Archive/Counter-Archive is proud to host various Artists in Residence. Read more about our them and their activities below.
A/CA Artists in Residence
Jennifer Dysart is a short film director, set decorator, and archival researcher. She was born in Alberta (Blackfoot territory), lives in Hamilton, Ontario (Haudenosaunee territory), and has Cree roots from South Indian Lake, Manitoba. She was a commissioned filmmaker for the Home Made Visible project by Regent Park Film Festival and created Caribou in the Archive (2018/19), a short experimental found footage film. Dysart envisions more inclusive archives of the future that are relevant and accessible to the public, include the personal stories of individuals and small cultural groups, and expand the national and provincial narratives of history. She has a special interest in recovering historical materials about the large-scale hydro developments that have irreparably affected Cree territory in the north.
Pamila Matharu (1973-) is an immigrant-settler of Panjabi descent, born in Birmingham, England, based in Tkarón:to (Toronto). She primarily works in visual arts, arts education, and arts advocacy. A graduate of the Visual Arts and Fine Arts BEd programs from York University and a grant recipient of the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Art Councils; she has screened and exhibited her work locally, regionally, nationally. Recently she was awarded the 2019 Images Festival Homebrew Award and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries’ 2019 Exhibition of the Year, for her critically acclaimed first solo exhibit One of These Things Is Not Like The Other at A Space Gallery, Toronto (2019) and the 2020 CONTACT Festival’s Burtynsky Photobook Award for her upcoming monograph, INDEX (SOME OF ALL PARTS). Where Were You in ‘92? Is slated to debut at Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, ON), Or Gallery (Vancouver, BC) in Spring of 2022.
Nadine Valcin is an award-winning bilingual producer, writer, and director. She has directed four documentary projects for the National Film Board of Canada, including the critically-acclaimed Black, Bold and Beautiful (1999) and Une école sans frontières (A School without Borders, 2008). She has written and directed three short films and is developing the virtual reality experience Ghosts of Remembrance about the forgotten history of slavery in Canada with funding from Ontario Creates and the Canada Media Fund. She holds a professional degree in architecture from McGill University and is an alumna of Doc Lab, Women in the Director’s Chair, and the National Screen Institute. She was an artist-in-residence at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (2015/16) and the recipient of the 2016 WIFT-T/DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.