LOMAA is pleased to host artist Brendan Fernandes as the fifth participant in its Visiting Artist Program. During his stay Fernandes, currently based in New York NY, will hold a one-night only artist talk discussing the role of technology and the digital processes involved in his practice. Fernandes will be discussing a variety of works ranging throughout his career, while putting a focus on his recent projects. To follow, Fernandes will screen a 40-minute program of his video and animation works.
Brendan Fernandes is a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from The University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University in Canada. He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Art and Design New York, Art in General, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Mass MoCA, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of York University, Deutsche Guggenheim, The Bergen Kunsthall , Manif d’Art: The Quebec City Biennial, The Third Guangzhou Triennial and the Western New York Biennial through The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Fernandes has participated in numerous residency programs including The Canada Council for the Arts International Residency in Trinidad and Tobago (2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Work Space (2008), Swing Space (2009) and Process Space (2014) programs, and invitations to the Gyeonggi Creation Center at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea (2009) and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011). He was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary art. (2010), and was on the longlist for the 2013 prize. He recently debut a new performance at the Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY and participated in Stage It! (Part 3) – SCRIPTED at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. A nati0nal tour of his work organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery continues to travel into 2015 and includes exhibitions at Rodman Hall, Brock University, The Varley Art Gallery, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and The Contemporary Art Gallery – Vancouver. He will participate and create a new commission for “Disguises: Masks and Global African Art” organized by Seattle Art Museum in 2015 that will tour to and Fowler Museum of Cultural History, LA and the Brooklyn Museum, NY. He is a 2014 recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Residency Fellowship.
LOMAA’s Visiting Artist Program is made possible through generous funding from The Canada Council for the Arts.
Monday January 12, 2015
355 Clarence Street