Curriculum Vitae

  • Solo Exhibtions
    • 2020. CrisisVision: Zeesy Powers. Instagram AR Filter showcase.
    • 2019. This Could Be You. Vector Festival, Toronto, ON.
    • 2017. This Could Be You. Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, ON.
    • 2014. I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You. SummerWorks Festival, Toronto.
    • 2014. Common Fate. SummerWorks Festival, Toronto.
    • 2014. Eight Stories. Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Art Metropole, Toronto.
    • 2014. I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You. Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, BC.
    • 2013. I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You. Night Gallery, Los Angeles.
    • 2011. Subjects. Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto.
    • 2010. Zeesy Powers’ Projected Realities. Gallery TPW, Toronto.
  • Group Exhibtions and Screenings
    • 2020. LICHTER film festival. Frankfurt, Germany.
    • 2020. Guilty Pleasures. IFFR. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • 2019. Zeesy Powers, Angus Tarnawsky, and Anton Vidokle: 2020. Crutch CAC, Toronto.
    • 2019. Not My Utopia. Pleasuredome. Toronto. (with Megan Daalder).
    • 2018. This Could Be You. Enschede, Netherlands.
    • 2018. Festival HTMlles. Studio XX. Montreal, QC.
    • 2018. In Attendance. Forest City Gallery and LOMAA. London, ON. (Two person show).
    • 2018. CryptoRave. Cinemateca, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • 2017. CryptoRave. Casa de Povo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • 2017. Showcase. Toronto Animated Image Society. Toronto.
    • 2016. Future Memories. Articule, Montreal (curated by Erandy Vergara and Eunice Belidor).
    • 2016. Water Works! Waterwheel, Queensland, Australia.
    • 2015. Peripheral Fixation: 2015 TSV Commissioning Program Toronto (curated by John G. Hampton and Maiko Tanaka).
    • 2014. Screen Shots: Gender Identity. Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA. (curated by Vera Petukhova).
    • 2014. Craftivism. Mix Festival, New York, NY (curated by Coral Short).
    • 2013. Carrier Pigeon. Eastern Bloc, Montreal (with Dominic Gagnon. Curated by Amber Berson).
    • 2012. Synthetic Zero. Bronx Art Space Bronx, NY.
    • 2011. Planet In Focus Film Festival. Toronto.
    • 2010. Videos Collide in Real Life 3D Space. 533 Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Fei Fei Liu and Megan Daalder).
    • 2009. Palomar 5 Festival. Malzfabrik, Berlin, Germany.
    • 2009. Open Studio. CCA Kitakyushu, Yahata, Japan.
    • 2008. Animators Statement. VTape, Toronto (curated by Gabrielle Moser).
    • 2007. Avant-Garde-A-Rama. PS 122, New York, NY.
  • Community and Participatory Artwork
    • 2017. Strange Journey. Toronto Public Library, Toronto.
    • 2015. Children’s Story. Toronto Public Library, Toronto.
    • 2016. Watching the Clouds Go By. Commissioned by Axis Music, Scarborough, ON.
    • 2016. Rustic Mosaic and Butterfly Outlook. Commissioned by UrbanArts and City of Toronto for TCHC. Toronto.
  • Residencies
    • 2017. Artist in Residence. Toronto Public Library, Toronto.
    • 2017. National Artist in Residence. TAIS, Toronto.
    • 2016. Artist in Residence. Studio XX, Montreal.
    • 2015. Artist in Residence. Toronto Public Library, Toronto.
    • 2010. BNMI Interactive Screen Scholarship Intensive. Banff.
    • 2009. Palomar5. Berlin, Germany.
    • 2008. Islands Fold. Pender Island, BC.
  • Awards and Grants
    • 2019. Toronto Machine Learning Summit Scholarship. TMLS.
    • 2019. Concept to Realization. Canada Council for the Arts.
    • 2018. Chalmers Fellowship. Ontario Arts Council.
    • 2018. K.M. Hunter Artists Award, Media Arts (finalist).
    • 2017. Research and Production Grant. Canada Arts Council.
    • 2017. Transitio_MX Contest (finalist). Multimedia Centre of the National Centre of the Arts, Mexico.
