, Palermo, Italy*
 Images 99 Festival, Method on the Run, Toronto, ON projected video installations (catalogue)*
1998Picturing the Toronto Art Community: the Queen Street Years, (curated by Philip Monk), The Power Plant, Images Festival 98, Toronto, ON (catalogue)
 Flashbacks, curated by Barbara London, MoMA for the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON*
 Textual Encounters of the Archival Kind, conference screening, Montreal, QC*
 The Blood Records, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON*
 Vidéo, Glassbox Gallerie, Paris, France*
 Speaking Volumes: the mediation of art practices, Oboro, Montreal, QC (Travelling exhibition) (catalogue)*
 Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, ON*
 Videotage, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong*
1996Video Art Plastique 96, Centre d’art Contemporain du Basse-Normandie, France  (Juried selection) (catalogue)*
1994Video Art Video, TVOntario broadcast series, circulated throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia*
1993Toronto Video Art, re-opening exhibition Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON*
 The Other Revolution, National Film Board, Toronto, ON*
 Critical Practices in Video, Em/Media and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB*
1992Trinity Square Video 10th Annual Collection, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON*
 Radical Reels, National Film Board, Toronto, ON*
 First Night, Toronto, ON
 Mediatheque, Independent Film and Video Alliance, Montreal, QC*
 Heart of the Heart of the Regions, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC*
1991Heart of Europe, Infermental 9: travelling exhibit continues: Stadtische Bibliothek Graz, Austria; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY*
 Joint Ventures, Artists Space, New York City, NY*
 Northern Lights, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)*
 Cinefest, Sudbury, ON*
1990Muestra de Videos Canadienses, Salon de la Imogen, Madrid, Spain*
 Video and Myth, MoMA, New York, NY*
 Heart of Europe, Infermental 9: travelling exhibit: Academy Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands; Filmszene Salzburg, Austria; Kulturschock, Butter im Gumuse, Dortmund; Querspurfestival, Linz, Austria; Landesmuseum, Innsbruck, Austria; Medienfest Tubingen, Sprengsatze im Handgepack Austria; Regime der Bilder, Frankfurt, Germany; Im Licht des MonitorsHorn, Austria; Artists Space, New York City, NY; Lyrik & Billeder Festival, Copenhagen; Urban Video Series, San Diego Media Access Center, CA*
1989Getting to the Art of the Matter, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON*
 Moving Images, TVOntario (broadcast)*
 3rd Fukui International Video Biennale, Fukui, Japan (catalogue)*
 Heart of Europe, Infermental 9; travelled to: Berlin Filmfestspiele, Germany; Dortmund Offensives Video, Germany; Museum Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; Artware Industriemesse, Hanover, Germany; Blau-Gelbe Galerie, Vienna, Austria; Low Budget Filmfestival, Hamburg, Germany; Cadiz and Saragosssa, Spain; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruk, Germany; Retina, Budapest, Hungary; Aarhus, Copenhagen, Denmark; Barcelona Biennale, Spain (catalogue)*
1988Only Human, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA*
 Identifying Tracks, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON; travelled to Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg MB; Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB*
 AFI Reprise travelled to Neighborhood Film/Video Project, Philadelphia, PA; Intermedia Arts, Minnesota; Donnell Media Centre, New York City, NY*
 Rebel Girls, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON; travelled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (catalogue)*
 Aurora Borealis (curated by Nina Czegledy) travelling exhibition: Hungary, Warsaw, Poland; Helsinki, Finland; London, England; Hamburg, Germany*
1987Festival du Nouveau Cinéma et de la Vidéo, Montreal, QC
 Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany*
 Art, Politics and the New Documentary, Mayworks Festival, Toronto, ON*
 Retrospective Video, The Western Front, Vancouver, BC
 A Play of History, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON (catalogue)*
 Trinity Square Video Purchase Collection, Toronto, ON*
 Video Culture International, Toronto, ON*
 Focus, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA*
 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON*
1986Mayworks Festival, Toronto, ON*
 The Montreal/Toronto Video Exchange, Videographe, Montreal, QC /A Space, Toronto, ON*
 The New Work Show, Toronto, ON (catalogue)*
 Focus, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA*
 Canada Video 86, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium*
 National Video Festival of the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA*
 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA*
1985Vienna Biennale, Austria (winner of First Prize for Video Art)*
 Video Series, The 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Art, New York, NY*
 Six Days of Resistance, V tape, Toronto, ON*
 C’est La Video, Obscure Gallery, Quebec, QC
 Issues of Censorship, A Space, Toronto, ON (catalogue)*
 The Hollow Box Show, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, MB traveled to EM Media, Calgary, AB*
 A Delicate Time: recent videotapes, Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL*
 A Public Agenda, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY*
1984The New Work Show, Toronto, ON (catalogue)*
 Altered Situations/Changing Strategies, A Space, Toronto, ON (catalogue)*
 Sex in Canada, The Kitchen, New York, NY*
 Western Front Video, Musee d’art contemporain, Montreal, QC; traveled to Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
 Street Culture, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, BC
 The British/Canadian Video Exchange, London Video Arts, London, England (catalogue)*
 Video 84, Montreal, QC (catalogue) (travelled to El Museu de Arte Moderno de Bogota, el Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, la Cinemateca El Subterraneo de Metellin and the Canadian Embassy, Columbia)*
1983CankarjevDom, The Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
 Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931-1983, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC (catalogue)
 The October Show, Vancouver, Video Perspective, BC (catalogue)
 Kijkhuis World-Wide Video Festival, Den Haag, Holland (catalogue)*
 International Festival of Video Art, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, ON
 Canadian Video Art, France (travelling) (catalogue)
 In the Dark, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Danceworks, Harbourfront, Toronto: The Western Front, Vancouver: Women in Focus, Vancouver, BC (tour of collaborative performance with Lisa Steele)
1982Video Art, The Rivoli, Toronto, ON*
1981The Winnipeg Video Forum, Winnipeg, MB*
 Video, Video, Toronto Festival of Festivals, Toronto, ON
 Video Art, The Subway Room, Toronto ON
1980Biennale de Paris, Paris, France (catalogue)
 The Gina Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
 The Pumps Group Show, YYZ Gallery, Toronto, ON
1979Portraits, The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, BC
 The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver, B.C. (catalogue)
1978Video Art, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Holland
 The Winnipeg Perspective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Man. (catalogue)
 Colour Photographs, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
 Polaroid Group Show, Optica Gallery, Montreal, QC


