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Visiting Artists

2008 - 2009

Floyd Favel - Storytellers Festival 2004

Cree artist Floyd Favel - a nationally renowned theatre
and dance director, writer, playwright, essayist, journalist
and performer - will be speaking, teaching and
performing at UBC Okanagan on March 31 and April 1st.

On Tuesday, March 31, Favel will teach a performance
workshop grounded in his research on Native Performance
Culture -- from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts and
Health building, room FIN144. Following this workshop he
will perform Snow before the Sun, a devised movement-
based solo piece, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Student Service
Lecture Theatre, room SSC026.

On Wednesday, April 1, Favel will give a talk on Aboriginal
performance principles derived from ritual and social
structures, and address his ongoing research on Native
Performance Culture. This talk will run from 2 to 3 p.m.,
in Arts Building room ART103.

Mr. Favel is a theatre and dance director, writer, playwright, essayist, journalist and performer. He studied theatre
at the Native Theatre School, The Centro di Lavoro di Grotowski and at the Tukak Teatret of Denmark. Mr. Favel’s
work has been presented at the Santa Fe Institute of American Indian Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the National
Museum of the American Indian, Enowkin Centre, Full Circle Performance Ensemble, The Globe Theatre, New
Dance Horizons, Peterborough New Dance, The Canada Dance Festival.

His writing has been published at Coteau Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Native Peoples Magazine, The Globe
and Mail, Battlefords News Optimist, the Navajo Times, Klewer Publishers (International Journal of Philosophy),
Gare d’Theatre (France).

His primary objective has been the development of Performance Methods based on Aboriginal performance
principles derived from ritual and social structures. He has titled this research Native Performance Culture (NPC).

The workshop, performance, and talk are free and open to all members of the campus community.

For more information contact Virginie Magnat, Assistant Professor of Performance, at 250-807-8441.

Ben Reeves

The Department of Creative Studies
announces a guest lecture by

Visiting Artist Ben Reeves

Thursday, March 26, 2009
UBC Okanagan, Fine Arts Building, FIN 227
10:00 – 11:30 am

Ben Reeves’ painting presents a very
unorthodox approach to scenes from
everyday life. In his paintings, images
and materiality are inseparable in the construction of representation, so
much so, that the substance of paint
itself is material, form, and image.

Car and Petals - 2007
Cars and Petals - 2007

Reeves obtained his BFA from UBC
Vancouver, and an MA in Fine Arts, from
the Chelsea College of Art and Design,
in London, England.

All are welcome!

The Creative Studies Department would
like to extend their appreciation to the
Canada Council for the Arts for their
continued support of this program.

Jamelie Hassan
Garden of Light ‘06 - Lester B. Pearson Garden for Peace and Understanding Kian, 2007

Visiting Artist - Jamelie Hassan

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00 PM at the Student Services Centre’s lecture theatre SSC026,
UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way,

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario. Hassan’s practice as an artist, writer
and curator often confronts issues of colonialism, patriarchy, militarism, censorship, sexuality and cultural
identity. Hassan is strongly influenced by her activist politics, cultural heritage as a Canadian born to Arab
parents, as well as her significant and extensive travels. In 1993 she was presented the “Canada 125 Medal”
in recognition to her outstanding service to the community and in 2001 she received the Governor General’s
Award in Visual and Media Arts. She received the Chalmers Art Fellowship in 2006 for her work on archives,
libraries, language and text-based artworks and was recently awarded in 2007 the Canada Council for the
Arts long term Grant in Visual Arts.

Since the 1970’s Hassan has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. Exhibitions in which she has
participated in include Orientalism & Ephemera, Art Metropole, Toronto & Art Gallery of Windsor (2006)
and Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (2007), Warzones, Presentation House (1999), The End(s) of the Museum,
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (1996), Trade Routes New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (1992),
Hong Kong: Cities at the End of Time, Vancouver, BC (1997) to name a few. A recent installation Garden
of Light was selected for the Pearson Garden of Peace & Understanding at University of Toronto for the
city’s first Nuit Blanche, 2006. A survey exhibition of her work opens March 7, 2009 at Museum London.

Hassan’s interdisciplinary works incorporate ceramic, painting, video, photography, text and other media
works which are in numerous collections including The National Gallery of Canada, The Canada Council Art
Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum London, Glenbow Museum in Calgary, The Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery at UBC Vancouver, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, The National
Museum of Arab American Art in Michigan, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

The Department of Creative Studies, Visiting Artist Speaker Series is pleased to present artist Jamelie
Hassan who will present her work also as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (IDERD) week of events at UBC Okanagan. The Creative Studies Department would like
to extend their appreciation to the Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support of this program.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Jude Norris

Jude Norris - Wednesday, February 4th, Room SSC026 - 6:00pm, Student Lecture Theatre

Multi-disciplinary Cree-Métis artist, Jude Norris, employs idiosyncratic combinations of 'Native' material,
language, traditional creative practice, and iconography with elements of western technology, art
practice, theory, and language. Grounded by a strong aesthetic sensibility, and often a subtle humour,
her work is an exploration and expression of the oddness and challenges of contemporary colonized

Norris is a recent recipient of a Chalmer's Arts Fellowship, and has received awards from the Canada
Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She
has exhibited her work internationally and her video Red Buffalo Skydive, an animation with a story
told in voice-over, has screened at 23 festivals, premiering in 1999 at the IMAGeNation Aboriginal
Film and Video Festival in Vancouver. Norris has studied integrated media at the Ontario College of
Art & Design in Toronto, Ontario, and studied art at Middlesex University and Kensington &
Chelsea College, in London, England.

