Rosa Aiello + Nadia Belerique
Exhibition Runs September 18 - 30,
+Text by Danielle St-Amour
Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat, 12-5 PM
ROSA AIELLO is an artist and writer dealing with subjectivity, rationalist structures, and affective responses to capitalism. Her work has been shown at the The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Grand Century in New York, The Showroom in London, The New Museum, and Hadrian at Frutta Gallery in Rome. Her writing has been published in Art Papers, How to Sleep Faster Journal, and Utne Reader, among other publications. She completed her Masters in Contemporary Literature and Theory at Oxford University, received a Canada Council for the Arts grant 2013, Triple Canopy Project Commission 2013, and recently attended the Banff Research in Culture 2014 residency at the Banff Centre with Wendy Chun and Lauren Berlant.
NADIA BELERIQUE constructs installations that engage with the poetics of perception and asks how images perform in contemporary culture. Primarily invested in questions around materiality and dematerialization through the illusion of photographs, her image-based works are often interrupted by sculptural objects. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph, and has recently exhibited at such venues as Narwhal, Daniel Faria Gallery, XPACE, The Drake Hotel, and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. She is part of an upcoming group show at the Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna in October 2014.