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
2019, 09:06 minutes, colour
2019, 25:29 minutes, colour
by . Les Fleurs Du Mal, Sept. 2006, v. 1, no. 2.