Born: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1985


Editor and staff writer at Arsenal Contemporary and Division Gallery Toronto, Montreal and New York. My articles are available at


OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Interdisciplinary Master’s in Fine Art, Media and Design. 2013 – 2015

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. B.A Art History and Studio Art. 2011

 Selected Exhibitions

 Decadence. Pari Nadimi Gallery. 2018

My Grandfather’s Garden. Howard Park Institute. 2016

The Rotting Room. Nuit Blanche. Toronto, Ontario. 2016

Animal Promises. VSVSVS, Toronto, Ontario. 2015

Good Gifts. Renann Isaacs Contemporary. 2013

Young Artists. Renann Isaacs Contemporary. 2012

Ghost Hole. The White House. 2011

Bees. The White House. 2011

Seeing Red. Rennan Isaacs Contemporary. 2011

Split it Up. Ed Video Media Arts Centre. 2010

Art Show: New works by Anna Kovler and Matthew Donaldson, Ed Video Media Arts Centre. 2009


 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2018

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2016

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 2016

President’s Scholarship, OCADU, 2015

President’s Scholarship, OCADU, 2014


Writing Work: Published Articles and Interviews

 Border Crossings Magazine

Sunshine Eaters. Border Crossings, Issue 146, forthcoming

Sandra Meigs. Border Crossings, Issue 145, forthcoming

Philip Guston. Border Crossings, Issue 144, December 2017

Elaine Stocki. Border Crossings, Issue 140, March 2017

Sarah Anne Johnson. Border Crossings, Issue 139, September 2016

Patrick Mahon. Border Crossings, Issue 138, June 2016

Susanna Heller. Border Crossings, Issue 131, 2014

Francesca Woodman. Border Crossings, Issue 123, 2012

Inuit Modern at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Border Crossings, Issue 120, 2012

Luis Jacob. Border Crossings, Issue 118, 2011


The National Gallery of Canada, Museums

Prudence Heward. National Gallery of Canada Magazine, December 2017

Together For Better or Worse: Five Takes on Community from the Finalists in the 2017 Sobey Art Award, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, November 2017

RBC Painting Competition. National Gallery of Canada Magazine, September 2017

Proud Coffin: René Magritte’s Perspective: Madame Récamier by David. National Gallery of Canada Magazine, September 2017

From Inside the White Cube, Luis Jacob interviewed by Anna Kovler in Montreal, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, February 4-March 27 2011

C Magazine

 A New Generation: In conversation with five independent art galleries: Little Sister, Bunker 2, Franz Kaka, The Loon and Y+ Contemporary. C Magazine, Issue 135, September 2017

Inventory. C Magazine, Issue 123, September 2014


 Commercial Galleries/ Magazines

Acting At The End Of The World: Ed Fornieles at Galerie Wedding, Berlin. Arsenal Toronto

An Te Liu at Marso Foundation, Mexico City. Arsenal Toronto

Earth/Air/Fire/Water: Wanda Koop at Arsenal New York. Arsenal Toronto

 Life, Death, and Heavy Metal: In The Studio With Paul Butler. Arsenal Toronto

A Future We Do Not Yet Know: In The Studio With An Te Liu. Arsenal Toronto

The Spaces We Inhabit: In the studio with John Monteith. Arsenal Toronto

Leonard Cohen: A Force of Nature, at the MAC. Arsenal Montréal

Materials (Re)invented: Not Too High Not That Low at Division Toronto. Arsenal Toronto

Vacancies at Towards Gallery (Sameer Farooq, Joshua Vettivelu and Abbas Akhavan)

Arsenal Toronto

The Imperfect Index: Scott McFarland at Division Montréal. Arsenal Montréal

Lovable Hustlers: The Paintings of Michael Harrington at Katherine Mulherin. Arsenal Toronto

Born In The Digital: The Universe According To Nicolas Baier. Arsenal Toronto

Seen By The Water: Marlene Creates and Fogo Island. Arsenal Toronto

Harmony in Opposites: Jennifer Lefort at Division Toronto. Arsenal Toronto

Bringing Down Giants: Duane Linklater’s Public Comission in the Don Valley River Park. Arsenal Toronto

Five Highlights From The 2017 Canadian Biennial. Arsenal Montréal

The Natural Man-Made: Patrick Coutu’s Geologic and Montréal’s Massive New Park.

Arsenal Montréal

Toronto Is For Everybody: Luis Jacob At Gallery TPW. Arsenal Toronto

Perfect Imitations: Tammi Campbell At Division Gallery. Arsenal Montréal

Fragments And Tapestries: Myriam Dion At Division Montréal. Arsenal Montréal

Room Full of People: Mark Jenkins And The Perception Of Presence. Arsenal Toronto

In The Studio With Alex McLeod. Arsenal Toronto

A Dry Refuge: Sean Stewart At Bunker 2. Arsenal Toronto

Alternative Histories at Division Gallery Toronto. Arsenal Toronto

Babes Who Mean Business: Sojourner Truth Parsons at Oakville Galleries. Arsenal Toronto

Graham Gillmore at Zoca Maco, Mexico City. Arsenal Montréal

In Conversation: Ed Fornieles on “Finiliars” at Arsenal New York. Arsenal Montréal

An Te Liu at Oceana Bal Harbor, Miami. Arsenal Montréal

Marianna Simnett’s “Lies” at Arsenal New York. Arsenal Montréal

Artist Profile; Sebastian Butt. Color Magazine, Issue 9.6. 2012

Sandra Meigs (exhibition essay). Susan Hobbs Contemporary and Georgia Sherman Projects. January 2014



 Geography of Anonymity, Anuta Skrypnychenko, Sebastian Butt, CN Tower Liquidation. KWT Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario. November 24 2011 – January 9 2012


Super 8 Film Residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada. June – August 2014

Cover of Kapsula Magazine, “Animality” Issue, April 2016.