• Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds

    Heap of Birds received his M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has undertaken graduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London.

    Heap of Birds has presented public commissions at Times Square in New York City, The Banff Centre in Alberta, and in Derry, Northern Ireland. Solo exhibitions have been opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Exit Art in New York City, the Walker Center in Minneapolis, and Matt’s Gallery in London.

    He has served as visiting lecturer in numerous art programs including Yale University in New Haven, the Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program in New York City, the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia and the University of Ulster in Belfast.

    In 1989, Heap of Birds was the recipient of the National Arts Award from the Tiffany Foundation in New York. His teaching committments at the University of Oklahoma are in the areas of painting, drawing and conceptual workshops.

  • Cate Rimmer

    Cate Rimmer, 1961, is a curator from Calgary, Alberta currently working at the Charles H. Scott Gallery where she has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. She was the founding Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery, Director of Truck Gallery and was a Curator in Residence at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. Rimmer has published reviews, articles and catalogue texts. She received a diploma in Curatorial Studies from Emily Carr and graduated with a MLitt (with distinction) in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.


Hard Weed

November 2–November 30, 1991

Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds’ works of art are created from concepts and images that present a pulse of forms in action, reflecting the constructive and destructive politics of daily life. The works are based in a broad range of media, namely, drawings, prints, non-objective paintings and textual messages deployed through posters, billboards and digital signs.


  • Hard Weed

    HW front
    HW back

    Title: Hard Weed
    Category: Artist Book
    Artist: Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds
    Writers: Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Year published: 1991
    Pages: 2pp
    Cover: Paper
    Binding: Foldout
    Process: Offset
    Features: 1 colour image
    Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 0.1 cm
    Weight: 11 g
    Out of print

    Features photograph and fictional text by Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds.