Laura Paolini

Laura Paolini (she/her) is an artist from Tkaronto/Toronto, currently living in Ottawa, unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe Algonquin territory. Her artwork is primarily conceptual and manifests through installations, videos, and performances, often unfolding where these forms meet, merge and collapse. Paolini’s work strives to create hybrid spaces, which point to larger social matrices that are relational and informed by recent political and social history.
She has performed at art-based events and festivals, most recently during
PERF; a performance art Biennale hosted by AXENÉO7 (evening curated by Anna Khimasia and Thomas Grondin). She has also exhibited in various Canadian institutions including Hamilton Artists Inc, Xpace Cultural Centre, The Ottawa Art Gallery and Art Mûr during the 17th edition of Fresh Paint/New Construction (2021).
Paolini earned an MFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. She was awarded the 2021 Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts, from The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Her writing and critical thoughts on art and art-making have appeared in Fuse, Musicworks, Les Fleurs du Mal, and <H>ART International. Her video works are available through Vtape in Toronto.



2021, 24:17 minutes, colour, English (no dialogue)

Shell Scene (From three weeks in Quarantine)

2020, 05:47 minutes, colour, English

Three Weeks In Quarantine (Coffee Cup Scene)

2020, 04:27 minutes, colour, English/French

Three Weeks In Quarantine (Pontiac Grand Am)

2020, 04:45 minutes, colour, Englsh

Three Weeks In Quarantine (Song Sparrow)

2020, 02:02 minutes, colour, English

The Heart Is An Organ That Pumps Blood

2020, 05:24 minutes, English

Sitting in a Chair

2019, 09:06 minutes, colour

Getting Out of Bed

2019, 25:29 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Dark Clouds Over Canadian Arts-Funding
by Laura Paolini. ART Magazine, Nov. 13, 2008, no. 43.
How Television Saved Video
by Laura Paolini. Les Fleurs Du Mal, Sept. 2006, v. 1, no. 2.