Dot Tuer

Dot Tuer is a writer, cultural theorist and historian whose research focuses on issues of postcolonialism, transculturation, indigenous-European encounters in the Latin American colonial period, and the intersections of history, memory, and hybridity in contemporary art. A book of her selected writings, Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance, was published by YYZ Press in 2005. Tuer has written for many museums and galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, the DIA Centre for the Arts, NYC, the Sydney Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale, and the ICA in London, England; and presented public international lectures on art in Europe, Latin America, Australia and North America. She has received numerous awards for her writing on art, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Councils grants; Toronto Arts Awards; and Ontario Art Galleries Association Curatorial Writing Awards. She has served at OCAD as Chair, Curatorial and Critical Practice (2007-9); Interim Chair, Graduate Program in Criticism and Curatorial Practice (2008); and Associate Dean of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design (2003).


Latino Crew

1996, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Between Image and Remembrance: The Psychic Residences of Body Missing
by Dot Tuer. Prefix Photo, Spring 2009, no. 19.
Then + Then Again: Talking with Clive Robertson about artist-run...
by Vera Frenkel. Fuse, July 2007, v. 30, no. 3.
Gestures in the Looking Glass: Performance Art and the Body (1987)
by Dot Tuer. Caught In the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, 2004. Toronto: YYZ, 2004.
The story is always partial: A conversation with Vera Frenkel:...
by Dot Tuer and Clive Robertson. Art Journal, Winter 1998, v. 57, no. 4.
Mining the Media Archive: When history meets simulation in the...
by Dot Tuer. Fuse, Nov. 1997, v. 20, no. 5.
Threads of Memory and Exile: Examining the Art of Story Telling in...
by Dot Tuer. Images Festival of Independent Film and, 1997. Toronto: Northern Visions, 1997.
Mirror Machine: Video and Identity
by Janine Marchessault. YYZ Books, McGill University, 1995.
Worlds Between: An Examination of the Thematics of Exile and...
by Dot Tuer. Matriart, 1994, v. 4, no. 3.
All in the Family: An Examination of Community Access Cable in Canada
by Dot Tuer. Fuse, Spring 1994, v. 17, no. 3.
Perspectives Of the Body In Canadian Video Art
by Dot Tuer. C Magazine, Winter 1993, no. 36.
Worlds Between:: An Examination of the Thematics of Exile and...
by Dot Tuer. Vera Frenkel: Raincoats Suitcases Palms, 1993. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 1993.
Interview: Vera Frenkel & Dot Tuer
by Vera Frenkel and Dot Tuer. Vera Frenkel: Raincoats Suitcases Palms, 1993. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 1993.
Screens of Resistance
by Dot Tuer. Canadian Woman Studies, 1990, v. 1, no. 11.
Utopias of Resistance: Strategies of Cultural Self-Determination
by Dot Tuer. catalogue, 1989. Art Gallery of Ontario, 1989.
The Revolver: The Embattled Body: Aids and the Current Crisis of...
by Dot Tuer. Canadian Art, Summer 1989, v. 6, no. 2.
Video In Drag: Trans-sexing the Feminine
by Dot Tuer. Parallelogramme, Feb. 1987, v. 12, no. 3.
From the Father's House: Women's Video and Feminism's Struggle...
by Dot Tuer. Fuse, Winter 1987, v. 11, no. 4.
New Video: A 698515 Inc. Presentation
by Dot Tuer. Vanguard, Nov. 1987, v. 16, no. 5.
Lisa Steele
by Dot Tuer. Parachute, Spring 1985, no. 38.
Going Public
by Dot Tuer. Vanguard, Feb. 1985, v. 14, no. 1.
The Lisa Steele Tapes: Investigation and Vision
by Catherine Russell. North of Everything: English Canadian Cinema Since 1980, 1980. University of Alberta Press, 1980.
4 Hours and 38 Minutes
by Philip Monk and Dot Tuer. 1989. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).