Brett Despotovich
studio@despotovich.com
b. 1982 Toronto


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions (* indicates solo)

2016 inch towards a sanctuary / Toronto*
2016 disseminate/ Toronto*
2016 chordata / Toronto*
2015 BLACK IS THE ULTIMATE BLACK ECLIPSES EVERYTHING / Toronto
2014 (the fall) / Toronto*

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2017 Blush vol.2 / Sabot//Mimi//Faster / Berlin
2017 Platforms Project 2017 presented by Ed Video / Athens, Greece
2016 Precarity / Roundtable Residency Group Exhibition / Toronto
2016 Chaostrophy / Ludwig / Berlin
2015 Ghost Hole VII / Toronto
2015 VIDEODROME 2015 / Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art / Toronto
2015 Unhealthy, Badly III THE FUTURE / Toronto
2014 The Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself / Toronto
2012 The Field Trip Project (ongoing) / locations in Japan and Canada
2010 The Greatest Show on Earth! / XPACE / Toronto
2006 Bedroom Blues / XPACE / Toronto

Residencies
2017 The Arctic Circle Residency, Svalbard
2016 The Roundtable Residency, Toronto


Performances / Screenings / Talks
2017 HÄXAN | INCHOATE release + screening / TIFF Cinema 7
2016 Frictional / Electric Perfume / 805 Danforth / Dec 7
2016 HÄXAN | INCHOATE screening / TIFF Cinema 7 / Oct 30

Curation
2017 CHANNEL no.2 / January 16-20 / Katzman Contemporary / 86 Miller St / press
2016 CHANNEL no.1 / January 12-16 / Katzman Contemporary
2014 The Fire Doesn't Burn Itself / Afterhours Projects / December 15 / press 1 / press 2

Education
2001-2005 Ontario College of Art and Design / Fine Art, non-major

Awards / Grants
2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Project Support Grant
2015 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2004 David L. Stevenson & Son Scholarship

Press / Reviews
2018 - RACAR vol. 43, no. 1
2017 - culturenow.gr
2017 - Toronto Star / CHANNEL no.2
2014 Magenta Magazine, Fall / Winter 2014 / Exhibition review
2010 NY Arts Mag, summer issue / Meet the Helpmeat


Related Experience
2017 National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Pavilion assistant for the Venice Biennale / preview week

2016 Canadian Art Gala Art Selection Committee

2009-15 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Head, Gallery Operations and Visitor Services

2015 Canadian Art Foundation / September Gallery Hop / Tour Leader

2015 National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Pavilion assistant for CANADASSIMO! / Venice Biennale / preview week

2014 Feature Art Fair, Toronto / YYZ < - > YUL / Lecture/Presentation

2014 Canadian Art Foundation / School Hop / Tour Leader

2013 National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Pavilion assistant for Music for Silence / Venice Biennale / preview week

2011 Canadian Art Foundation / Gallery Hop / Tour Leader

2005 -11 FLicKeR (NFB, BRAVO!) Feature documentary
assistant director, location sound recordist, production assistant, research assistant

Thank you:
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts
Ed Video
MOCA Toronto