Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 4, 2009
David Miller's works have been presented across Canada and internationally since 1984.
Motivated in part by the potential of art to move beyond disciplinary specialization--by a
metadisciplinary approach to art practice--his research has and continues to assume
multiple forms. Working alone and also collaboratively, he shows photographs, drawings,
projections and installations, site-works, sculpture and performances. Currently, he is
completing cycles of photographs and animations that take part in the negotiaition of
memory in the aftermath of fascism. He is also designing events with the aim to connect
people and restore lost community memory. His photographic work explores the
relationship that the technical image establishes between what is evident (appearance)
and with the unrecoverable (disappearance). Broadly, his research is concerned with
embodiment and knowledge, truth and belief, technology and nature, memory and
David Miller studied Photography, Filmmaking and Audio Arts at Sheridan College of
Arts and Technology, Interdisciplinary Studio and Art History at the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design, Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal, The Problematics of
Public Art and the Public Sphere at Simon Fraser University's Institute for Contemporary
Art and also in Maastricht at the Jan van Eyck Akademie.
He has taught courses in Photography, Drawing, Open and Extended Media and the
History of Photography for institutions in Canada and abroad: Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, Halifax; Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary; University of Guelph,
Guelph; The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff; The Academy of Cinema, Media and
Performing Arts, Prague; The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague; The
Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam; Technical University, Brno; The Centro de la
Imagen, Mexico City.
David was born in Montreal and has lived and worked throughout Canada, in China, The
Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Spain,
U.S.A., Italy and in Mexico.
His work is represented by The Agency, a member initiated and managed production and
curatorial initiative based in Montreal and by Lonsdale Gallery and Lee Ka-Sing Gallery,
both in Toronto.
Along with his partner Petra Mala, David Miller operates the Mala Press from The
Garage, both in Lethbridge.