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MATILDA ASLIZADEH  

 

Education
 

MFA    University of California, San Diego, 

BFA    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 

 

Selected Exhibitions
 

2021        Arrangements, Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam, BC


2020        Moly and Kassandra, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2019        Moly and Kassandra, Solo Exhibition, AC Institute, New York, NY


2018        Believe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

                Moly and Kassandra, Solo Exhibition, Pari Nadimi Art Gallery, Toronto, ON – Featured Exhibition,                               Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

                Labor Improbus, Art Souterrain, Montréal, QC


2017        Resort, Solo Exhibition, Foreman Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, QC

                SHE-I-LA: Women, Art, and Production, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2016        Intersections: Contemporary Artist Films, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC

                Resort, Solo Exhibition, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON


2015        Trophy, Solo Exhibition, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON


2014        Matilda Aslizadeh and Gwenessa Lam: Edge State, SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels, Montréal, QC


2013        Labyrinth, Art Souterrain, Montréal, QC


2012        Waiting For, Centre A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver BC

                Still Life, Solo Exhibition, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON – Featured Exhibition, Scotiabank 

                Contact Photography Festival

                The Indivisible, Foreman Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, QC


2011        Phantom Smile, Solo Exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                Diabolique, The Military Museums, Calgary, AB


2010        Portrait/Landscape, Solo Exhibition, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON

                Forest Lane, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto ON

                The Stalking of Absence, BTAP/ Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.    

                Game Show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

                Diabolique, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal, QC /Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON /

                Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK


2009        Hero of Our Time, Solo Exhibition, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, QC

                Diabolique, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK


2008        Hero of Our Time, Solo Exhibition, Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON


2006        Too Much Freedom: L.A. Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles, CA

                Viper Festival for Film Video and New Media: International Competition, Basel


2005        Office, Solo Exhibition, SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels, Montréal, QC

                Office, Solo Exhibition, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                Golden Horse Film Festival: Digital Shorts Competition, Taipei


2003        Sunday, Solo Exhibition, Artspeak, Vancouver, BC

                Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC


2002        TV or Not TV: L.A. Freewaves Festival. Los Angeles, CA

 

Grants, Residencies, and Service
 

2021        PLOT, Art Mamas six-month residency, Access Gallery, Vancouver BC


2020        Research and Creation (for collective Art Mamas), Canada Council of the Arts


2020        Project Assistance to Media Artists, BC Arts Council


2020        Explore and Create -Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council of the Arts


2019        Arts Abroad Grant, Canada Council of the Arts


2019        Three-month residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn New York.


2014        Grant to Film and Video Artists, Canada Council of the Arts


2013-16   VIVO Board of Directors


2013        Thematic Residency - Dock(ing); or, New Economies of Exchange (a collaboration between The Banff                     Centre, the University of Alberta, and the Liverpool Biennial) 


2011        Project Assistance to Media Artists, BC Arts Council

 

Selected Artist Presentations/ Lectures


2020       Panel Discussion, Vancouver Art Gallery Art Connects Series, Vancouver BC


2020       Visiting Artist Presentation (via zoom), Langara College Department of Fine Arts, Vancouver BC


2020       Visiting Artist Presentation, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

 

2019       Presentation and screening: International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY


2018       Presentation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON


2018       Presentation and screening, Department of Art History and Visual Art, University of British Columbia,                        Vancouver BC


2018       Co-Chair of New Media Caucus Sponsored Panel: Alternative Beginnings: Towards an-Other history of                    immersive arts and technologies, CAA 2018, Los Angeles 


2017       Presentation and screening, School of Interactive Arts and Technology SFU, Surrey BC


2017       Presentation, Foreman Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, QC


2017       art/mamas Panel Discussion, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC


2017       Presentation, Audain Art Museum, Whistler BC 


2012       Presentation, Centre A, Vancouver, BC


2011       Presentation, Emily Carr University, cosponsored by SFU Gallery, Vancouver BC


2010       Presentation, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC


2009       Presentation, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, QC


2005       Presentation, SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels, Montréal, QC


2005       Presentation, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

Public Art Project


2014    Armenian Genocide Memorial. Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC

Publications


Aceves-Sepulveda, Gabriela and Aslizadeh, Matilda. “Alternative Beginnings: Towards Other Histories of Immersive Arts and Technologies.” Media-N 14 (1):1-10

 

Exhibition Catalogues/Brochures


Aceves-Sepulveda, Gabriela. Caught in the wrong narrative: The seductive promise in Matilda Aslizadeh’s Resort, 

Sherbrooke: Foreman Art Gallery, 2017


Arnold, Grant. NEXT Matilda Aslizadeh: Moly and Kassandra Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2020


Averns, Dick. "In Deference to a New Diabolique." In Diabolique, Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2009


Brayshaw, Christopher. Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index, Surrey: Surrey Art Gallery, 2000


Brown, Lorna, and Klobucar, Andrew. GUI Sunday: Matilda Aslizadeh /Andrew Klobucar, Vancouver: 

Artspeak, 2003


Cachia, Amanda. "Map of Blood." In Diabolique, Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2009


Cutler, Randy Lee. "A Phantom Trace." In Phantom Smile, Burnaby: SFU Gallery, 2011


Jeffries, Bill. "Sharing DNA Without Breeding: The Roll of the Dice in Phantom Smile." In Phantom Smile, 

Burnaby: SFU Gallery, 2011


Mowry, Crystal. The Paradise of Others, Kitchener: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2016


Merali, Shaheen. The Stalking of Absence (vis-a-vis Iran), Tokyo: Tokyo/BTAP Gallery, 2010


Roy, Marina.  Walls and Towers: Works by Gwenessa Lam and Matilda Aslizadeh, Montreal: SKOL Centre des 

Arts Actuels, 2014

 

Media


Sheryl Mackay, North by Northwest, Interview, CBC Radio Vancouver, BC, Apr 27, 2014. 


Mark Mushet, Exhibitionists, CBC arts, Art Mamas, Video, May 10, 2019

 

Selected Press (by date)


Lebrun, Amélie. “Eschyle rencontre le molybdène.” La Source, Vol 21, No 15. Sept. 1-22, 2020

    http://thelasource.com/fr/2020/08/31/eschyle-rencontre-le-molybdene/


Wadsley, Helena. “Matilda Aslizadeh: Video installation welds economy and culture in its critique of neoliberalism.”  

    Galleries West, Aug. 10, 2020. https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/matilda-aslizadeh/


Mander-Wionzek, Allison. “Molybdenum, Kassandra and Forecasting in Times of Uncertainty.” Capture Photography   

   
Festival, Jul. 20, 2020. https://capturephotofest.com/texts/interview-with-matilda-aslizadeh/


Martinez-Zalce Sánchez, Graciela “Inside and Outside Paradise? Interview with Matilda Aslizadeh.” Voices of Mexico, Spring 2019, Issue 107


Mushet, Mark. “Art Mamas.” Galleries West, Jan 26, 2019. http://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/art-mamas/


Edinger, Carrie Ida. “Member Spotlight: Matilda Aslizadeh.” New Media Caucus, Dec. 2, 2018. 

http://www.newmediacaucus.org/member-spotlight-matilda-aslizadeh/


Palassio, Christina. “High Art.” Block, Spring-Summer 2018, Issue 16: p 31-37


Busby, Laura. “Warm up at Whistler’s Audain Art Museum.” VITA, Dec. 20., 2016.

http://www.vitadaily.ca/lifestyle/warm-up-at-whistler-s-audain-art-museum-1.4549922


Saghdejian, Karin. “An Interview with Designer of Genocide Monument in Vancouver.” The Armenian Weekly, 

May 7, 2014. https://armenianweekly.com/2014/05/07/interview-designer-genocide-monument-vancouver/


Dumont, Marina. “Trophy: The Inverted Carousel.” Art Toronto, Apr. 2014. http://www.artoronto.ca/?p=28416


Laurence, Robin. “Waiting amid windy rooms and mirror images in Waiting For.” Georgia Straight, Feb. 1, 2012.


Dault, Gary Michael. "Matilda Aslizadeh at Pari Nadimi Gallery." The Globe and Mail Visual Art Review, 

Nov. 21, 2009.


“Matilda Aslizadeh: Child Soldiers Born and Made.” See-It, Canadian Art, May 29, 2008. 

https://canadianart.ca/features/matilda-aslizadeh/


Brayshaw, Christopher. “On Office.” ETC Montreal, Summer 2006. 


Corden, Elaine. "Spending eternity at the office." Westender, Feb. 17-23, 2005.


Tousignant, Isa. “A day at the Office.” Hour, Oct. 20, 2005.