The Canadian Art Database

Kegan McFadden


2013     Manitoba / Quebec Creative Residency. Artexte, Montreal, PQ. Manitoba Arts Council
              Deep Bay Artist Residency, Riding Mountain Nat'l Park, MB. Manitoba Arts Council
2011     Introduction to Printmaking Techniques; Manitoba Printmakers Association / Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB
2010     Deep Bay Artist Residency, Riding Mountain Nat'l Park, MB. Manitoba Arts Council
              Summer Institute II, Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
              Artist in Residency, The Tallest Poppy. [project: PLUCK'D, towards a history]
2007     University of British Columbia, Masters of Arts. Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
              Critical Curatorial Studies)
2005     University of Winnipeg, Bachelor of Arts - Honours (Student of Distinction). Department of History (History of Art)


Perfect Day. Trinity Square Video, Toronto, On (group screening). curator: John G. Hampton
Library. Library, Winnipeg, MB (group exhibition). curator: Cliff Eyland
intimacies. Martha Street Studio / Manitoba Printmakers Assoc., Winnipeg, MB (w/ Denis Lessard and Jim Verburg)
As We Try & Sleep. One Night Stand, Winnipeg, MB (group, printed matter display and reading w/ Michell Elrick)
Exile Off Main Street. Lewyc Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB (group)
Boxed In!, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's NL (group). curator Denis Longchamps
Welcome Back Ye Annunaki! Open Space, Victoria BC (group). curators Noxious Sector [Ted Hiebert and Doug Jarvis]
Fifty-six four-letter names of men I met between 1981 and 2008, remembered in chronological sequence (approximately) , Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver BC (solo exhibition) curator: Justin Muir
ERI 5: THE RESISTANCE TO CHANGE, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS (group show + library re-shelving initiative)
With Alec in Mind, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Bandon MB (curatorial / artist project)
KELLY & TERRY & KEGAN, Gallery 803, Winnipeg (solo)
THICK AS THIEVES, RAW Gallery of Architecture and Design (group)
Archive & The Everyday Life, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton (group exhibition + conference)
Notes from a Fog, and other works, Aqua Books' Speaking Crow Invitational, Winnipeg (reading)
f o u n d. Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon MB (three-person exhibition). curator Jenny Western
As We Try & Sleep w/ aceartinc. aceartinc. Winnipeg (performance event / reading night w/ Kristian Enright and Kendra Ballingall)
The Make Station. Gallery 44, Toronto (three-person exhibition)
BOUND. Martha Street Studio / Manitoba Craft Council, Winnipeg MB (group). curator Stacey Abramson
Show + Tell: Notions of Home and Place, site-specific audio project (group) Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg. curator Jennifer Gibson
Parlour Games, project room presentation of drawings/texts. aceartinc., Winnipeg MB (solo presentation)
Parlour Games, performance / reading. Storage Gallery, Vancouver BC. curator Jesse Birch (solo presentation)
As We Try & Sleep. A Label for Artists, Wpg. (group exhibition)
Meal Exchange. Co-presented by Label Gallery & Cans for Canvas, Wpg. (group exhibition)
The Metric Years v3.0. Assiniboine Park Gallery (Wpg.) (group exhibition). curator Dan Saidman
POEM public art project, with visual artists Doug Melnyk and Larry Glawson. As We Try & Sleep Press (International mail art project)
from wpg. w/♥ (exhibition with Doug Melnyk, and Michel Saint Hilaire) The Annex, Wpg. (group exhibition)


Artist Books / Book Works
What I Saw and What I Did Not See. 88Books (Vancouver, 2012; editor: Ho Tam) ISBN 978-0-9879310-9-2
With Alec in Mind, As We Try & Sleep Press (Winnipeg, 2012) ISBN 978-0-9783946-5-3
Once a Thief, independently produced (2012)
BLACKOUT, independently produced (2008)

Notes from a Fog [the Vancouver Poems], Ampersand Editions #1 (Winnipeg, 2010)
Parlour Games, As We Try & Sleep Press (Winnipeg, 2007) ISBN 0-978-0-9735508-9-4
everything I heard while not listening to what you had to say…, As We Try & Sleep Press (2005) ISBN 0-9735508-4-8
twenty-four love poems, As We Try & Sleep (2004) Press ISBN 0-9735508-0-5

Anthologies + Magazines, Broadsheets
Men. CV2 Journal of Canadian Poetry and Critical Writing. Winter, p.98 (Winnipeg, 2013)
With Alec in Mind. Prefix Photo issue 25, vol. 13 no.1 p. 90-91 (Toronto, 2012)
Tiny Notes on Tiny Aspects of Tiny Situations (excerpt), Poetry is Dead Magazine p. 26, issue 01, vol. 2 (Burnaby, 2011)
_ _ _ _ (excerpt) FRONT Magazine vol XX no. 3 p. 26 (Vancouver, 2009)
A Want for a Lack of a Place, VACATE. Abbas Akhavan. Storage Gallery (Vancouver, 2007)
Parlour Games (excerpt) Geist Magazine vol. 16 no. 67 p. 36 (Vancouver, 2007)
Parlour Games (excerpt) FRONT Magazine vol. XVIII no. 2 p. 26 (Vancouver, 2007)
Parlour Games (excerpt) one cool word magazine Winter (Vancouver, 2007)
Untitled story about my paternal grandparents, Helen Pitt Gallery Cookbook ed. Marina Roy (Vancouver, 2007)
Sex at 31, Chaudiere Books (Ottawa, 2007) ed. Rob McLennan + Barry McKinnon
Everything I Know I Learnt from Girls in Eighth Grade, Common Room, Belkin Satellite (Vancouver, 2006)


2013     Manitoba Arts Council [Major Arts Grant]
2013     Manitoba Arts Council [Manitoba / Quebec Creative Residency Program]
2012     Canada Council for the Arts [Independent Curatorial Research]
2011     Manitoba Arts Council [Manuscript Development 'B' Grant]
2011     Winnipeg Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2011     Manitoba Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2010     Canada Council for the Arts [Travel Grant / Curatorial Research]
2010     Manitoba Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2009     Manitoba Arts Council [Manuscript Development 'C' Grant]
2008     Manitoba Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2008     Winnipeg Arts Council [Curatorial Research 'A' Grant]
2007     Winnipeg Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2005     Manitoba Arts Council [Travel Grant]
2005     Winnipeg Arts Council [Curatorial Research 'A' Grant]
2004     Manitoba Arts Council [Curatorial Project Grant]