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Emelie Chhangur cv

Emelie Chhangur
191 Lisgar Street, BSMT
Toronto ON M6J 3G6
Cell: 647.225.0039
Born: 28 November 1977, Toronto, Canada


1997-2002 Hon. B.A., University of Toronto with high distinction.
                 Specialist in Visual Studies, Minor in Art History
1996-1997 Traveled UK, Europe, and Scandinavia


Nov 2005 Of course I'm good-papa calls me a holy terror..., Satchel Gallery, Toronto. Curated
      by Anitra Hamilton (in conjunction with Windowing)
June 2005 Potholders, Satchel Gallery, Toronto. Curated by Anitra Hamilton
April 2004 excuses, excuses, (in collaboration with Darren O'Donnell), Zsa Zsa Gallery,
   Toronto, Ontario.
Aug 2002 The Permanent Growth Project, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 984
   Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario.
Jan 2002 Stop 1 Bernates Café, Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario.
Nov 2001 New Drawings Sylvester's Café, 102 Bancroft Ave, Toronto, Ontario.
Oct 2001 Reconstituted Satyr Art Gallery, 96 Spadina, Suite 606, Toronto, Ontario.
July '99-pres. Historic Architecture: Ruin and Renewal The St. George Museum, St.
   George, Ontario. (8 Graphite drawings on permanent display)


Sept. 2006 TPTPC, artist commission for Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Catalogue.
Nov. 2005 Windowing, York Quay Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Curated by Pat    McCauley in conjunction with a satellite work in Anitra Hamilton's mobile "Satchel Gallery"
   (1-30 November 2005)
Aug 2005 Potmodern, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto. Curated by Andrew Harwood.
July 2005 Cornucopia: member's and friends exhibition,
   Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
April 2005 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, Vtape Digital,
   a commissioned Web-based project in conjunction with Images Festival, Toronto    (
Sept. 2004 DESERTED STREETS AT MIDDAY. UNREST, NOT YET VISIBLE . Champ Libre,    Montreal. Traveled to: SAW Gallery (ARC) (presented by Available Light Video Collective),    Ottawa (June, 2005); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Sponsored by the Centre For Art Tapes    (ARC)), Halifax (November, 2005); Video In (ARC), Vancouver (July 2006).
   Curated by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
July 2004 Electric Eye, Sis Boom Bah, Toronto. Curated by Matt Crockshank.
Feb 2004 Video Valentine (on line project Curated by 640480
Feb 2004 Libido, Gallery 1313 (ARC), Toronto
Oct 2003 Insideoutandbackwards, VMAC Gallery (Vtape), part of Tranztech 2003 Toronto    International Media Art Biennial. Curated by Alissa Firth-Eagland
Aug 2003 Eclectic Collectibles, York Quay Centre, Harboufront Centre, Toronto.
July 2003 I'm Thirsty, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen St. W Toronto, part of    Ontario Society of Artists Water Project. Curated by Nicola Woods
Feb 2002 Sweetheartache, Propeller Centre For The Visual Arts,
   984 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov 2001 Pulp Gallery 401, 401 Richmond Suite #240, Toronto, Ontario.
Aug 2001 Parade, Satyr Gallery 96 Spadina Suite 606, Toronto, Ontario.
July 2001 3rd Annual Annex Outdoor Patio Art Show
Apr 2001 Morning, Art System, University of Toronto Thesis Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario.
Dec 2000 8th Annual Eye Ball Exhibition, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Dec 1999 7th Annual Eye Ball Exhibition, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Apr 1999 University of Toronto, Performance Art Event Toronto, Ontario.

