Paulette Phillips
Curriculum vitae
Lives and works in Tronto
Solo Exhibitions
History appears twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce, Diaz Contemporary Art, Toronto
Diaz Contemporary Art, Toronto
Dying To Make A Living, Sparwasser, Berlin, curated by Lise Nelleman
The Secret Life of Criminals, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, London*
The Secret Life of Criminals, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, curated Gordon Hatt
Clues and Curiosities, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, curated by Marnie Fleming*
The Floating House, Art Gallery of Ottawa, Ottawa, curated by Renee Baert
Ecstasy, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
"It's About How People Judge Appearance.", Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
The Secret Life of Criminals, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
Selected group exhibtiions
Le Centre Culturel Canadien Paris, Paris
Paulette Phillips + Marie-France & Patricia Martin + Ruth Claxton, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art
We Can Do This Now, The Power Plant, curatoed by Helena Reckitt, Gregory Burke
Repatriating the Ark, Museum of Garden History, London, curated by Danielle Arnaud, Jordan Kaplan and Philip Norman*
Protections Good for Nothing House, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
100 Days, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, curated by Katja Albers and Johan Holten
Electromagnetic Bodies, La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
Electromagnetic Bodies, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, curated by Nina Czeglady and Louise Provencer*
Electromagnetic Bodies, Tent, Rotterdam
Electromagnetic Bodies, The Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
Networked Cities, Bubbalova, Humanitas Festival, Toronto, kinetic sculpture commissioned by InterAccess*
Tame, MacLaren Art Centre, Ontario, curated by Lise Hosein, Barrie*
Homewrecker, Artcite, Windsor, Ontario
Guardami, Palazzo della Papesse, curated by Lorenzo Fusi and Marco Pierini, an historical overview of video installation*
Exhibit A, Prefix, Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, curated by Scott MacLeod
Electromagnetic Bodies, ZKM, Karlsruhe, curated by Sabine Himmelsbach, Nina Czeglady and Louise Provenncer
Staged, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, London
Exhibit A, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Nfld
Electromagnetic Bodies, Oboro, Montreal
Undertow, Generatorprojects, Dundee, Scotland
Exhibit A, Saint Mary’s Art Gallery, Halifax
Exhumed, The Museum of Garden History, London, curated by Danielle Arnaud, Jordan Kaplan, and Philip Norman*
Artists Space; New York, New York
Taikang Art Museum, Shanghai, China
BizArt Art Center, Shanghai
Vitamin Creative Space, Canton
London Art Fair, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art
Artcite; Media City Festival, Windsor
Artissima, Turin Film Festival special screening of artist works in film
Wandehalle, Arsenal Armory, Cologne
ECSTASY, Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, London
London Art Fair, Brussels Art Fair, Turin Art Fair, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, video/film installation
* denotes catalogue
Selected Broadcasts and Screenings
Kino Arsenal, Berlin, 2005
Prefix, Toronto, screening curated by Karyn Sandlos, 2005
ICA, Tank T.V London, England, 2004
Rehab; Parkdale, Toronto
Image & Nation Gaie et Lesbienne fesitval de cinema et de video de Montreal, WTN Network
Les cinq jours du cinema independent canadien, Montreal
The Gathering, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
Sao Paulo Film Festival, Brazil
Rendevous with Madness, Toronto
Ann Arbour Film Festival; Images ‘93
YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto
MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph
Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax (HONOURABLE MENTION)
Art Metropole, Toronto
Videogrape, Montreal
Cite des Arts, Paris
Australian Video Festival, Sydney
Delicate Technology, 2nd video & Television Festival, Spiral Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Western Front
Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
