Victoria Stanton

[Victoria Stanton, 2008]

Born: Montreal, Canada
Lives: Montreal, Canada

I have been steadily honing a live-art practice since 1995. Over the years, my work has comprised text and sound pieces, site-specific group actions, solo interventions, and one-on-one relational encounters to “consult,” interview or feed. The ensemble of this work has been variously presented on stage (in cafes, theatres and music venues), in galleries, in domestic settings and in public spaces (both indoor, commercial locations such as restaurants and outdoor public spaces, such as sidewalks and parks). I also produce single channel video, photo works as well as write prose, poetry, and non-fiction.

I have performed and shown video work in festivals and arts events in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan. Solo and collective spoken word pieces have been broadcast on regional and national radio as well as featured on a variety of spoken word and music CD compilations.

My creative writing has been published in English- and French- language anthologies and journals. Critical collaborative texts have appeared in numerous arts magazines. My first book, Impure, Reinventing the Word – an examination of the practice of spoken word – was published by conundrum press in October, 2001 (co-authored with Vincent Tinguely).

Education

1995
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Intedisciplinary Arts
    Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008
2007
  • ESSEN
    The MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005
  • The Bank of Victoria
    Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004
  • Senility Strikes!
    SPACE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Koko Kara, The 4th Digital Art Prints Exhibition
    Gallery eSiesta, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Bibliography

2006
  • St-Jacques, Sylvie. "Se nourrir les uns les autres", La Presse, March
2005
  • Goodyear, Sheena. "Art imitating life imitating art in St. John’s", The Muse, March
2004

Selected Awards and Grants

2002
  • Research and creation - Visual Arts
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Montreal, Canada
1999
  • Production Grant - Writing & Publishing
    Canada Council for the Arts, Montreal, Canada
1998
  • Research and creation - Literary Arts
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Montreal, Canada

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