CuratorsIAL WORK

AGYU@Taafi: Matthew Brannon, Liam Gillick . Curator. Art Gallery of York University at the Toronto Alternative Art Fair International (3-7 November 2005) and artists residency AGYU@ Drake AIR: Matthew Brannon, Liam Gillick, and Philip Monk at the Drake Hotel. Toronto (October 2005).
Play: participate or renovate . Curator. Toronto Alternative Art Fair International (TAAFI): Curatorial Invitational (October, 2004). The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. Catalogue .
Sorry for the Inconvenience. Curator. Junction Arts Festival (September, 2004). Catalogue.
True Love Will Find You in the End: Video Embroidery by 640 480 . Curator, off-site exhibition for the Art Gallery of York University (19 May-13 June 2004).
Seeing Past the Limited View (that windows are for looking through). Curator, series of site-specific installations commissioned for the office window of the assistant curator. Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (December 2003-March 2004).
Fingers in the till / prettythingspretty . Curator: two video programmes and five site-specific video installations for Canzine 2003. The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto (19 October 2003). Catalogue.
A PROXIMATE. Curator, ZYPR Gallery, Toronto (10-27 April 2003).
The Curatorial Incubator. Curator. Programme funded and organized by V-tape (ARC). (June-December 2002). Catalogue.
Artists' 9/The Pro Project . Curator. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, Art Gallery of Ontario (Education Department), Toronto. (June 2002). Catalogue.
Body as (ready to be re-) Made. Assistant curator, grant writer, publications and outreach coordinator. Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, (November-June 2002). Catalogue.
hardForm/softForm . Co-curator, performance/net art show (with pol Williams), Propeller; ZYPR; Deleon White; Sis Boom Bah, Toronto (16 June, 2002).
Insulated. Co-Curator, 1 Spadina Circle, Toronto (1-10 March 2002).
V is For Video. Juror/programmer of International Video art Exhibition for the Toronto Images Festival organized by V-tape (ARC), Toronto (February 2002).
Café Bernates: Curator and organizer of exhibitions, Toronto (Feb-June 2002).
HAZE: Co-organizer and programmer (with pol Williams), roving monthly video art event, Toronto (2001-2003).
Provoc o.Organizer, PROVOCO: New Members' Exhibition, Propeller Centre For the Visual Arts, Toronto (8-25 August, 2001).
Annex Patio Art Show: Juror/ art director/artist (2001), Toronto. Catalogue.


03-Present Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
03-Present Board of Directors ( President), Mercer Union (ARC), Toronto
Jan-Aug 03 Exhibition Coordinator, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2002-2003 Producer/ Art Critic, CIUT Radio 89.5 Visual Voice, Toronto
Jun-Dec 02 Curatorial Intern, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Apr 01-Jun 02 Gallery Coordinator/Curatorial Assistant, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts,
2000-2002 Studio Assistant, (Susan Schelle), University of Toronto, Toronto
2000-2001 Studio Assistant, J.L. Poon Design Associates. Toronto


Mar. 2006 OUTTHERE (Guest speaker with Philip Monk), Arts and Letters Club, Toronto
Dec. 2005 Unspoken Assumptions: Visual Art Curators in Context, Roll Call: (re) Placing Curating, Participant. Ontario Association of Art Galleries' Curatorial Symposia, Toronto.
Aug. 2005 HUBBUB! Panelist, Identity Politics in the White Cube, Panel discussion presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at The Rivoli, Toronto (with Elizabeth Harney, Kenneth Montague, Rinaldo Walcott/moderated by Terence Dick).
April 2005 Vtape (ARC). Artist's talk/presentation of Vtapedigital in conjunction with the Images Festival, Toronto.
Oct. 2004 University of Toronto, Fine Art Department, curator/artist talk
Feb 2004 University of Toronto Visual Studies Department, guest lecturer Artists and Institutions (senior curatorial class).
April 2002 University of Toronto Fine Art Department, guest speaker (with Jim Lemoire). Artists as Agents for Social Change
Nov 2002 University of Toronto Visual Studies Department, artist's talk.
Oct 2002 V-Tape, Curatorial Incubator, curator's talk.
Oct 2002 University of Toronto Schools, (OAC visual art class) artist's talk.
June 2002 Art Gallery of Ontario Education Department, ( advanced studio
class), guest lecturer.


Juror, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhiibition-Best in Show (July 2006)
Guest critic, New Media programme (thesis critiques and final evaluations), Ryerson University (March 2006)
Juror, Artscape International Residency Programme (March 2006)
Juror, Toronto Untitled Art Awards 2005 (December 2005-March 2006)
Committee member, Artists Consultancy Group, Art Gallery of Ontario (February - September, 2004)
Supporter, Mercer Union (ARC), Toronto
Member, The Power Plant, Toronto
Member, Oakville Galleries, Oakville
Member, New Gallery (ARC), Calgary
Member, Truck Gallery (ARC), Calgary
Member, Sound Check, Toronto Symphony Orchestra


Nov 2002 Moira Friday Directed and Choreographed by Janet Atkinson Artword Theatre, Toronto, (artwork for set)
Feb 2001 West Side Story House Theatre, UC Follies, Toronto (set design)
Mar 2000 Being At Home With Claude(René Daniel duBois) Helen Gardiner Phelan Theatre, Toronto (set design, costumes, and video projection)
Jan 2000 Rose (Tomson Highway )Helen Gardiner PhelanTheatre, Toronto (video and slide projection)

