Dara Gellman

Born in Sydney, Australia, and based in Toronto, Dara Gellman’s video / installation works have been presented across Canada and internationally in over 80 exhibitions and screenings, including such venues as Oakville Galleries, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Galerie Powerhouse La Centrale, University of Toronto Art Centre, The Power Plant, Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, International Festival of Films on Art, Sydney International Film Festival, Warsaw International Media Art Biennale, Transmediale, Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Mix Brazil/Mix Mexico Festival Of Sexual Diversity and Anthology Film Archives amongst many others. Dara's practice is concerned with the feminist intersections between appropriation and adaptation, exploring the possibilities of transforming text to image, image to screen, and screen to space.

Artist Code: 584


Hand of Power

2020, 05:55 minutes, colour, English

Impossible Landscapes

2006, 12:30 minutes, colour, No Dialogue

that's pretty special

2003, 01:05 minutes, colour, English


2003, 06:17 minutes, colour


2003, 17:00 minutes, colour


2002, 03:30 minutes, colour

alien kisses

1998, 03:00 minutes, colour

The Bright Sun

1997, 02:00 minutes, colour, English


1997, 03:00 minutes, colour

Critical Writing

Guts, gore & pussy galore
by Samantha Sarra. Xtra!, Apr. 3, 2003, no. 481.
Tranz<->Tech Toronto International Media Art Biennal 2003
by Dara Gellman. Toronto: Vtape, 2003.
Sex, Smurfs and video tapes
by Thomas Hirschmann. The National Post, July 8, 2000.
Tranz<->Tech 1999 Catalogue
Toronto: Vtape, 1999.
Space: The Final Frontier
by Dara Gellman. Xtra!, Nov. 4, 1999, no. 392.
A moving picture of reel life: Images Festival reflects street heat
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 22, 1999.
Hot New Stuff on Video from All Over the World
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Oct. 21, 1999, v. 19, no. 8.
Artists in their (liquid) element
by Lehmann Henry. The Gazette, Oct. 23, 1999.
Pixelvisionary: The Grainy World of Sadie Benning
by Dara Gellman. Xtra!, Dec. 3, 1998, no. 368.
Pixelvisionary: The Grainy World of Sadie Benning
by Sally McKay and Harold Alegria Ortiz. The Bank of Symbiosis: An Archaeological Intervention, 1998. Toronto: The Symbiosis Collective, 1998.