Lani Maestro, je suis toi, 2006. Instalation with recuperated wood. Eglise Saint Nicolas, Caen, France.

Lani Maestro, Artist’s Talk

Thursday, March 19, 2009 8 pm

Canadian artist Lani Maestro has been working for the past few decades in a range of media, including installation, sound, video, bookworks and writing. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and has taught at a number of universities in Canada. From 1990-94 Maestro was co-founder/co-publisher and designer of HARBOUR Magazine of Art and Everyday Life, a journal of artworks and writings by artists, writers and theorists. She is co-director of Gallery Burning (an itinerant gallery space in Montréal) and Burning Editions (a publisher of artist book projects), both of which began in the early 1990s.

Maestro has participated in numerous biennials including the Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art (1989), the Segunda and the Quinta Bienal dela Habana (1986,1994), the Fifth Istanbul International Biennial (1997), the 11th International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (1998), the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia (1999), and the Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea (2004). Among the numerous awards and grants received by Maestro was the 2008 Canada Council residency at The SPACE London.

Born in the Philippines, Maestro currently divides her time between Canada and France.

This lecture will take place at Plug In ICA, 286 McDermote Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. Admission is free, everyone welcome.

Sponsored in part by the University of Manitoba School of Art Visiting Artist Endowment.