VIDEOGRAPHY (see also 'exhibitions')

July 2005 A Way of Curating (video by Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk), video presented at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries Curatorial Symposia, Banff, July 16, 2005; Gallery 1313 (ARC), Toronto (22 September-2 October, 2005) Camera, post-production, performer.
May 2005 Stains (video by Pamila Matharu). Camera, performer.
Sept 2001 HarvestGreen Flo Organics Bike Courier Race, 2 hour documentary
Hamilton/Wentworth. Camera.
April 2000 Dionysian Festival, 2h10min documentary, Hart House Theatre, Toronto. Camera, post-production.
May 2000 On The Fringe Brighton Arts Festival, 1h45 min. documentary. Brighton,
(UK). Camera, post-production.


Chhangur, Emelie and Alissa Firth-Eagland, Sorry for the Inconvenience. Catalogue essay.
September 2004.
Chhangur, Emelie, On the Junction, Sorry for the Inconvenience: Please excuse our appearance
while we renovate.Artery . Fall 2004, vol. 9, issue 3, pg. 16.
Chhangur, Emelie, True Love Will Find You in the End. Surfacing Journal, Summer, 2004, Vol.
25, Issue 2, pg. 23.
Chhangur, Emelie. How to have SEX in public and get away with it. Broken Pencil Magazine,
June 2004 .
Chhangur, Emelie, A Blueprint for a ZineVideoProgramme.Exhibition blueprint .ISBN #
0-9731065-6-5. October 2003.
Chhangur, Emelie. The Ultra-Baroque: A Post Academic Essay. HIVE Magazine, Issue 0 (on
line), September 2002. . ISSN # 1703-6496.
Chhangur, Emelie. The Effervescent Tactics of Elizabeth Fearon. Exhibition Catalogue Essay
The Chrysalides: Emerging Curatorial Practice in the Media Arts, V-Tape (ARC),
September 2002.
Chhangur, Emelie and Andrew Shaver. ONE/Moment More Exhibition Catalogue Essay Artists'
9/The Pro Project . Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, AGO. June 2002.
Chhangur, Emelie. Becoming A Site of Insurgency. Introduction to Exhibition Catalogue Body
As (Ready to Re-) Made . Curated by Pam Patterson PHD., Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. June 2002. ISBN # ISBN # 0-9731065-0-6.
Chhangur, Emelie. Taking A Long Walk at the Tate Modern. Contrapposto: University of
Toronto Fine Art Academic Journal . April 2002.
Speilerberg, Marty and Emelie Chhangur. V-is-for-Video.Program Guide: The 15th Annual
Independent Film and Video Festival Catalogue. April 2002.
Chhangur, Emelie Insulated. Exhibition Catalogue. Edited by Andrew Shaver, Co-Curated with
Shanan Kurtz. University of Toronto, March 2002.
Dart International (image listing). Winter 2002. Vol. 5 No. 1 pg. 61.
Artist Run Centre Profile: CARFAC Speaks with Emelie Chhangur Of Propeller Centre for the
Visual Arts (Published Interview with Marilyn Nazar ) CARFAC DISPATCH: The Newsletter of Artists' Representation Ontario Vol. 7 Issue 3 October 2001.Pg. 5-6.
DIGIT Media. 3rd Annual Annex Outdoor Patio Art Exhibition Catalogue, (featured artist) July
Morning. University of Toronto Thesis Exhibition Catalogue. (Featured artist) March 2001.


June 2006 Recipient, Educator Award, Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Jan 2006 Recipient: Canada Council for the Arts, Independent Critics and Curators Grant
June 2005 Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Installation and Design award for the exhibition True Love Will Find You in the End: Video Embroidery by 640 480. (Accepted on behalf of the Art Gallery of York University)
Feb 2005 Shortlist candidate, Curtorial Training Programme 05/06, DeAppel, Amsterdam
Feb. 2005 Nominee: Untitled Art Awards, Best exhibition in an artist-run space for the exhibition True Love Will Find You in the End: Video Embroidery by 640 480.
Nominee: Untitled Art Awards, Best exhibition for the exhibition Sorry for the Inconvenience.
Nominee: Untitled Art Awards, Best Emerging Curator.
2003 The Sandra Rotman Prize for 2002 (University of Toronto)
2000 John Wolf McColl Memorial Award in Fine Art (University of Toronto)
2000 Fine Art Student Union Bursary (University of Toronto)
1998 New College Student Council In-Course (OSTIF) Scholarship (University of Toronto)
1996 David Moore Memorial Art Scholarship (Paris District High School)


