Brett Despotovich
studio@despotovich.com
b. 1982 Toronto


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions (* indicates solo)
2019 effloresce / Patel Projects / Toronto *
2018 each memory recalled must do some violence to its origins / Toronto *
2016 inch towards a sanctuary / Toronto*
2016 disseminate/ The Black Cat / Toronto *
2016 chordata / Project Gallery / 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
2019 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Project Grant
2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Project Support Grant
2015 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Project 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