Diane Borsato

Diane Borsato (BFA York University, MFA Concordia University, MA Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University) has established an international reputation for her social and interventionist practices, performance, video, photography, and sculpture.

She was awarded the Victor Martyn-Lynch Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and was twice nominated for the Sobey Prize. She has exhibited and performed at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, the Art Gallery of York University, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Art Centre and in galleries and museums in the US, France, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.

In her projects she explores social and experiential modes of learning, and has worked closely with various practitioners including artists, dancers, and amateur naturalists. Borsato was recently the Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she produced Your Temper, My Weather, a major durational performance involving the participation of one-hundred beekeepers for Nuit Blanche Toronto. In 2016 she produced a collaborative performance with the Toronto Dance Theatre, and was artist in residence in the Burrard Marina Field House Studio Residency program at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.

As Associate Professor at the University in Guelph, she is the Co-ordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studio area called Extended Practices, and has taught advanced courses that explore the relationships between art and everyday life­ including Food and ArtSpecial Topics on Walking, OUTDOOR SCHOOL and LIVE ART. Her work can be seen at: www.dianeborsto.net

Artistic Notebook

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