Ramona Ramlochand Diana Shearwood aMazing Place
New Media Residency 2001
aMazing Place explores the concrete world of Montréal, emphasizing its generic resemblance to large urban centres around the world.
Ramona Ramlochand was born in Guyana. Her art practice focuses on photography and video-based installations, inspired by travel in developing countries. Her collaborative projects include The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, with British artist Keith Piper; A Mazing Place, with photographer Diana Shearwood; and Distillation, with the contemporary classical music group Continuum. She has received several Canada Council and Conseil des arts et des lettres grants, and her work is held in several public collections, including the Museé du Quebec, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the City of Ottawa. She has earned both a BFA (University of Ottawa) and an MFA (Concordia University), and she lives and works in Montreal.
Diana Shearwood is a photographer who lives in Montréal. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, The Darling Foundry, Articule, and Galerie Éric Devlin in Montréal, Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, and the Nordic House in Reykjavík, Iceland. She has exhibited in group shows as part of Le Printemps du Québec à Paris and Québec à New York (The Kitchen), and at Western Front in Vancouver, The Photographic Resource Center in Boston, and the Houston Center for Photography in Texas. Her photographs can be found in public, corporate, and private collections such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Canada Council Art Bank, Fasken Martineau Art Bank, the University of Texas School of Architecture, and the Eleanor London Public Library. The series ZONE was published in book form by Behaviour Communications, and a portfolio of images from Behind the Mall appeared in FOOD (web|print), co-published by Alphabet City, Toronto and MIT Press, Cambridge.