Time-Based Works

Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

Art Gallery of Ontario (multiple purchase of 30 titles) 

Art Gallery of Windsor

Art Metropole, Toronto (multiple purchase of 2 titles)

Canadian Embassy, Berlin

Concordia University, Montreal (multiple purchase – 6 titles)

Concordia University Library (multiple repeat purchases)

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, Toronto (multiple purchase of 3 titles)

Museum of Modern Art, New York (multiple purchases)

McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph

Museum Ludwig, Vienna

National Gallery of Canada (multiple purchase of 16 titles)

Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto (multiple purchase – 7 titles)

Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

Queen’s University, Department of Film Studies, Kingston, Ontario (multiple purchase – 4 titles)

Ryerson University (multiple purchase – 4 titles)

Simon Fraser University

Stadtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (Ingrid Oppenheim Collection)

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (multiple purchase – 4 titles)

The Art Gallery of Windsor

The Canada Council Art Bank (multiple purchase – 6 titles)

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

The Oakville Galleries (multiple purchases of 4 titles)

The Trinity Square Video Purchase Archive, Toronto (multiple purchase of 5 titles)

Toronto Board of Education

University of Lethbridge

University of Manitoba, School of Art

University of Winnipeg

Vancouver Art Gallery (multiple purchases of 6 titles)

Various private collections

Zentrum fur kunst und medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Photo Works

Art Bank, Canada Council (5 photographs)

Art Gallery of Windsor * (15 photographs)

Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto (2 photographs) *

Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver (2 photographs)

Vancouver Art Gallery (2 photographs)

Private Collections *


*with Lisa Steele

2014Artist-in-residence, May-June 2014, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS *
2008Artists-in-residence, April – June, 2008, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany*
2007Artists-in-residence, October – December, 2008, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany*
2006Artists-in-residence, June-July 2006, Video In, Vancouver, BC*


Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, Francesca Valente, imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, 517 pages, 2017.

Wharf 2000-2012, Gilles Forest, ed. (Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouxville Saint-Clair, France, November 2012). 

The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, Paul Wong, ed. Vancouver: On Main, 2012.

            Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, “ ‘If I Should Die…’ Necrological Meditations in …before I wake,” 11-26

            Michael Turner, “ On becoming…” 11-26

            Felix Vogel, “Between anonymity and intimacy,” 38-41

            Paul Wong, “Fade to Black,” 4-10

The Blood Records: Written and Annotated, Critical Symptoms, ed Francine Perinet, Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1999.

            Sue Ditta, “Eyeing the Sublime: Poetic Politics in the Work of Lisa Steele and Kim             Tomczak.” 11-28            

            Mike Hoolboom, “Mourning Pictures.” 30-36.

