Kandis Friesen

Born and raised in the prairies, Kandis Friesen is an artist and cultural worker based in Montreal, Quebec. Working across video, sound, drawing, performance, and installation, her interdisciplinary practice looks to sites of ethno-national and cultural articulations, contexts of language and translation, and the role of document and archive in constructions of public memory. Her work has been shown locally and internationally at various venues, such as La Centrale, Dare-Dare, and FOFA Gallery in Montreal, a recent artist project in FUSE Magazine (Toronto), and recent screenings at the Athens Video Art Festival (GR), MIX Festival (NYC, US), and Histories on the Edge at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (Toronto). Friesen has been the recipient of several residencies and awards, including a 2013 Visual Arts Grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), as well as residencies at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives (2013), and the CALQ/Quebec Artist In Residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts (2014).