ULYSSES CASTELLANOS

1968       Born in San Salvador, El Salvador
Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

2008       Telus Interactive Art and Entertainment Program, Canadian Film Centre, Toronto
2001       Certificate Program for Visual Arts – Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto
1993       BFA (Painting, Drawing and Printmaking), University of Toronto

Selected Exhibitions

2014       Kompeung Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2013       End of The Century, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto
                   Faire La Bombe – screening, Centre Clark, Montreal
                   Viva! Art Action – (with Terrance Houle and Cathy Gordon), Montreal
                   Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay
                   Zinema Zombie Fest – screening, Cine Club Universidad Central Sala Fundadores, Bogotá, Colombia
                   Cristales – screening, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City
                   I’m Too Sad to Tell You – performance, The Works Festival, Edmonton
                   New Colonialists – multimedia performance, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, University of Sao Sao Paulo, Brazil
2012       Error: Origen No Encontrado – installation and performances, Museo del Banco de La República, Bogotá
                   Almost Paradise – performance and works on paper (with Matt Crookshank, and Zorica Vasic), Galeria Estación Cero , Oaxaca, Mexico
                   Passage to The Kingdom – performance (with Theo Pelmus), Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto
                   Movie Monster – performance and installation (with Cathy Gordon), Intrepid Theatre, Victoria, B.C.
                   Movie Monster – performance and installation  (with Cathy Gordon), Art City, Winnipeg
                   Little Big Man Remix– performance (with Terrance Houle and Cathy Gordon), Dunlop Gallery, Regina
                   Little Big Man Remix – performance (with Terrance Houle and Cathy Gordon), Toronto Free Gallery
                   2o  Bataclán Internacional – video screening, Clinamen Arte Colectivo, Cine Erotiko Ciudadela, Mexico City
                   Passage to The Kingdom – performance (with Theo Pelmus), Art Souterrain, Montreal
                   Reverse Apotheosis/Animal Farm - performance (with Hijas del Mal and Christian Galaz Vera), Galeria La Perrera, Santiago De Chile
                   Queen’s Plate – video, commissioned by LIFT for its 30-yr. anniversary, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2011       War, Famine, Conquest and Death – performance (with Matt Crookshank, Fru Trejo, Javier Santos Smek, and Félix Luna), Galeria Anomalia, Mexico City
                   Canadian Mystic – collage installation and performance, Museo Del La Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico 
                   Mommie Dearest Carrie Montage – video, Graff Public Arts Festival, XI Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador                          
                   The Importance of Lyingperformance (with Antonio Ortuño), Local Project, New York City
                   Movie Monster – performance and installation (with Cathy Gordon), Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
                   Reverse Apotheosis – performance (with Fluid Media Lab), e_Fagia Digital Event, Toronto Free Gallery                                                                                                                             
                   Cult of Contemporary – simulcast performance and installation (with Cloven Path Ministries, Hijas del Mal and Zueiing), XPACE, Toronto, and Sudamérica Electrónica Centro Cultural & Media Lab, Cordoba, Argentina
                   Narcoleptic Drift – performance, M55 Gallery, New York City
                   Self-feeding Co-evolution / Reverse Apotheosis – installation and simulcast performance (with Fluid New Media Lab and Hijas Del Mal), Local Project, New York City
                   Reverse Apotheosis – performance (with Hijas del Mal and Zueiing), Sudamérica Electrónica Centro Cultural & Media Lab, artist residency, Cordoba, Argentina
                   Bataclan International – video screening, Clinamen Arte Colectivo, Cine Nacional, Mexico City
                   Jonbenet Requiem – residency and performance, Atomic Centre Artist Residency, Winnipeg
                   Chirajito: Clown Painter – performance, Art Souterrain, Montreal
2010       Self-feeding Co-evolution – installation and performance, Peak Gallery, Toronto
                   Teddy Chainsaw Massacre – video and performance (with Sherri Hay), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
                   Satélite Encuentro de Arte Contemporaneo – video art retrospective, Bogotá, Colombia
                   Nacoleptic Drift – video and performance, Alucine Latin Film and Media Art Festival, Toronto
                   Bureau of Personal Guidance – performance, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto 
                   Powder My Nose – collage, installation, video, and performance, Reinraum e.V, Düsseldorf
                   New Media Land – site-specific video installation, Under New Management, Toronto
                   Time3 – video and performance, Gallery 101, Ottawa 
                   Branded Transformational Inc. – photographs, video, and performance (with Theo Pelmus), La Petite Mort, Ottawa
                   Cabin in The Woods – video installation (with Cathy Gordon), Casa Loma, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2009       Dikkee Dee’s Baaaadass Return – performance, Art Gallery of York University, Art Toronto
                   Chirajito: Clown Painter – performance, Hamilton Artists Inc.
                   Jonbenet Requiem – video and performance, Alucine Latin Film and Media Art Festival, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
                   Revolution Revolution – video and performance (with Denise Ryner), University of Toronto Art Centre