            Johanne Lamoureux, “The Blood Records: Idle Identity.” 37-44. 

In 4 Hours and 38 Minutes: Videotapes by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

            Phillip Monk, “Disclosure: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak: The Collaborative Tapes.” 17-22

            Dot Tuer, “Utopias of Resistance: Strategies of Cultural Self-Determinism.” 11-16. 


Francesca Valente, Out of the Bush Garden: Contemporary Artists from Central-Eastern Canada, imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, 517 pages, 2017.

Gilles Forest, “Steele Lisa + Tomczak Kim: Enregistrements: Lecture,” Wharf 2000-2012, Gilles Forest, ed. (Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouxville Saint-Clair, France, November 2012). 740-743. 

Mike Hoolboom, “Kim and Lisa,” Wharf 2000-2012, Gilles Forest, ed. (Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouxville Saint-Clair, France, November 2012). 744-761.

Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, “ ‘If I Should Die…’ Necrological Meditations in …before I wake,” The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, Paul Wong, ed. 11-26. Vancouver: On Main, 2012.

Michael Turner, “ On becoming…” The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, Paul Wong, ed. 11-26. Vancouver: On Main, 2012.

Felix Vogel, “Between anonymity and intimacy,” The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, Paul Wong, ed. 38-41. Vancouver: On Main, 2012.

Paul Wong, “Fade to Black,” The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, Paul Wong, ed. 4-10. Vancouver: On Main, 2012.

Peter Goddard, “Text Messaging, of the Old School.” The Toronto Star. 30 Oct. 2010. Web. 7 Nov. 2010. 

Murray Whyte, “A Vision of the City, Warts and All.” The Toronto Star, Thursday, June 2010, Entertainment sec.: E3. Print.

Peggy Gale, “Steele + Tomczak.” Border Crossings, May, 2010, issue 114

Peggy Gale, “Urban Renewal.” Canadian Art online, April 15, 2010.

Anne Cartel, “Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak”.  Artpress, 367, (Paris, 2010) p.91.

Anna Paperny, “How the Gardiner will help Fort York stand tall again”. The Globe and Mail, December 19, 2009.

Christopher Hume, “A Watershed for Toronto Artworks”.  The Toronto Star.  October 23, 2009.

Nicole Bruun-Meyer, “WATERTABLE: art commission under the Gardiner unveiled”.  Spacing, October 22, 2009.

Fran Schechter, “Suburban subjective”. NOW Magazine. October 22, 2009.

Bryn Weese, “Lakeshore Drivers will see the light”, The Toronto Sun. October 21, 2009.

Tammy Thorne, “U of T professors’ video speaks louder than words”. The Bulletin, September 11, 2009.

Leah Sandals, “Wordplay Works Wonders”, NOW Magazine, September 9-16, 2009.

Bryne McLaughlin, “Future Projections: expanded points of view” Canadian Art online, reviews, September 2009.

Scott Tavener, “The Gardiner Makes Artistic Waves”, Martiniboys website, December 2, 2008.

“Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak: Youth, as Tasted by the Young”, Canadian Art website (See It section), November 15, 2008.

Stacey Ho, “Short Life, Long Nights, Keep Dreaming”, Things of Desire website, November 13, 2008.

Leah Sandals, “Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak: Youth as tasted by the young”, Canadian Art online.  November 2008. 

Peggy Gale, “Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak”.  On the Virtual Museum of Canada website: Video Art in Canada (launched in 2006)

Kevin Temple, “Living On Video.” University of Toronto Magazine 32:4 (summer 2005): 38-40.

Peter Goddard, “Video Artists Earn Top Honours” The Toronto Star, 9, March, 2005. E3.

Sarah Milroy, “Change Makers Honoured in G-G Visual Awards”, Globe and Mail, 9 March 2005; R3.

Peggy Gale, “Lisa Steele + Kim Tomczak”, Governor General’s Awards for Visual and Media Arts, 2005, Pp 47-57.

Paul Ardenne, “Trouble Tracked to the Depths of the Body/L’Inquietude pistee jusqu’au fond des corps”, …before I wake.  (collection Esplanade, Centre culturel Canadien, Paris), 92 pp, 2003.

Corrina Ghaznavi, “Interview: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.” Canadian Art 17, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 68-71.

Sky Glabush, “Genealogies of Blood and Breath.” Border Crossings 19, no. 2 (May 2000): 84-86.

Cameron Bailey, “Exercise Your Eyes at Images.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 13 April 2000, 73.

Andrea Mantin, Taboos, Titillations and Thrills. Halifax: MSVU Art Gallery, 2000.

Cameron Bailey, “Images Fest Has a Thing for Sex.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 22 April 1999.

