Born: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1985

Selected Exhibitions

Solid Fruits in Autumn, (curated by Jeffrey Spalding). Modern Art Museum, Hefei, Anhui Province, China. 2018

The Ratio of an Earthworm, (curated by Patrick Cruz). 14 Randloph Ave. Toronto. 2018

Decadence (curated by Tak Pham). Pari Nadimi Gallery. 2018

My Grandfather’s Garden. Howard Park Institute. 2016

The Rotting Room. Nuit Blanche Toronto. 2016

Animal Promises. VSVSVS. 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


 Arts Abroad Residency Grant, Canada Arts Council, 2018

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


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

B.A Honours Studio Art & Art History Minor at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2011

Published Articles and Interviews on Contemporary Art:


Artforum – Slavs and Tatars at Sugar Contemporary, October 2019

Border Crossings – Feature Article: Contact Festival


Canadian Art – Off the Wall: A national survey of 10 artists working in expanded painting –

Artforum – “Saturnine” at Chicago Manual Style, June 2019 –

Border Crossings Magazine

Patrick Cruz. Border Crossings, Issue 148, September 2018 

Sunshine Eaters. Border Crossings, Issue 146, June 2018

Sandra Meigs. Border Crossings, Issue 145, March 2018

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

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

The National Gallery of Canada, Museums, other

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

Prudence Heward. 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

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

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

Reviews and Interviews for Arsenal Toronto, Montréal & New York

 2019    In Conversation: Genesis Belanger

In Conversation: Julie Favreau

Your Blood Is Marbles: Jon Rafman at the Venice Biennale

In Conversation: Caroline Monnet           monnet?tag=to

If You Build It, They Will Come: Alex McLeod’s Ghost Stories

Symbol, Mystery, Icon: In Conversation with Greg Ito

Body of Water: In Conversation with Nadia Belerique

Impossible Objects: An Interview with Maskull Lasserre

Psychological Slips: The Sculptures of Trevor Baird

Fluid, Data, Blood: New Sculptures by Michel de Broin

Fire Indulgence: The Paintings of Laura Findlay

Body at Zero Gravity: Juliana Cerqueira Leite at the Naples Archaeological Museum

2018 Of Earrings, Tears and Jewelers: The Sculptures of Vanessa Brown

The Cave: Sarah Anne Johnson’s Haunting Performance at Julie Saul New York

Ill Drones: In the Studio with Amanda Boulos

Abbas Akhavan’s “Folly” at Vie D’Ange, Montréal

Echoes of the Ocean: Maskull Lasserre at the Vancouver Biennale

Slow Time: Patrick Coutu at Magasin Général, Québec

Unromantic Landscapes: In the Studio with Sarah Anne Johnson

On Avatars, False-Truths, Humor, and the Internet: An Interview with Jon Rafman

Rough Edges: Sojourner Truth Parsons and Nadia Belerique at Daniel Faria

To Paint A Love Poem: In the Studio With Ambera Wellmann, Berlin

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

An Te Liu at Marso Foundation, Mexico City

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

Life, Death and Heavy Metal: In the Studio with Paul Butler

On MKUltra, LSD, and Generational Trauma: Sarah Anne Johnson

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

The Spaces We Inhabit: In the studio with John Monteith

Leonard Cohen: A Force of Nature, at the MAC

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

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

The Imperfect Index: Scott McFarland at Division Montréal

2017 Lovable Hustlers: The Paintings of Michael Harrington at Katherine Mulherin

Born In The Digital: The Universe According To Nicolas Baier

Seen By The Water: Marlene Creates and Fogo Island

Harmony in Opposites: Jennifer Lefort at Division Toronto

Bringing Down Giants: Duane Linklater’s Public Comission in the DVP

Five Highlights From The 2017 Canadian Biennial

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

Toronto Is For Everybody: Luis Jacob At Gallery TPW

Perfect Imitations: Tammi Campbell At Division Gallery

Fragments And Tapestries: Myriam Dion At Division Montréal

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

In The Studio With Alex McLeod

A Dry Refuge: Sean Stewart At Bunker 2

Alternative Histories at Division Gallery Toronto

Babes Who Mean Business: Sojourner Truth Parsons at Oakville Galleries

Graham Gillmore at Zona Maco, Mexico City

2016 In Conversation: Ed Fornieles on “Finiliars” at Arsenal New York

An Te Liu at Oceana Bal Harbor, Miami

Marianna Simnett’s “Lies” at Arsenal New York


Related Employment

Staff writer, Publicity and Social Media at Arsenal Contemporary and Division Gallery Toronto, Montreal & New York. 2016-present.

Assistant to the Editor. C Magazine. 2014-2015



Co-organizer – Partners in Art VIP tour of ARCO Madrid, February 2019

Residency – Tao Hua Tan International Artist Residency, Anhui Province, China. October 9 – 25 2018

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