Laura Paolini

Laura Paolini (she/her) currently lives 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. She has exhibited in various Canadian institutions including Hamilton Artists Inc, The Ottawa Art Gallery, and Art Mûr during the 17th edition of Fresh Paint/New Construction (2021). She recently performed during PERF; a performance art Biennale hosted by AXENÉO7 (evening curated by Anna Khimasia and Thomas Grondin).
Paolini earned an MFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa (2021). In addition to previously published writing, she is currently a member of the editorial committee for
Peripheral Review, an independent platform for critical and experimental art writing in Canada. Her video works are distributed through Vtape (Toronto).

Artist Code: 2122



2022, 28:30 minutes, 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, with English subtitles

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.