Goddard, Peter. “A Moving Picture of Reel Life.” The Toronto Star, 22 April 1999, K, 8.

Sue Ditta, “Eyeing the Sublime: Poetic Politics in the Work of Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.” In The Bl ood Records: Written and Annotated, Critical Symptoms, ed Francine Perinet, 11-28. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1999.

Mike Hoolboom, “Mourning Pictures.” In The Blood Records: Written and Annotated, Critical Symptoms, ed Francine Perinet, 30-36. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1999.

Johanne Lamoureux, “The Blood Records: Idle Identity.” In The Blood Records: Written and Annotated, Critical Symptoms, ed Francine Perinet, 37-44. Oakville: Oakville Galleries, 1999.

Catherine Elwes, “Northern Exposure.” Art Monthly 217 (June 1998): 7-11.

Sara Diamond, “Sex Lies with Videotape: Abbreviated Histories of Canadian Video Sex.” In Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, eds Micheal Renov and Erika Suderburg, 189-206. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Cameron Bailey, “Independent Images Growing in Heat, Ambition and Vision.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 1995, 51.

Peggy Gale, Videotexts. Toronto: Wilfrid Laurier University Press for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront, 1995.

Christina Sabat, “UNB Art Centre Exhibit Tells Stories on Videotape.” Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), 15 October 1994, p 5.

Oliver Girling, “Corpse Grinders.” Eye Weekly (Toronto), 25 August 1994, p46.

Grania Litwin, “Last Man Hanged in B.C. Focus of Honored Film.” Times-Colonist, 22 November 1993, A, 10.

Nancy Tousley, “Artists’ Film Re-examines Old Case.” Calgary Herald, 5 November 1993, D, 2.

Nina Czegledy and Nelda Roger, “Video Collaborators.” Azure, November 1993-31 December 1993, 16-18.

Gemma Files. “Indecent Exposure.” Eye Weekly (Toronto), 14 October 1993, 29.

Cameron Bailey, “Historic Gay Sex Scandal Mined in Legal Memory.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 20 May 1993.

Pamela Cuthbert, “Jogging the Memory.” Eye Weekly (Toronto), 20 May 1993, 43.

Perdue, Jane. “Reviews: Legal Memory.” Take One (Toronto), 1993, 33.

“Murder and Memory.” XTRA! (Toronto), 14 May 1993.

Renée Baert, “Subject on the Threshold: Problems with the Pronouns.” Parachute 69 (Jan- March 1993): 14-21.

Mark Harris, “Legal Memory.” Georgia Straight (1993): 19.

Jane Perdue, “Reviews: Legal Memory.” Take One (Toronto), 1993, 33.

Peter Steven, Brink of Reality: New Canadian Documentary Film and Video. Toronto: Between The Lines, 1993.

Keith Wallace, ed. Twenty Years at the Western Front. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1993.

Liz Czach, “The Dangers of Pleasure.” XTRA! (Toronto), 27 November 1992, 19.

Regina Cornwell, “Legal Memory.” Canadian Art, Winter 1992, 78-79.

Angela Baldassarre, “Out Takes.” Eye Weekly (Toronto), 1992.

“Voice Choices.” Village Voice, 1992, 74.

Kate Taylor, “Cold Images in Warm Frames Prove Powerfully Disquieting.” Globe and Mail, 1992, C, 9.

Bill Jones, “Free Trade.” Arts Magazine, February 1991.

Randi Spires, “Clock Ticking on AGO Video Show.” The Toronto Star, 12 Jan. 1990, D, 12.

John Bentley Mays, “Videotape Shows the Fruit of a Happy Marriage of Talents.” The Globe and Mail, 25 November 1989, C, 17.

Phillip Monk, “4 Hours and 38 Minutes.” AGO News 11, no. 10 (November 1989): 1-2.

Cameron Bailey, “Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 9 November 1989, 20-21.

Phillip Monk, “Disclosure: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak: The Collaborative Tapes.” In 4 Hours and 38 Minutes: Videotapes by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, 17-22. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

Dot Tuer, “Utopias of Resistance: Strategies of Cultural Self-Determinism.” In 4 Hours and 38 Minutes: Videotapes by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, 11-16. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.

Stephen Godfrey, “Art Beyond the Galleries: Olympic Festival Takes Visual Exhibits to the People.” The Globe and Mail, 20 February 1988, E, 3.

Kass Banning, “Culture for Sale.” Cinema Canada, February 1988, 11-12.

Nancy Tousley, “Art Given Social Voice.” Calgary Herald, 23 January 1988, B, 1, 8.

Karen Knights, “It Works:  Labour and Video.” FUSE (1988): 45, 46.

Brendan Cotter, “Missing Artists.” The Globe and Mail, 1987.

Salem Alaton, “Hope Arrives for Documentaries.” The Globe and Mail, November 1986.

Geoffery Shea, “The 1986 New Work Show.” Cinema Canada, November 1986, 33-35.

Thomas Andrew Keith, “Festival of New Work: Video Producers Mount Their Latest .” XTRA! (Toronto), 20 September 1986.

Joyce Mason, “V Tape: Canadian Video Central.” Independent (Toronto), August 1986-30 September 1986, 8-10.

Carole Corbeil, “First Generation Video.”  The Globe and Mail, 14 June 1986, R, 1.

Salem Alaton, “Reduced to Painting Stripes and Targets: Direct Medium Artistic Heaven.” The Globe and Mail, 2 June 1986, C, 12.

Jackie Larkin, “Talking Sex.” Canadian Dimension, April 1986.

Varda Burstyn, “The Heat Is On!: Conference Note on Women’s Sexuality in Art.” Canadian Art, Spring 1986, 74-75.

Sara Diamond, “Visual Democracy – an interview with Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.” Video Guide 8, no. 4 (1986): 4-5.

Karen Knights, “Explicit but Equal: Toward a New Pornography.” Video Guide 8, no. 4 (1986): 20.

John Bentley Mays, “Video Alive and Well Despite Censors.” The Globe and Mail, 12 Oct. 1985, D, 15.

Ellie Kirzner, “Down on Censorship.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 28 February 1985.

Marusia Bociurkiw, “Working the Double Shift: Videotape by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak.” Video Guide, 1985, 4.

Marie Morgan, “The New Narrative:  Video in the 80’s.” Banff Letters, Winter 1984-Spring 1985, 3-10.

Jennifer Oille, “Conventional Conditions.” C Magazine, Winter 1984-Winter 1985, 78-79.

Victor Coleman, “The New Work Show.” Vanguard 13, no. 9 (1984): 47-48.

Tim Guest, “Altered Situations/Changing Stategies.” Vanguard (1984): 51, 52.

Ellie Kirzner, “Challenging the Censor’s Image.” NOW Magazine (Toronto), 1984, 2.

Alina Gildiner, “Danceworks 31: What’s Going on?” Globe and Mail, 24 June 1983.

John Bentley Mays, “Video Exhibit Compelling but Botched.” The Globe and Mail, 3 May 1980.

Jeanette Reinhardt, “Interview: Kim Tomczak.” Video Guide, 1980.


1. Solo

2013Colleagues Award from OAAG (Ontario Association of Art Galleries) for Lifetime Achievements
1987Canada Council “A” Grant
1980Canada Council “B” Grant
1979Canada Council travel grant (exhibition)
1978Canada Council travel grant (curatorial)

2. For Collaborative Work with Lisa Steele

2012SSHRC Insight Grants Research Creation, Proposal: The vocabularies of protest, the syntax of dissent, recommended for funding. (Funding not available)
2011Commissioned re-installation and expansion (3x size) of public artwork, a light and sound work WATERTABLE City of Toronto, Fort York. 
2010Canada Council travel grant
 Lifetime contribution to the Media Arts in Canada, awarded by Media Arts Network (Ontario)
2009Honourary Doctorate, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
 Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Arts Abroad travel grant
2008-9Commissioned public art work, a light and sound work “WATERTABLE” City of Toronto, Fort York
2008Ontario Arts Council National and International Artists’ Residency grant
2007Canada Council travel grant
2006-7Commissioned video work “Love Squared”, Pen Equity Management Corp. for Metropolis
2006Commissioned Video work, Winnipeg Art Gallery
2005Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts
2002Banff New Media Institute, Web project
 Canada Council travel grant
2001Canada Council travel grant
1998Canada Council Video Production Grant
1996Ontario Arts Council Video Production Grant
1994Canada Council Video Production Grant
 Ontario Arts Council Video Production Grant
 Bell Canada Award for Excellence in Video Art
 Peter Herndorf Media Arts Award sponsored by CFTO-TV, Toronto Arts Award 
 Canada Council Video Production Grant
 Department of Supply and Services
 Ontario Arts Council Video Production Grant
 Ontario Film Development Corporation, non-theatrical film fund
1987Canada Council Video Production Grant
1984Vienna Biennale, Austria (First Prize for Video Art)


