JAMIE ROSS (1987, Canada) is a visual artist trained outside the university, a city gardener and educator. In recent films, Radical Faerie elders help young people memorize the chants sung in 20th-century Queer street battles with the police; Pagan men incarcerated in Canadian federal prisons regale their chaplain with stories of intimate encounters with the divine; and in another, the portrait of a sheep farm run by witches on a remote hill in the Appalachians is presented from the perspective of the flow of autumnal viscera and liquids.
His video works have been screened and installed in exhibitions in Mexico, Chile, England, Argentina, Colombia, Sweden, Haiti, France, Japan, South Korea, the USA and throughout Canada. Recent presentations include the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Morelia (Mexico), the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (Dawson City, Yukon Territory), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, Canada), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia). Despite widespread fagabondry, Jamie works in Montreal and Toronto.
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