Temple, Kevin, Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, NOW Magazine. 3-8 November 2005.
McKenzie, Mary, Emelie Chhangur. FLACK, Summer 2005 Issue 2. ISSN 1712-7629.
Temple, Kevin. Top 10 Art Shows of 2004: #5 True Love Will Find You in the End: Video
Embroidery by 640 480. NOW Magazine, 23-29 December 2004. pg. 79
Micallef, Shawn, A Stitch or Nine for a Radical Time.The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 11
September 2004, Section M4.
Temple, Kevin, Juried Art Show at Junction: Community arts festival raises the bar for the visual
arts component.NOW Magazine, 9-15 September 2004, pg. 118.
Mcmakon, Jennifer, AGYU @ Zsa Zsa, True Love Will Find You in the End: Video Embroidery by
640 480. Posted 30 May 2004.
Osborne, Catherine. Video Artists Embroider on the Medium. The National Post . Saturday, 22
May, 2004, pp., TO9.
Sandhu, Jasmine. York Houses Cutting Edge Exhibit. Humber Etcetera, Thursday, 20 February,
2004, pp.13.
Davis, Brian Joseph. Cultural Worker Profile: Emelie Chhangur. THIS Magazine .
September/October 2003. Vol. 37, No. 7, pg 59.
O'Leary, Lisa. The Permanent Growth Project: Interview with Emelie Chhangur.
Surface and Symbol: The Scarborough Arts Council, September 2002. Vol.14, No.7, pg 9.
Huculiak, John. Permanent Growth Project: Recycled Art Installation, What's On
Queen, June 10, 2002, Summer, pg 12-13.
MacKenzie, Mary. Insulated. LOLA, Issue 12, Summer 2002, pg. 90.
Shaver, Andrew. Manifest Memory: Making a Space for the Intangible. Contrapposto:
University of Toronto Fine Art Academic Journal April 2002
Mak, Candance. Insulated Arts.The Independent Weekly . Vol. 25, Issue 22, March 7, 2002.
Pg. 10.
Trites, Leslie. UofT Visual Studies is 'Insulated. The Varsity . Monday March 4th, 2002. Pg. 2.
MacDonald, Samantha Kay. Spotlight on Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. Surface and
Symbol (Scarborough Arts Council). Vol. 14 No. 1 February 2002. Pg. 7.
Anderson, Phil. On Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. WTN: Toronto Women's Newspaper .
Vol. 3 No. 13 November 2001. Pg. 11.
Gurney, Beth, PDHS Grad Carving A Niche in the Toronto Art Scene. Paris Star . November 7,
2001. Pg. 2.
Mak, Candace. Q-Tips at an Art Exhibition. The Independent Weekly. Vol. 25, Issue 8, October
25, 2001. Pg. 5.
Robb, Rachel. Morning, All the Art Work Under the Sun at Art System.The Independent
Weekly . Vol. 24, Issue 27, April 5-11, 2001. Pg. 5.


SCANS, TPW on-line newsletter ( June 2005.
Toronto ArtistsHumber College Multi-Media Design Production. Documentary by Christopher
Bell, April 2002.
What Art Scene?, Humber College Multi-Media Design Production. Documentary by
J.Logrippo, L. Fernandes, R. Smith, and A. Beck, April 2002.
HAZE: Video Art Event at the 360, Toronto Now Ryerson weekly arts program. March 2002.
CIUT Radio 98.5 fm. Visual Voice Radio Interview with Jordan McEvilla, Thursday
March 7th, 2002, 12-1pm.


April 2002 "Vision", Fine Art Student Union Bursary Action, Munk Centre for International
Studies, University of Toronto
Dec 2001 "Fun Art" Holiday Fundraiser Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen
Street W.Toronto, Ontario.
June 2001 Woodsworth College Annual Art Show and Auction. University of Toronto.
Mar 2001 Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario.


Liam Gillick, Artist/Adjunct Professor, Columbia University. 212.355.5654
Philip Monk Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University, 416.736.2100 ext 22021
Wayne Baerwaldt Director, The Power Plant 416.973.4924/
Lisa Steele Professor Visual Studies/ Associate Chair (Department of Fine Art) University of
Toronto/Co Director V-Tape/Artist 416.531.1317 /
Keith Wallace Independent Curator, 604.689.1461,
Susan Schelle Assistant Professor, Installation/sculpture University of Toronto/Artist 416.504.8163