YYZ, Toronto
Toreano Meeting Club,London, England
Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu; Humbolt Film and Video Festival, California
Artists Space, New York
Video Culture ‘89, Toronto
The New Work Show, Toronto
The Kitchen, New York
Festival International de Noveau Cinema/Video, Montreal
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
A Space, Toronto
The Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax
The Banff Centre; Plug-In, Winnipeg
EmMedia, Calgary; Art Resource Centre, Toronto
Babajaga Festival, Rome, Italy
Yugoslavian Video Festival
Hallwalls, Buffalo
Publications and Catalogues
Repatriating the Ark, published by Parabola
Rezonancia-Resonance Electromagnetic Bodies, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Guardami, percezione del video, Palazzo delle Papesse, 2005
Caught in the Act, an anthology of performance art, edited by Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder, published by YYZ, 2004
Paulette Phillips The Secret Life of Criminals; Janna Graham, The Unraveling Crime Scene; Maria Walsh, Effluvial Verges; catalogue published by Danielle Arnaud contemporary art, 2004
Paulette Phillips, The Secret Life of Criminals, Clues and Curiosities; Kathleen Pirrie
Adams and Gordon Hatt; catalogue published by Cambridge and Oakville Galleries, 2004
Exhumed; catalogue for the Museum of Garden History; pub. Parabola; 2003
by the skin of their tongues; artist video scripts; LOCKJAW script, edited by Nelson Henricks and Steve Reinke; pub. YYZ Books, 1997
Impulse Magazine, New City Ficiton, vol. 14, number 2-3, 1988
Published Monographs and Reviews
Mercer Union, Conor Kelly, Plainsong, exhibition text, January, 2006
Writer, monograph, Jane Wright, The Mississippi Tapes, pub. Art Metropole, 1995
C Magazine, Review of Elizabeth Chitty’s performance Lake, 1990
Public and Corporate Collections
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Gallery, Ottawa; Art Metropole, Toronto
The Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
Trinity Square Video, Toronto
The Kitchen, New York
The Art Bank, Ottawa
Universidad Complutense, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Madrid
The Ontario College of Art, Toronto; Concordia University, Montreal; NSCAD, Halifax, University of Regina; McGill University; Guelph University, Guelph
Private Collections
Honours and Awards
Chalmers Award, 2005
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts - Finalist, 2005
Marian McMahon Award For Curation - DO THE WRONG THING, international program of film and video, presented at Images Festival 2003
Dora Mavor Moore Award, Toronto, THE LORCA PLAY, best performance
Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, LOCKJAW, best writing, honouravle mention
Humbolt Film Festival, California, WORK, best video
Recipient of art various awards from: Canada Council, Ontario and Toronto Arts Council
UNDER THE INFLUENCE; Nominated for: Best New Play, Best Director, 1992
Nominated for The Bell Video Award
York University, MFA, 2006/08 pending
Canadian Film Centre, Graduate of the Advanced Film Training Program, 1992
Dalhousie University non degree status
Acadia University non degree status
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design non degree status
Academic Appointments
Ontario College Of Art And Design, Associate Professor 2001-
Ontario College Of Art And Design, instructor, 1985 - 2001
Nova Scotia College Of Art And Design , Summer Session, 1997
York University; Fine Arts, Akinson, 1997
York University; Interdisciplinary Art, 1989
Professional Activities
Mercer Union, Board Member, President, 2001 - 2004
The Power Plant, Board Member, 1988 - 90
The Canada Council, The Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Arts Award Jury Member, 1985 - 2000
The Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Juror, 1999 - 2000
Images Festival, Selection Committee, 2001, Juror, 1997, Founding Director, 1988
Charles Street Video, Board Member, 1993
United Media Arts Studies (UMAS), publisher of Diderot, a collection of artists tapes distributed on VHS, Founding Director, 1984
Trinity Square Video, Chairperson, 1982
Conferences, Workshops and Invited Lectures
NBK, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Guest lecturer, curator, It’s about how people judge appearance. 2006
