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OCAD U WELCOMES CANDICE BREITZ AS NOMADIC RESIDENT

Factum Tremblay by Candice Breitz on Vimeo. (Left: Natalyn Tremblay, Right: Jocelyn Tremblay.)

OCAD U’s Nomadic Resident program brings artists and thinkers from around the world to the university to join the local to the global and the provisional to the permanent. This year’s Nomadic Resident, Candice Breitz, is a South African artist based in Berlin, who shows her moving image installations internationally. 

Like previous Nomadic Residents, Breitz questions issues of travel, mobility, displacement, disclocation and homelessness as well as the speed or instability of modern life. She also delves into issues of identity and mass media. Breitz works on location around the world with local crews, focusing on how each local context relates to the broader global one. As part of her week-long residency at OCAD U, Breitz is collaborating with students on Being Ourselves + Others, a studio workshop on coalescing societal contexts and ideas.

Breitz, who also teaches Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art, studied Art History at Columbia University and the University of Chicago and completed the Whitney Independent Studio Program at the Whitney Museum in New York. She’s participated in residencies around the world, including Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, IASPIS International Artists’ Studio Program in Stockholm. In 2007 she was awarded the Prix International d’Art Contemporain from the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.

“We'e thrilled to have Candice Breitz join the Nomadic Resident program,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean in OCAD U’s Faculty of Art. “Breitz’s international perspectives and interest in interrogating the interplay between art making, media and cultural awareness, as well as her commitment to studio teaching will surely inspire many of our students and faculty and complement OCAD U ecology of learning.”

The Nomadic Resident program was launched with support from Partners in Art in 2006 and continues to be supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Past Nomadic Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006), including Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010) and Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh (2012).

Learn More

See her talk, “From A to B and Back Again,” Tuesday, September 17 

See her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCCA) as part of David Cronenberg: Transformation (until December 29) 

Artist’s website 

Watch her work on Vimeo 

 

 

 




Factum Tremblay by Candice Breitz on Vimeo. (Left: Natalyn Tremblay, Right: Jocelyn Tremblay.)

OCAD U’s Nomadic Resident program brings artists and thinkers from around the world to the university to join the local to the global and the provisional to the permanent. This year’s Nomadic Resident, Candice Breitz, is a South African artist based in Berlin, who shows her moving image installations internationally. 

Like previous Nomadic Residents, Breitz questions issues of travel, mobility, displacement, disclocation and homelessness as well as the speed or instability of modern life. She also delves into issues of identity and mass media. Breitz works on location around the world with local crews, focusing on how each local context relates to the broader global one. As part of her week-long residency at OCAD U, Breitz is collaborating with students on Being Ourselves + Others, a studio workshop on coalescing societal contexts and ideas.

Breitz, who also teaches Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art, studied Art History at Columbia University and the University of Chicago and completed the Whitney Independent Studio Program at the Whitney Museum in New York. She’s participated in residencies around the world, including Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, IASPIS International Artists’ Studio Program in Stockholm. In 2007 she was awarded the Prix International d’Art Contemporain from the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco.

“We'e thrilled to have Candice Breitz join the Nomadic Resident program,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean in OCAD U’s Faculty of Art. “Breitz’s international perspectives and interest in interrogating the interplay between art making, media and cultural awareness, as well as her commitment to studio teaching will surely inspire many of our students and faculty and complement OCAD U ecology of learning.”

The Nomadic Resident program was launched with support from Partners in Art in 2006 and continues to be supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Past Nomadic Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006), including Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010) and Ghada Amer and Reza Farkondeh (2012).

Learn More

See her talk, “From A to B and Back Again,” Tuesday, September 17 

See her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCCA) as part of David Cronenberg: Transformation (until December 29) 

Artist’s website 

Watch her work on Vimeo 

 

 

 

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