                   Chirajito: Clown Painter: Massive Sale – performance and installation (with Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins), YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto
                   Bringing Down Our Dead – photography and mixed media, A Space Gallery, Toronto
                   Panda Spa – performance, Cornucopia Festival, Westboro Village, Ottawa
                   The Compulsion to Fill Space – light installation, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Hart House, University of Toronto
                   Chirajito: Clown Painter – performance, Dundurn Castle, Hamilton
                   Gotterdammerungvideo and performance, presented by Available Light Collective, SAW gallery, Ottawa
                   Exercises in Failure Volume IV: Ulysses Does Julie Andree T. – video and performance, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
                   Remains to Be Seen – drawing installation, Centre for Genocide Studies, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto,
                   Pas Ces’t Soir Cherrie – video and performance, Gallery 101, Ottawa  
                   Exercises in Failure Volume IV: Ulysses Does Julie Andre T. – video and performance, Fait Maison, Hull, Quebec
                   Maximum Bonkers – video and performance, Envoy Gallery, New York City
                   Superexorcist – multiple channel video installation, e_Fagia Digital Event, Toronto
2008          Panda Colada – performance, Art Gallery of York University Performance Bus, Toronto
                   Gotterdammerung – video and performance, Kino Video and Film Collective, Camera Bar, Toronto
                   To Drive The Nail of Terror into The Hearts of Backsliding Sinners – photography, video, and drawing installation, Peak Gallery, Toronto
                   Free Bootlicking, performance, Nakai Theatre, Whitehorse, Yukon
                   Divino Corpo, Temple of Improbable and Invisible Causes – performance (with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Violeta Luna, and Roberto Sifuentes), Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
                   Thank You Thank You Thank you – video and performance, Futurist Cabaret, Department of Graduate Theatre Studies, University of Toronto
                   Mia and I’ve Got a Headache – video screening, Alucine Latin Film and Media Art Festival, National Film Board of Canada, Toronto
                Xibalba – interactive sculpture installation (with Faisal Anwar), Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto
                   My Time – Interactive USB-powered object art installation, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
                   Exercises In Failure Volume II: Clown Torture Revisited – video and performance, 7A*11D Performance Art Festival, XPACE Gallery, Toronto
                   RE – GENERATION – multiple channel video installation, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
                   The Eye – video simulcast and installation (with Faisal Anwar and Theo Pelmus), Bucharest Biennial, Romania
2007       Panda Spa – performance, Art Gallery of York University Performance Bus, Toronto 
                   Poofy The Happy Clown – performance, Art Gallery of Mississauga
                   Panda Spa – performance, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 
                   Love / Hate: New Crowned Glory In The GTA – paintings, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
                   Historia de la Revolucion – video installation, Alucine Latin Film and Media Art Festival, Gallery 1313, Toronto
                   Chronic Enthusiasm – drawings and photo-collages, Velada Santa Lucia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
                   INTERart International Exhibition of Video Art – K.O.K.E.M. Contemporary Art Museum, MierCurea Ciuc, Romania
2006          Chickens must Understand D.W. Griffith’s Birth of A Nation – performance, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   RedRum for Squirrel II – performance, Toronto International Film Festival, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   Free Bootlickin’ (I Put a Spell on You) – performance and installation, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   Leatherbear – performance, Unholy Alliance, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
                   The Life and Death of I.D. – textwork, MacMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
                   Free Hugs – performance, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto
                   Into The Void (12 Hour Sleep) – video and performance, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche,Toronto
2005       Monolith – performance, Toronto International Film Festival, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   Electric Anus – artist residency and performance, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   My Day – email project, Interart, Atelier Deschis, Miercuria CIUC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
                   Monolith – performance and painting, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
                   “Trust Me, I’m A Hispanic” Tours – performance, (with Guillermo Gomez Peña) Toronto Free Gallery
2004       Cosmopolitanism – performance and installation, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   Re: <0><0> An e-mail Project – Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver
                   Back from Visiting Hans in Lichtenstein – performance, Mercer Union, Toronto
2003       The Youngest Rock Star in History – performance, Mind Control, Toronto
                   Alchemy and Mysticism – painting, Instant Coffee Disco Party Trailer, Palacio De Las Artes, New York City
                   Re: <o><o> The e-mail Art Project – Comme des Congres Gallery, Calgary                                                                                                                                    
                   Small World – painting, Le Deco gallery, Tokyo
2002       General George Smith Patton Jr. Addresses the Troops of the Third Army, April 7, 1944 – performance, Ne Plus Ultra Project Space, Toronto

