Marisa Hoicka is a multi-media and performance artist who creates video, installations and paintings. In 2016, Hoicka will choreograph a solo as part of Singular Bodies at Toronto Dance Theatre, a collaboration of visual art bringing new ideas to contemporary dance. Hoicka’s “This is Not a Test” (“a pure delight” – Norman Wilner, NOW) was shown on all Air Canada flights as part of the Images Festival’s “Stitches in Time.” “This is Not a Test” began as an installation welcoming the audience to VIDEODROME 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Her videos have also been shown in Berlin’s Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Francisco’s MoMA, the Toronto Images Festival, and across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s, Nfld. She mixed performance, installation and painting in her solos “Nature Morte” at Toronto’s 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival, (described as “appropriately, obscenely tempting…perfectly extravagant scene” by Alison Cooley), and “Escaping Escapism” at the Power Plant’s “Quarter-Life Crisis”. She had a solo show of her paintings at the Department of Canadian Heritage. Hoicka has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and led an artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar on Toronto Island. She has a Master of Digital Media from Ryerson University and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University.
Artist Code: 1031