Brett Despotovich
125-720 King St West, Suite 203 | M5V 3S5 | Toronto, ON
studio@despotovich.com



Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016
inch towards a sanctuary / Nov 12 / 2104 Dundas W / Toronto
disseminate / February 18-24 / The Black Cat / Toronto
chordata / February 4-21 / Project Gallery / Toronto

2015
BLACK IS THE ULTIMATE BLACK ECLIPSES EVERYTHING

(with Samuel de Lange) / April 13-20 / Afterhours Projects / Toronto

2014
(the fall)
/ September 9-21 / 944 Queen St W / Toronto

Exhibitions (group, selection)
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 / The Jam Factory, co. / Toronto
2015 VIDEODROME 2015 / Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art / Toronto
2015 Unhealthy, Badly III THE FUTURE / Toronto
2014 The Fire Doesn’t Burn Itself / Afterhours Projects / 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, June 10-28
2016 The Roundtable Residency, Toronto, July 8 - August 14



Performances / Screenings / Talks
2017 HÄXAN | INCHOATE release party + screening / TIFF Cinema 7 / Feb 17
2017 Belljar / 2072 Dundas W / Jan 28
2016 Frictional / Electric Perfume / 805 Danforth / Dec 7
2016 BCC:Me / The Steady / 1051 Bloor W / Nov 17
2016 Brigitte Bardon't | Inchoate / 2104 Dundas W / Nov 12
2016 HÄXAN | INCHOATE screening / TIFF Cinema 7 / Oct 30


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


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

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

Collections
Bank of Montreal
The Sobey Collection

Bibliography
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