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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
2015-2019. Researcher and production coordinator, Mercury Films. Watermark (feature documentary), Anthropocene: the Human Epoch (feature documentary).