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BIO

Becca Wijshijer is a research based multidisciplinary artist living and working in Kitchener-Waterloo. Through new media, sculpture and installation they explore mediated intimacies and personas on digital platforms. Utilizing online trends and subcultures, they attempt to deconstruct the computerized body and relationships. Wijshijer received their BFA in Printmaking from OCAD University in 2017 and is a MFA Candidate at the University of Waterloo.

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EDUCATION

 

2018-2020   Master of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

 

2013-2017   Bachelor of Fine Art, Major Printmaking, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019    Hot Girl Summer, The Artery. Waterloo, ON 

 

2019   Soirée de Performances, La Centrale galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC

2019   Fruit Platter Mukbang, Student Art Innovation Lab, Waterloo, ON

 

2019    Supermarket 2019, Slakthusområdet. Stockholm, Sweden 

 

2018   GIFC 2018, L’INCONNUE. Montreal, QC 

 

2018   Selfies, Bump Television. www.bumptelevision.com

 

2018   Le Petit Déjeuner, The Artery. Waterloo, ON

 

2018   Entanglement, Roundtable Residency. Toronto, ON

 

2018   RECAP, Vuco Artscpace. Toronto, ON

 

2017   Halo-Halo, 187. 187 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON

 

2017   The Women’s Kit Regeneration. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, ON

 

2017   That Would Be Fine Too. Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone, Toronto, ON

 

2017   VUCO No. 1. Vuco Artspace. Toronto, ON

 

2017  Emerging Artist Wall. Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON

 

2017   GradEx 102. OCAD University, ON

 

2017   No-Sto. Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON

 

2017   In Negative Space. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

2017   TURMOIL. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

2016   Pressure Tactics. The Great Hall, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
 

2016   Artist Proof Sale. Open Studio, Toronto, ON

 

2014   EC/Static2014. 113 McCaul St., OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

2014   ICICIC. The Great Hall, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

FAIRS

 

2017    Art Toronto, OCAD Booth. Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

 

2017   Northern Contemporary Print Expo. 1266 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON

 

2016   32ndAnnual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University, ON

 

2016   Queen Street West Art Crawl. Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON  

AWARDS/ GRANTS

2019   Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship Scholarship 

2017    Open Studio Prize

2015    OCADU Printmaking Scholarship

2014    Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2013    OCADU Painting & Drawing Direct Entry Scholarship

RESIDENCIES

2019   /Working Through the Body/ With the Body/, Residency with Bojana Videkanic and Claudia Bernal, La Centrale            galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC

2018   Roundtable Residency, The Dragon Academy. Toronto, ON

2017   OCADU X RYERSON Art Camp 2017. Toronto, ON

EMPLOYMENT/ VOLUNTEERING

2019   Gallery Assistant, UWAG, Waterloo, ON.

2019   Artist Assistant for !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Berlin, Germany

2018-19   University of Waterloo: Mentor for Graduating Studio Arts Undergrads

2019   University of Waterloo: First Year Fine Art Teaching Instructor

2018   University of Waterloo: First Year Fine Art Teaching Assistant  

2015-16   Younger than Beyoncé Gallery: Gallery Attendant/ Gallery Assistant

PRESS

2018    ‘Roundtable Residency 2013–2018.’ Roundtable Residency publication. 

2018   ‘Becca Wijshijer, I Know You; I See You, I Hear You, You Post All the Time.’ Laura Demers

2017   ‘The Women’s Kit Regeneration – Review.’ James Knott.

2017    ‘The Women’s Kit is Brought Back to Life Through Digitization Project & Exhibit.’ She Does the City.

2017    ‘On Intentional Disruption in Viewing.’ James Knott.

2017    ‘Becca Wijshijer’s ‘Hides: Love and Redemption’.’ Juilee Raje, The Violet Cube.