BIO

b wijshijer is a queer Indonesian artist and researcher currently based in Tkaronto, Canada. Their work primarily consists of video, web-based media and performance. Informed by acceleration aesthetics and the air of the trickster, Wijshijer's work plays with excess and artifice to interrogate how late capitalism affects identity, routine and interpersonal relationships.

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EDUCATION 

2018-20   Master of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

 

2018-19   Fundamentals of University Teaching Certificate, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON                

 

2013-17   Bachelor of Fine Art, Major Printmaking, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021       shrimpychip YouTube, UWAG. Waterloo, ON (forthcoming)

2019       Fruit Platter Mukbang, Student Art Innovation Lab. Waterloo, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021       Memima, Ed Video at Platforms Project NET 2021. Athens, Greece (forthcoming May)

               Temporary Collection, Ed Video. Guelph, ON

 

2020       now that the artifice is dissolved, Hearth. Toronto, ON

 

               The Body as a Fever Dream, Xpace Cultural Centre. Toronto, ON

 

               SYSTEM FAILURE, Spectacle Theatre. Twitch.tv

 

               Invisible Footprints: Life to Art, Toronto Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON

2019       CONNECTION_FOUND., Feelspace. URL: feelspace.cargo.site

               Hot Girl Summer, The Artery. Waterloo, ON

               Supermarket 2019, Ed Video Booth, Slakthusområdet. Stockholm, Sweden

2018       Selfies, Bump Television. URL: www.bumptelevision.com

               Le Petit Déjeuner, The Artery. Waterloo, ON

               Entanglement, Roundtable Residency. Toronto, ON

               RECAP, Vuco Artscpace. Toronto, ON

2017       Halo-Halo, 187. 187 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON

               The Women’s Kit Regeneration. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, ON

               That Would Be Fine Too. Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone, Toronto, ON

                VUCO No. 1. Vuco Artspace. Toronto, ON

                GradEx 102. OCAD University, Toronto,  ON

                No-Sto. Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON

PERFORMANCES

2020       Pi*llOry *part 5. Glad Day TV. Toronto, ON

 

               ASMR | DATE WITH SHRIMPY | I’ll Be Knocking on Heaven’s Zoom Door Asking You To Pls Pick Up...Don’t                      Ghost Me :(:(:(. Artcite Windsor. Zoom.us

2019       Soirée de Performances, La Centrale galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC

AWARDS/ GRANTS

2021       Arts Response Initiative: Project Grants for Individuals, Ontario Arts Council

2020       Ed Video Special Production Grant for BIPOC Artists

 

               Walter Metzger Memorial Award, University of Waterloo

 

2019       Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship Scholarship, University of Waterloo

 

2017       Open Studio Prize, OCAD University

 

2015       OCADU Printmaking Scholarship, OCAD University

2014       Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

RESIDENCIES/ WORKSHOPS

2021       Zoom Obscura. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland

2020       Silverfish Magazine Artist and Writer Program. Toronto, ON

               Little Musings: We Solicit the Darkness, MICE Magazine. Montreal, QC

    

                Invisible Footprints 0.3, ACAS. Toronto, ON

 

2019        /Working Through the Body/With the Body/, Residency with Bojana Videkanic and Claudia Bernal, La                            Centrale galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC

 

2018        Roundtable Residency, The Dragon Academy. Toronto, ON

2017        OCADU X RYERSON Art Camp 2017. Toronto, ON

EMPLOYMENT/ VOLUNTEERING

2021        Workshop Instructor, InterAccess. Toronto, ON

 

                 Committee Member, Silverfish Magazine. Toronto, ON     

 

                 Digital Communications Assistant, InterAccess. Toronto, ON   

2018-20   Studio Arts Undergrad Thesis Mentor. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2020        Teaching Instructor. CrueTV. Toronto, ON

 

                Video Director, CrySP. Waterloo, Ontario

2019        Gallery Assistant/Install Team, UWAG. Waterloo, ON

                Artist Assistant for !Mediengruppe Bitnik. Berlin, Germany

                Teaching Instructor, First Year Fine Art. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2018        Teaching Assistant, First Year Fine Art. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2017        Jr. Graphic Designer, Spoof. Toronto, ON

2015-16   Gallery Attendant/ Gallery Assistant, Younger than Beyoncé Gallery. Toronto, ON

PRESS

2021       ‘How To Make a Queer Counterpublic.’ Maddie Lychek, Racquel, Rowe, 

               Jenna Chase, and Bea Wijshijer

    
              ‘Cement’. tele- magazine

 

2020       'B. Wijshijer'. Hopping the Fence. Podcast

 

               ‘Impenetrable Intimacies: The Body as a Fever Dream.’ Dana Snow

 

               ‘Silverfish 001: Cyborgities’. Silverfish Magazine

2018        ‘Roundtable Residency 2013–2018.’ Roundtable Residency publication

2018        ‘Becca Wijshijer, I Know You; I See You, I Hear You, You Post All the Time.’ Laura Demers

2017        The Women’s Kit Regeneration – Review.’ James Knott

2017        The Women’s Kit is Brought Back to Life Through Digitization Project & Exhibit.’ She Does the City

2017        On Intentional Disruption in Viewing.’ James Knott