Alissa Firth-Eagland (b. 1978) is a Canadian curator and writer first professionally trained and tested as an artist (AOCAD, Hon., Toronto, CA), and later as a curator (Post Graduate Certification, École du Magasin, Grenoble, FR). From 2007 to 2009 she was Director/Curator of Western Front Media Arts (Vancouver, CA). Independently, she has curated more than thirty projects for organizations such as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in collaboration with Fado Performance Inc. (Toronto, CA), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver, CA), No Soul For Sale Festival at Tate Modern (London, UK), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, CA) and Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (Helsinki, FI).
Her writing has been published in Gareth Long: Second, Third, Fourth (Oakville Galleries, Oakville, CA) alongside essays by AA Bronson and Liam Gillick. In 2006 was awarded a Chalmers Fellowship for research into print and publication as curatorial frameworks. Her publications have exhibited at Invisible Reading Room (Melbourne, AU), Botkyrka Konsthall (Stockholm, SE), Taxi Gallery (Cambridge, UK), RAM Foundation for the Arts (Rotterdam, NL) and YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, CA).
Her practice has been recognized nationally and internationally through numerous curatorial residency invitations some of which include: Helsinki International Artists Program (Helsinki, FI), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, DE), La Fonderie Darling (Montréal, CA), NKD (Dale, NO), Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (Helsinki, FI) and Sølyst AIR (Jyderup, DE). In 2011 she is conducting research and participating in residencies at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, ES), ViaFarini (Milan, IT), Qwatz Artist in Residence Program (Rome, IT), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice, IT) and Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, FR).
2007, 13:23 minutes, colour, English
2003, 02:30 minutes, colour, English
2003, 02:50 minutes, colour, English
2003, 01:30 minutes, colour, English
2002, 05:30 minutes, colour, English
J. Lo (High/Low) - version one: Missy Elliott
2002, 04:50 minutes, colour, English
2002, 04:00 minutes, colour, English
2001, 02:00 minutes, B&W, English
2001, 02:45 minutes, colour, English
by . Effigy, Nov. 2006. Toronto: YYZ Artist's Outlet, 2006.
by . Canadian Theatre Review, Summer 2006, no. 127.
by and . Feats, might, 2005.
by . Pleasure Dome presents Apotheoses of Everything, 2003.