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BARBARA HOBOT     

b. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

EDUCATION:  

2012 - 2014    MFA, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

2001 - 2005   Honours B.A., Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016      Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

             Strong Bonds, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario (curated by Ivan Jurakic)

2014     The Sliced Belly of the Berm, DNA Artspace, London, Ontario

2010     He That Makes Himself a Sheep, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (guest artist)

2009    Stampede, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario (curated by Ivan Jurakic)

2007    Pelted, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario

2006    New Work, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019      TBD (two-person show with Patrick Cull), McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario (curated by Ihor Holubizky)

2016      Between Land and Sky, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

              Our Mutual Friend, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario (curated by Crystal Mowry)

               For the lack thereof, because you don't think of me often., Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario (curated by Iga Janik)

2015       Mark-Making, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

              Untitled (new visions) (with Maggie Groat), AKA Artist Run, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (curated by Tarin Hughes)

2014      Carte Blanche, DNA Artspace, London, Ontario 

              Tri-City Stopgap, pop-up exhibition, Taylor & Grant Candy Factory, Waterloo, Ontario

              Possible Futures: Windsor-Essex Triennial, performance with Patrick Cull, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario (juried)

              The Thing About Objects, High Park Club, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Brandy Ryan and Kerry Manders)

              Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentience of things) (with Maggie Groat), Elora Centre for the Arts, Ontario (curated by Tarin Hughes)          

              Back to the Future, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

2013      Split Film Filament, Artlab, London, Ontario

              Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mûr, Montreal, Quebec

              Exhibit 28, gallerywest, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Nathalie Quagliotto)

2012      Jubilee, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Patrick Macaulay)

2011       Goody 3 Shoes, Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

              Goody 3 Shoes, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany

              survive.resist, CAFKA.11, Kitchener, Ontario (with Patrick Cull)

2010      Odd Angles, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Zack Pospieszynski)

              Alea Iacta Est, Weglowa Military Warehouse, Bialystok, Poland

              The Anglers: tackling lamella, weaponry and Floridian leisure, 72 St. Leger Street, Kitchener, Ontario

              Faith, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, Nova Scotia 

              Dear Haven, RENDER, University of Waterloo, Ontario (curated by Tarin Hughes)

              Solid Gold, Annual members show and sale, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario

2009     Wall Project, Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Zack Pospieszynski)

              Installation Showdown, spOtlight Festival (sponsored by Ontario Arts Council), Cambridge, Ontario

2008     Blue Blood, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario (curated by Dave Bidini & Andrew Hunter)

             Fibreworks 08, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario (juried by J. Lynn Campbell, Melanie Egan, Chris Mitchell)

             ...with all the amenities ..., School of Architecture, Cambridge + Durham Art Gallery, Ontario (curated by Andrew Hunter)

              New Work, Lang Building, Kitchener, Ontario 

2007     Zoo Room, Gallery 96, Stratford, Ontario

2005    10th Annual Graduating Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (juried by Phil Anderson,    

             Peter Goddard)

 

ART FAIRS:

2017, '16, '15     Papier Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper, Montreal, Quebec (Olga Korper Gallery)

2016, '15, '14    Art Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (Olga Korper Gallery)

 

COMMISSIONED WORK:

2009     Wireworm Uprising, commissioned by Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI

             Site-specific installations (with Patrick Cull, Tarin Hughes, Lisa Hunter), Waterloo Wellington Scenario Thinking,        

             The Elora Mill Inn, Elora, Ontario

             Site-specific installations (with Patrick Cull, Tarin Hughes, Lisa Hunter, Andrew Hunter), Waterloo    

             Wellington Scenario Thinking, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ontario

2007     Fetish, University of Waterloo, site-specific sculpture commissioned by RENDER, Waterloo, Ontario

 

RESIDENCIES:

2011     Art Institute of Chicago’s Ox-Bow summer residency, Saugatuck, Michigan (July)

2010     Art Factory, Bialystok, Poland (July and August)

2010     Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, Nova Scotia, joint residency with Patrick Cull (April)

 

TALKS, JURIES:

2017     (Upcoming), Artist talk, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario

2017     Visiting artist, MacEwen University, Edmonton, Alberta

2016     Exhibition tour, Our Mutual Friend, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario

2016    Jury member, KW Arts Awards

2016    Visiting artist, University of Waterloo Fine Arts Department, Waterloo, Ontario

2015     Artist's talk, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2014     Exhibition tour, The Sliced Belly of the Berm, DNA Artspace, London, Ontario

2014     Artist's talk, High Park Club, Toronto, Ontario

2012     Jury member, Annual Juried Exhibition, The Button Factory, Waterloo, Ontario

2011      Artist’s talk, Ox-Bow Summer Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan

2010     Guest critic, 2nd year sculpture, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

2010     Artists’ talk, Art Factory, Bialystok, Poland

2010     Artists’ talk (with Patrick Cull), Waterloo Collegiate Institute, ArtsSmarts, Waterloo, Ontario

2009    Artists’ talk (with Patrick Cull), Shad Valley enrichment program, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2009     Artist’s talk, Stampede, Cambridge Galleries, Preston, Ontario

