Jess Dobkin PRO

Toronto, Canada

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Jess Dobkin’s performances, artist’s talks and workshops are presented internationally at museums, galleries, theatres, universities and in public spaces. Her artistic and curatorial projects have received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the Astraea Foundation. Her performances have been presented at renowned avant-garde venues in New York including PS122, The Kitchen, LaMama, Dixon Place, the Joyce SoHo and the WOW Cafe. In Toronto, her work has been presented at the OCAD Univesity Professional Gallery, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, the WARC Gallery, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, The Power Plant, and other venues. Her performances receive extensive media attention and have been the subject of recent articles in Gastronomica, The Canadian Theatre Review and n.paradoxa. Jess has presented as a Visiting Artist at numerous universities and taught as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto and OCAD University. Currently she is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto and is a co-curator of the 7a-11d International Festival of Performance Art.

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