CONTACT

brendan@brendanfernandes.ca 

EDUCATION

2006 - 2007 Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2003 - 2005: The University of Western Ontario, Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, London, ON
1998 - 2002: York University, Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 To Find a Forest, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
2017 TBA Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2017 TBA Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
2017 TBA Recess, NY, NY
2017 TBA 18th Street Art Center, St, Santa Monica, CA
2017 Free FAll Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Lost Bodies, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. Traveling to Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON, 2017
2015 We As One, Mixed Greens, NY, NY (Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah)
2015 In Position, Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
2015 Still Move, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
2015 Recent Acquisitions Spotlight: Brendan Fernandes, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Yarmouth, Halifax, NS
2015 The Footmade, KW|AG, Kitchner, ON
2015 Seeing I, Freedman Gallery, Center for the Arts, Albright College, Reading, PA (Erin Riley-Lopez)
2014 They, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
2014 The Inverted Pyramid, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY
2013 Night Shift, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON (curated by Crystal Mowry and Ivan Jurakic)
2012 The Devil’s Noise, Gallery Seven Art Limited, Delhi, India
2011 Encomium, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2011 Disscontinent, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC (curated by Jordan Strom)
2011 Speaking Tongues, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK
2011 Buli, The Print Studio, Hamilton, ON (curated by Sally Frater)
2011 On Becoming, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB (curated by Jenny Western)
2011 Dada Africa, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON (curated by Olexander Wlasenko )
2010 From Hiz Hands, Art in General, NY, NY (curated by Andria Hickey)
2010 Until We Fearless, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (curated by Melissa Bennett)
2010 Haraka Haraka, MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels), QC
2009 Relay League, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON
2009 Pray For Us, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2009 Mutual Surrender, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB
2008 Future (… - - - …) Perfect, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON (curated by Haema Sivanesan)
2008 New Work, Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2008 For My Culture, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC
2007 Matter of Fact, Robert Langen Art Gallery, Waterloo ON
2007 Project Row House, Houston TX
2007 Decoy, Artspace, Peterborough ON
2007 Wish You Were Here, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS
2006 Handle With Care, Centre Des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal QC
2005 Poser, Forest City Gallery - Window Space, London ON
2005 Unsettle, Eldon House, Museum London, London ON
2005 On Safari, Macintosh Gallery, London ON
2003 Darning, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto ON

