SELECTED SOLO GALLERY/FESTIVAL SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS:

 

2014

Groupe Intervention Video,Montreal, QB Curated by Anne Golden

 

2013

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia Curated by Mireille Bourgeois

 

2012

Access Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Curated by Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell

 

Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival, Ottawa, Ontario Curated by Daina Warren

 

 

SELECTED GALLERY/FESTIVAL SCREENINGS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2013

This Video Essay was Not Built on an Ancient Indian Burial Ground, ImagineNative Indigenous Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto Ontario

 

Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba Curated by Daina Warren

 

Blink Gallery, Ottawa Ontario Curated by 007 Collective

 

Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa Ontario (Satellite Programming for Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada) Curated by 007 Collective.

 

Gladstone Hotel Art Gallery, Toronto Ontario

Curated by 007 Collective.

 

2012

ImagineNative, Toronto, Ontario

 

2011

In an Expression of the Inexpressible, WARC Gallery, Images Festival, Toronto,Ontario Curated by Wanda Nanibush

 

Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, Yukon

 

2011

 

Out On Screen, Vancouver BC

 

2010

I Heart Video Art 3, CAFKA, Kitchener, Ontario

 

Boston GLBT Film Festival, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario


Acting Up, Acting Out,Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick

Curated by Steve Loft

 

2009

Hochelaga Revisited, MAI Gallery, Montreal, Quebec

Curated by Ryan Rice

 

2008

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Mix NYC, New York, New York

 

2007

(post) Colonial Stress Disorder: imaging a way out,WARC Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Curated by Wanda Nanibush

 

2006

Video Store,PAVED Arts, Saskatoon,Saskatchewan

 

Red Eye:First Nations Short Film and Video, Carlton University Art Gallery,

Ottawa, Ontario

Curated by Ryan Rice

 

Inside Out, Toronto, Ontario

 

2004

ImagineNative, Toronto, Ontario

 

2003

The Living Room and The Toilet: Deconstructing Reality by Decontextualizing Daily-lifeSpaces, Cold Creation Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

 

Media City, Windsor, Ontario

 

2001

Queer City Cinema, Regina, Saskatchawan

 

SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING

 

2014

Ariel Smith, "Not Your Tigerlily" Welcome to Kanata, Ottawa International Animation Festival

 

Ariel Smith, "Monster Girl Takes a Lover" kimiwan zine / sikwan Issue Six Spring 2014

 

2013

Ariel Smith,“Of Flesh and Bone:Pushing Back Against Indian as Artifact”, In the Flesh, Ottawa Arts Gallery, 2013

 

Ariel Smith,“This Essay Was Not Built On An Ancient Indian BurialGround”indigiTalks, imagineNative, 2013

 

 

 

SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS

2013

Anastasia Chipelski,“Growling Beasts and Satin Sheets”, The Manitoban, Sept. 2013

 

2012

John G. Hampton, “Unsettling Sex”, Vtape, 2012

 

2009

Andre Seleanu, “L’art actuel des premieres nations: L’esthetisme d’un

discours critique”, Vie Des Arts, Autumn 2009

 

Jason Rehel, “A Slice of Pie, a hunk of cake,
and a week of experimental film”, National Post, April 3rd, 2009

 

2008

T.S. Warren, “Celluloid Celebration,

Ottawa Xpress, Feb 2008

 

2006

Deirdre Swain, “Lightningchild’s Disturbing Trio”,

NOW Magazine, June 2006

 

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2012

K.M. Hunter Artist Award (Nominee), Ontario Art’s Foundation

 

2011

Ontario Arts Council Production Grant (Mid Career)

 

2009

Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant (Mid Career)

 

2008

Best Experimental (Nominee), Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

 

2006

City of Ottawa Production Grant

 

Ontario Arts Council Production Grant (Emerging)

 

Ontario Arts Council Access and Career Development Grant

 

2004

Cynthia Licker-Sage Award for Emerging Talent, ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival

 

2003

 

Jury Third Prize , Media City Festival of Experimental Film and Video

 

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Ongoing

 

National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition

National Director

 

Media Art Network Ontario (MANO)

Board Member

 

Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)

Board Member

 

2006-2014

SAW Video Media Arts Centre

Technical Coordinator-Production

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

Concrete Ceremony

2014/WIP/HD

 

Trigger Warning

2014/WIP/HD

 

This Video Essay Was Not Built on an Ancient Indian Burial Ground

2013/13min/HD

 

 

Are You There God? It’s Me, Your Vagina Dentata

2013/Video-based Installation

 

Doll Parts

2013/Video-based Installation

 

Target Girls

2012/8min/HD
 

Little girl/ugly girl/not bad/ just evil girl

2012Video-based Installation

 

Dear Diary

2009/3min/Super 8mm

 

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

2009/5min/35mm

 

Saviour Complex

2008/6min/16mm


1,2,3 Knockup

2006/7min/DV

 

 

Lessons in Conquest

2005/10min/DV

 

Swallow

2003/11min/DV

 

Deconstructing Crack Ho (a memoir)

2001/7min/DV


 

 

 

 

 

 

ARIELSMITH 

 

Filmmaker/Media Artist/Writer/Cultural Worker