Margaret Dragu

Margaret Dragu works in video, installation, web/analogue book publication, and performance. Spanning relational, durational, interventionist and community-based practices, her performances have been presented in galleries, museums, theatres, nightclubs, libraries, universities and site-specific venues including parks, botanical gardens, and public parade routes across Canada, USA and Europe. An innovator and pioneer in Canadian art, Dragu was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2012. Margaret Dragu was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She lives in East Vancouver, BC where she makes art and continues her 45+ year art practice along with her 45+ year body practice as Personal Trainer/Group Fitness & Yoga Instructor.

Artist Code: 117


Commodification of Touch: Bath Stories

2016, 09:46 minutes, colour, English, Spanish, Serbian, Mandarin

Ugly Beauty

2016, 11:06 minutes, colour, no language

Balance Dance

2016, 03:03 minutes, colour, no language

VERB FRAU TV Season 4 Poland, 5 episodes

2015, 72:00 minutes, colour, English

VERB FRAU TV Season 4 Daily Web, 5 episodes

2015, 13:00 minutes, colour, English

VERB FRAU TV Season 3: LIVE! 4 episodes

2015, 26:00 minutes, colour, English

VERB FRAU TV Season 3 Daily Web, 11 episodes

2015, 27:11 minutes, colour, English

VERB FRAU TV Season 2, 4 episodes

2015, 50:54 minutes, colour, English

Lady Justice Commemorative Art-Aktion

2014, 06:28 minutes, colour, no language

How to be Old: Chapters 1-8

2013, 32:19 minutes, colour, English

VERB FRAU TV Season 1, 14 episodes

2013, 257:35 minutes, colour, English


2013, 13:50 minutes, colour, English

RISING: Bread Stories Toronto

2012, 18:47 minutes, colour, English

Food = Need

2012, 03:00 minutes, colour, English

Lady Justice and the Epic Burden

2012, 05:28 minutes, colour

RISING: Bread Stories Newfoundland

2011, 10:55 minutes, colour, English

Gestures Edith Francisco-Fernando and Margaret

2010, 05:13 minutes, colour, English

Yet Another #$%&*@*! Bed-In (2010 Peace Project)

2010, 04:12 minutes, colour, English

Lady Justice Presents Roadside Memorials and Shrines

2008, 05:19 minutes, colour, English

Lady Justice and the Lover Swan

2007, 05:34 minutes, colour, English

Lady Justice and the Lost Sword

2007, 05:28 minutes, colour, English

Rent Do

2005, 19:30 minutes, colour, Eng, Span, Ger, Canton, Japanese

RISING: nuestra senora del pan at La Centrale Powerhouse in Montreal

2004, 37:25 minutes, colour, English and French

RISING: Bread Stories Edmonton

2004, 11:30 minutes, colour, English

Walking Woman

2004, 27:24 minutes, colour, English w Fr. sub

More Cleaning and Loving (It)

2001, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

Cleaning and Loving (It)

2000, 13:00 minutes, colour, English

A Deconstructed Doll House

1996, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

Bardo Gap

1994, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Brunt: Grunt Gallery in Print, 2008. Vancouver: Visible Arts Society: Grunt Gallery, 2008.
Stories to Tell: Autobiography and Narrative
by Jayne Wark. Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America, 2006. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
Asserting Our Bodies
by Elizabeth Chitty. Caught In the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, 2004. Toronto: YYZ, 2004.
multiple titles
by various. la Dragu, 2002. Toronto: Fado Performance Inc., 2002.
Through Her Eyes
by Leila Marshy. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1987, no. 144.
Everyday Events
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
Video Works: Western Front Video
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.
by Naim Kattan et al.
Delicate Issue
by Margaret Dragu. Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
by Margaret Dragu. Video Guide, 1979, v. 2, no. 4.
Review: Kate Craig's Delicate Issue
by Margaret Dragu. Video Guide, 1979, v. 2, no. 4 & 5.
Brushing up on TV as an art form: Toronto Conference of video...
by Steven Davey. Sunday Star, Sept. 3, 1978.