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017 World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. Travelling to The Fowler Museum at UCLA, LA, CA, & The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC.
2016 Enacting Stillness: an Exhibition in Nine Parts, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic (Curated by Sara Reisman)
2016 Bucharest Biennial 7, Bucharest, Romania (Curated by Niels Van Tomme)
2016 Bend and Hold, Kaplan Gallery, Rockville, MD (Curated by Jackie Milad)
2016 Land Mark, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2016 Whisper or Shout, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Exercices de Lecture / Reading Exercises, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QB (Curated by Katrie Chagnon)
2015 Between Body and History, 8th Floor Gallery, Rubin Foundation, NY, NY, (Curated by Sara Reisman)
2015 Pop Up Shop, Centre 3 (Barton Street), Hamilton, ON (Curated by Rita Komacho)
2015 Disguise, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (Curated by Pam McClusky and Erika Dalya Massaquoi) Traveled to: Brooklyn Museum, BK; and Fowler Museum of Cultural History, LA
2015 Looking Back at You: Masks by Artists , Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PE (Pan Wendt)
2015 You Speak / I Dance, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Nam-In Kim)
2015 No Such Place: Contemporary African Artists in America, Nahem Gallery , NY (Curated by Dexter Wimberly and Larry Ossei-Mensah)
2015 40 Years/40 Artists University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA (curated by Loretta Yarlow)
2015 Biding Time: The Collection Strikes Back, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON
2015 TEMPERAMENTAL, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (Curated by Erin Silver)
2015 Performing Blackness, The Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, PA
2014 In Other Words (collaboration with Nanna Debois Buhl), MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2014 Speculations. Risquer l’interprétation, Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen, Montreal, QC (Curated Mélanie Rainville)
2014 Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Nocturne, Halifax, NS (Curated by Eryn Foster)
2014 What is, Isn’t, Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL (Curated by Megan Green and Anne Huntington)
2014 What is this Heart, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, (Performace collaboration with How to Dress Well and Simon Portigal)
2014 Restless Precinct, The Guild in Scarborough, ON (curated by SUM°)
2014 Art for a Century: 100 for the 100th, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2014 Stage It! (Part 3) – SCRIPTED, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2014 HARD TIMES: Selected Works by Three Years of FIAR, Leslie Lohman Museum, NY
2014 Still Acts, La MaMa Galleria, NY (curated by Sara Reisman and Ian Daniel)
2014 In Practice: Chance Motives, Sculpture Center, Long Island City. NY
2013 Queer Objectivity!, The Stamp Gallery, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD (curated by Kris Grey)
2013 Pack Move, Hamilton Artists' Inc, Hamilton, ON (curated by Brad Isaacs)
2013 Du Bois in Our Time, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA (curated by Loretta Yarlow)
2013 R + G + B ? W", Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON (curated by Johnson Ngo)
2013 Ghar Ghar Ki Baat / Tales from Two Homes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (curated by Vikki Mcinnes and Heidi Fichtner )
2013 New Acquisitions, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2013 Land marks, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON (curated by Andrea Fatona) Traveled to: Art Gallery of Windsor, 2014, Art Gallery of Peterboroug.
2013 Stock Pile, Luminato Festival, Toronto, ON (curated by Denise Markonish)
2013 We Are What We Hide, ICA Maine College of Art, Portland, MA (curated by Daniel Fuller)
2013 Road Sins, Centre 3, Hamilton, ON (curated by Ingrid Mayrhofer)
2013 Empire, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Natika Soward)
2013 The Art Bank in the 21st Century, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
2013 The Artist Poster Show, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2012, Builders, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2012 Oh Canada, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (curated by Denise Markonish) Traveled to: Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2012, Esker Foundation, 2015.
2012 (Da Bao)(Takeout), Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON (curated by Shannon Anderson + Doug Lewis) Traveled to: Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2012, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013, Surrey Art Gallery, 2014
2011 DisFluency, Aronson Galleries, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, NY
2011 Brendan Fernandes: New Video Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (curated by Melissa Bennett)
2011 No Sense of Place, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (curated by Elisabeth Byre)
2011 Never Odd or Even, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany (curated by Solvej Ovesen)
2011 Telefone Sem Fio: The Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY (curated by Michelle Levy)
2011 Barroco Nova, Macintosh Gallery, London, ON (curated by Susan Edelstein / Patrick Mahon)
2011 Location/Dislocation, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, ON (curated by Denise Ryner in collaboration with Barbara Fischer)
2011 The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, DE
(curated by Peter Weibel, Andrea Buddensieg, Jacob Birken, Antonia Marten)
2011 Sense and Sensibility, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburger, Austria (curated by Hemma Schmutz)
2011 Buli, Harvest Work / Govenor’s Island, New York, NY
2011 Every Line / Every Other Line, Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB
