2013 Shortlist





Isabelle Pauwels, Immunized Arm(s), 2009, lightjet print, 101.6 x 38.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Isabelle Pauwels

isabelle-pauwels_SMBorn in Kortrijk, Belgium, Isabelle Pauwels lives and works in New Westminster, BC. She received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2001, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. While her practice has encompassed sculpture, artist books, and prints, her primary medium is video. Featuring an intensive exploration of staging, shooting, and most notably editing, her video installations reconfigure popular genres such as the sitcom, the home movie, or the documentary. Pauwels’ blend of performance and documentary realism highlights the fraught relationship between narrative conventions and everyday social interaction. Her research interests include television history, narratives of colonial exploration, and reality TV culture. Recently, she exhibited at Volker Bradke in Dusseldorf, Western Front in Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver.





Mark Clintberg, Behind this lies my true desire for you, 2012, Salvaged wood, latex paint, offset print posters, 670 cm x 944 cm.


Mark Clintberg

MarkClintberg_smMark Clintberg is an artist, writer, and curator from Alberta currently studying in Montreal. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University where he is also a Part-time Faculty Member. He earned his M.A. at Concordia University in 2008, and his B.F.A. from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2001, completing a portion of his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. In 2010 he conducted research at Oxford University with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Public and private collections across Canada and in the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts have acquired his work. In the last year he has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary, and Trap\door in Lethbridge. His work has also been shown at the Miami based Locust Projects, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, The Banff Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol in Montreal, The Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and Eastern Edge in St. John's. Journals and periodicals that have published his writing include The Art Newspaper, The Senses & Society, C magazine, ETC., BlackFlash, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, the Fillip Review, Photofile, Arte al Dia International, and Art.es Magazine. For the Spring and Summer of 2013 he will be an artist in residence on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. In late Summer 2013 he will launch a new commissioned project at Western Front in Vancouver.






Duane Linklater, (Untitled) A raspberry garden for 21st Street, 2012, 12 raspberry bushes, soil, string, bamboo, canvas, chalk, chalkboard, clip, printed email, Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist.


Duane Linklater

DuaneLinklater_smDuane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. He was educated at the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Native Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Linklater attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in upstate New York, completing his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video. Linklater produces a range of work including video and film installation, performance, sculptural objects, and often works within the contexts of cooperative and collaborative gestures. He has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York, at the Power Plant in Toronto, and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. His collaborative film project with Brian Jungen, Modest Livelihood, was originally presented at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre in collaboration with dOCUMENTA (13) which subsequently travelled to the Reva and David Logan Centre Gallery at the University of Chicago and will show at Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver in summer 2013. Linklater will also be presenting new works at Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto in June of 2013 in a solo exhibition organized by Althea Thauberger.





Pascal Grandmaison, Le jour des 8 soleils, 2011, 8 HD Videos, 5 mins, projections on 8 buildings. Courtesy of the artist.


Pascal Grandmaison

PascalGrandmaison_smPascal Grandmaison, born in 1975, lives and works in Montréal. He holds a degree in visual art from UQAM in Montréal. He is known for the contemplative themes of his large-scale photographs and works in film and video. His diverse subjects range from pensive portrait images to deep meditations on the legacies of modernist architecture, capturing a psychological complexity through a minimal and detached view. Grandmaison has exhibited extensively in Canada and Europe. He had numerous solos shows at Galerie René Blouin in Montréal, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects in Toronto, Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Galerie Georges Verney-Carron and Galerie BF 15 in Lyon, France, Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, Galerie B-312 and Espace Vox in Montréal. In 2006, his solo exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal toured to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Vancouver Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art in Toronto, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain in Luxembourg, as well as the Prague Bienniale in 2005. He is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and Galerie René Blouin in Montréal.




T HendersonTamara Henderson, Western Fade Out, 2010, found 16 mm Film, Loop System, Markers: Red, Green, Blue, Variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist.


Tamara Henderson

Tamara_HendersonSmTamara Henderson is from Sackville New Brunswick. She studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and holds a Masters Degree from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Henderson has participated in residencies at The Paul Klee Center:  Tin Soldiers and Nixon Coming, The Banff Center: Life is Beautiful… and the CCA Kitakyushu. She has exhibited in Kassel at dOCUMENTA (13), Western Front in Vancouver, Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Kunstverein Nürnberg and Walter Philips Gallery in Banff, additionally she has given lectures at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and at the University of Washington in Seattle. Henderson’s practice is based on recordings of the unconscious that follow an oneiric, or dreamlike structure. Drawn from processes of hypnosis, nocturnal fieldwork and altered states, Henderson’s experiences are manifested into sculpture, furniture, film-sets and 16mm films. Possessing spectral qualities, the forms speak to the absence of a conscious experience.


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