INDEPENDENT CURATORIAL EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
* The exhibition includes a curatorial text.
2007 SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO 2007 *
Curator – Zone A, Fall 2007 (September 29/30, 2007), Toronto/Canada
Zone A – Bloor/Yorkville
10 commissions – site-specific projects
Artists: Laura Belem (Brazil) conceptual intervention, Daniel Borins/Jennifer Marman (Toronto) conceptual intervention, Mircea Cantor (Paris/Romania) video installation, Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland) video installation, Sara Graham (Toronto) conceptual installation, Kristan Horton (Toronto) conceptual installation, Nestor Kruger (Toronto) installation, Adriana Kuiper (Halifax) conceptual sculptural installation, Tasman Richardson/Elenore Chesnutt (Toronto) audio intervention, Kristen Roos (Cortes Island, B.C.) sound installation
25 SEC.-TORONTO *
Curator and Commissioner, Summer 2007 (June 21 – July 28, 2007),
Prefix ICA, Toronto/Canada, video installation
Artists: Angelika Middendorf and Andreas Schimanski (Germany)
THE WATCH MAN – SHONA ILLINGWORTH *
Publication (Limited Edition Artist Book) – 2007 – Essay by Rhonda Corvese
Curator, Spring 2007 (April 6 – May 12, 2007), Interaccess, Toronto/Canada,
as part of the 2007 Images Festival
Artist: Shona Illingworth (UK) a video and sound/glass installation
2006 THE LEGACY – IRIS HAUSSLER
Curator, Fall 2006 (September 20 – October 21, 2006), Goethe-Institut Toronto, Toronto/Canada
Artist: Iris Haussler (Germany/Canada) conceptual exhibition
THE LEGACY OF JOSEPH WAGENBACH – IRIS HAUSSLER *
Publication – 2008 – Essay by Rhonda Corvese
Curator, Summer-Fall 2006 (August 22 – November 12, 2006), site-specific installation
105 Robinson Street, Toronto/Canada
Artist: Iris Haussler (Germany/Canada) sculptural installation
SOUND BARRIER – MAIA URSTAD
Invited Curator, Summer 2006 (June 17- July 29, 2006), Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto/Canada
Artist: Maia Urstad (Norway) sound installation
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – MASTER OF VISUAL STUDIES – GRADUATING EXHIBITION 2006 *
Publication – April 2006 – Essays by Rhonda Corvese
Invited Curator and Writer, Spring 2006 (April 7-22, 2006), University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto/Canada
Artists: Andrea Cooper, Tannis Nielsen, Kristen Peterson
2006 THE IDEA OF NORTH (Canadian Exhibition) *
Publication with DVD/CD-ROM – January 2006 – Essay by Rhonda Corvese
Curator: Rhonda Corvese (Canada) in collaboration with Icelandic curators Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir and Norwegian curators Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen
Winter 2006 (January 12/13/14 – February 18/25/26, 2006) – Halifax/Canada
Sound Art Exhibition of Canadian, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish visual and media sound artists
with three distinctly different exhibitions in Canada, Iceland and Norway. A curatorial collaboration between Rhonda Corvese (Canada), Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir (Iceland), Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen (BallongMagasinet/Norway)
Canadian Exhibition – a multi-venue exhibition in Halifax:
Dalhousie Art Gallery – Marla Hlady (Canada/sound sculptures), Kristin Bjork Kristjansdottir (Iceland/sound-video installation), Dana Samuel (Canada/radio broadcast), Jana Winderen (Norway/ interactive multimedia sound installation)
Eye Level Gallery – Steven Cuzner (Sweden/sound installation), Eleanor King/Stephen Kelly (Canada/sound walk documentation), Christof Migone (Canada/documentation from sound performance), Tasman Richardson (Canada/sound-video installation), Liv Strand (Sweden/audio work and video)
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery – Jean-Pierre Gauthier (Canada/site-specific kinetic sound
sculpture- installation), Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir and Ragnar Kjartansson (Iceland/sound-video installation), Erling T.V. Klingenberg and Sirra Sigrun Sigurdasdottir (Iceland/sound sculpture-installation), Maia Urstad (Norway/sound installation)
Anna Leonowens Gallery (NSCAD) – Christof Migone (Canada/sound performance)
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) – Eleanor King/Stephen Kelly (Canada/sound walk)
Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) – supporting partner – studio residencies for Liv Strand and Maia Urstad
GOETHE-INSTITUT TORONTO – ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME
Invited Curator, October 2005 – Toronto/Canada