(curated by J.J. McFadden)
2011 Are you a Hybrid?, Museum of Art and Design, NY, NY (curated by Stephen Burks)
2011 In Other Words ( collaboration with Nanna Debois Buhl), Karen Blixen Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Where Do We Migrate To?, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD (curated by Niels Van Tomme) Traveled to: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, 2012, Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, 2013, Varlmlands Museum in Karlstad, Sweden, 2015, Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, 2016
2011 Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY (curated by Nat Trotman) Traveled to Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, in 2012
2011 NY / Prague 6, The Czech Center New York, NY (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
2011 Serious Play, Space Studio, London, UK (curated by Pamela Edmonds)
2011 Towards Middle Ground at Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway (curated by Aileen Burns / Johan Lund)
2010 Sobey Art Award, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
2010 NY / Prague 6, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
2010 The Traveling Show, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Johan Lund)
2010 Wordless, The Elizabeth Foundation, NY, NY (curated by Felicity Hogan)
2010 Field Work, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC (curated by Shaun Dacey)
2010 Manif D’Art, The Quebec City Biennial, Quebec City, QC (curated by Sylvie Fortin)
2010 Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
2010 The Arbitrariness of Signs, Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Sara Reisman)
2010 Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny, The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburg, PA (curated by Eric Shiner)
2010 Alternorthern, The Lab, San Francisco, CA (curated by Kevin Bertram and Jason Gowans)
2010 Accented, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Murtaza Vali)
2009 Invisible Homes, SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA (curated by Justin Hoover)
2009 Mobile Archive, Art in General, NY, NY
2009 DIASPORArt, Ambassadors Room, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON
2009 Air Conditioned Jungle, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, ON (curated by Gregory Elgstrand)
2009 Everywhere, Nowhere, Somewhere, Power House, Memphis, TN
2009 One Size Fits All, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
2009 Fallow, Flux Factory - Anonymous Gallery, NY, NY (curated by Bridget Stixrood)
2009 Emerge 10, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (curated by Sara Reisman)
2009 Living and Dreaming, AIM Program, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (curated by Micaela Giovannotti)
2009 South-South: Interruptions and Encounters, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, ON (curated by Tejpal S. Ajji and Jon Soske)
2009 Shifting Shapes—Unstable Signs, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (curated by Jaret Vadera and Robert Storr)
2009 Longitude/Latitude, Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center, New York, NY (curated by Nico Wheadon)
2008 Freeze Frame, Miami Art Week, Miami FL / Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, ZA (curated by Nico Wheadon)
2008 The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2008 The Gatekeeper, Horland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway / Momenta Arts, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Eric Hiest)
2008 Red Badge of Courage Revisited, Newark Art Council, Newark, NJ (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
2008 Near Sighted, Far Out, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York, NY (curated by Nicole Caruth)
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON (curated by Camilla Singh)
2008 Dyed roots: the new emergence of culture, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON (curated by Camilla Singh)
2008 LOLA Festival, London, ON (curated by Paul Walde)
2008 Intransit, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud)
2007 Deer Art: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Big Stories, Little India, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
2007 Arthaus, White Box Gallery and Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2007 On Migration, ASpace Gallery, Toronto, ON (two person show with Mona Kamal)
2007 Simulasian (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), New York, NY (curated by Eric Shiner)
2007 Beyond/In Western New York Biennial, Albright Knox and the U of B Anderson Art Galleries Buffalo NY
2007 Big Stories, Little India (Gerrard Street East project), SAVAC and [murmur], Toronto ON
2007 Whitney I.S.P. Group Show, Artists Space, NY
2007 Foire comme si tout allait bien!, Centre Des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal QC
2007 Unpaked and Reheated, Artspace, Victoria, BC (two person show with Steve Rayner)
2006 The Life and Death of I.D, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton ON (curated by Sally Frater)
2006 Big, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON (curated by Patrick Mahon)
2005 The Joke, UWO Faculty Exhibition, Art Lab, London ON
2005 Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, Toronto ON
2005 The Knot Show, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Artwallah, Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2005 The Assosiation, Art Lab, London ON
2004 included in the present classification, Art Lab, London ON
2004 Exposé 67, Forest City Gallery, London ON
2004 Unusual Suspects, Gallery One, Toronto ON
2003 Mend, The Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto ON
2003 Den, Gallery 61, Toronto ON
2002 Den, The Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto ON
2002 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto ON