Maison Europeenne d la Photographie, panelist, Electromagnetic Bodies 2006
Museum of Garden History, guest speaker, Repatriating the Ark 2006
Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, 2006
University of Windsor, guest lecturer, 2006
Kino Arsenale, Berlin, presentation of Do The Wrong Thing, curator, 2005
Third Wave Feminism Conference, Exeter, England, 2002
York University, 1996
Art Metropole, Activating the Archive; 1996
Theatre Passe Muraille, 1996
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1985 - 2001)
Museum of Modern Art, New York 1989
Sheffield Polytechnic; Hull Polytechnic; Brighton Polytechnic, England 1987
Newport School of Art, Wales 1989
The Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, Guest Artist with Mary Kelly and Geoffrey James 1987
La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2003
Playwright in residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, 1996 - 97
Installations 2000 - 2006
MONSTER TREE, 16mm DVD loop, 5 min. flat screen monitor, 2006
BUBBALOVA, video documentation of a temporary sculpture 30 ft, replica of the Bulova Tower, 2006
HOMEWRECKER, 16mm DVD loop, 1 min., with electromagnetic sculpture, dimensions variable, 2004/05
SMUT, Nine digital backlit photographs, 1 dvd presented on flat screen monitor, 2004
CROSSTALK, 35mm DVD loop, 7 min. projected with stereo sound, 2004
DOGWOOD POND, Video loop, 7 min., built within a curiosity cabinet, 2003
THE FLOATING HOUSE, 16mm film loop, 5 min., projected with 5.1 surround sound, 2002
“IT’S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE JUDGE APPEARANCE…”, 16mm DVD loop, 1 min., presented on flatscreen, framed in padded pink leather frame, stereo sound, 2001
THE SECRET LIFE 1 & 2, video, shelf, cone, two sculpture pieces viewed through cones, 2000
ECSTASY, two channel video piece projected onto glass shelf, 2002
Filmography 1990 - 2005
CROSSTALK, 35mm, 5 min. narrative, 2004
WHO IS SKY GILBERT?, 60 min. documentary, work in progress, 2003
TOUCH WOOD, Feature film, work in progress, Writer/Director, 2001
SANDRA SHAMAS, 16mm, 3:15, Director, 1995
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE, 16mm, 4min, Writer/Director, 1993
OPERA ATELIER, 16mm, 3:15, Director, 1993
LOCKJAW, 16mm, 22min, Writer/Director, 1992
Theatre 1991 - 1997
CONTROLLING INTEREST, Writer/Director Theatre Passe Muraille, 1995
MEMO: RE: JOYCE, Writer/Director Theatre Passe Muraille, 1997
THE CHOCOLATE BATH, Director Theatre Passe Muraille, 1994
UNDER THE INFLUENCE, Writer/Director, Factory Theatre Lab, 1991
THE LORCA PLAY, Performer/Collaborator. Dora Award for performance, 1993
FEAR OF LYING, Writer/Director/Performer, Performed at: The Tarragon Theatre, Groundswell, Toronto; The Western Front, Vancouver; Arstspace, Peterborough; The Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, 1991
Video & Performance 1982 - 1989
SALOME, video, 7:30 Min, 1989, commissioned and broadcast by Radio Canada (CBC)
WORK, video, 35 min., drama, Writer/Director, 1987, purchased by the Museum of Modern Art
YELL HELL & PAGES, video, 4:30 min. Writer/Performer, 1987, commissioned as a video wall by Public Access for Lunatic of One Idea for the Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
CADENCE OF INSANITY (A Reaction) Part II ,film & performance, 25 min, 1986, performed at: duMaurier Theatre Toronto; The Western Front, Vancouver; Feminist Art Conference, The Rivoli, Toronto
CADENCE OF INSANITY, performance, 1985 Writer/Performer, 1985, performed at: Forest City Gallery; The Windsor Art Gallery
IT DEPENDS, video, 30min, Writer/Director, 1984
FIND THE PERFORMER, performance, poster series, 1983, enacted at specific locations in Toronto; presented at Canada House, London, England
DAYS OF DISCOVERY, performance/film/video, Writer/Director/Performer,1982, performed at Mercer Union, Toronto; Women in Focus, Vancouver; Saw Gallery, Ottawa; Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax; Struts Gallery, Sackville, N.B.; Ed Video, Guelph
HOW I AM ABUSED, S8mm, 10 min., 1985
STILL HERE, STILL THERE, S8mm, 25 min., 1982
K IS FOR CHICKEN, video, 7 min., 1983
SINK OR SWIM, video, 7min, 1981
RE-ENACTMENT FOR AN EVENT..., video 12 min., 1983