* in collaboration with Lisa Steele 

2019Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
2015-19Professor (Tenured) University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
2017-19Professor (50% appointment), University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Visual Studies Program. “Photo: Chemical”, “Art and Context” 
2002-17Associate Professor (50% appointment), University of Toronto, Department of Art, Visual Studies. “Photo: Chemical”, “Advanced Moving Image Art”, “Critical Curatorial Lab”* and “Performance Art”* (2010-12) and “Imaging the Political” 2013*
2001-02Assistant Professor (part-time), University of Toronto, Department of Fine Art, Visual Studies:  “Art in Context”, “Video”, “The Body” and Advanced Video” (co-teaching with Lisa Steele)
1997-2001University of Toronto, Department of Fine Art, Visual Studies, (co-teaching with Lisa Steele):  “Art Intersections”, “Video” (1997); “Art Intersections” (summer 1998); “Processed Image” and “Art Intersections” (summer 1999); “Processed Image” (summer 2000); “The Body” and supervision of 17 independent studies students (winter 2001)
1982–Founder, V tape media arts centre; Executive Director (-2007); current Director of Restoration and Collections Management 
1979-80Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC, video and performance curator
1979The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver, BC, coordinator
1978And Power, Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC, curator, coordinator, designer and catalogue producer of 20 Photo Artists
1976-79Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC, visual art curator
1975Pumps Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, BC, founding member


* in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2020PROFIT AND LOSS: Artists, writers, and curators consider Vietnam, the war and its effects. Organized an international symposium March 6-7, 2020, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, with presentations by artists Martha Rosler, Danh Vo, Tiffany Chung, Julia Huynh and Steele & Tomczak, curator Melissa Ho (Smithsonian Museum of American Art), and art historians Tom McDonough, Franny Nudelman and Thy Pho.*
2018Juror, Akin Collective, competition for artists’ studios at the new Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, March, 2018
2017Mentor, Been Here So Long, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, (Mentored 8 emerging artists June – September) screening November 10, 2017*
2010Jury member The Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Awards*
 Steering Committee, 2010 International Experimental Media Congress, Toronto, April 7-10, 2010*
2009Round-table, University of Toronto participant in brainstorming session with Canada Council Board Chair Joseph Rotman, March 6, 2009*
2007Jury member for Ryerson student works to be included in Metropolis project.  March 22, 2007
2006Jury member, Mark Bonham Academic Scholarship jury, Inside/Out Festival, April 17, 2006
2005-Ex-officio, Toronto Arts Council Foundation, Past President Toronto Arts Council
 Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts Section, Jury, Senior Production and Script-Writing, January 23-30, 2005
2003Steering Committee, TRANZ<>TECH, the Toronto International Media Arts Biennial*
2001Steering Committee, TRANZ<–>TECH, the 2nd Toronto International Video Art Biennial*
1999-2002President, Toronto Arts Council Board of Directors
1999Organizing team, TRANZ<–>TECH, the first Toronto International Video Art Biennial October 23-25, 1999
1998Vice President, Toronto Arts Council Board of Directors
1997Toronto Arts Council, chair of Visual and Media Arts Committee
 Representative on Ontario Arts Network
 Member of Task Force on the Preservation and Enhanced Use of the Canadian Audio-Visual Heritage, with the National Archives of Canada
1996-2002Founding director, board member (executive committee) of the Audio Visual Heritage Trust Canada
1995Member of Ontario Arts Council’s Economic Impact Project
1994-7Board member The Oakville Galleries
1994-5Board member Toronto Arts Foundation
1994The Art of Research, March-May 1994, workshop on independent media production and writing at Videographe, Montreal*
1988Northern Visions (presenters of the Images Festival of Independent Film and Video), founding member and on the Board of Directors 1988-1993
1986-90A Space, Toronto, ON, programming committee member
1986Grierson Documentary Seminar, Toronto, programmer
1985-87Beaver Hall, Artists’ Housing Co-op, founding and Board member
1984Founding member, Independent Artists’ Union, Toronto
1983-88Member, Board of Directors, A Space, Toronto, ON
1983-85Founding collective member Incite Magazine, Toronto, ON 
1983-85Steering committee member, Labour Arts and Media Working Group, Toronto, ON 
1983-84Production coordinator, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON
1983Video production instructor, Artists in the Schools, Toronto, ON
1982–Founder, Executive Director, V tape media arts centre
1981Editor, Image Nation Magazine, Toronto, ON
 Catalogue co-publisher, The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver, BC
1979-80Video and performance curator, Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC
1979Co-director, The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver, BC
1978Curator, coordinator, designer and catalogue producer of 20 Photo Artist And Power, Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC
1976-79Visual art curator, Pumps Centre, Vancouver, BC
1975Founding member, Pumps Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, BC