AWARDS

2016 Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Best Show: Innovation in Collection-Based Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nomination, NY, NY
2015 Sobey Art Award, Longlist
2013 Sobey Art Award, Longlist
2010 Sobey Art Award, Ontario Finalist
2009 New Commissions, Art in General, NY, NY
2007 Artist of the Year, South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto ON

GRANTS

2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, Ottawa, ON
2015 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Mid-career Grant, Toronto, ON
2015 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, Ottawa, ON
2014 Canada Council for the Art, Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grants, Ottawa, ON
2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2013 Canada Council for the Art, Travel Grant, Ottawa ON
2013 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Mid-career Grant, Toronto, ON
2012 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant
2012 Canada Council for the Art, Assistance to Visual Artists: Long-Term Grants, Ottawa ON
2012 Canada Council for the Art, Travel Grant, Ottawa ON
2011 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2011 Canada Council for the Art, Travel Grant, Ottawa ON
2011 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Emerging Grant, Toronto, ON
2010 Canada Council for the Art, Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grants, Ottawa, ON
2010 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2009 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Emerging Grant, Toronto, ON
2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2008 Canada Council for the Art, Travel Grant, Ottawa ON
2008 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2007 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2006 Canada Council for the Art, Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grants, Ottawa, ON
2006 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Emerging Grant, Toronto, ON
2006 Ontario Arts Council Access Career Development Grant, Toronto, ON
2006 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2006 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2005 Canada Council for the Art, International Residencies Program in Visual Arts, Ottawa ON
2005 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Toronto, ON
2005 Canada Council for the Art, Travel Grant, Ottawa ON

RESIDENCIES

2016 Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.
2016 Dance Studies and Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2015 The Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, PA
2014 Critical Practices Inc., New York, NY
2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency, New York, NY
2014 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, FL
2014 Field House Residency, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
2013 Margaret Lawrence Gallery: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Western Front Society, Vancouver, BC
2012 Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, ON
2012 Fire Island Artist Residency, Cherry Grove, NY
2011 ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010 NY / Prague Six, Chateau Trebešice, Cáslav, Czech Republic
2010 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2010 DIVA Artist Residency, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Gyeonggi Creation Center, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
2009 New Work Residency, Harvestworks, New York, NY
2009 AIM, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2008 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency, New York, NY
2008 Emerge 10, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2007 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Work Space Residency, New York, NY
2006 Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

