ASH MONIZ - Artist Talk

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa is pleased to present Ash Moniz, as part of the 2015-2016 Visiting Artist Program.

Wednesday, February 3rd from 12 to 1pm
Department of Visual Arts,
100 Laurier Ave. East, room 114

Ash Moniz (born in Wawa, Ontario) is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based between China, Morocco, and Canada.  His work ranges from installation, film, sculpture, performance, and public intervention, and primarily concentrates on paradoxes that challenge issues of displacement, movement, globalization and local/global dialectics. Much of the processes involved in creating the works, are performative processes that in themselves dissect the mechanics of movement and stability, or situation and situatedness. Having been raised and having spent most of his life between Australia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Canada, and China, Moniz can be considered what is known as a TCK (or Third Culture Kid), and the personal ramifications of this experienced can be seen in his art work.

Moniz received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2014, and his work has been shown in galleries and museums internationally, such as Birch Contemporary (Toronto), Minsheng Museum (Shanghai), Le Cube (Rabat), ROY G BIV (Columbus), Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto), and Nuit Blanche (Ottawa), to name a few. He was listed by Blog TO as one of the "Top 10 Toronto Artists to watch for in 2015", and has been published in magazines such as CanadianArt Magazine and NOW Magazine. Alongside his art practice, Moniz has an ongoing curatorial practice. He was the assistant curator of the AMNUA Museum in Nanjing, the curator of the 2of2 Gallery in Toronto, and the founder/director of the international residency/exhibition series "|Boxes| Zones Quarters" in Morocco.