The Canadian Art Database

Max Dean

1949    Born in Leeds, England (Canadian Citizen)
1971    B.A. (Art History), University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2004    Snap, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
2002    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
           Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
           Mist, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
2000    Any Moment, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
1996    As Yet Untitled, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1992    Skins, Georgian College, Barrie
1991    Storefront Installation, 31 Maple Avenue, Barrie

Selected Group Exhibitions
2004    Facing History, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris
2003    The Bigger Picture, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
           Future Cinema, ICC, Tokyo, Japan
           Future Cinema, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2002    Future Cinema, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
           The Found and the Familiar: Snapshots in Contemporary Canadian Art, Gallery TPW, Toronto
           Iconoclash, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2001    Facing History, Presentation House, Vancouver
           Platea dell'umanita, La Biennale di Venezia 49a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
           Quality Control, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England
2000    Canadian Stories, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto
           Voici, 100 years of contemporary art, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
           Umedalen Skulptur, Umea, Sweden
           The Fifth Element, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1999    Still Life, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
           d'APERTutto, La Biennale di Venezia 48a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
1996    Prospect 96, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1994    Three Small Rooms, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
1992    Masks and Metaphor, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
           Localmotive, Toronto
1989    Luminous Sites, Or Gallery, Vancouver
           Gardens, Artscourt, Ottawa
1987    Memory/Souvenir, The Festival of the Arts, Ottawa
1986    Artists-in-Residence, The National Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa
1983    The Berlin Project, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1982    O'Kanada, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1980    Compass/Winnipeg, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto
           Pluralities, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1979    Form and Performance, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1978    Obsessions, Rituals, Controls, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1976    The Mid-Western, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
           Mosaicart, Cultural Olympics, Montreal
           Sculpture on the Prairies, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
           Artists' Prints and Multiples, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
           True Confections, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
1975    Royal Horse's Mouth Piece, The Dandelion Gallery, Calgary
1974    SCAN (Survey of Canadian Art Now), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver 1973
           Pacific Vibrations, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1982    _ _ _ _. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1981    Pass It On, An installation for Performance organized by Parachute, Drummond Medical Building, Montreal
1980    A, B, ou C, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
           _ _ _ _. lle Biennale de la ville de Paris, Paris
1979    Untitled, The Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver
           Thirty Minute Sketch, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
1978    Room 321: A Collective Work with the Students of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa
           _ _ _ _. Performance Festival, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1977    Two Hands for CAR, CAR Miniature Show, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg
           Drawing Event, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
           Max Dean: A Work, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
1975    ART (A Snow Sculpture), The Ottawa River Parkway, Ottawa
1975    To Be Read As It Is (Billboard), Georgia & Denman Intersection, Vancouver
1973    Large Yellow Duck, Stanley Park, Vancouver

Bibliography - Books & Periodicals
Atkins, Gillian Yates. Max Dean: Enacting [Art]ificial Life. Parachute, 112, Fall 2003, p.74-80
Baert, Renee, Max Dean: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Essays by Renee Baert and
    Michelle Hirschhorn, 2005, 80 pages.
Bradley, Jessica and Johnstone, Lesley, editors. Sightlines: Reading Contemporary Canadian Art. Montreal:
    Artexte Editions, 1994
_______. On James Carl and Building a Public Collection. Canadian Art, vol.18, no.4, Winter 2001
Carr-Harris, Ian. Max Dean and Cate Elwes. contemporary, January 2002, p.92
Dault, Gary Michael. Mixed Media. Canadian Art, vol.13, no.2, Summer 1996, p.77
Froelich, Peter. Blurbs: Performance Festival - The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Parachute, no.12, Autumn 1978
Fry, Philip. Max Dean,. Parachute, no.14, Spring 1979
Greyson, John. Sound Sculpture. Vancouver: A.R.C. Press, 1975
Jordan, Betty Ann. Max Dean at Susan Hobbs Gallery. Toronto Life, July 2000
Love, Karen. Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002
Mark, Lisa Gabrielle. Max Dean at Susan Hobbs Gallery. Artforum, November 2000
_______. Button Pusher. Canadian Art, vol.18, no.1, Spring 2001, p.54-59
Mason, Joyce. Selection Necessary. C Magazine, #51, October- December 1996, p.20-25
Miller, Earl. Max Dean. Parachute, Spring 1997, p.86
Nemeczek, Alfred. Und Noch Immer Erwweitert Sich der Kunstbegriff. Art das Kunstmagazin, 6/1997, p.48-50
Racine, Rober. Festival de Performances du M.B.A.M., Parachute, no.13, Winter 1978
Spring, Justin. Photo Finish. Art & Text, no.54, 1996, p.74-75
Storr, Robert. Prince of Tides ... ArtForum, May 1999, p.160-165
_______. Harry's Last Call. ArtForum, September 2001, p.159
Triscott, Nicola. The Plateau: View from the high plains of art. Leonardo digital reviews, September 2001

Borràs, Maria Lluisa. La Bienal de Venecia refleja la vision del mundo actual que tienen los artistas. La Vanguardia,
    10 June 2001
Dault, Gary Michael. Max Dean's robots raise human questions. The Globe and Mail, 1 July 2000
_______. Max Dean at the Susan Hobbs Gallery. The Globe and Mail, 2 March 2002
Gopnik, Blake. Sacrificial Icons Led to the Shredder. The Globe and Mail, 27 July 1996
_______. Moments of truth, traces of fiction. The Globe and Mail, 21 November 2000
Gordon, Daphne. Group of 5 reach world audience. The Toronto Star, 1 July 2001
Herholzier, Michael. Fotographie Als Hohe Kunst Der lnszenierung. Frankfurter Allgemeine, 10 March 1996
Hirschmann, Thomas. Susan Hobbs Gallery- Max Dean. The National Post, 8 July 2000
Hume, Christopher. Will photos live or die? It's up to viewer. The Toronto Star, 22 May 1999
Kimmelman, Michael. The Art ofthe Moment. The New York Times, 1 August 1999
Levin, Kim. Navigating the Venice Biennale's Sprawling Interzone Panic Attack. The Village Voice, 25 June 2001
Milroy, Sarah. What's happened to Venice? The Globe and Mail, 26 June 2001
Robinson, Walter. Venice Divertimondo. Artnet Magazine, 7 June 2001
Temin, Christine. At the Biennale, the art's all over the map. The Boston Globe, 1 July 2001

Exhibition Catalogues
Andersson, Stefan. Umedalen Skulptur 2000. Umeå, Sweden: Galleri Stefan Andersson, 2000
Augaitis, Daina and Henry, Karen. Luminous Sites. Vancouver: Video Inn/The Western Front, 1986
Harten, Jürgen. The Fifth Element. Düsseldorf: Kunsthalle Diisseldorf, 2000
Holmes, Willard. Pluralities. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1980
Latour, Bruno and Weibel, Peter. Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion, and Art. Karlsruhe:
    ZKM, 2003
McKibbon, Millie. Form and Performance. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979
Pontbriand, Chantal, editor. Performance Text(e)s & Documents. Montreal: Parachute, 1981
Théberge, Pierre. O'Kanada. Berlin: Akademie der Künste, 1982
Shaw, Jeffrey and Weibel, Peter. Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after Film. Karlsruhe: ZKM, 2002
Szeemann, Harald. 48. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, la Biennale di Venezia. Venice: Electa, 1999
_________. 49. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, la Biennale di Venezia. Venice: Electa, 2001
Weiermair, Peter. Prospect 96. Frankfurt: Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1996.