DAGMARA GENDA

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Distinctions

2018: Short-list, International Awards in Art Criticism, an award co-organized by Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum and the Royal College of Art, London

Publications

2020

-"The Kinship of Witches: 'disturbance: witch' at Citadel Spandau," Berlin Art Link (October 2, 2020)
-"I Know that I Know Nothing," an exhibition text for Stationary Traveller, an exhibition by Haeshin Chung at the Berlin Art Institute. (June 2020)
-"Studio Visit Feature with Inger Blix Kvammen," Berlin Art Link (June 16, 2020)
- "The Neurotics of the Grid in the Recent Work of Jong-Kwang Hyun," an exhibition text for Living On Grid, an exhibition by Jong-Kwang Hyun at the Berlin Art Institute (June 2020)
- "Art in the Time of Corona: A Solitary Encounter with Daniel Steegman Mangrané's 'Fog Dog'," Berlin Art Link (March 27, 2020)
- "Playing the Fiddle While the Amazon Burns: Art in a Time of Climate Crisis" in Border Crossings, Issue 153, Vol. 39, No. 1 (March 2020)
- "Anna Oppermann looks down" in Momus (February 29, 2020)
- "Imagined Narratives in the Work of Oscar Muñoz" at carlier | gebauer in Berlin Art Link (February 28, 2020)
- "The Strange Irreality of Virtual Reality: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg at JSC Berlin," in Berlin Art Link (February 7, 2020)

2019

- "Decolonizing Art: Does Toronto's Inaugural Biennial Live Up to Its Promises?" Feature in Berlin Art Link (November 12, 2019)
- "When the Private Becomes Public: Transforming the Home Into An Exhibition Space," Feature in Berlin Art Link (September 27, 2019)
- "Paweł Althamer wants you to stay home : Bródno's Venice Biennale," Exhibition Reviews Annual 2018-2019 : A Selection of Outstanding Entries from the Fifth International Awards for Art Criticism (London, Shanghai: 2019)
- "Maerzmusik 2019 Takes Didactic Approach with 'Thinking Together' Program," Review in Berlin Art Link (April 3, 2019)
- Review of Conflicting Heroes at Art Mûr, Berlin, for C Magazine, Issue 140 (Winter 2019)

2018

- Review of Karla Black at Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Border Crossings, Issue 147, V. 37, no. 3 (September 2018)
- "We too will be quantified: on control and ecstasy in Jeremy Shaw's Quantification Trilogy at the Hamburger Kunstverein," Feature in Berlin Art Link (June 22, 2018)
- Review of We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal. Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin Art Link (April 2, 2018)

2017

- Review of Berlin Atonal 2017, Border Crossings, V. 36 no. 4, Issue 144 (December 2017)
- Review of Moving is in Every Direction at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Border Crossings, V. 36 no. 3, Issue 143 (September 2017) >>download pdf
- "Antagonistic Sharing: On the Performances of Aleks Słota," Interview in Bpigs (June 28, 2017)
- Review of The Infinite Mix, at the Hayward Gallery, London. MAWA, Winnipeg MB (Spring 2017)

2016

- "On Running Into History, And How to Avoid a Bloody Nose : Work by Monika Sosnowska and Przemek Pyszczek," Border Crossings, V. 35 no. 2, Issue 138 (June 2016) -->Read the article here.
- Review of Colin Lyons' "The Modern Cult of Monuments" at aceartinc., Magenta Magazine Vol 7, No. 1 (Summer 2016).
- "Troubling Self-Care in a Selfie World : The Photographs of Karen Asher," Review of The Full Catastrophe at aceartinc., Winnipeg MB, Momus (May 17, 2016).
- Review of Yam Lau's Nushu: Echo Chambers curated by Natalia Lebedinskaia at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon MB, esse, Issue 87 (Spring 2016)
- Review of "Age of Catastrophe" at Actual Gallery, Winnipeg MB, curated by Melentie Pandilovski, Border Crossings Issue 137, Vol 35, No. 1 (March 2016)
- Exhibition text for Ommatidia Muralis at ODD Gallery (Dawson City Yukon: Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, 2016)
- Review of Risa Horowitz, "Imaging Saturn (Modeling Views)" at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg MB esse arts + opinions (February 18, 2016).