Selected Reviews

2012       Jager, David. “Capital Gains: Three Artists Look at Art as Product” Now Magazine, Vol 32 No 9, November 1-8
2010       Langille, Erinn Beth. “Jesse Harris: “Idyeahs”” Hunter and Cook, Issue 6, p 72, 73
2009       “Air Conditioned Jungle: A Streetside Safari,” Canadian Art.com, August
“Jesse Harris – About the Artist,” BlogTO.com, Toronto
2008       Sandals, Leah. “Some Politics With Your Perusing?” National Post, July
2007       Allen, Jennifer. “Shangri-Lost: Jimmy Limit, Jesse Harris, Shawn
Kuruneru,” ARTFORUM.com, February 17
Robertson, Kate. “The Gallerist – January 20th-30th,“ Torontoist.com, January 20

Selected Reviews

2013       Treasure Village Artist Residency, Taipei, Taiwan
2012       Atomic Centre and Artist Residency, Winnipeg
Residencia En La Tierra, Villavicencio, Colombia
              Art City Artist in Residence Program, Winnipeg
2011       La Cúpula, Sudamérica Electrónica Centro Cultural & Media Lab, artist residency, Cordoba, Argentina
              Local Project, Long Island City, Queens New York
              Atomic Centre and Artist Residency, Winnipeg
2006       Curatorial Residency, Gallery TPW, Toronto
2005       Drake Artist in Residence, Drake Hotel, Toronto

Selected Curatorial Projects

2015       Being Swayze: A Contemporary Look at Death and Loss, Available Light Screening Collective, Ottawa
2013       Strange Representations, Gallery 101 Ottawa
2012       Strange Representations, Available Light Screening Collective, SAW Gallery, Ottawa
2011       Horror Vérité pt 2 – (with Theo Pelmus), Available Light Collective, SAW Gallery, Ottawa
                   Horror Vérité – (with Theo Pelmus), M55 Gallery, New York City
                   Horror Vérité – (with Theo Pelmus), Atomic Centre, Winnipeg
2010       Horror Vérité – (with Theo Pelmus), Available Light Screening Collective, SAW Gallery, Ottawa
                   ArtthinkTank – (with Eldon Garnet), Fountain, Toronto
2008       Clourophobia: Send In The Clowns – online video exhibition, Gallery TPW, Toronto
2007       Shoot Your Neighborhood,  Gallery TPW, Toronto
Ulysses’ Hands Picks, 9th Regional Juried Art Exhibition – Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, Ontario
                   Death…It’s Out There, Gallery TPW, Toronto
                   I See a Darkness – curatorial residency and exhibition, Gallery TPW, Toronto
2006       Trampoline Hall – (with David Liss), Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto
                   Beyond Our Roots Interdisciplinary Art Festival, Latino Canadian Cultural Association, Drake Hotel, Toronto
2005       Beyond Our Roots Interdisciplinary Art Festival, Latino Canadian Cultural Association, Drake Hotel, Toronto
                   Edible Women – photography and new media, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto
                 Neverland Ranch: Art at The Turn of The Century – video art, Klinik, Toronto
2004       Fatal Surveillance: Matt Bahen – oil paintings, A Space Gallery, Toronto 
2003       The Rules of The Game: Gustavo Artigas – video installations, Images Festival. A Space Gallery, Toronto

