Dana Samuel
Since the beginning
Works in Toronto Canada

Dana Samuel is a media artist, curator, writer and sometimes designer. As an artist, she has shown her performance and media installations at venues including Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art (Toronto) and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Most recently, Dana was invited as artist-in-residence at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway to create a sound work for radio in Oslo -- the first Canadian artist invited to this internationally renown residency. The new work produced was presented in the group exhibition curated by Rhonda Corvese, The Idea of North, at Galleri F15 in Moss, Norway, and at Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax.

Dana holds an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and completed undergraduate studies in Life Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, where she reconciled her research interests in science with a practice in art.

Her writing has been published by Canadian Art Magazine, FUSE Magazine and various galleries nationally. This year, she is co-editing the 10th year anthology from Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art with Scott McLeod.

Dana has received design awards and accolades from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, the Art Director’s Club of New York and the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. She currently sits on the Advisory Council of the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and was honoured recently with a Toronto Jewish Arts Council Award and with a Canada Council Research Grant in Visual Arts.
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Call for proposals for new critical writing: The KIOSK Group, Canada

Sat Jan 15, 2005 00:00

Call for proposals: deadline 15 February 2005

"Don't start from the good old things but the bad new ones." *

The KIOSK Group invites proposals of up to 500 words for new critical writing.

Responses can include but are not limited to: a discussion of recent tendencies in artistic practice; approaches and models for time and temporality; the "new" in new media; modernity and progress; scientific approaches to randomness, complexity and chaos as generators of the new; old as new; critical practice and the "canon" as antithetical to "new"; social practices as new art forms; revolution; utopias and failed utopias; the news; new funding models; repetition and revisiting old ideas again and again; artist-run culture, public museums and galleries and new modes of operating; approaches to change and flux; engaging new audiences.

All proposals will be considered. KIOSK invites participation from all artists, writers and curators, but encourages response from those working in Canada who are at early stages of their careers, with minimal publishing history. Those whose proposals are selected will be invited to contribute a finished manuscript for a publication planned for 2006, contingent on funding. These writers will receive a fee for their contribution.

Please submit on or before 15 February 2005:
* a proposal of up to 500 words detailing your research direction
* a c.v., up to 3 pages, including publishing history if applicable

Email proposals to: (Word attachments preferred) or mail to The KIOSK Group: 1032 Pape Avenue, PO Box 60070, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4K 3Z3.

The KIOSK Group is a project-driven collective that, through its transitory nature, offers possibilities and structures for thinking critically about artistic practice through publication, exhibition, dialogue and more. For more information, visit

* Bertolt Brecht, as quoted by Walter Benjamin in Understanding Brecht (London: 1973)


Two Calls for Proposals at Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada

Thu Oct 21, 2004 00:00

Two Calls for Proposals at Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada

Open to National/International Applicants

Artists, writers and cultural producers are invited to submit a written concept for a community residency with Oakville Galleries's Site Scope programme, a two-year public programmes initiative supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

This year, Oakville Galleries offers the theme of "edge zones" for the 2005 Site Scope programme. We invite proposals in which the community is engaged in an exploration of the experience of boundaries, penetrable and impenetrable borders. Proposals are encouraged which use public space and the Site Scope project Web site as complementary platforms for community involvement. For more information about previous Site Scope community projects, visit www.oakvillegalleries.com or visit www.sitescope.ca for the current projects.

Oakville Galleries offers a fee of $4,000 (CAN) for each Site Scope project. Residents are lodged within Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens in a self-contained apartment with computer and Internet access, and receive technical support for the Web site design if necessary.

Please include the following with your submission:

- Project Proposal: a concise one-page summary of your project with an explanation of its relationship to the theme
- C.V. and biographical information
- if applicable, no more than 15 images (photographic prints, slides, CDs, and video will be accepted. If sending materials electronically, please do not send more than 3MB in total).

More details will be posted after October 20 at http://www.oakvillegalleries.com. For more information, contact Teresa Casas at

Submissions should be postmarked no later than 3 January 2005.

Please send materials attention:
Site Scope Residency 2005
Oakville Galleries
1306 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville Ontario
L6J 1L6


Canadian independent curators are invited to submit a written concept for an exhibition at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Oakville Galleries is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for curatorial practice. New research and exhibition initiatives from emerging curators are encouraged. The suggested exhibition shall:

- run from 9 September - 2 November 2005, opening on 8 September 2005.
- fit an exhibition space of approximately 205 square metres.
- adhere to an exhibition budget of $11,500 (excluding curatorial fees).

The principal aim of the proposed exhibition is to encourage and explore experimental approaches to the presentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly approaches that reflect Oakville Galleries's mandate.

This programme provides practical training in preparing critical paths, methodology, contracts, public speaking and preparing a text for publication in Oakville Galleries's newsletter, Og2. A research, curatorial and writing fee of $3,500 will be paid for the exhibition proposal that is selected.

All proposals should include:
- a project description (maximum 2 pages)
- visual documentation of the proposed work
- a detailed budget of expenses.

To obtain a floor plan contact:

Submissions should be postmarked no later than 6 December 2004. No email submissions.

Please send materials attention:
Curatorial Submissions
Oakville Galleries
1306 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville Ontario   L6J 1L6