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MFA University of California, San Diego, 2004
BFA University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1998
2019 Moly and Kassandra, AC Institute, NY, 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,
2013 Labyrinth, Art Souterrain, Montréal, QC
The Idiot of Nature, AVHA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
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
Genderosity, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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
Public Art Project
2014 Armenian Genocide Memorial. Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC
Aceves-Sepulveda, Gabriela and Aslizadeh, Matilda. “Alternative Beginnings: Towards Other
Histories of Immersive Arts and Technologies.” Media-N 14 (1):1-10
Aceves-Sepulveda, Gabriela. Caught in the wrong narrative: The seductive promise in Matilda
Aslizadeh’s Resort, Sherbrooke: Foreman Art Gallery, 2017
Averns, Dick. "In Deference to a New Diabolique." In Diabolique, Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery,
Brayshaw, Christopher. Out of Sight: The Image Beyond the Index, Surrey: Surrey Art Gallery,
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
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)
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.
Edinger, Carrie Ida. “Member Spotlight: Matilda Aslizadeh.” New Media Caucus, Dec 2, 2018.
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.
Saghdejian, Karin. “An Interview with Designer of Genocide Monument in Vancouver.” The
Armenian Weekly, May 7, 2014.
Dumont, Marina. “Trophy: The Inverted Carousel.” Art Toronto, April 2014.
Laurence, Robin. “Waiting amid windy rooms and mirror images in Waiting For.” Georgia
Straight, Feb 1, 2012.
“Matilda Aslizadeh: Golden Globes.” Must-Sees, Canadian Art, Jan 20, 2011.
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.
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.
Grants and Residencies
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 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
2005 Visual Arts Development Award. Vancouver Foundation
2016 Co-founder of art collective art/mamas
2013-18 Board of Directors, VIVO
Artist Presentations/ Lectures
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, School of Interactive Arts and Technology SFU, Surrey BC
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
Winter 2006 + 2017-Present: Sessional Instructor
Department of Art History Visual Arts and Theory, University of British Columbia
Course: VISA 210: Digital Arts, VISA 240: Introduction to Photography, VISA 341: Intermediate
Fall 2010 - Present: Sessional Instructor
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Courses: FNDT 165 Interdisciplinary Core, FNDT 108 Creative Process, FNDT 160 Media Core
Studio I, FNDT 152: Video Essentials, PHOT 212 Digital Imaging I, PHOT 219: Telling Story:
Photo & Narrative, MHIS 405 Special Topics in Contemporary Photography, MHIS 230 Histories
and Theories of Photography, AHIS 333: Interdisciplinary Forum: Two Eyes a Mouth and a Nose
– The Face in Representation, AHIS 103: Intro to Visual Culture, AHIS 103: Intro to Visual Culture
(online), AHIS 102: Intro to Visual Culture (online),
2013 - 2018: Sessional Instructor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Courses: FINA 2235 Interactive Art on the Web, FINA 1135 Introduction to Digital Media, FINA
2270 Digital Photography, FINA 1170 Introduction to Film Photography, FINA 2135 Design in
Spring 2009 - Present: Instructor
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Continuing Studies
Courses: Core Skills (Summer Institute for Teens), Video (Summer Institute for Teens), CEPH
250: Introduction to Digital Photography, CEPH352: Advanced Digital Photography, CECS 140:
Photoshop for Photographers, CECS 231: Photoshop Intermediate, CEPH350: Intermediate Digital Photography, CESE 180: A Survey and History of Art.
Fall 2008 - 2010: Tutor
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Courses: SOCS 201, AHIS 333.
Schechter, Fran. "20 must-see shows at Contact Photography Festival 2018." NOW Toronto. April 24, 2018.
"Matilda Aslizadeh: Golden Globes." See It. January 20, 2011. Canadian Art Online
“Matilda Aslizadeh: Child Soldiers, Born and Made.” See It. May 29, 2008. Canadian Art
Averns, Dick. "In Deference to a New Diabolique." Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2009
Brayshaw, Christopher. “On Office” ETC Montreal. Summer 2006
Brown, Lorna, and Klobucar, Andrew. GUI Sunday: Matilda Aslizadeh /Andrew
Klobucar. Vancouver: Artspeak, 2003
Cachia, Amanda. "Map of Blood." Diabolique. Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2009
Cutler, Randy Lee. "A Phantom Trace." Phantom Smile, Burnaby: SFU Gallery, 2011
Dault, Gary Michael. "Matilda Aslizadeh at Pari Nadimi Gallery." The Globe and Mail Visual Art Review. Nov. 21, 2009
Jeffries, Bill. "Sharing DNA Without Breeding: The Roll of the Dice in Phantom Smile." Phantom Smile, Burnaby: SFU Gallery, 2011
Laurence, Robin. “Waiting amid windy rooms and mirror images in Waiting For” Georgia
Straight, Feb 1, 2012
Roy, Marina. “Walls and Towers: Works by Gwenessa Lam and Matilda Aslizadeh” SKOL
Centre des Arts Actuels, 2014