*in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2011TERMINUS, in The Leona Drive Project (Public Books: Toronto, 2011) Pp 84-5. Re-published (with cover photograph) in Public 43  SUBURBS: dwelling in transition, edited by Steven Logan, Janine Marchessault, Michael Prokopow (Public Access: Toronto, 2011) p. 84-85*
2004Deserted Streets At Midday, catalogue essay (Champ Libre, Montreal, 2004)*          
2000Guest editor of FELIX: a journal of Media and Culture, (New York: Standby Program, 2000)*
 “She,” in LUX: celebrating 10 years of artists’ film and video, Pleasure Dome (Toronto: YYZ Books, 2000)*


*in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2018being with Tom Sherman. Vtape, April 7, 2017.
2004Deserted Streets at Midday. Unrest, Not Yet Visible, a programme of 8 Toronto-based video artworks commissioned by Champ Libre for the 6th Manifestation in Montreal September 2004 and now touring to 3 locations in Canada.*
2002Memory and Journey and Restless Bliss, for Video Art Plastique, Centre d’art Contemporain du Basse-Normandie, November 25-30, 2002.*
2000FELIX: a journal of media arts and communication (Standby Program: New York), guest editors of Vol. 2, #2, on Voyeurism.
1996The De-stabilized Landscape: Post-Colonial Space and Unreal Estate, an exhibition of international film, video and interactive media co-curated with Lisa Steele, for the Edmonton Art Gallery, travelling to The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; The Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON*
1998Fragile Electrons: Celebrating 20 Years of Collecting Video Art, National Gallery of Canada (co-curated with Nicole Gingras and Lisa Steele)
1993An Extremely Subjective Look at Early Video, Em/Media and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
1990Why Video? A retrospective of A Space’s involvement with video, A Space, Toronto, ON
1988Buffalo Gals, a 5-woman exhibition of video art from Buffalo’s artist run centre Hallwalls, presented at A Space, Toronto, ON


