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Colin Campbell

Born in Reston, Manitoba, 1942.

Colin Campbell was one of Canada's pioneer video artists, producing over 45 tapes. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba (Gold Medal) and his M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate School, California.

Based in Toronto from 1973 until his death, he was active in the artist-run centre movement in Canada and in AIDS related support work. He taught at the Ontario College of Art and at the University of Toronto. His work was exhibited internationally from the mid-1970's, including the 1980 Venice Biennale. In addition to producing his own work and collaborating with others, he curated both video and performance programs.

In 1990 the Winnipeg Art Gallery organized a national touring retrospective of his videotapes (1972-90). His first film, Skin, premiered at the Festival of Festivals, Toronto, in 1991. Videography includes Rendez-vous (1991), Invention (1993), Fiddle Faddle (1988), Black and Light (1987), No Voice Over (1986), Bennies from Heaven (1986), The Woman Who Went too Far (1984), White Money (1983), Bad Girls (1980), Modern Love (1978), Woman From Malibu (1976), Janus (1973), Sackville, I'm Yours (1972).

Colin died on October 31, 2001, in Toronto.



Images of work in the Canadian Art Database [4]

Media Works
Sackville I'm Yours [1972] - video
Temperature in Lima [1976] - video
Woman From Malibu [1976] - video
Rendez-vous [1997] - video

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