October 2017 – March 20182017 Govenor General Awards in Visual and Media Arts Exhibition 2017, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada2017 When Form Becomes Attitude, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada2016 The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoded.
John Akomfrah, Steve Mc Queen, Terry Adkins, Shelagh Keeley, Sven Augustijen, Zineb Sedira.
Born Oakville, Ontario Education1977 Honours BFA York University, Toronto, Ontario Selected Solo Exhibitions2015 At the Table, commissioned project / performance with Lin Snelling, April 30, 2015 Mo MA Library / Archives.
NYC2015 artist book launch : notes on obsolescence, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada2015 Rereading Lucretius / improvisation with Lin Snelling, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada2015 Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada2014 research residency and performance with choreographer Lin Snelling, Mo MA Library and Archives, NYC2014 Notes on Obsolescence, a commissioned site-specific wall drawing installation, The Power Plant, Toronto2013 a collaborative book project: DESIRE TO JOIN created with refugee children published by Museum Abteiberg, Germany2011 Performing Book, drawing installation/collaboration, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton2011 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada2011 Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Canada2010 Mc Master University Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada2010 Artist in residence, Western Front, Vancouver2010 Site-specific wall drawing, het Ottenhuis, Diepenheim, The Netherlands2010 Drawing Centre Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, The Netherlands2010 The Robert Mc Laughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada2009 Performing Book, drawing installation/collaboration, Dance House, Limassol, Cyprus2008 RAM Foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands2007 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto2006 Performing Book, drawing installation/collaboration with Lin Snelling, Usine C, Montreal2006 Ram Foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands2005 Galerie Annette de Keyser, Antwerp, Belgium2005 Jindal steel factory, permanent site-specific installation, Mumbai, India2004 Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India2001 Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick2001 Museum Library, Brooklyn Museum, New York1999 Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta1998 Crestet Centre d'Art, Vaison La Romaine, France1998 Art Book, Amsterdam, Netherlands1998 Printed Matter, New York, New York1997 Galerie Annette de Keyser, Antwerp, Belgium1996 Centre d'Arts Plastique de Saint-Fons, on-site installation, Lyon, France1995 Indianapolis Museum of Art, on-site installation, Indianapolis1995 RAM Galerie, Rotterdam, Netherlands1995 1997 Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris, France1994 Centre d'Art Herblay, France1994 John Gibson Gallery, New York 1993 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles1993 Exit Art, New York1992 The Contemporary Museum, on-site installation, Honolulu1991 Nexus Contemporary Art Center, on-site installation, Atlanta1991 Granary Books, New York1991 De Fabriek, Eindhoven1990 Art Metropole, Toronto1990 Mattress Factory, on-site installation, Pittsburgh 1989 49th Parallel, on-site installation New York 1989 SF Camerawork, San Francisco1989/1988 Sagacho Exhibit Space, on-site installation, Tokyo, Japan1989 101 Studio d'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy1989 Centro Culturale Canadese, Rome, Italy1989 Franklin Furnace, New York1989/1987 Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York1986 Presentation House Gallery, on-site installation, Vancouver1986 Gallery White Art, Tokyo, Japan Selected Group Exhibitions2019 Pulled in Brooklyn, IPCNY International Print Center Gallery, New York, New York.2017 The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding /Decoding, Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor2017 installation at the IFA Gallery, A World in the City: Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart, Germany2017 Persistence, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada2017 4th Biennial exhibition The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Shelagh Keeley lives and works in Toronto after living twenty-two years in New York City and Paris.
Keeley’s recent projects have been presented by Mo MA Library and Archives, New York (2015); Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2015) and Ryerson Image Center, Toronto (2013).Lewis Collection, Cleveland, Ohio Refco Corporation, Chicago Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada Sagacho Archives, Tokyo, Japan San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CASan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CAScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland Smithsonian Libraries Artist’s Books Collection, Washington D. Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany Stanford University, The Green Library, Department of Special Collections, CAStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands Sydney Lewis Collection, Virginia University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CAUniversity of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NMUniversity of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and The Donovan Collection, St.he developed numerous public programs, including lectures and workshops held in partnership with organizations including The Toronto International Art Fair, The Power Plant, Mercer Union, Art Metropole and the Toronto Art Book Fair.Adrian Piper, Sheela Gowda, Mona Hatoum, Shelagh Keeley, Rosemarie Trockel Astrid Klein, Helen Chadwick and others.Max Mueller Bhavan & Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India 2013 Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition, curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India2013 In Order to Join / the Political in a Historical Moment, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany2013 Here and There: Photography and Video Works on Immigration.Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii The Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.Ikko Tanaka Collection, Tokyo, Japan Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Issey Miyake Collection, Tokyo, Japan Jindal SW Steel Foundation art collection, Mumbai, India Les Musés de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France The Library of Congress, Washington, DCThe Museum of Modern Art, NYCThe Museum of Modern Art Library, NYCMusée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, NYCNOG collection SNS REAAL Fund, Netherlands The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Peabody Essex Museum, Phillips Library, Salem, MAPrinceton University Library, Princeton, NJProgressive Insurance Peter B.Exhibition Curator, with Pan Wendt: , collaborative public artwork with The Institute of Walking and Mammalian Diving Reflex, involving youth from Inverness, Cape Breton and Parkdale in Toronto. Artists: Red Armstrong, Karen Azoulay, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Maura Doyle, The Third Leg (Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Onya Hogan Finlay and Logan Mac Donald), Hannah Jickling, Amos Latteier, Sandy Plotnikoff, Yvette Poorter and Steve Topping, August 2009.Recipient of 2017 Graduate Studies Teaching Award, OCAD University.Lead Faculty member, Banff Artist in Residence Program (2016). Artists: Maggie Groat, Ayumi Goto, Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed, Jamie Ross and Jay White, Doris Mc Carthy Gallery, Scarborough, ON. Exhibition Curator, with Pan Wendt: at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown PEI.Artists: George Thomas, Fenn Martin, Simon Brown, Cristina Lisi, Sheilah Wilson, David Senior, Bay Woodyard, Caili Woodyard, and Seth Woodyard, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI, March – June, 2015. Exhibition Cuator: , at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia.