JAMIE ROSS (1987, Canada) is a contemporary artist educated outside the university, a preschool teacher, and magical practitioner. He creates and documents queer community rooted in the artistic traditions of his cultural and biological ancestors.
Recently, his video installation project Entités vivantes Living Entities (with Maggie Groat), dealing with animate ensorcelled materiality and fermented spellcraft was exhibited for the 2019 Momenta Biennale (Montreal). In 2019, he curated a major contemporary archival exhibition at Montréal, arts interculturels (Montreal) entitled Porter témoignage | Our Vanishing, examining with criticality the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of gay sex in Canada.
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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