Artists: Oliver Sieber and Katja Stuke (Dusseldorf/Germany) – “Die Boehm” Toronto project
MISSISSAUGA PHOTO FESTIVAL 2005 – September 2005 – Mississauga/Canada
Invited Juror and Curator in collaboration with event organizer Fausta Facciponte
THE IDEA OF NORTH (Iceland Exhibition) *
Curators: Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir (Iceland) in collaboration with
Canadian curator Rhonda Corvese and Norwegian curators Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen
Summer 2005 (June 10 – July 10, 2005) – Klink & Bank, Reykjavik/Iceland
Sound Art Exhibition of Canadian, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish visual and media sound artists with
three distinctly different exhibitions in Canada, Iceland and Norway. A curatorial collaboration between Rhonda Corvese (Canada), Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir (Iceland), Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen (Norway)
Canadian Artists: Marla Hlady (sound sculpture), Christof Migone (sound presentation), Tasman Richardson
Icelandic Artists: Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir and Ragnar Kjartansson (video/sound installation), Birgir Orn Thoroddsen (sound installation), Haraldur Karlsson (sound sculpture), Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson (sound-video installation), Kristin Bjork Kristjansdottir (sound-video installation)
Norwegian Artist: Jan Hovo (video)
Residency: Marla Hlady (4 weeks) in Iceland facilitated by the curators of The Idea of North
2005 THE IDEA OF NORTH (Norway Exhibition) *
Curators: Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen (Norway) in collaboration with Canadian curator
Rhonda Corvese and Icelandic curators Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir
Summer 2005 (May 29 – August 7, 2005) – Galleri F 15, Moss/Norway
Sound Art Exhibition of Canadian, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish visual and media sound artists
with three distinctly different exhibitions in Canada, Iceland and Norway. A curatorial collaboration between Rhonda Corvese (Canada), Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir (Iceland), Yngvild Faeroy and Sossa Jorgensen (Norway)
Canadian Artists: Jean-Pierre Gauthier (site-specific kinetic sound sculpture-installation), Eleanor King and Stephen Kelly (sound walk), Dana Samuel (radio broadcast)
Norwegian Artists: Jan Hovo (video), Maia Urstad (sound installation), Jana Winderen/Trond Lossius (interactive multimedia sound installation), SKA Radio (Christian Bould and Ivan Galuzin)
Swedish Artists: Steven Cuzner (sound installation), Liv Strand (interactive sound installation)
Icelandic Artist: Kolbeinn Hugi Hoskuldsson (sound-video)
Residency: Dana Samuel (4 weeks) in Norway facilitated by the curators of The Idea of North and the
Office for Contemporary Art, Norway (OCA – International Studio Program) and NOTAM
BERLIN/TORONTO GALLERY EXCHANGE *
Toronto in Berlin – May/June 2005 (May 13/14 – June 11, 2005) – Berlin/Germany
Initiated and coordinated by Rhonda Corvese (Independent Curator, Toronto/Canada) with the support
of Vanessa Ohlraun (Cultural Attaché Canadian Embassy, Berlin/Germany) and Doina Popescu (Deputy Director and Programme Coordinator, Goethe-Institut, Toronto/Canada).
The Berlin/Toronto Gallery Exchange was a bilateral gallery exchange between eight commercial galleries and two non-profit art centres in Toronto and Berlin with a month long gallery exhibition, lectures, panel discussions and video screenings.
Participating Galleries (Berlin/Toronto): Abel – Neue Kunst/Luft Gallery, Galerie Jette Rudolph/
Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, loop – raum fur aktuelle kunst/Pari Nadimi Gallery, Koch und Kesslau/
Robert Birch Gallery
2004 BERLIN/TORONTO GALLERY EXCHANGE *
Berlin in Toronto – October 2004 (October 5/6 – October 30/31, 2004) – Toronto/Canada
Participating Galleries (Berlin/Toronto): Abel – Neue Kunst/Luft Gallery, Galerie Jette Rudolph/Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, loop – raum fur aktuelle kunst/Pari Nadimi Gallery, Koch und Kesslau/Robert Birch Gallery, Sparwasser HQ/ Mercer Union
BERLIN CONSTRUCTIONS: EMERGENT PRACTICES TODAY *
Invited Curator, Fall 2004 (September 30 – October 4, 2004), 2004 Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF) – Special Project Exhibition, Toronto/Canada
A curated TIAF booth that focused on Berlin-based contemporary artists in dialogue with Canadian
artists selected from the participating galleries in the Berlin/Toronto Gallery Exchange.
