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Ellen Moffat

As a media artist, sound, text and image are central to my practice, rooted in the vocabulary of sculptural installation - the body, space and materiality. My multi-channel projects use various methods and techniques for sound processing, physical interfaces, objects, contact mics and real-time sound processing, and hi-low aesthetics and technology in installation, live actions and performance. Visualization of sound and the sonification of data are recent areas of research. My production spans independent, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects.

My work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally in Paris, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, New York, Florida and Venice. Selected presentations include pingtingtootle, CAFKA (2013); Place Markers: Mapping Locations and Placing Boundaries, Halifax (2012); Seasonal Waves, Calgary (2100-2012); Marking Space, Brooklyn (2011); Night Trains, Tel Aviv (2008); COMP OSE, Toronto, Chatham, and Saskatoon (2008-09); ICMC, Copenhagen (2007); Sounds Nervouse, Vancouver (2006); Future Cities, Hamilton (2004); Sprawl, London, Ontario (2003); Utopia Station, Venice Biennale (2003).

Professional Associations: Professional Affiliate with Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan and a member of Tracing the City, an interdisciplinary SSHRC-Creation and Production (2011-14).

Born in Toronto, I have lived and worked throughout Canada. I currently live in Saskatoon.

Curriculum Vitae

SOLO Exhibitions

2013: She I Her, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon

2011: PickUpPutDown, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2011: Lines, Tones and Spaces, Port Loggia, NSCAD U, Halifax

2011: vBox, Project Space, Open Sound, Surrey Art Gallery

2011: COMP OSE, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario

2009: COMP OSE, Doris McCarthy Gallery, U of T-Scarborough, Toronto

2008: COMP OSE, College Building Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2006: Claybank Voices, Art Gallery of Swift Current

2006: BLOW, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan

2006: SoundsNervouse, The New Gallery, Calgary

2006: SoundsNervouse, WPK Kennedy Centre, North Bay

2005: Fault Lines, MacKenzie Art Gallery (New Acquisitions), Regina (catalogue)

2004: BLOW, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2001: Line Break, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury

1999: Shades of Black and White, Neutral Ground, Regina

1998: Shades of Black and White, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert (catalogue)

1995: Still Life/Nature Morte, MFA Exhibition, Scotia Centre’s Galleria, Regina

TWO & THREE PERSON Exhibitions

2011: Marking Space, with Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Kentler International Drawing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009: Eidola, W Brent & E Moffat, Open Space, Victoria (catalogue), curated by Ted Heibert and David Cecchetta

2003: Guessed House, E Moffat, L Duvall, R VKnowles, AKA, Saskatoon (catalogue)

2003: Surface Tension, E Moffat & R Horowitz, NAC, St Catherines

2002: Passages, E Moffat & J Ryckman, TRUCK Gallery, Calgary (publication)

2000: E Moffat & F Robson, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

1999: Fixations, E Moffat & D Askevold, MSVU, Halifax(catalogue)

1999: Non-Places, E Moffat & J Peacock, Dunlop Art Gallery - Sherwood, Regina

1994: Inside Outside, E Moffat & R Chambers, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regin

GROUP Exhibitions

2013: ping ting tootle, situated interactive sound installation in CAFKA, Kitchener

2012: in pulse with Kim Morgan in Place Markers: Mapping Locaitons and Probing Boundaries, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, curated by Peter Dykhuis

2010: How I Learned to Stop..., Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon

2008: spinning slowly, Night Trains, Salon Ba’stav, Tel Aviv

2007: Art is Not Mute, Ersta Konsthall Sound Archive, Stockholm, Sweden: Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaujvaros, Hungary; Botkyrka Konstall, Sweden; Hit, Gotenburg, Sweden

2006: Claybank Voices, in Mama Wetotan / Crossfiring, Knowhere Prod & CommonWeal, SK (publication)

2005: Sound Madness 1, Sound + Vision Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff

2004: Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton, (publication)

2004: Civil Fugue, in Future Cities, Art Gallery of Hamilton (publication)

2003: Utopia Station, FLEAS collective with M Rosler, Arsenale, Venice Biennale

2003: Utopia Station Poster project, FLEAS collective with M Rosler, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2003: Sprawl: Beyond the Field of Vision, Museum London (publication)

2002: Altars and Shrines, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert (catalogue)

2002: Contract Work, Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2001: The Infinite Between, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

2001: Viewing Distance, touring exhibition. Swift Current, Estevan, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert

2001: The Infinite Between, Gallery 44, Toronto (publication)

2000: Bookmarks, new artists’ books, AKA Artist-Run Centre, Saskatoon

2000: Utopia and Desire, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert

1998: The ‘98 Works Festival, Edmonton

1998: Do It, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

COLLABORATIVE and PERFORMATIVE PROJECTS

2013: book/table/chair interdisciplinary projectwith Kathryn Ricketts; Nightswimming - Pure Research, with Brian Quirt and DD Kugler, Vancouver

2013: cruising, video with Kim Morgan as part of Tracing the City, SSHRC-Creation and Production Grant with Kim Morgan, Solomon Nagler, Martha Radice

2011: Strung with Jeff Morton, Sounds Like... Audio Festival, , AKA Gallery, Saskatoon

2010: MOO, site-specific sound installation with Jeff Morton, Agribition, Regina

2010: Realms of Knowing, performative book and sound project with Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Toronto

2009: Art’s Birthday, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon

2007: The Art of Immersive Soundscapes, University of Regina, Regina

2002: Track, SPASM Public Art Festival, Video Verite, Saskatoon

SCREENINGS and ONE-UP EVENTS

2014: Repetition, performed by members of Bozzini Quatuor and others, Concordia Creative Music Institute, La Vitrola, Montreal

2013: in pulse, video presentation, Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus Conference, Culture of Cities Centre, NYC

2012: in pulse, video presentation, Ambiances, Montreal

2007: Convocare / Consonare, presentation with David Gerhard, International Computer Music Conference, Copenhagen

2006: Far and Few: Art in the Air, Struts Gallery, Sackville

2006: Artist Presentation, Western Front, Vancouver

2006: This City is a Radio, PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2005: Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown

2005: Art in the Air, Struts Gallery, Sackville

2005: Now, PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2005: Upstream Saskatchewan (video), PAVED Art + New Media, Saskatoon

2003: Screening, Production Support Projects (video), Video Verite, Saskatoon

COMPOSITIONS & DISCOGRAPHY

2013: Chaser, solo piano performance for PLAY by Kathleen Irwin and Jeff Morton, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

2011: MOO, with Jeff Morton

2009: urbansubsonic, Saskatoon

2007: spinning slowly, with Yonatan Kunda and nilsOn Muniz, Tel Aviv

2005-08: The Phoneme Project, (upcoming media publication)

2006: Claybank Voices: How Men made White Mud... (CD catalogue )

2004: BLOW (catalogue with audio CD)

2002: Fault Lines (catalogue with audio CD and DVD)

2000: Transitive (artist book / catalogue with CD)

COMMISSIONS

1998: Bench Marks Place, Core Area Art Park, Regina (commission)

1998: PLAY, Lakeridge Sports Park, Regina (commission)

1996: Signatures of Time (community collaboration), Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

1996: Inheritance, permanent installation, (collaboration), Lebret, SK

1995: A Place Called Home, (community collaboration), Lipton, SK

1994-95: Trace Elements, Rosemont Art Gallery - Les Sherman Park, Regina

1993: Threshold, University of Regina, Regina

1990: Imperial Highway, Concordia University (student competition)

 


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