PUBLICATION / CATALOGUES

2016 “Still Move: Brendan Fernandes” (monograph). Black Dog Publishers. London, UK.
2016 “Lost Bodies” (exhibition catalogue). Kingston University Press, Ontario. Canada.
2016 Graham, Amanda Jane. “Acting Out: Pointing in the Museum.” Visit Curatorial Art Magazine.
2016 Brown, Nicholas. “The Floor Hits Back: Talking Dance With Brendan Fernandes”Canadian Art Magazine
2016 Liss, Dana. "Studio Visit: Brendan Fernandes."Studio Magazine, The Studio Museum in Harlem. Spring/Winter 2015 - 2016. pg. 34 - 35.
2015 Snider, Jenn et al. "Break it down: Sighting/Citing/Siting Performance Art; Discussing Encomium with Brendan Fernandes." KAPSULA Magazine. Special Issue: Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists & ... ; Disciplinary Fuzziness and the Future(s) of Art Criticism. September 2015.
2015 Lambert, Audra. "One for All: Brendan Fernandes' Performance 'We As One' at Mixed Greens Gallery." Artfuse. November 10, 2015.
2015 McClusky, Pamela, Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Art Museum and Yale press
2015 "Brendan Fernandes", Art Metropole Blog
2015 Portis, Ben. "Temperamental". C International Magazine. Issue 126. Pg 62 - 63.
2015 Clemans, Gayle. "Grand Illusion: Seattle Art Museum show pairs African masks, contemporary art". Seattle Times. June 19th, 2015.
2015 Graves, Jen. "SAM Invokes New Spirits in the Ambitious Disguise: Masks and Global African Art". The Seattle Stranger. June 24, 2015.
2015 Graves, Jen. "It's Basically Carnaval at Seattle Art Museum Until 11pm Tonight". The Seattle Stranger. June 19, 2015
2015 Frank, Priscilla. "Global African Artists Explore The Meaning of Disguise In The 21st Century". The Huffington Post. June 24, 2015.
2015 Blankinship, Donna Gordon. "Seattle Art Exhibit Puts Spotlight on Race, Identity". The Huffington Post.
June 29, 2015.
2015 Mahon, Patrick, “Brendan Fernandes Balances Politics and Optimism”, Canadian Art Magazine
2015 Hanna, Maeve, “Three: Brendan Fernandes' They at Rodman Hall Art Centre”, Esse Magazine
2014 Wilcox, Jessica and Wendy Wogel. BOMB Artist in Conversation: Brendan Fernandes. BOMB MAGAZINE
2013 Portis, Ben, “New Day Rising: Brendan Fernandes Returns to Dance”, Dance Current, Fall 2013. Pgs. 20 - 24
2013 Bourland, W. Ian, “Breaking the Codex”, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, # 31, Fall 2012. Pgs. 22 – 35
2012 Belting, Hans, Andrea Buddensieg & Peter Weibel. "The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds", MIT
2012 Markonish, Denise. “Oh Canada” (Catalogue) MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2012 “Builders” (Catalogue) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2012 “(Da Bao)” (Takeout) (Catalogue) Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
2012 “Barroco Nova” (Catalogue) ArtLab, London, ON
2012 “From Hiz Hands” (Catalogue) Art in General, NY, NY
2011 Parmer, Amanda. “In Your Words; Review” Art in America. November 2011. Pg. 41
2011 Byre, Elisabeth. “FUKT #10”. Pgs. 72 - 77
2011 Howe, David, Everitt. Elocution Lessons: Q+A With Brendan Fernandes. Art in America Online
2011 Bourland, Ian. Critic’s Pick: Found in Translation. Artforum.com
2011 Syperek, Pandora. “The Nature of Culture”. Canadian Art Magazine. Spring 2011. Pg. 66 - 69
2011 Yusuf, Farah. “Brendan Fernandes: until we fearless”. C International Magazine. Spring 2011. Pg 41 – 42
2010 “until we fearless” (Catalogue) Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. Essays written by Melissa Bennett, and Eric C. Shiner
2010 Rackham, Michele. “The Spirit behind the Mask”. The Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Issue #7.
2010 Whyte, Murray. “Art World Likes Where he’s Coming From”. The Toronto Star. July 31st. E1 – E9
2010 Vaughan, R.M. “Brendan Fernandes at The Art Galery of Hamilton”. The Globe and Mail. July 24th. Pg. R9
2010 Sandals, Leah. “Behind the Mask”. The National Post. July 6th. Pg. AL8
2010 Lund, Johan. Conversation with Brendan Fernandes. Residency Unlimited.
2010 Kennedy, Jen. Undoing Identities: Brendan Fernandes’ Haraka Haraka. Fuse Magazine. Vol. 33. No. 03.Pg. 38 -40
2010 Snukal, Alex. “Brendan Fernandes”. Bad Day. Issue 7. Pg. 58 – 65
2010 Momenta Art, 2007 / 2008 Year Book, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Momenta Art, 2008 / 2009 Year Book, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Medley, Mark. “Sobey Art Award announces 2010 longlist”