Berlin-based Artists: Tine Benz (site-specific installation), Ben Cottrell (drawings), Alekos Hofstetter gouache on wood), Sofia Hulten (sculpture/video), Petra Karadimas (photography), Achim Kobe
(site-specific installation), Andreas Koch (site-specific installation/video), Axel Lieber (sculpture),
Angelika Middendorf and Andreas Schimanski (video), Timo Nasseri (photography), Lea Asja Pagenkemper (painting), Kai Schiemenz (installation), Marcus Sendlinger (painting), Tilman Wendland (site-specific installation) Canadian Artists: Adam Brickell (photography), Adele Chong (drawing installation), Eric Glavin
(mixed media), Isabelle Hayeur (photography), Jennifer Murphy (mixed media), Jennifer Stillwell
2004 IN-BETWEEN – Part I & Part II *
Curator, Fall 2004 (Part I: September 9 – October 9 / Part II: October 14 – November 6, 2004),
Gallery 101, Ottawa/Canada
Artists Part I: Daryoush Asgar (Iran/Austria) painting, Isabelle Levenez (France) works on paper and installation, Monika Oechsler (Germany/UK) video projection
Artists Part II: Valerie Mannaerts (Belgium) works on paper installation (collage/drawing/photography), Harold Offeh (UK) video projection, Jennifer Reeder (USA) video and miniature installation, Lisa Steele
and Kim Tomczak (Canada) sound installation
SOCIAL EASE *
Invited Curator, Spring 2004 (May 7 – 30, 2004), Luft Gallery, Toronto/Canada
Artists: Dirk Fleischmann (Germany) installation and lecture, Sofia Hulten (Sweden/Germany) video and photography, Maria Legault (Canada) video installation, Harold Offeh (UK) video projection
CORRIDOR – ALEXANDRA RANNER *
Curator, Spring 2004 (April 3 – May 8, 2004), Dare-Dare Galerie, Montreal/Canada
Artist: Alexandra Ranner (Germany) site-specific installation
THINKING THINGS OTHERWISE: THE PERSONAL RECONSIDERED *
Invited Curator, Winter 2004 (January 10 – 31, 2004), Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto/Canada
Artists: Alan Currrall (UK) 3 channel video installation, Kevin Ei-ichi deForest (Canada) installation,
Michel Patry (Canada) photography, Morley Shayuk (Canada) drawings
2003 CONVALESCENCE & FABELTIER *
Curator, Fall 2003 (October 23 – November 29, 2003), Mercer Union, Toronto/Canada
Artist: Muriel Toulemonde (France) video installations
Invited Curator, Spring 2003 (May 9 – June 21, 2003), Galerie Juliane Wellerdiek, Berlin/Germany
Artists: Tania Kitchell (Canada) installation and photography / Suzanne Nacha (Canada) painting
INSTITUTIONAL CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2006/ Assistant Curator (1 year contract position May 2006 - May 2007 – maternity leave),
2007 Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Toronto/Canada
Exhibition Coordinator–Jeremy Deller An AGYU retrospective at two sites/Mercer Union
(4 Oct–3 Dec 2006)
Curator – “in there” (Wed 4 April 2006) – Diane Borsato / Daniel Cockburn / Kristan Horton
“in there” was conceived to foster the creative process between dance, music, theatre and the visual arts with the intention to activate the AGYU’s “out there” vision of integration, collaboration and innovation, “inside” the Accolade East Building (ACE). Over the 2006/2007 academic year, three Toronto-based visual artists (Borsato, Cockburn, Horton) developed a collaborative process-based project with York University undergrad (3/4 year) and grad students in the three disciplines that occupy the ACE building–music, dance and theatre–for a one night live performance event taking place throughout the ACE building in the Cinema Hall, the Recital Hall and the AGYU
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS / JURYS
2007 Blue Soup Workshop – Exhibition Organization for Emerging Curators (OAAG) – Blackwood Gallery, March 20, 2007
Curatorial Presentation: half day presentation/workshop with curator Alissa Firth-Eagland
2006 The Critical Curatorial Lab – Visual Studies, University of Toronto – November 22, 2006
Curatorial Presentation: 2 hour presentation, invited by Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
Jury – Criticism and Curatorial Practice 4th year medals – Ontario College of Art and Design, May 1, 2006
2005 Toronto Alternative Art Fair International (TAAFI) – November 3-7, 2005
Talk: Rhonda Corvese and artists Oliver Sieber and Katja Stuke (Dusseldorf/Germany) discuss their
“Die Boehm” Toronto project (part of the Goethe Artist-in-Residency programme)
Canadian Art Gallery Hop – September 17, 2005
Talk: Rhonda Corvese on Philip Jonlin Lee’s video installation “Long Ride Home” at Vtape
2004 Toronto International Art Fair – September 30 – October 4, 2004
Keynote Panel (opening the art fair) – Berlin Constructions: Emergent Practices Today
Moderator: Rhonda Corvese (curator)
Panelists: Boris Abel (Berlin gallerist/Abel – Neue Kunst), Rudiger Lange (Berlin gallerist/ loop – raum fur aktuelle kunst), Lise Nellemann (Berlin gallerist/Sparwasser HQ) and Marcus Sendlinger (Berlin artist)
Berlin/Toronto Gallery Exchange – October 2004
Panel Discussion – Berlin and Toronto gallerists
Panelists: Boris Abel (Berlin gallerist/Abel – Neue Kunst), Selena Christo (Toronto gallerist/Luft Gallery), Rhonda Corvese (curator/organizer), Rudiger Lange (Berlin gallerist/loop – raum fur aktuelle kunst), Andreas Koch (Berlin gallerist/Koch und Kesslau), Pari Nadimi (Toronto gallerist/Pari Nadimi Gallery),
Doina Popescu (Programme Director/Goethe Institut Toronto)
University of Toronto – Master of Visual Studies Programme – Catalogue for Graduating Exhibition 2006
In April 2006 a 24 page exhibition catalogue with images was published with essays by Rhonda Corvese on each of the three graduating students – Andrea Cooper, Tannis Nielsen and Kristen Peterson.
