Photo of B.h. Yael
Photo of B.h. Yael
B.h. Yael
Faculty of Art
416-977-6000, Ext. 207

Area(s) of Expertise

Contemporary Issues, Digital Video, Video Installation


B.h. Yael is a Toronto based filmmaker, video and installation artist, whose work has shown nationally and internationally. She has been an instructor at OCAD since 1989. She also served as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Art between 1997 and 1999.


1997: MA, Curriculum/Cultural Studies, University of Toronto, OISE 1987: AOCA, Photo/Electric Arts/New Media, OCA 1979: BEd, Teaching Certifications, Ontario Teacher Education College 1978: BA, English, York University

Selected Exhibitions

2000: Art System, video collaboration with Johanna Householder and individual installation piece 2000: Orifice show, Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Robarts Library, U of T 2000: Seldom, Music Gallery, collaboration with Marilyn Lerner, Toronto 1999: Case Studies: The Word, Harbourfront, Toronto 1998: Canada House, London, England 1996: Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 1996: Spontaneous Combustion, Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto

Awards \ Grants

2000: Millennium Grant, Canada Council 1998: Travel Grant, Canada Council 1996: Development Grant (B Grant), Canada Council 1995: Completion Grant, Ontario Arts Council 1995: Video production grants, Canada Council 1995: Grants for Artists, City of York Arts Grants 1994 & 1995: Media Residency, Banff Arts Centre

Selected Publications

1999: Unbound Geographies/Fused Histories, A Space/Central St. Martins, Toronto 1998: De-limiations, (program notes) British/Canadian Exchange, V Tape 1993: Inside/Outside: Shifting Perspectives, Images Film and Video Festival Catalogue 1991: You cannot hear her grief, her crying, MATRIART, Women and War, 4/2/94: Bombshelters Critical Perspectives, introductory remarks, Trinity Square Video Collection 1990: Sound Symposium, Musicworks Magazine, St. Johns, Nfld (photography)

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

1998-2000: Steering committee, Centre for the Study of Independent Media, OISE/UT 1988-1995: Board member, Northern Visions Film and Video Association, Images Festival 1989-1991: Euclid Theatre, Programming Committee 1991-1992: Board member, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre 2000: Cinemateque Review Jury, Canada Council 1999: Hiring committee, Trinity Square Video 1999: Web site evaluation, Canada Council 1999: Jury, best of Canadian work, Inside Out Film and Video Festival 1999: Trinity Square Video, Purchase Collection 1997: Public Art Commission Jury, Community Services, City of York