All are welcome!

Canada Council for the Arts

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The Department of Creative Studies, at the
University of British Columbia Okanagan, with
the generous support of the Canada Council
for the Arts, is pleased to announce a public
lecture presentation by Canadian artists
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller.

Cardiff & Miller are two of Canada’s most
widely acclaimed artists on the international
stage. Their multi-media and interdisciplinary,
conceptual art practice includes productions
combining video, sculpture, audio, installation,
and performance art.

Since representing Canada at the 49th Biennale, in Venice, Italy, in 2001, with their captivating piece
called The Paradise Institute, Cardiff & Miller have continued to occupy the top tier of contemporary
arts most exhibited and influential artists. Among the list of solo exhibitions since then are included:
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für
Gegenwart, Berlin; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The Fruitmarket Gallery,
Edinburgh, and many others. In addition to the Venice Biennale their work has been includedin many
other contemporary art biennials including the 1999/2000 Carnegie International; XXIV Bienalde São
Paulo; the Biennale of Sydney (2002, 2008); the 47th Corcoran Biennial; and the Istanbul Biennale.

In a preface to a 2007 interview with Cardiff & Miller, critic Robert Ayers writes: ‘They employ (in their
work) such diverse forms as slide shows, telephone conversations, choral recitals, canoe trips, and
torture chambers to seduce their audience into illusory worlds that seem utterly compelling…’

The public is invited to this rare opportunity to be in audience for an illustrated lecture by Janet Cardiff
& George Bures Miller. The presentation will take place at 7 PM, Thursday, January 22, 2009, in SSC 026
Lecture Theatre, in the Student Services Building, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC.

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Greg Staats

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Greg Staats

Thursday, September 11th,9:30pm to 11:00pm
FINA 144- Fine Arts and HealthBuilding

Greg Staats was born in Ohsweken, Ontario in
1963. He lives and works in Toronto since 1985.
Staats is a photographer who works also in
short video works that combines language,
architecture, photography and the natural
world. He has developed works around the
notions of animose (full of spirit), errance
(wandering with purpose), the performative
aspect of objects, and repetition. His video
works are contemplative and require the
viewer adapt the rhythms of the natural world,
subjects include boreal markers on the Six
Nations of the Grand River Territory in
southern Ontario, Staats’ birthplace. Staats
draws upon a traditional Mohawk restorative
aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of

He has had several solo exhibitions including at the Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Mercer Union:
A Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, and Gallery TPW, Toronto. Group exhibitions include;
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto. Staats is the recipient of the Duke and
Duchess of York Prize in Photography.

Sean Caulfield

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Sean Caulfield

Wednesday,October 22nd, 2 - 3:30pm
SSC 026-Student ServicesBuilding

Sean Caulfield is a printmaker, a Canada
Research Chair in Printmaking, and an Associate
Professor at the University of Alberta. Caulfield
has exhibited his prints, drawings and book works
extensively throughout Canada, the United States,
Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include:
Inferno, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario; Recent Prints,
Yanagisawa Gallery, Saitama; and The 14th Seoul
Space International Print Biennial
, Seoul Museum
of Art, Seoul, Korea, among others. He has
received numerous grants and awards for his work
including SSHRC Creation Grant and the Grand Prize
in the Third 21st Century Grand Prix Exhibition,
Tokyo, Japan. Caulfield will present his work for the
Visiting Artist Speaker Series as well as discuss his
recent travels and research in Japan.

Free admission, Open to the public

Sean Caulfield with 4th year students.

Sean Caulfield with 4th year students.

Kristi Malakoff

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Kristi Malakoff

Wednesday, November 5th, 2 - 3:30pm
SSC 026-Student ServicesBuilding

Kristi Malakoff has exhibited her large-scale
vivid installations across Canada including at
the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art,
Kelowna; Stride Gallery, Calgary; and the
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario. Her
exhibition Great Day For Up was recently
shown at the Museo Regional de
Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. Her
exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous
on-line and print publications including
Canadian Art, and Lake: A Journal of Arts
and Environment. Malakoff will discuss her
art practice and her experiences working and
living in Mexico, Germany, and her recent
artist residency in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Free admission, Open to the public

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