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Felix Kalmenson


b.1987, St. Petersburg, Russia




2011                  B.A. of Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)


Solo Exhibitions

2018                  From the body I spent, Kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, Latvia)
                          Make Breeze (with Rouzbeh Akhbari), Hay Art Cultural Center (Yerevan, Armenia)

2017                  как всегда / As Always, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                          Tides of Sand and Steel (with ADL), Si Shang Art Museum ( Beijing, China)

                          A House of Skin, Artcite (Windsor, Canada) 


2016                  The Hum (In collaboration with Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko) As                            Part of Spaces R&D, The Sculpture Center, (Cleveland, USA)

2015                  A Year in Revenue, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2014                  HLS-F71, The New Gallery (Calgary, Canada)

                          I Came Here to Find Myself, Priscilla Queen of the Medina, (Marrakech, Morocco)

                          Centre for the Interpretation of Water and Light, Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain


2013                  Access/Disruption, ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin, Germany)

       Three Monuments, ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin, Germany)

       Apertures, Gallery 44 (Toronto, Canada)

       Hot Air (Instant Nationalism), Critical Mass Centre for Contemporary Art (Port Hope, Canada)


2012                  Intersection, XPACE Cultural Centre (Toronto, Canada)

                          Growths, Forgetus Collective (Toronto, Canada)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019                  How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                          To see and see again, Hamilton Artists Inc. (Hamilton, Canada)

                          Northern Convergences, McLaren Art Centre (Barrie, Canada)

                         The Bell at the End of Time, Artist Project as Pejvak, Critical Distance: Billboard on Shaw co-                                      presented in partnership with C Magazine (Toronto, Canada)

                         Salon of Conviviality, White Room Foundation (Moscow, Russia)

                         In is place only steel, State Silk Museum (Tbilisi, Georgia)


2018                  The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, Blackwood Gallery, (Mississauga, Ontario)

                          Contact Landing(s), Thames Art Gallery, (Chatham, Ontario)

                          The Future is Certain, it is the Past That is Unpredictable, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of                                Houston (Houston, USA). 


2017                  Of movement and dwelling, Trinity Square Video (Toronto, Canada)

                          The Future is Certain; It's the Past Which is Unpredictable, curated by Monika Lipšic, Calvert 22                               Foundation (London, UK)

                          Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive, National Centre for Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg, Russia)

                          CITIZENSFIVE, Art Arthina (Athens, Greece)

                          Portals... or Location Scouting in Kaunas, Presented by Spike Art Quarterly (Web-based)


2016                  Von Den Stromen Der Stadt, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, (Germany)

       Felt Book, Institute for New Feelings, (Los Angeles, USA)

       Connectivity Through Cinema Presented by Mono No Aware and Pleasure Dome, Center for                  Performance Research, (NYC, USA)

       No Confidence, Success, As part of Perth International Arts Festival, (Perth, Australia)

       False Histories, Buntport Theatre, (Denver, USA)


2015                  CÓDEC Festival de Vídeo y Creaciones Sonoras, Casa Talavera, (Mexico DF)

       A Line is Not a Line, Part of First Thursday, Art Gallery of Ontario, (Toronto, Ontario)

       Swimminal Poolitics, DIS Magazine, Web-based

       Stories Told, O’Born Contemporary, (Toronto, Ontario)

       New Toronto Works, Pleasuredome, (Toronto, Ontario)

       Felt Book, Institute for New Feelings, Web-Based

       Anatomy of a Square, Art Now, (Toronto, Ontario)

       Under New Management, The New Gallery

       Sunday Drive Art Projects, (Warkworth, Canada)


2014                  Material and Mechanism, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Aomori City, Japan)

       Video Night, Le Cube (Rabat, Morocco)

       Boxes, Zones and Quarters, La Fabrique Culturelle des Anciens Abattoirs (Casablanca, Morocco)

       A Wicked Problem, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, USA)

       AADK, Centro Párraga (Murcia, Spain)

       Hello Darkness: New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome (Toronto, Canada)

       Pics or it didn't happen, Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2013                  Limited Access 4, Aaran Gallery (Tehran, Iran)

       Sticky Substance, Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm, Sweden)

       Ecstatic Matrices, Non-Fiction Gallery (Savannah, USA)

       Under New Management, ODD Gallery Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson City,                      Canada)

       The Archivists, XPACE Cultural Centre (Toronto, Canada)


2012                  Mortal Coils, Shudder Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

       Now Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada)

       Art on Danforth, Forgetus Collective and Butcher Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

       Overkilling the Undercurrent, 444 Dufferin (Toronto, Canada)


2011                  Videodrome, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, Canada)

                          Obscured Transmissions, Nuit Blanche @ National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque (Toronto,                               Canada)

                          Take Me With You, Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto, Canada)


2010                  Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow, Gallery 1313 (Toronto, Canada)

                          The Dream Show, Project 165 (Toronto, Canada)

                          Escapist Manifesto Show, Sennate Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

                          A Soft Core Peephole Exhibition, Hart House (Toronto, Canada)

                          The House That Masons Built, 53 Prince Charles St. (Toronto, Canada)



2020                   A Passage, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, August 24 & 25

2020                   A Passage, Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, April 18 - 21, 2020

2018                   Sum of the Parts, 221A, Pollyanna Library, Vancouver, May 16, 2018

                           Cold Cuts Video Festival, SOVA Gallery, Dawson City, Canada, March 30-April 1, 2018

2017                   Shorts 2: Rare Minerals, AND Festival, Peak District, UK, September 22, 2017
                           Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, April 23, 2017
                           Governing the Effects of Retrograde Part 1, Things That Can Happen, Hong Kong