2009     Panel discussion, “On jurying an exhibition”, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2009     External examiner, mock MFA thesis defense, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2009     Jury member, Fine Arts undergraduate exhibition, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2009     Visiting artist, Fine Arts undergraduate critique, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2006     Artist’s talk, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario

 

CURATORIAL WORK:

2011      We All Fall Down (co-curated with Cindy Wayvon), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario (brochure)

2009     Break It Down (videos by Manuel Saiz, Rachel Scott), RENDER, University of Waterloo, Ontario  

             (brochure)

2006     Greatest Hits: Videos by Rob Ring, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

2005     charmblender (group exhibition of University of Waterloo Alumni), Queen Street Studios, New   

              Dundee, Ontario

 

AWARDS:  

2016   Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Ontario Arts Council research grant)

2016   Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

2015   Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2014    Academic Achievement Scholarship, PSAC 610, Western University

2013    SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, Western University

2013    Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined), Western University

2012    Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, Western University

2012    Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Western University

2011    Ox-Bow School of Art Residency Scholarship

2011    Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2010    Ontario Arts Council, National and International Residency Grant

2010    Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

2010    Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant (with Patrick Cull)

2008    Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant (with Patrick Cull)

2005    Fine Arts Academic Excellence Award, University of Waterloo

2005    “Grad to Grad” Fine Arts Award, University of Waterloo

2004    1st place for Painting - My Roots, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

2004    Lynn Holmes Memorial Art Award, University of Waterloo

2003    Kerr/Ostrander Leadership Scholarship, University of Waterloo

2002    Dr. Adolf Piotrowski Memorial Art Scholarship, Toronto Polish Alliance

2002    Helen L. Cross Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Waterloo

 

SELECTED REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, BROADCASTS, TEXTS:

Milosz, Magdalena. "On making art that makes itself", The Community Edition, 1 July 2016. Print and Web.

Jurakic, Ivan. "Strong Bonds", exhibition brochure, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, January 2016. Print and Web. 

Day, Marsha. "Gas station serves as metaphor", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, 11 February 2015. Print and Web. 

Hughes, Tarin. "Untitled (new visions)". Exhibition text, AKA artist-run, Saskatoon, January 2015. 

Thompson, Carolyn. "Artists sharpen knives to bring beauty to a skill of the past", The Windsor Star, 5 October 2014. Print and Web.

"Must-Sees This Week", Knife-sharpening performance for "Possible Futures" Triennial at the Art Gallery of Windsor (with Patrick Cull) recommended by Canadian Art Online, 2 October 2014. Web.

Dye, Cailen. Interview for The Sliced Belly of the Berm at DNA Artspace, "Arts Talk London", CHRW 94.9 FM, 8 September 2014.

Hughes, Tarin. "Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentience of things), Maggie Groat and Barbara Hobot". Exhibition text, Elora Centre for the Arts, 2014. 

Neudorf, Kim. "Maggie Groat & Barbara Hobot at Elora Centre for the Arts", Akimblog, 22 July 2014. Web.

"Must-Sees This Week", Exhibition at Elora Centre for the Arts (with Maggie Groat) recommended by Canadian Art Online, 17 July 2014. Web.

Piszczkiewicz, Anna. Interview for Odd Angles exhibition at Peak Gallery, “Na Luzie”, OMNI TV, 22 January 2011.

Kalinowska, Diana. “Sztuka nie tylko dla sztuki, czyli dzien otwarty na Weglowej”, The Bialystok Gazeta, 1 August 2010.

Interview for exhibition at Weglowa Art Factory, Poland, TVP Bialystok, 31 July 2010.

Linsley, Robert. “The Anglers: Regional Revelations”, Canadian Art Online, 15 July 2010.

Reid, Robert. “Artists explore notion of safe haven”, The Record, 8 March 2010.

Sandals, Leah. “Recommended: Steve Power, Barbara Hobot, Sarah Millman”, Unedit My Heart blog, 31 July 2009.

“Must-see shows”, Exhibition at Peak Gallery recommended by NOW Magazine, Toronto, week of 2 August, 2009.

Reid, Robert.  “Installations evoke death and waste”, The Record, 17 June 2009.

Landry, Mike.  Interview, “Stampede”, Things of Desire blog, Volume 1, Number 33, April 30 - May 6, 2009

Goddard, Peter.  “Galleries probe the nation’s pastime”, The Toronto Star, 13 December 2008.

Anna Piszczkiewicz.  Interview for  exhibition at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, “Na Luzie”, OMNI Television, 6 December 2008.

Reid, Robert. “Zoo Room Art of a Different Nature”, The Record, 20 November 2007.