2010 Alternorthern, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2010 Conversation Pieces: Speaking in tongues-and-cheek, The Art Gallery of York University
2009 Circle Jerk, Art Metropole / Printed Matters
2009 Reisman. Sara. Emerge 10 Catalouge, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
2009 Giovannotti, Micaela. AIM 29 Catalogue, Bronx Museum
2009 Johnson, Ken. “Young Artists Arrive, Either Rough or Ready”. New York Times. July 8, 2009
2009 South- South Encounters, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, ON: 09.
2009 Murray, Whyte. “Chewing on the Carcass” www.thestar.blogs.com/untitled/
2009 Cotter, Holland. “Why University Museums Matter”. New York Times. February 20th.
2009 Landry, Mike. “Mutual Surrender” www.thingsofdesire.ca
2009 Ryan, Carol-Ann. “Future Forward”. C International Magazine. Issue 101. Pg 26 - 28
2009 Mitra, Srimoyee. “Mutual Surrender”. Truck Gallery. Calgary, AB: 09.
2009 Lax, Thomas J. “Connected by a Distance”. Rush Arts, NY Ny: 09
2009 Dykhuis, Peter. “Art Gallery of York Universiy Studio Blog”.
2008 Gerrity, Jeanne. "Brenendan Fernandes, Momenta Art Brooklyn, NY" Art Papers: Nov / Dec 2008, 32-06. Pg 58-59.
2008 “Young Bloods” City: NY. Nov 2008. Pg 66
2008 Priegert, Portia. “For My Culture”. Border Crossings, Summer 2008, Vol. 27 Number 2, Issue 106. Pg 100 - 102
2008 Turnbull, Glenna. “African Safaris to New York Art Wolrd”. Kelowna Capital New. February 27, 2008. Pg. 26
2008 Priegert, Portia. “Cultural Authenticity”. eVent Magazine. February 22nd 2008. Pg 4.
2008 “Unpacked and Reheated” (Catalogue) Open Space Gallery, Victoria BC.Essays written by Ted Hibert, Catlin Lewis and Helen Marzolf
2008 Stockton-Moore, Cindy. “For My Culture” Kelowna, B.C: 08
2007 Caruth, Nicole. ”Wine Gums” December 4th 2007, www.sweetcontemporary.blogspot.com
2007 Follwell, Matthew. "Artist Profile" Our Neighbourhood. September 2007. Pg. 34.
2007 Chan, Elaine. “On Migration” A Space Gallery, Toronto, ON: 07
2007 “Artist Project” Fuse Magazine 30th Anniversary Issue, Fall 2006, Vol. 30 number 4. pg. 5
2007 Eller, Erin. “Brendan Fernandes’ Quest for Culture” Locus Suspectus Issue 4: Nature and Technology 2007.Pg 14 -16
2007 Kurd, Nadia. “Big Stories, Little India” South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto, ON: 07
2007 Sayej, Nadja. “Getting the Real Story on Little India” Globe and Mail. August 18th 2007. Pg 43
2007 Yelaja, Prithi. “Little India: Six Blocks, Many Stories” Toronto Star. August 25th 2007. Pg
2007 “Artist Project”, Fuse Magazine. Volume 30. Number 4 Pg. 5
2007 Beyond / In Western New York Catalogue
2007 Diack, Heather. “Point and Shoot: Brendan Fernandes' Decoy Takes Aim” June 1st 2007,
2007 Diack, Heather. “Strike a Pose: The Diaspora of Brendan Fernandes' Decoy” Art Space, Peterborough ON.
2007 Dault, Meredith. “Brendan Fernandes: Wish You Were Here” January 18th 2007
2006 Westcott, Scott. “Identity Theft.” The Silhouete. October 12th 2006.
2006 Haggo, Regina. “Identity Crisis” Hamilton Spectator. October 31st 2006. Pg 34
2006 “Preview”, Canadian Art Magazine. Fall 2006, Vol. 23 number 3. pg. 58
2006 Frater, Sally. “The Life and Death of I.D.” McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton ON.
2006 “The Art of Authenticity” Sunday Express Mix. July 30th 2006. Pg. 5. Trinidad and Tobago
2006 Mahon, Patrick. “BIG” Durham Art Gallery, Durham ON.
2005 Beaulieu, Derek, Jason Christie, Angela Rawlings. Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry. Toronto: Mercury Press (cover art)
2005 Temple, Kevin. “Double Your Art Fair” Now Magazine.NOW. November 3 - 9, 2005, VOL. 25 NO. 10.
2005 Toronto Alternative Art fair International Catalogue
2005 Windover, Michael. “On Safari” MacIntosh Gallery, London: 05.
2005 Rae, Staci. “UWO’s MaIntosh Gallery Goes On Safari” Scene Magazine. Issue:499. September 1st – 14th. Pg. 26
2005 Artwallah Catalogue, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Pidsadny, Terry. “Unusual Suspects” DHL Graphics and Gallery One.
2003 Hirschmann, Thomas. “Threads that Thrill” NOW Magazine. Vol. 22 No. March 20th to 26th. Pg. 65
2003 Dault, Gary Michael. “Brendan Fernandes’ Art of Comfort” Universe. Feb. 03: Pg. 20