* in collaboration with Lisa Steele

2017Panel Discussion: Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, February 8, 2017.*
2016“Who Opened This Door?” for Senior College, University of Toronto, November 16, 2016.*
2016Invited Lecture: “Who Opened This Door?” for Academy of Lifelong Learning, Mississauga, April 14, 2016. *
2014Invited Lecture: “Who Opened This Door?” for Academy of Lifelong Learning, the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.*
 Invited Lecture: Visual Studies Visiting Speakers Series, University of Buffalo, Department of Art, Buffalo, NY, November 3, 2014.*
 Workshop: Developed and presented a workshop on digital recovery and restoration for the FXK Festival in Fellbach-Stuttgart, Germany, March 6-9, 2014. (This festival is an annual exchange between the U of T Visual Studies program and the students at the Academy in Germany that has occurred for the past 3 years.)
2013Panel Discussion: A Space Gallery, in conjunction of the exhibition of The Long Time.  With Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fischer, Vicky Moufoud Paul, Paul Wong, Kim Tomczak and Lisa Steele, Toronto, ON, November 10, 2013.*
 Panel Discussion: Towards an Ecology of the Art Scene, organized by the Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto City Hall, Toronto, ON, November 9, 2013.*
 Workshop: Developed and presented 2 full-day workshops for the FXK Festival in Fellbach-Stuttgart, Germany, March 30-31, 2013. (This festival an annual exchange between the U of T Visual Studies program and the students at the Academy in Germany that has occurred for the past 3 years.)*
2012Panel discussion: with Paul Wong, Michael Turner and Lisa Steele on the subjects raised in their Vancouver exhibition, September 7, 2012, Gallery 1965 Main, Vancouver.*
 Panel discussion: RE-STITCHING: a round table discussion on the ideas and possibilities generated by the exhibition STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward, February 1, 2012, WORKshop, Toronto, moderated by Andy Payne.*
 Artists talk for OCADUniversity textile design classes in the WORKshop gallery exhibition STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward where our embroidery artwork “Street of Heaven” was installed, January 28, 2012, invited by instructor Lynn Heller.*
2011Artists talk to participants in Carbon 14 a two day conference organized by Cape Farewell, an environmental and arts group based in the UK. November 11-12, 2011.*
 Artists talk: On Performance: Couples who collaborate* organized by LOOP Gallery, Toronto, ON September 29, 2011. Moderated by Jim Drobnick.*
 Artists talk: Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal Lucidité Lucidity.  September 11, 2011, Arsenal, Montreal, moderated by Annne-Marie Ninacs, guest curator.*
 Lecture: An introduction to video art, Concordia University, Montreal, September 7, 2011, invited by Reneé Baert.*
 Lecture “The Document or the Documentary?” School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph, February 7, 2011.*
 Lecture: “Why Video?” for Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Women’s Art Association, Toronto, January 25, 2011.*
2010Artists talk: Department of Visual Art, Georgian College, Barrie, ON, September 16, 2010.*
 Artists talk: Art classes, Barrie North Collegiate, Barrie, ON. September 16, 2010.*
 Screening and talk “The Blood Records” Mt. Sinai, University Health Wellness Network, October 27, 2010.*
2009Artist’s talk: Feeling Photography, international conference on photography and affect.  University of Toronto, October 16-17, 2009.*
 Artist’s talk: Canadian Embassy, February 10, 2009, part of Berlin Film Festival, Forum Expanded.*
 Artists’ talk: MVS Proseminar, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.*
2008Artist’s talk: Nurtigen Arts Academy, Germany.*
 Artists’ talk: Stuttgart Art Academy, Germany.*
 Invited participant:  “Toronto Cultural Policy and Plans 1974 – 2008” organized by Joyce Zemans, October 24, 2008*
2007Artists’ talk: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT *
 Artists’ talk: Arts Underground, Whitehorse, YT *
 Artists’ talk: Nurtigen Arts Academy, Germany *
 Invited panelist: Double Vision: Toronto-Berlin, November 11, 2007, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany*
 Invited panelist New Problems and Evolution in the Methods of Diffusion of Video and New Media, Les Rencontres Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, November 29, 2007*
2006Keynote Address: Annual General Meeting of IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance), Winnipeg, September 22, 2006*
 Workshop: “From Concept To Creation: a master class”, June 24, 2006.  Part of the Video In residency, June-July 2006*
2005Invited workshop leader: “Surviving Transitions”, Re-Generatiom: the healthy arts leader, organized by the Ontario Arts Council, February 7, 2005.*
 Invited presentation: “The Body In and Out of Time”, Let’s Get Naked, March 7, 2005. A Hart House series, Toronto, ON.*
 “Video Restoration and Preservation” invited presentation during conference on video distribution hosted by Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, May 5-6, 2005.
 Invited artists’ talk: “Achieving Human Security: Europe, Canada and the Cultural Challenge”, conference, November 13-16, 2005, Humboldt University and Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany.*
 Invited artists’ talk: Centre For Art Tapes, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS November 23, 2005.*
2004Invited paper: Making History: A Symposium, February 28, 2004, organized by Canadian Art magazine. 
2003Invited respondents: on the paper by Karyn Sandlos, “Waiting…and Wanting: Curating and Pedagogy in the Time of Short Film and Video Exhibition”, Terms of Address: the pedagogy and politics of film and video programming and curating, OISE, Toronto, March 7-9, 2003.*
 Editing (out?) the Image, November 7-8, 2003; written presentation, invited; “Edit In…Edit Out: Collaboration in Video Production”, performance/paper with video *
2002Invited discussants on panel: “Case Studies in New Practices: at the boundary of curating and participation”. Presentation title “Video in Museums” Museums After Modernism, Toronto, April 28-May 1, 2002.*
 Lecture: Syracuse University, 11th Annual Matrilineage Symposium (February 20).*
 Looking Back, Looking Forward, conference on video preservation hosted by IMAP (Independent Media Arts Preservation), New York, May 31-June 2, 2002. Invited panelists, “Economic Issues of Preservation”.*
1998Video Archiving and History, Banff Centre Conference, Banff, AB
 Archiving Independent Artists’ Video panel during conference Video History: making connections, University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY.
1996Distribution for the Independent Artist, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON.
1995Art At Work, an Arts and Labour Symposium organized by The Ontario Federation of Labour, Toronto, ON.*
1994Filming Canadian Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual History, Out of the Archives Conference, York University, Toronto, ON.*
 The Art of Research: Form Meets Content in Contemporary Docu-drama, an intensive 6-day workshop conducted at Videographe, Montreal, QC.*
1993Art and Activism, the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.*
1992On Programming and Exhibiting Video Art, Canadian Art Gallery Educators Annual General Meeting, Bolton, ON.*
 Private Parts, Public Images, Toronto Festival of Festival Filmmakers Forum, Toronto, ON.*
1991Our Social Narrative, with Alan Sekula and Sara Diamond, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC.
 Canadian Video Art, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
1988On Independent Voices, Local Heroes, Edmonton, Alta.
 Funding and Distribution for Independents, Saskatchewan Film & Video Showcase, Saskatoon, Sask.
1987Collaboration and Politically Operative Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., with Carole Conde, Karl Beveridge, Barbara Lounder and Robert Bean.            
1985Video Distribution for Artists, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON.