Jo-Anne Balcaen

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curriculum vitae

b. 1971, La Broquerie, Manitoba, currently lives in Montréal, Québec CANADA

education

2000
MFA - Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1994
BFA - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

solo exhibitions

2016
The Artist Should Have Value, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
2014
More Calm, Window, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2014
RE-DUO, Dr. Disc, Hamilton, Ontario (collaboration with Donna Akrey)
2013
INVENTORY, presented by Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal
2013
“J’adore ton travail.” Oeuvres sur papier / Works on paper 2007-2013, Monastiraki, Montréal
2012
RE-DUO, La Fin du Vinyle / Death of Vinyl, Montréal, QC (collaboration with Donna Akrey)
2011
Sound Ideas, Centre Clark, Montreal, QC
2011
The Longer I Wait, the Better it Feels, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL
2010
THE END, G Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009
Pétard, Galerie B-312, Montréal, QC
2008
Long Shot, La Centrale, Montréal, QC
2007
New Work, The Other Gallery, Banff, AB
2007
C’mon, C’mon, Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
2003
Machination, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB
2003
El Dorado, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON (collaboration with Stephan Kurr)
2002
Machination, Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC
2000
The End, Galerie Bourget Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
1998
Oh…Nothing, Galerie Bourget Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
1996
Want You Too Much, Plug In Gallery Billboard Project, Winnipeg, MB (billboard at corner of River and Osborne Streets)
1995
Advice to the Lovelorn, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB

selected group exhibitions & video screenings (juried & curated)

2017
Never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2017
Kids These Days, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2016
Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario
2016
Let’s Be Open About… Conceptualism, Dazibao, Montréal, QC
2016
Kids These Days, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
2015
Just Cause: Bad Faith - Art Workers Activism and Organizing in NYC and Beyond, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Connexions, Dazibao, Montréal, Québec
2015
Bruissements et pétarades, L'Oeil de Poisson, Québec, QC
2014
Bande à part / Kids These Days, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC
2013
Bruissements et pétarades, L'Écart... Lieu d'art actuel, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec
2013
SeeThru Series, featuring the music of Elliott Sharp and international video artists, Outpost Artist's Resource, Queens, NY
2013
Cinéma au Palais, Nuit Blanche Montréal, Nouveau Palais, Montréal, QC
2012
Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room, curated by Michael Davidge, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Ontario
2012
Tidal Force / La Force des marées, Cinéma Excentris, Montreal, QC
2011
PIN UP - Posters by Artists, Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
2011
Encan CLARK, Centre d'art et de diffusion CLARK, Montréal, QC
2011
So Many Letdowns Before We Get Up…, curated by Kegan McFadden, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB.
2011
Cascades et autres actes de bravoure, Centre Clark, Montreal, QC.
2010
Forecast, Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri
2010
Festival du nouveau cinéma, curated by Daniel Olson and presented by Dazibao, Cinématheque québecoise, Montreal
2009
Scream, curated by David LaRiviere (duo with Jillian McDonald), PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK
2008
Skid, Open Space, Victoria, BC
2008
Tone Deaf, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON
2008
Beatrice’s Centre for Student Affairs, curated by Jennie Cherniack, InterAccess, Toronto, ON
2008
Unclassifiable, curated by InsertNameHere, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, QC
2007
TULCA 2007, curated by Aideen Barry & Louise Manifold, various sites , Galway, Ireland
2007
The Official Dinner Party, curated by Leisure Projects, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
2007
Come On: Desire Under the Female Gaze, curated by Astria Suparak, Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2006
Beyond Feminism, Parisian Laundry, Montréal, QC
2006
Teenage Kicks - Ça plane pour moi, curated by Mathieu Beauséjour, Galerie Clark, Montréal, QC
2006
Optic Nerve (screening), Artspace, Peterborough, ON
2005
Time Lag, Neue Videos aus Canada (screening), Basel, Switzerland
2005
The End is in the Beginning (screening), Forest City Gallery, London, ON
2004
The Store, Joyce Yahouda, Montréal, QC
2004
USED/Goods, site-specific exhibition at the Salvation Army retail store, Montréal, QC
2004
Le F-Word, Galerie 303, Montréal, QC
2004
Mellow Drama, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, ON
2003
Ten Things at Once, curated by Lance Blomgren, Ra'da, Montréal, QC
2001
Blind Date, eyelevel gallery, Halifax, NS
2001
Hôpital, Presented by articule (exhibition catalogue), Montreal, QC
2001
25 Years, 25 Artists, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
2000
Manif internationale d’art de Québec, various sites throughout Québec city, Québec, QC
1999
Say Nothing, Be Silent, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
1999
48 Rooms/48 Hours, a site-specific exhibition in a vacated Montréal rooming house, Montréal, QC
1998
Laughing, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt and Blair Marten, Plug In, Winnipeg, MB
1996
Immense/Ordered/Deranged, curated by Cliff Eyland, presented at the Cornish Library, Winnipeg, and at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

awards

2014
Canada Council for the Arts - International Residencies Program, New York, ISCP
2011
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - Research and creation grant
2007
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - Research and creation grant
2005
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - Research and creation grant
2004
Canada Council for the Arts - Creation/Production Grant
2003
Canada Council for the Arts - Travel Grant
1999
Canada Council for the Arts - Travel Grant
1996
Manitoba Arts Council - Student Bursary
1995
Manitoba Arts Council - Visual Arts ‘B’ Grant

selected professional experience

2014-2015
Artist in residence - International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
2013-2014
Programming Coordinator - Artexte, Montréal
2013-2015
Board member - Diagonale, Montréal
2012-2013
Exhibition Coordinator - Diagonale, Montréal
2010-2011
Artist-Teacher - Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
2007
Artist in residence - Banff Centre for the Arts, Self-directed creative residency
2007
Artist in residence - Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Toronto Island
2005
Guest lecturer - ART NOW, University of Lethbridge Fine Arts Department, Lethbridge, AB
2005
Video production residency - Centre de production Daïmon, Gatineau, QC
2005-2011
Exhibition coordinator - Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal
2004
Sessional instructor, Studio Arts (Women and the Fine Arts) - Concordia University, Montréal
2004
Board member - Articule, Montréal
2001-2003
Programming Coordinator, Articule, Montréal
2003
Artist in residence - Banff Centre for the Arts, thematic residency
2001
Project Coordinator - Hôpital, site-specific exhibition in an abandoned hospital, Montréal
1998
Sessional instructor, Studio Arts (Fibres Structures) - Concordia University, Montréal
1995
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) advisory program participant, Winnipeg, MB

published writing

  • Exhibition reviews: Articule annual programming booklet, 2001
  • Randall Anderson: An Assembly, Centre d’exposition Circa, exhibition brochure, Montréal, QC, 2004
  • Randall Anderson at Parisian Laundry, Canadian Art, Vol. 23, No. 2, summer 2006
  • Exhibition reviews: Articule annual programming booklet, 2002
  • Christopher Flower: Funland Arcade, Gallery 101 exhibition brochure, Ottawa, ON, March 2008

selected media & press reviews

  • Edwin Janzen - Bande à part/Kids these days, C Magazine, No. 125, Spring 2015
  • Must-Sees This Week: August 28 to September 3, 2014, canadianart.ca, August 28, 2014
  • Mary Reid - Haven’t We Been Here Before?, C Magazine, No. 112, Winter 2011
  • Jerome Delgado - Dans les bas-fonds du rock, Le Devoir, Montréal, January 24, 2009
  • Lyne Crevier - Tout ça pour ça, ICI, June 12, 2008
  • Stacey Dewolfe - Fandemonium, Montreal Mirror, June 12, 2008
  • Leah Sandals - Barrow, Tapper, Balcaen: Picture of a School… canadianart.ca, Dec. 11, 2008
  • Greg Pratt - Between a Hard Rock and an Artsy Place, Monday Magazine, Victoria, November 18, 2008
  • Katherine Rushworth - Lighting the Fires of Contemplation, The Syracuse Post-Standard, Sept. 9, 2007
  • Nancy Keefe Rhodes - Balcaen Shows at Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse City Eagle, Sept. 13, 2007
  • Nicole Burisch - Ohmygod, FFWD - Calgary’s Weekly, April 26, 2007
  • Randall Anderson - Teenage Kicks, Canadian Art, Vol. 23, No. 4, winter 2006
  • Rene Viau - Au-delà du feminisme, Le Devoir, Montréal, Saturday November 12, 2006
  • Nicolas Mavrikakis - Jamais satisfaites!, VOIR, Montréal, Thursday November 2, 2006
  • Christine Redfern - Women do laundry, MIRROR, Montréal, October 26, 2006
  • Nicolas Mavrikakis - Énergie Brute, VOIR, Montréal, Thursday, September 28, 2006
  • Jean-C Rochefort - Hors circuit?, Le Devoir, Montréal, Saturday Nov. 20, 2004
  • Jerome Delgado - Salut au consommateur, La Presse, Montréal, Sunday Nov. 14, 2004
  • Roxanne Arsenault - Violette Vilaine, CISM Radio, Montréal, November 11, 2004
  • Kelly Martino - Vision of Love, Uptown, Winnipeg, Thrusday, April 17, 2003
  • Mylene Crete - Des voix en fleur, La Liberté, St.Boniface, April 17, 2003
  • Amy Karlinsky - Art Review, Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, April 17, 2003
  • Suzanne Richard - Chasse à l’oeuvre d’or, VOIR Outaouais, Ottawa, April 3, 2003
  • Anita Euteneier - Ceiling Takes on a Golden Hue, Ottawa Xpress, March 20, 2003
  • Jeanne Randolph - Some Truths Embellished, MIX Magazine, Vol 26, No.4, spring 2001
  • Annmarie Adams - Reviving the Dead: Art and the 20th c. Hospital, Fuse Vol. 27, No.2, spring 2001
  • Dayna McLeod - Conversion Stories, MIX Magazine, Vol. 26 No. 2, fall 2000
  • David Cantin - Manifestation international d’art de Québec Le Devoir, Montréal, August 26, 2000
  • Gilles Sutherland - Around the Galleries, The Times, Glasgow, Wednesday, October 6, 1999
  • Moira Simpson - Arts Review, The Brian Morton Show, BBC Radio Scotland, October 5, 1999
  • Bernard Lamarche - Chambres en ville, Le Devoir, Montréal, Saturday, May 8, 1999
  • Garth Buchholz - Exhibit offers mix of art, books, Winnipeg Free Press Saturday, March 23, 1996
  • Garth Buchholz - Rewind: the year in review, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995