ARTIST LECTURES

2015 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Columbia University, NY, NY
2015 Artist Panel, Barnard College, NY, NY
2015 Artist Talk and Workshop, The Reach, Abbotsford, BC
2015 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NY, NY
2015 Panel, Commoditizing Art in Africa , African Economic Forum, Columbia University, NY, NY
2015 Artist Talk, KW|AG, Kitchener, ON
2015 Artist Panel on Dance, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON
2015 Artist Talk, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON
2015 Artist Talk and Movement Workshop, LOMAA, London, ON
2014 Artist Talk, Visual Arts and Dance Departments, York University, Toronto, ON
2014 Artist Talk / Studio Visits , Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
2014 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Low Res MFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design , Vancouver, B.C
2014 Artist Talk Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2014 Artist Talk, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY (Conversation with Jennie Goldstein)
2014 Artist Talk, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2013 Nuit Talks, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
2013 Artist Talk, John Wardle Architects & Spacecraft Studio, Melbourne, AU
2013 Artist Critic / Studio Visits, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
2013 Artist Talk, Pratt Institute, NY
2013 Artist Talk (with Nanna Debois Buhl), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY
2012 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, University, Victoria, BC
2012 Artist Talk, Concordia University, Department of Painting and Drawing, Montreal, QC
2012 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
2012 Artist Lecture, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2011 The University of Western Ontario, Department of Visual Arts, Speaker Series, London, ON
2011 Artist Talk, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2011 Artist Lecture, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2011 Artist Talk, Contemporary Art Society, Vancouver, BC
2011 Artist Talk, Harvest Works / Governor’s Island, NY, NY
2011 Artist Talk, Van Alen Institute, NY, NY
2011 Artist Talk, SAVAC, Toronto, ON
2011 Artist Talk, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON
2011 Artist Talk with Kalia Brooks, Art in General, NY, NY
2011 Artist Talk, Mc Master University, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Hamilton, ON
2010 Artist Talk, Rio Bravo, Copenhagen, DK
2010 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Parsons the New School for Design, NY, NY
2010 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2010 Artist Talk / Studio Visits, Hunter College of The City University of New York, NY, NY
2010 Artist Talk, Concordia University, Department of Visual, Montreal, QC
2009 Artist Talk, University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Toronto, ON
2009 Artist Panel, Emerge 10, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2009 Artist Tak, Harvest WorksNY, NY
2009 MFA Studio Visits, Parsons the New School for Design, NY, NY
2009 Yale School of Art, Artist Panel: Shifting Shapes - Unstable Sign, New Haven, CT
2009 South- South Encounters Workshop, The University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
2009 South- South Encounters Artist Lecture, The University of Toronto. Toronto, ON
2009 University of Lethbridge, Visaul Arts Department, Lethbridge AL
2008 The University of Western Ontario, Department of Visual Arts, Speaker Series, London, ON
2008 ARCCO National conference - Hot Buttons / Points Chauds, Ottawa, ON
2008 Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON
2008 Sheridan College, Fine Arts Department, Toronto ON
2008 Colour School, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design , Vancouver, B.C
2008 Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
2007 MFA Graduate Seminar and Studio Visits, York University, Toronto, ON
2007 Wilfrid Laurier University, "Identity Politics and Tourism" Waterloo, ON
2007 A-Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Open Space, Victoria, BC
2006 Skol Gallery, Montréal, QC
2006 McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON (panel discussion)
2006 Caribbean Contemporary Arts 7, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
2005 Fanshawe College, London ON

JURIES

2016 Artist Residency, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
2015 Ontario Arts Council: Mid-Career Artist Grants.
2015 Franklin Furnace Fund
2013 Canada Council for the Arts: Artist Project Grants
2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) > Swing Space
2012 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) > Interdisciplinary Work Category
2009 Canada Council for the Arts: Artists and Community Collaboration Program in the Visual Arts
2009 Ontario Arts Council: Visual and Media Arts > Artist-Run and Organizations Grants
2006 Ontario Arts Council: Emerging Artist Grants

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2015 Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
2013 University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2013 Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2013 The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, ON
2012 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
2011 The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2010 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2010 Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON
2009 Mobile Archive, The Israeli Center for Digital Art
2009 Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
2009 Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, ON
2008 Momenta Art (Video Library), Brooklyn, NY
2008 The University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY

Contact: brendan@brendanfernandes.ca