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Exhibition // C2 - CITY HALL LOCATION


Contemporary Calgary is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in NEXT2015, sponsored by RBC Emerging Artists Project. The inaugural iteration of this new annual residency series will take place from August through December of 2015, and culminate in a group exhibition at C2 (Suite 104 – 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB). 

Each artist will work independently in the upper level of the gallery over a one-month period to produce temporary, site-specific works as part of a continuously evolving group exhibition on the main level, responding to and building upon the work and ideas of the previous artists using the space.

The public is invited to visit the gallery during regular hours (Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 6PM) for the duration of the four residencies to watch the artists' progress and see the exhibition as it develops.

Thank you to all artists who submitted, and congratulations to those selected for NEXT2015:

JAKE KLEIN-WALLER is an emerging artist who recently graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2014. Engaging in a multi-disciplinary practice, Jake creates work dealing with the landscape, phenomenon, and invisibility. Jake lives and works in Calgary, where he has participated in several exhibitions such as Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival 7 and Could It Be, We've Surpassed Material Expectations at Stride Gallery. Klein-Waller's NEXT2015 residency continues from August 22 to September 17, 2015.

DANA BUZZEE holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2012). She completed her study at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the New York Studio Residency Program, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since concluding her undergraduate degree, Buzzee has enjoyed a nomadic studio practice with exhibition and residencies in Canada, Finland, Iceland and the United States. Buzzee's NEXT2015 residency runs from September 19 to October 15, 2015.

is a multi-disciplinary artist from Calgary, Alberta.  As both painter, performer, and choreographer her work investigates the symbiotic relationship of dance and performance to drawing, painting and photography. Halliday holds a B.F.A. with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Concordia University. Halliday also attended both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Halliday has professionally exhibited her work and participated in various projects across Canada and Europe. Her work has been noted in such publications as the Washington Post and Canadian Art Online.  Tia is currently represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary and teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Halliday's NEXT2015 residency runs from October 17 to November 12, 2015.

QUARTET IN TRANSIT (Q.i.T.) is an exercise in collaborative differing methodologies. Q.i.T. has been in transit since 2013, evolving alongside the artistic practices of Jack Michielsen and Teresa Tam. While Q.i.T. was born on the Internet, its physical counterparts are based in Calgary, AB. Jack Michielsen engages in technology as an equal, exploring opportunities to enrich our understanding of each other. Teresa is enveloped in the existential entropy of our relationship with technology, attempting to develop a different understanding of our current claustrophobic conditions. As Quartet in Transit we examine the effects of digital interfaces with human bodies, and explore the excess of deception of these experiences with digital technology. Quartet in Transit's residency runs from November 14 to December 10, 2015.

NEXT2015 continues until January 17, 2016. The exhibition will be closed from December 21, 2015 to January 6, 2016 for the Christmas break.  

Earlier Event: August 6
Why Can't Minimal
Later Event: September 17
NEXT2015 / Jake Klein-Waller