                           False Histories, Buntport Theatre, Denver, USA, January 15, 2017


2016                   Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, November 17 & 20, 2016
                           On The Currents Of Distant Worlds, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, July 12,                                 2016
                           Ozo Kino Sale Presented with Rupert Vilnius, Lithuania, June 3, 2016
                           Connectivity Through Cinema Presented by Mono No Aware and Pleasure Dome, Center for                                     Performance Research, NYC, USA, March 27, 2016
                           Felt Book Screening, Institute for New Feelings, EMMEDIA , Calgary, Canada, February 11, 2016

2015                   New Toronto Works, Pleasuredome, Toronto, September 26, 2015


2014                   Hello Darkness: New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, October 18, 2014
                           Video Night, Le Cube, Rabat, July 1, 2014


Selected Bibliography

2018                  Art Daybook: "Atlas" Holds Up time, Houston Chronicle, June 6 

                          Interview: ‘Sometimes when I wake up, I don’t remember where I am’, Aterritory, March 19


2017                  In the galleries: Tau Lewis at 8-11 Gallery and Felix Kalmenson at Pari Nadimi, Toronto Star,                                      February 9

                          Felix Kalmenson, As Always at Pari Nadimi,, February 

                          How One Toronto Artist is Critiquing Putin's Reign, Canadian Art, March 23

2015                  Romantic Pastoralism, Art Fag City, August 21

       Speaking Across Histories, Magenta Magazine, Spring

       Felix Kalmenson at Pari Nadimi, Akimbo, March 3

       Felix Kalmenson: A Year in Revenue at Pari Nadimi,, February


2014                  Review: Raising the Alarm, Fast Forward Weekly, January 16th by Cadence Mandybura (Calgary,                             Canada)

                          Interview: Art Beat, CKUA Radio Network, February 9-15th by Megan Clark (Calgary, Canada)

                          Agenda: Canadian Art Magazine, Winter Issue (Calgary, Canada)


2013                  Review: Identification Papers at Critical Mass, Akimbo, July 9 by Gil Mcelroy (Toronto, Canada)

                          Feature: Hart House Review (Toronto, Canada)

                          Feature: Weijia Quarterly, Issue 1 (Toronto, Canada)


2012                  Feature: Felix Kalmenson, OTM Zine, November 28th by Andrew Weir (Toronto, Canada)

                          At an Ossington Gallery, A Condo Critique, Torontoist, November 1st by Jodie Shupac (Toronto,                                Canada)

                          Feature: Felix Kalmenson: Intersection, The Wardens Today, November 1st (Toronto, Canada)


2011                  Review: Urban shrines: Statements in the cast-off and derelict, Toronto Star, July 18th by Murray                               Whyte (Toronto, Canada)



2017                  ACSL, Yerevan, Armenia

                          Jupiter Woods, London, UK

2016                  National Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia,

                          R&D, Spaces, Cleveland, USA

                          Rupert Residency Program, Vilnius, Lithuania


2014                  Aomori Contemporary Art Centre Artist-in-Residence (Aomori City, Japan)

                          Centro Negra Artist-in-Residence (Blanca, Spain)

                          Boxes, Zones and Quarters International Artist Gathering Artist-in-Residence                                                             (Casablanca/Marrakesh/Rabat, Morocco)


2013                  ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Artist in Residence (Berlin, Germany)

                          The Dragon Academy, Artist-in-Residence (Toronto, Canada)


2012                  Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, New Traditions Thematic Residency Artist-in-Residence                                         (Toronto, Canada)

                          Don Blanche Artist Residency, Artist-in-Residence (Shelburne, Canada)


Scholarships & Awards


2017                  Trinity Square Video Award, 30th Images Festival

                          Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2016                  Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

                          International Residency Program, Canada Council for the Arts

2015                  Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council

                          Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


2014                  Travel Grant, Canada Arts Council


2013                  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

                          National and International Residency Grant, Ontario Arts Council


2012                  Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council


Selected Professional Experience

2017                  Mapping Li-qui-di-ty, Goldsmith University of London, July 25 (London, UK)


2016                  Waterline, I: Project Space, August 22 (Beijing, China)

2015                  Unsettling Colonial Modernity, University of Alberta, April 25, (Edmonton, Alberta)

                          Sunday Scene, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, March 15, (Toronto, Ontario)


2014                  Founding Member/Board Member, 8 Eleven Projects (Toronto, Canada)

                          Politics in Practice Artist Talk, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, (Aomori, Japan)

                          Boxes, Zones and Quarter Artist Talk, Casablanca American School, June 20, (Casablanca)


2013                  Panel Discussion, New Modes of Image-Making, Presented by Laid Bare Curations and other                                   Concerns, Beaver Hall Gallery, May 18th (Toronto, Canada)

                          Panel Discussion, Artist-Run Residencies, Whippersnapper Gallery, March 26th (Toronto, Canada)


2012                  New Modes of Image-Making Panel Discussion, Presented by Laid Bare Curations and                                             otherConcerns, Beaver Hall Gallery, May 18, (Toronto, Ontario)

                          Panel Discussion, New Discourses for a Tired Century: A Debate Series, DoUC, Gladstone Hotel,                             November 19th (Toronto, Canada)

                          Board Member, Water Walk Sky Artist Residency and Exhibition Space (Toronto, Canada)


2011                  Panel Discussion, Take Me With You: The Art of the Lost and Found, Whippersnapper Gallery, July                           30th (Toronto, Canada)

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