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Vera Frenkel

Vera Frenkel is one of the most respected and influential artists in Canada. Her multidisciplinary projects and videotapes have been seen at documenta IX, Kassel; the Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz; the Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; the National Gallery, Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Biennale di Venezia.

A mid-career retrospective of Frenkel's video works was a featured Spotlight Programme at the Canadian Images Festival, and her tapes screened as well in Video Viewpoints at MoMA. Installations at the Goethe-Institute, Toronto; the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; the Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienna, the Freud Museum, London, among others, were followed by the touring exhibition of The Institute: Or, What We Do for Love, her current project on the inner life of a dysfunctional cultural institution.

First seen at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, then at the Art Gallery of Sudbury and most recently at the Carleton University Art Gallery, The Institute remains a continuing and changing on-line presence at

Another ongoing web-based work became the centre-piece of Body Missing: From Theft to Virtuality, an international conference on the artist's work and thought at the ICA, London , March, 2003. Edited by Griselda Pollock, these papers will form the basis of the first anthology on Vera Frenkel's work.

Vera recently released the long-awaited DVD/CD compilation of her video and media work [developed in collaboration with artist and media maven Mark Jones and designer Gilbert Li].

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