The exhibition was held at the University of Toronto Art Centre.
The Idea of North (Canadian Exhibition)
In January 2006 a 52 page exhibition catalogue with DVD/CD-ROM and images was published with an extensive essay by Rhonda Corvese.
Philip Jonlin Lee – text on video installation “Long Ride Home”, Vtape, Toronto/Canada
University of Toronto – Bachelor of Art Degree – Specialist in Art History
Canada Council for the Arts – Grants to Independent Critics and Curators, 2006
Canada Council for the Arts – Outreach Program: New Audience and Market Development Grant, 2003
2005 Emerging Curator Award – 2005 Untitled Art Awards
Carson, Andrea. “Inside the Outsider’s Mind” – Iris Haussler’s The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach, Border Crossings, Summer 2007, Volume 26 Number 2 Issue No. 102, pg. 64-70.
Baillie, Martha. “The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach”, Brick (a literary journal), Summer 2007, Number 79, pg. 66-78.
Sicot, Catherine. “Iris Haussler – The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach”, CMagazine, Spring 2007, Vol.93, pg. 42-43.
Wall, Naomi Binder. “Hotly Engaged or Cold and Distant?: A “Pure” Encounter, Iris Haussler – The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach, Fuse Magazine, Spring 2007, Vol 30. Number 1, pg.49-51.
Dick, Terence. Akimbo – 2006 Critics Picks – Toronto #1 The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach, December 28, 2006.
Flinn, Sue Carter. Akimbo – 2006 Critics Picks – Halifax #1 The Idea of North, December 28, 2006.
Whyte, Murray. “Homage to a man’s faux life” (The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach), Toronto Star,
September 16, 2006, pg. A25.
Dick, Terence. “Portrait of the artist as a young fake” (The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach), The Globe and Mail,
September 16, 2006, pg. M5.
Agrell, Siri. “Does the artist’s story affect the art?” (The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach), National Post,
September 12, 2006, pg. A8.
George-Cosh, David. “Reclusive downtown artist a hoax” (The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach), National Post, September 12, 2006, cover story – pg. A1/ A8.
Carson, Andrea. “Portrait of T.O. as an Arts Scene: Adventures in under-valued art” (The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach), City Post Magazine, September 2006.
Anderson, Heather. “The Idea of North” (The Idea of North – Halifax), Espace Sculpture, Fall 2006 Vol. 77,
Goddard, Peter. “Accessible installation has nostalgic appeal” (Sound Barrier – Prefix ICA). Toronto Star,
July 13, 2006, pg. G7.
Gibson, Dee. “Chilling Sound – The Idea of North: An Exhibition about Sound and Site”. Visual Arts News,
Volume 28 Number 1 Spring 2006, pg. 2-4.
Richardson, Bill. “The Idea of North – Halifax”. National radio interview with Rhonda Corvese and Eleanor King.
Sounds Like Canada, CBC Radio 1, January 24, 2006.
Maillet, Cynthia. “The Idea of North – Halifax”. Radio interview in French with Canadian artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Robin Metcalfe (Dir/Cur of Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery), Radio-Canada, CBC, week January 23, 2006.
Pearn, Matt. “The Idea of North – Halifax”. The-Fax, King’s College Cable-10 TV, January 19, 2006.
McGregor, Phlis. “The Idea of North – Halifax”. Radio interview with Rhonda Corvese and artists. Arts Report/Mainstreet, CBC Radio Halifax, January 13, 2006.
Barnard, Elissa. “Sound ideas emanate form Halifax galleries with Idea of North”. (The Idea of North – Halifax).
The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax/Canada, January 13, 2006.
Miss Darla Kitty. Radio interview on The Idea of North in Halifax with Rhonda Corvese (Canadian curator),
Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir and Solveig Alda Halldorsdottir (Icelandic curators), Robin Metcalfe (Dir/Cur of
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery), Canadian artists – Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Dana Samuel, Icelandic
artists Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir, Ragnar Kjartansson and Sirra Sigrun Sigurdardottir. ArtSpeak, CKDU-FM, Halifax/Canada, January 13 (8:30-10pm), 2006.
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