BIO

B. Wijshijer is a research-based artist working within digital media and video installation. Wijshijer utilizes online trends and subcultures to deconstruct mediated intimacies and personas on digital platforms. Informed by acceleration aesthetics, their work plays with excess and artifice to interrogate the ways in which late capitalism affects our digital lives. Wijshijer received their BFA in Printmaking from OCAD University in 2017 and an MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2020.

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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

2020    shrimpychip YouTube, UWAG. Waterloo, ON

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    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    GIFC 2018, L’INCONNUE. Montreal, QC

            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, ON

            No-Sto. Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON

PERFORMANCES

2020    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

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

RESIDENCIES/ WORKSHOPS

2020    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

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

2020    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

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

2017    Jr. Graphic Designer, Spoof. Toronto, ON

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

                 Toronto, ON

PRESS

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

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