The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Yvonne Singer

349 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, On, M4X 1H2
ysinger@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, 1980
Bachelor of Arts, major in English Literature; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1965

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011
Invited to present work at Goteborg International Contemporary Art Biennial. Curator, Dr. Sarat Maharaj, Goteborg, Sweden
Awarded Canada Council Travel Grant
2003-2009
Graduate Programme Director, Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, York University
2006
Jury for Power Stream $130,000 public art competition
Jury for public commission for Downsview Park
2005-2009
Art Review Committee, Walrus magazine
2003-2009
Chair, Art Advisory Committee for Koffler Gallery
Board of Directors, C International Contemporary Art magazine
2002
Invited to be respondent for Active Practices Symposium, curator Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Gallery,    
Kingston, Ontario
Invited to participate in the Curatorial Review Committee by Margaret Rogers, Curator, Visual Arts Centre of    
Clarington, Ontario
2002- 2007
Co-chair Visual Arts and Media Committee, Toronto Arts Council
2001-2007
Member of the Toronto Arts Council Board
2001
Invited to jury, The Mill Show, the 21st annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Ontario

SELECTED REVIEWS and ARTICLES

2010
"Yvonne Singer: convenience gallery", R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail
2009
"random objects: random thoughts", review by Sarah Aranha, C magazine, September 2009
2008
"Signs of life; an intimate portrait of someone I don't know," review by Dan Adler, Artforum online
2007
The Trouble with Translation;Invited to contribute 15 pages to Pro Forma: Language/Text/Visual Art, volume 3,
    editor Jessica Wyman, published by YYZ Books
2005
Selected entry for women artists in Jewish Encyclopaedia, by Dr. Carol Zemel
2003
"Yvonne Singer. Red Head Gallery, review of le stade du miroir by Dr. Sarah Parsons, Canadian Art magazine,
    September 2003
"Mirror, mirror", about le stade du miroir, by Dierde Kelly, ELLE magzine, summer issue
"The writing is on the wall", Alphabets, Stewart Hall, review by Henry Lehmann , The Montreal Gazette, Saturday,
    April 19, 2003
2002
"Family Album", review by Barbara Sternberg, Lola magazine, spring
2001
"Fugitive Places: The Art of Addressing National Identity and the Site of the Holocaust", paper written and presented by
    Dr. Shelley Hornstein which includes the work of Yvonne Singer, Vera Frenkel, Chantal Ackerman, Rafael Goldchain
    for a panel titled, Gender, Place and Life, Association of American Geographers, New York City.
2000
"Probing the Surface: The Family Archive Revisited in Installations by Wyn Geleynse, Mindy Yan Miller and
    Yvonne Singer" by Shannon Anderson, MA Thesis, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
"Looking back, looking forward; Canadian women artists of Eastern European origin and postmodern remembering",
    by Dr. Loren Lerner, Canadian Ethnic Studies, journal
"Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origins", by Dr. Loren Lerner, http:art-history.concordia.ca/eea, Montreal
    art-history.concordia.ca/eea/artists/singer.html
"Contemporary Canadian Sculpture", by Joyce Millar, Canadian Encyclopaedia, World Edition, McClelland and Stewart
"Yvonne Singer at Red Head", review by Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail.
1999
"Through a glass darkly", Joyce Millar, essay for depliant/brochure for exhibition Projections for the Unseeing,
    Galerie L' Expression, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.
Parachute, Spring edition, "The Veiled Room", reviewed by Dr. Christine Conley.
" First Person Plural, Rhythms and Rhymes: Sheila Butler", Elizabeth Mackenzie, MAWA News (Mentoring Artists for
    Women's Art), May/June 1999

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
jst words, curator Iga Janik, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
2011
IIIIwawawawant, KWT Gontemporary, Toronto
2010
IIIIwawawawant, neon, convenience gallery, Toronto
Gone Missing, video and neon installation, Loop Gallery, Toronto
2009
Random Objects; Random Thoughts, curator, Cheryl Sourkes, Akau Gallery, Toronto
2008
Signs of Life an intimate portrait of someone I don't know, Loop Gallery, Toronto
2003
le stade du miroir, bronze and video installation, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto
2002
Family Album, video installation, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto
2000
doing time, 2 channel video installation, The Red Head Gallery, Toronto
1999
Projections for the unseeing, (site-specific installation) Expression, galerie de l'art contemporain, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
I do, I undo, I redo, Identity Project, Curator, Aurelie Collings, Critical Mass: a Centre for Contemporary Art, Port Hope, ON
The Game of Life, 1 step forward, 10 steps backwards, art souterrain, Montreal
2012
a fleeting conversation, LED display board, art souterrain and nuit blanche, Montreal
2010
Titles 7, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
"Burnt Book", Titles 6, Musée d'art de Joliette, QC
2009
"Burnt Book", Titles 5, curator, Yam Lau, Art Metropole, Toronto
Titles 4 (An Exhibition of Artist's Book Works), Forest City Gallery / Attic Books, London
Sometimes I like a happy ending; sometimes I like a sad ending, sculptural installation, curator, Mary Sue Rankin,
    Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, Ontario
2008
Titles 3 (An Exhibition of Artist's Book Works), Articule Gallery, Librairie L'écume des Jours, Montreal
Flex, members' exhibition for world WASHI summit, loop Gallery, Toronto
2007
Titles 2 (An Exhibition of Artist's Book Works) Art Gallery of University of Massachusetts / Amherst Books, Amherst
Titles (An Exhibition of Artist's Book Works), Balfour Books, Toronto
2006
...forest for the trees, curator, Anne O'Callaghan, Francesca Vivenza, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, IL GABBIANO,
    La Spezia, Italy; Delio Gennai, Studio Gennai, Pisa Italy; StFX University Art Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Reflections, curator Joyce Millar, Stewart Hall Gallery Montreal, Pier 21,Halifax
2005-06
Picturing Her: Images of Girlhood, Dr. Loren Lerner, curator, McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec
2003-04
Ironic Turn, touring exhibition of Canadian artists, curated by Kunsthalle Erfurt. Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany; Faux
    Mouvement, Metz, France; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Owens Art Gallery, New Brunswick,
2003
Alpha-bets: Art and Language, Language in Art, group exhibition and catalogue with Robert Racine, and Therese Bolliger,
    Brigitte Radecki, curator, Joyce Millar, Stewart Hall, Montreal
2001
Crossroad,Broadview Group, curated by Margaret Rogers and Carolyn Bell Farrell, The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington,
    Bowmanville, Ontario (group)
"commute", ARC Gallery, Chicago
2000
Staging Memory, work for Afterimage; Evocation of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Art, with Sylvia Safdi,
    Marion Wagschel, Wendy Oberlander, Sorel Cohen; curator, Dr. Loren Lerner, Montreal Holocaust Centre
2000
Redrospective, 10 year retrospective of gallery artists, The Red Head Gallery, curated by Jenifer Papparo, Toronto