Aleesa Cohene

Vancouver-born artist Aleesa Cohene has been producing videos since 2001. Her work has shown in festivals and galleries across Canada as well as in Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Scandinavia, Turkey, and the United States, and has won prizes at Utrecht’s Impakt Festival and Toronto’s Images Festival. She has participated in artist residencies in Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark. She recently completed a fellowship at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne, Germany.

Artist Code: 687


Supposed To

2006, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Ready to Cope

2006, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

All Right

2003, 07:00 minutes, Colour & B/W, English


2001, 08:24 minutes, colour, English


2001, 10:18 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Aleesa Cohene
by Leah Turner. Border Crossings, June 2015, v. 34, no. 2.
The Rest is Real: Selected Video Works of Aleesa Cohene
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2012.
marvelous! ruin! collapse!
by Leigh Fisher. The Dark Arts: magic + intuition (curatorial incubator 6), 2009. Toronto: Vtape, 2009.
Aleesa Cohene: Something Better: YYZ Artist's Outlet, Toronto
by Jon Davies. C Magazine, Oct. Fall 2009, no. 103.
Eyes on Toronto: Nothing equals our local perspective
by Mike Vokins. Xtra!, May 10, 2007, no. 588.
Foreword: VS Program
by Jon Davies. VS (Event Program), Dec. 2004.
by Daniel Cockburn. Point of View, 2004, no. 54.
VS: 640 480 - original programme
by Jon Davies et al. VS, Dec. 2004.
Fringe Experientiality
by James Missen. Public, 2002, v. 25.