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An Illuminated iDentity
Fri 12 Apr 2013 - Sat 4 May 2013
@ XPACE CULTURAL CENTRE






An Illuminated iDentity

Curator: David Hanes

An Illuminated iDentity brings together nine artists exploring what cultural identity and individuality look like in an increasingly immersive digital world. As technology is integrated with daily life, presentations of identity are frequently mediated through this cybernetic lens. An Illuminated iDentity questions what it means to be an individual and how our cultural identities are formed when narratives merge exponentially with digital technologies.

Jennifer Chan works with video, performance, and web-based media. She makes deliberately kitschy remix videos as a form of social commentary on art and gender after the internet. Chan was born in Ottawa and raised in Hong Kong. She works between Toronto and Syracuse NY.





Connor Crawford is currently studying New Media at Ryerson University and lives and practices out of Toronto.





Jenna Crook
was born in Toronto in 1991. Currently studying Drawing and Painting at OCADU, she is set to graduate in May 2013.





Olivia Erlanger attended Lewis and Clark College and Parsons New School of Design. Olivia was recently announced as Anderson Ranch's Spring Artist in Residence in Sculpture. She has shown work at MOCA (LA), PDX Contemporary (OR), Third Party Gallery (OH) and Yale University (CT).





Emilie Gervais is a young internet-based human working in real-time with the internet. Currently studying hypermedia at the Ecole Superieure d'Art d'Aixen-Provence located in the PACA region in France.

Mary Kidd
and Sarah Butterill are visual artists who are both currently acquiring Master's degrees in Library and Information Science, a realm of study that focuses on the care, maintenance, and accessibility of humanity's written records and objects. Mary Kidd was born in Tokyo, Japan and currently lives and works in New York City attending Palmer School. Sarah Butterill was born in Ottawa and currently lives and works in London, Ontario studying at University of Western Ontario.





Matthew Jarvis Wall was born in 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He currently attends the University of Toronto.





Sarah Wong is a new media artist in Vancouver. Currently, she is the utilizing a large number of elements, such as auditory, visual, tactile, nexus and interface.


An Illuminated iDentity
Artist: Sarah Wong
(2013)