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Isaac Applebaum

Isaac Applebaum was born at Bergen Belsen, Germany, in 1946. His family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1948. He attended the University of Winnipeg, and graduated from the photography programme at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1973. From 1975 to 1982 he was editor of Impressions Magazine.

Since 1970 he has lived in Toronto, Ontario. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad, including solo shows at the Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto (1995); the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal (1991); and Mercer Union, Toronto (1985 and 1981). A selection of images from the Manitoba Flood Series was published in Canadian Art Magazine in spring 1998.

Applebaum's participation in group exhibitions includes Passionate Regards, Ace Art, Winnipeg (1991), and Le Mois de la Photo, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1989. His 1982 series Fighters and Lovers was shown at the WAG in Staged Images: Photographs from the Collection (1989) and Latitudes and Parallels (1983). From September 22, 2000 to January 14, 2001, Applebaum was one of three artists in The Space of Silence, a series of installations at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography that questioned the ability of art to attest to recent and current wrongs and to depict the horror of genocide.

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