2015

- "Histories of Trauma : Sarah Anne Johnson joins internal and external worlds," Magenta Magazine Vol. 6, No. 3 (Winter 2015).
- "Laughing It Off: humour and tragedy in the work of Kyle Beal, Erica Eyres, Christine Negus, and Shanell Papp," curatorial essay for I Laughed, I cried, I split my side at aka artist-run (2014), in Tragedy Plus Time / I laughed, I cried, I split my side , a joint publication between Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina SK) and aka artist-run (Saskatoon SK) (London: black dog publishing, 2015).
- "A New Level of Anxiety in Derek Liddington," Momus (October 5, 2015).
- Review of Paul Butler, "Words Fall Short," at Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg MB, Magenta Magazine Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 2015).
- Review of Elizabeth Zvonar, "The Challenge of Abstraction," at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto ON, Border Crossings Vol. 34 No. 3 (August 2015).
- "Picturing Nothing: Reading the drawings of Sophie Jodoin through the words of Samuel Beckett," Momus (July 29, 2015).
- Review of Kelly Richardson's Terrene at the MacStewart Art Centre Guelph ON, ETC Media #105 (June 2015). (French Version) - "VIEW from HERE : On the Contingency of Site in Wanda Koop," Momus (June 29, 2015).
"Untruth To Materials, or, Tammi Campbell's Art After Modernism," Feature in Border Crossings V. 34 no. 2, Issue 134 (May 2015).
- "Sophie Jodoin Turns a Forensic Eye to the Poetic," Review of une certaine instabilité émotionnelle by Sophie Jodoin at Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canadian Art (May 13, 2015).
- Review of "Why Can't Minimal" curated by John Hampton, C Magazine No. 125 (March 2015).
- "...And Europe Will Be Stunned : Looking back as a way of moving forward in Yael Bartana's filmic trilogy," Kapsula Magazine, Longing 3/3, Vol. 2 (March 2015).
- "The Girlish Grotesque," catalogue essay for Joy is just melancholy with a really strong sense of purpose , a solo exhibition by Tricia Middleton, curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek and Wendy Peart. Dunlop Art Gallery, Sherwood Branch, Regina SK (Winter 2015).
- Review of Ed Atkins' Ribbons at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London UK, ETC Media #104 (February 2015).

2014

- Review of Robert Hengeveld's promised lands, MacDonald Steward Art Centre, Guelph ON Canada, Border Crossings, 132 (December 2014).
- Review of Scott Lyall at Susan Hobbs, esse arts + opinions, (November 2014).

2013

- "A Labour of Love : a contemporary allegorical tale," catalogue essay for Derek Liddington, A Love Story, catalogue for Every moment can be traced back to the first time the sun touched my face at the Cambridge Art Galleries, Cambridge ON (December 2013).

2011

- "Regional Internationalism," Syphon 1.3. (May 2011)

2010

- "From Reference to Legibility : Reading the work of Derek Liddington." BlackFlash Magazine. Special BlackFlash 2.0 issue. 27.3. (Summer 2010).
- "Alex Mcleod : Emerging Artist Profile," BlackFlash Magazine. 27.1. (Winter 2010).
- "Book Review of Projecting Questions," BlackFlash Magazine. 27.1. (Winter 2010).

2009

- "J.G. Hampton : Emerging Artist Profile," BlackFlash Magazine. 26.3. (Fall 2009).

2008

- "Driving in the Landscape: Exploring the Topography of Non-Places," catalogue essay for Driving in the Landscape. Curated by Derek Liddington. London ON : Forest City Gallery, 2008.

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