Selected Reviews/Interviews

2013       Jacob Wren. “All The Gunshots from All The Movies In The World”, Viva Art Action (online), October 03
Robyn Fadden, “Identity Issues Exploded at VIVA! Art Action”, Blouin Artinfo (online), October 03
Brittany Gushue, “Screenings challenge concepts of identity and oppression” The Charlatan, July 23
Rébus #4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Fish Griwkowsky, “Big Tent Curator Pushes Limits”, Edmonton Journal, Thursday, June 20
2012       Wanda Nanibush, “The Contrary Collective: Little Big Man Remix, Music for My Antipodean Heart”, DAG Volumes No 1, pgs 156-165
Kathleen Reichelt, “Blender by 253469”, Artoronto.ca (online), March 29
Michael Davidge, SYPHON, vol. 1, no 4, pg.10, Winter
Alvis Choi, “The Artist’s Soup Kitchen”, SHIFT (online), January 31
2011       Christof Migone, Wood (exhibition catalogue), p.98
Sky Goodden, Sketch, Fall Issue
2010       Sky Goodden, “Bodies in Trouble & Time3: Performing the Capital,” Canadian Art (online), September 9
2009       Leah Sandals “Performance in Toronto Art Now” SWITCH, a Biannual
Magazine Published by The Power Plant, pg 9, issue 12, Summer
2008       Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, pg R12, July 19
Terence Dick, Akimblog, July 31
2007       David Jager, NOW Magazine, vol. 26 no. 40
2006       David Balzar, Eye Weekly (cover story), p.20, September 28
Benjamin Boles, NOW Magazine, vol. 26 no. 4,
Ingrid Mayerhoffer,Mute (curatorial essay), McMaster Museum of Art
Sally Frater, The Life and Death of I.D. (curatorial essay), McMaster Museum of Art
Milena Placentile, Trust Us, We’re Artists (curatorial essay), 3rd Annual Curated Exhibition, Junction Arts Festival,
2004       Instant Coffee, Success Recovery Book, p.8
Gary Michael Dault,Globe and Mail, pg R15, May 22

Published Writing

2013       “Instant Coffee Takes The Easy Way at MKG 127” (online) Blouin Artinfo, May 25
“The Kids are Alright” (online), Blouin Artinfo 2013
“Click…Whirr”, (curatorial essay) Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2013
2012       “The Sight of Music: The Jawa Videos of Jubal Brown and Tasman Richardson”, V Tape (online), 2012
2011       “Plasma Chorus: The Experimental Documentaries of Jorge Lozano”, Translatin, published by Alucine Latin Film and Media Art Festival, p. 44, 2011
“Suicide Letter”, e_Fagia Digital Event, pg 10, 2011
2008       The Icon We Love To Hate, (curatorial essay) Gallery TPW, 2008
2007       “Death, Bowling With Pigeons and Exploding Furniture”, Media Fix (online), December 17, 2007
Faces of Death, (curatorial essay), Gallery TPW, February 24, 2007
“Dead Babies and Blood”, e_Fagia Memories, e_Fagia Digital Event, p. 16, 2007
2005       “Guns, girls, and galaxies: The landscape paintings of Raffael Antonio Iglesias”, Peak Gallery, (online)  2005
2004       Through a Glass Darkly, (curatorial essay), A Space Gallery, 2004

Awards

2011       Fellowship, Vtape, Toronto
Access and Career Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council
Travel Grants to Media Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
National and International Residency Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2010       Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Recommended by SAVAC)
2009       Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Recommended by YYZ Artists Outlet)
2008       Project Grants to Individual Artists, Toronto Arts Council
2007       Fellowship, Telus Interactive Art and Entertainment Program, Canadian Film
Access and Career Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2006       Assistance to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts, Canada Council for the Arts
2005       Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto
Emerging Curator Award (shortlisted), the Untitled Toronto Art Awards, Toronto
2004       Emerging Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

 
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Ulysses Castellanos

 

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