Christine Kirouac is a Winnipeg-based artist/writer whose interdisciplinary projects are a negotiation of (dis)placement, (non)acceptance. She crafts provocative work through a lens of humor, personal intimacy and experience that exposes struggles to translate home. Alluring, absurd, and always open-ended Kirouac prefers the uncomfortable tease to the whole, leaving a trail of impressions and questions to linger.
Along with teaching in Canada and the US, she has participated in multiple residencies at the Banff Centre, Vermont Studio Centre and received numerous grants from Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and National Film Board. From 2013-2015 she was co-owner, Director/Curator of the boutique art fair New Material concurrent with Miami Art Basel, Verge Soho New York NY and Multiples; Critical Craft and Visual Culture Fair out of Chicago IL.
Solo exhibitions include The Same Leaving at the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Arts in NC, Belfast NI Billboard Project NI, Toronto Ireland Park Foundation video commission, Paper Men Project at The Delta Gallery Winston-Salem NC, Siren Fall at Winthrop University Gallery Rock Hill SC, After Winter, Before Spring at Maison Des Artistes Visuals in Winnipeg.
Group shows and screenings include Winnipeg Art Gallery, Museum London ON, INDA Lisbon International Film Festival Portugal, 4th Cairo International Video Festival Egypt, Global House Gwang Ju South Korea, Heritage International Film Program; Berlin, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Presénce Autochtone: First Peoples’ Festival, Montréal, QC and Asheville Art Museum NC and Manifest; Research and Drawing Center in Cincinnati OH USA. Her video Nectarine will premier with Harbour Collective at Docked in SASK 2023.
Kirouac works out of her Winnipeg studio, writing, making and is a member of the Point Douglas Environment Committee spearheading new approaches to challenges of the shelterless and the plight of Red River she lives near.