Artist In Residence

Our Partner: Images Festival

Images Festival is a platform for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as the only alternative film festival in Toronto at the time, Images has spent the last 36 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. The festival showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices, and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political histories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition and representation.

Alize Zorlutuna

Alize Zorlutuna is a queer interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator whose work explores relationships to land, culture and the more-than-human, while thinking through history, ancestral wisdom and healing. Moving between Tkarón:to and Anatolia (present-day Turkey) has informed Alize’s practice, making them attentive to spaces of encounter. Alize enlists poetics and a sensitivity to materials in works that span video, installation, printed matter, performance and sculpture. The body and its sensorial capacities are central to their work.

Zorlutuna will be in residence during the month of July 2023 and will be showcasing their work at Ace Toronto from August 2023 – October 2023.

Nour Bishouty

Nour Bishouty is an artist working in a range of media including works on paper, digital images, sculpture, video, and writing. Her work engages questions around dissonance, opacity, legibility, and the generative possibilities of misunderstanding. As a resident in the hotel, Nour will explore these themes in more detail.

Bishouty will be in residence during the month of October 2023 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Toronto from November 2023 – January 2024.

Eve Tagny

Eve Tagny is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artist. Her practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as mutable sites of personal and collective memory — inscribed in dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. Weaving lens-based mediums, installation, text and performance, she explores spiritual and embodied expressions of grief and resiliency, in correlation with nature’s rhythms, cycles and materiality.

Tagny will be in residence during the month of January 2024 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Toronto from February 2024 – April 2024.

Parastoo Anoushahpour

Parastoo Anoushahpour is an artist originally from Tehran, now based in Toronto, working predominantly with film, video and installation. Since 2013, she has been working in collaboration with Ryan Ferko and Faraz Anoushahpour. Their shared practice explores the tension of multiple subjectivities as a strategy to address the power inherent in narrative structures.

Anoushahpour will be in residence during the month of April 2024 and will be showcasing her work at Ace Toronto from May 2024 – July 2024.