We are a project of Culture/Nature/Structure,
We are funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant.
We’re drawing upon an international community of performance artists, scholars and designers.
Meghan Moe Beitiks
Meghan Moe Beitiks (Lead Artist/Principal Investigator) is an artist working with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure. She analyzes perceptions of ecology though the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body in order to produce work that analyzes relationships with the non-human. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow, a recipient of the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. She exhibited her work at the I-Park Environmental Art Biennale, Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery in Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the House of Artists in Moscow, and other locations in California, Chicago, Australia and the UK. She received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA in Performance Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Interdisciplinary Studio Art Lecturer at the University of Florida. www.meghanmoebeitiks.com
Christine White (Graduate Research Assistant) is completing her master’s degree in Art Education at Concordia University in support of her socially engaged art practice. She has received many awards and fellowships for her work with PedalBox Gallery (@galerie_pedalbox) such as the Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Award in 2021, the Concordia Undergraduate Research Award in 2022 and was a semifinalist in the 2023 provincial wide university competition, Forces Avenir. In the summer of 2023 Christine received both the Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Award and Quebec Mobility Grant to develop her intermedia based practice at the host institution, CCMAS (Mexican Centre for Music and Sound Art) in Morelia, Michoacán where she developed and performed Home Of Birds/Hogar de las avesan, an acousmatic soundscape accompanied by experimental video disintegration.
Carolie Delisle (she/her) (Undergraduate Research Assistant) is a Canadian born designer and artist currently residing in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal and studying Design for the Theatre and Computation Arts. She returned to her studies after almost a decade of work in IT database management. Through her studies, she aims to combine past experience in systems analysis, technologies and her fiber practices to create new well-rounded interdisciplinary curricula for performance design with a focus on sustainable practices. Her technical skills range from hands on fiber transformation, drafting, 3D modeling, website design and electronics. Her multidisciplinary exploration constantly and restless nature, leads her to redefine her view of the world, practice and relation to art.
Keith Fernandez (Undergraduate Research Assistant) is a multifaceted artist working primarily in theatre creation creation and performance following his graduation from the The Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts Program in 2007. In 2018 he founded Berlin Musicals, a professional musical theatre company providing performance opportunities to young and up-and-coming performers, based in Germany. Keith returned to education to support his directing practice in theatre while also exploring dramaturgy and interdisciplinary performance practices in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance Creation program at Concordia University. In his short time in Montreal, Keith has worked as a performer, director, dramaturg, EDI & artistic associate and stage manager at The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Imago Theatre, Infinitheatre and Montreal Arts Interculturels. Channeling his drag persona KAJOL, he is developing a new piece of interdisciplinary theatre shaped around his nomadic lifestyle and the understanding of his hybrid identityI
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We’re always interested in learning about new artists working in video, sound, performance and other time-based works. Please fill out the form below, and we will be in touch as potential opportunities arise.