    • 2016. Professional Development Award. Canada Arts Council.
    • 2016. K.M. Hunter Artists Award, Media Arts (finalist).
    • 2016. Ontario Arts Council Residencies Program.
    • 2013. Ontario Arts Council Media Artists Grant
    • 2010. Toronto Arts Council Media Artists Grant.
    • 2008. Toronto Arts Council Media Artists Grant.
    • 2008. Ontario Arts Council Media Artists Grant.
    • 2007. Sony Codes Pro Media Award for Video. OCAD, Toronto.
    • 2007. 10th Annual Figure Show, Best Overall – Sculpture. OCAD.
  • Bibliography
    • Ed. Sebastian Frye. CG(eye)/Zeesy Powers. Swimmers Group, 2015.
    • Zaiontz, Keren. Narcissistic Spectatorship in Immersive and One-on-One Performance. Theatre Journal 66.3 (2014):405-425.
    • Molotkow, Alexandra. Uncomfortable honesty is centre stage with Zeesy Powers. The Globe and Mail. Aug. 22 2014.
    • Zeesy Powers in conversation with Zach Pearl. The Optics of Me. Kapsula: Politics of Aesthetics 2/3. November 2013.
    • Smith, Matthew Ryan. Subjective Screens: Zeesy Powers’ reality TV asks viewers to feel for others. Magenta Magazine. Winter 2012, Volume 3, No. 1.
    • Moser, Gabrielle. Zeesy Powers’ Projected Realities. Gallery TPW. 2010.
    • “CCA Kitakyushu Research Program 2008-2009”, CCA Kitakyushu. 2009, p. 41-49.
  • Text as Author
    • Children’s Story: On the Practice and Performance of Narrative-Building at Toronto’s Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre. Co-authored with Alia O’Brien. Performing Arts Programming in Libraries. Ed. Angela Pratesi. Forthcoming, A-R Editions 2020 (Middleton).
    • December 2, 2015. Flash Zine. Ed. Lydia Glenn-Murray (New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA). December 2015.
    • ON WRITING Wikipedia talk: Meetup/Toronto/ArtAndFeminism 2015. Sarah Butterill, Amy Furness, Ella Dawn McGeough and Zeesy Powers. C Magazine, Spring 2015 (Toronto).
    • Adult Breastfeeding Relationship. Night Papers 6. 2014 (Los Angeles).
    • Eight Stories. Zeesy Powers. Wil Aballe Art Projects, 2014 (Vancouver).
  • Artist Talks
    • 2019. deardiary.wtf. InterAccess. Toronto.
    • 2018. This Could Be You. In Attendance. Forest City Gallery and LOMAA. London, ON.
    • 2017. This Could Be You. Different Games Conference.
    • 2017. MISTech Presents: Guest Speaker and Python Workshop. McGill University, Montreal.
  • Teaching
    • 2014-current. Facilitator, Wikipedia workshops. Toronto; Buffalo, NY; Chatham, ON.
    • 2013-current. After Effects workshop facilitator. Trinity Square Video, Toronto; TAIS, Toronto.
    • 2016. Guest Artist. Axis Music, Scarborough, ON.
    • 2016. Adobe CC workshop facilitator. UrbanArts, Toronto.
    • 2007. Class Assistant, Intro to Digital Media. OCAD, Toronto.
  • Education and Training
    • 2017. Discrete Mathematics. Ryerson University, Toronto.
    • 2013. Subtle Technologies Tissue Engineering Workshop. Pelling Lab, Ottawa University, Ottawa.
    • 2011-2012. Biology. Ryerson University, Toronto.
    • 2008-2009. MFA. CCA Kitakyushu. Yahata, Japan.
    • 2002-2007. BFA (with honours). Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
  • Texts as Researcher
    • Anthropocene. Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nick DePencier. Steidl, 2018 (Göttingen).
    • Anthropocene. Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nick DePencier. Art Gallery of Ontario, 2018 (Toronto).
    • Watermark. Edward Burtynsky. Steidl, 2013 (Göttingen).
  • Related Work
    • 2015-2019. Researcher and production coordinator, Mercury Films. Watermark (feature documentary), Anthropocene: the Human Epoch (feature documentary).