Shannon Bool was born in Comox, BC and currently lives and works in Berlin. Bool attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and the Cooper Union in New York, and graduated from the Staedelschule in Frankfurt. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bonner Kunstverein, Germany (2011), and the Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst Bremen, Germany (2010) and her work was included in the exhibition Made In Germany Zwei at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover (2012). In 2012, a monograph of her work, Inverted Harem, was published by DISTANZ Verlag. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt and the Lenbachhaus, Munich, as well as numerous private collections, including the Saatchi Collection, London. Bool is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto and Galerie Kadel Willborn in Dusseldorf and Karlsruhe.
Michael Dumontier co-founded The Royal Art Lodge collective in 1996 and continued as one of the three remaining members with Marcel Dzama and Neil Farber from 2003 until they officially concluded the RAL in 2008. He continues to work with Farber, meeting every Wednesday to collaborate on paintings and drawings. In 2011, Drawn and Quarterly published their book Constructive Abandonment. He has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Tom Elliott, Todd Martin, and Micah Lexier, as well as being a part of Paul Butler and Guy Maddin s Keyhole Experiment. Throughout, Dumontier has continued to work independently and has presented solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, and Padua, Italy. He recently had a major solo exhibition at the Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg. The Royal Art Lodge has had solo exhibitions in New York (The Drawing Center), Toronto (Power Plant), Los Angeles (MOCA), Dublin, Madrid, Brussels, Burgos, London, and produced a major commission for the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. Dumontier s work is held in international private and public collections, including The National Gallery of Canada, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Folkwang Museum, FRAC Picardie, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, and Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos.
Anthony Huberman is the director of The Wattis Institute in San Francisco and the founder of The Artist’s Institute in New York. His book, Today, we should be thinking about Robert Filliou, Jo Baer, Jimmie Durham, Rosemarie Trockel, Haim Steinbach, and Thomas Bayrle will be published by Koenig Books and Hunter College later this year.
A curator and writer based in San Francisco, where she is Curator and Head of Programs at the CCA Wattis Institute. Nguyen was formerly Director/Curator of Artspeak from 2011-2016. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and periodicals nationally and internationally, with recent texts in catalogues published by Pied-à-Terre (San Francisco), Gluck 50/Mousse (Milan), and the Herning Museum of Art (Denmark). Nguyen is the recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Emerging Curators in Contemporary Canadian Art and the 2016 Joan Lowndes Award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing.
Born in Japan in 1977, Toshie Takeuchi studied at the University of Arts London and has an MFA from the School of Art and Design Helsinki. Between 2010-2011 she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She has participated in film festivals and exhibitions in Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including exhibitions at de Appel, Ikoi Gallery, Amsterdam, BearSpace, London, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida. Her films have been screened at Festivalul International de Film Experimental Bucharest, Romania, EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Osnabrück, Germany, the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, and ‘E*cinema: honden, steden, mensen’ Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in Den Haag, Netherlands.
SHANNON BOOL, JEN CURRIN, MICHAEL DUMONTIER, ANTHONY HUBERMAN, BRIAN KENNON, TOSHIE TAKEUCHI
August 1–August 31, 2013
Please enjoy these summer reading “picks” from a selection of local and international artists and writers, including Shannon Bool, Jen Currin, Michael Dumontier, Anthony Huberman, Brian Kennon and Toshie Takeuchi.
The PDF is available here.