Bettina Hoffmann
Born in Berlin, Germany, lives + works in Montreal, Canada

Solo exhibitions (selection) *indicates the production of a catalogue
2014 Drain, Gallery Oboro, Montreal, Canada
2009 Émile, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2008 Parallax, Truck Gallery, Calgary
Décalage, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Images Festival, Toronto
Décalages, L’Oeil de Poisson, Quebec
Parallax, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, USA*
2007 Décalages, Le mois de la photo à Montréal, Gallery Dazibao
2005 Too Close for Comfort, AxeNeo7, Hull/Ottawa, Canada
La Ronde, Séquence, Chicoutimi, Canada
Sweets, Gallery Lee-Ka-sing, Toronto, Canada
La Ronde, Gallery Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
2004 Loop - video art fair (Gallery Michael Cosar), Barcelona, Spain
Spoilsport/Trouble-fête, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
Spoilsport, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada*
2003 The Social Reason, Gallery TPW, Toronto
La raison sociale, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal
2002 Affaires Infinies et Maître et chien, Gallery VU, Québec*
2001 Infinite stories, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto
2000 Project, CSKX Studios, London, United Kingdom
Affaires infinies, Galerie Optica, Montreal, Canada
1998 Fotoarbeiten, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin
Bettina Hoffmann, Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany*

Group exhibitions (selection) *indicates the publication of a catalogue
2014 Exhibition of Media Art Awards, Museum of Sculpture in Marl, Germany*
Home Sweet Home - à propos de l’(in)quietude, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada*
2012 From High Speed to Slow Motion, Festival Internacional de Vídeo i Arts Digitals, Girona, Spain*
2011 In Between Frames, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bucharest, Romania
2010 Péripéties, Maison de la culture, Montréal
The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Los Angeles County Museum, USA
2009 Seoul International Photography Festival, South Korea
PHOTODIMENSIONAL, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Still Revolution, Toronto (Contact Photo Festival)
2008 Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme. The Quebec Triennial. Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal*, Canada
Intrus/Intruders, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec*, Canada
Double Space, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
What We Bring to the Table, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2007 Squirm, Open Space, Victoria, Canada
2006 Bridge Art Fair Miami, Kristi Engle Gallery, USA
2005 document, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany*
DIVA art fair (Gallery Michael Cosar), New York
2004 Sans souci, Gallery B-312, Montreal
2003 Puppy Love, Pelham Art Center, New York
Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria*
2001 Visions of me, Contact 2001, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, Canada*
The end is nigh, CSKX Studios, London, United Kingdom
2000 in every dream home a ..., Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fotografie an der Schwelle zum neuen Jahrtausend, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle, Germany*
1999 crosslinks, Galerie im Marstall, Berlin, Germany*
space place, Kunsthalle Tirol, Hall, Austria
Private eye - crimes & cases, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin*
Positionen in der Farbfotografie, Galerie in der Alten Schule, Berlin*
Ego Alter Ego - The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany *
1998 Bauen und Bauten, Galerie Klaus Fischer, Berlin
Untersicht, Galerie Weißer Elefant, Berlin*
Outfit - Authentizität und Maskerade, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany
1997 Der rettende Engel, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
1996 Holländisches Bad, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany*
1995 Urbane Legenden - Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany*
Cherchez la femme, Kunsthaus, Hamburg*
66 = 69, GALERIE +/-, Basel, Switzerland
1994 Einschritt, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany
Multiples, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

Screenings
2015 Gallery 1038, San Francisco, USA
2014 Crossroads, Film Festival à la Cinematheque San Francisco, USA
Montreal Underground Film Festival
2013 Antimatter (Media Art) film festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
2011 Movement on Screen, Liverpool, UK
2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal
2007 Stand By, Netwerk, center for contemporary art, Aalst, Belgique
EMAF, European Media and Film Festival, Osnabrûck, Germany
Repéres du reel, Réflexion sur la fiction contemporaine, Usine C, Montreal
2006 International Film festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, L'ÉCART, Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Opere Nuove - No Words, Centro Culturale Trevi, Bolzano, Italy
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Gerona, Spain
Première vue Montreal, Espace SD, Beirut, Lebanon
Loop, Barcelone and Inventario, Zaragoza, Selection from the VAD Festival 2004/05, Spain
2005 VideoLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Asagaya Art College, Tokyo, Japan
Images Festival, Toronto
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
2004 VAD video festival, Girona, Spain

Performances
2015 Curing the Void, Flamboyan Theater, Fringe New York City
2014 Isolation, La Tangente, Montreal
2013 Isolation – performance for 4 dancers, Darling Foundry, Montreal
Curing the Void, Dixon Place, New York City

Video work for theatre
2015 Yoleros, IATI Theatre, New York City
2013 Not a Leg to Stand on, director Martin Balmaceda, Frances Anne Cannon Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College, NY, USA

Broadcasting
Effleurer, video shown multiple times on TeleQuebec during the Quebec Triennial, 2008

Publications/Catalogues (selection)
Exhibition of Media Art Awards, Museum of Sculpture, Marl, Germany, 2014
Home Sweet Home - à propos de l’(in)quietude, Dazibao, Montreal, 2014
Bettina Hoffmann, Monographie, Dazibao, Montreal and VU, Quebec, 2011
Seoul International Photography Festival, South Korea, 2009
Rien ne se perd, rien se crée, tout se transforme. The Quebec Triennial. Musée d'art cont. de Montréal, 2008
Theatroclasm , MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2009
Intrus/Intruder, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2008
Still Lifes - The Disappearance of Interiority, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles
Sagamie - L’imprimé numérique en art contemporain, , Éditions d’art Sabord, 2008
Explorations Narratives, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Marie Fraser, 2007
Carte Blanche – Photography 1, Magenta Foundation, Toronto 2006
Fuori di me (Out of myself), Cecilia Casorati, Johan & Levi, Milan, Italy, 2006
Feintes, doutes & fictions : réflexions sur la photographie et les nouvelles technologies, Éditions J’ai VU, 2006
document, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, 2005
Autoportraits dans la photographie canadienne contemporaine, Éditions J’ai VU, 2004
Spoilsport/Trouble-fête, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Montreal + Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 2004
Ich bin ich weil mein kleiner Hund mich kennt, Copyright, Berlin 2002
Fotografie an der Schwelle zum neuen Jahrtausend, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, 2000
Körperinszenierung, Oper Frankfurt, 1999
Ego Alter Ego, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 1999
Privat Eye - crimes & cases, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 1999
Positionen in der Farbfotografie, Galerie in der Alten Schule, Berlin, 1999
crosslinks, Galerie im Marstall, Publ. B. Stammer, K. Becker, Berlin,1999
Bettina Hoffmann, Galerie Cosar, Düsseldorf, 1998
Istanbul in Berlin, Kulturamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, 1998
Untersicht, Kulturamt Mitte, Galerie Weißer Elefant, Berlin, 1998
Holländisches Bad, Kunsthaus Hamburg, 1996
Cherchez la femme, Kunsthaus Hamburg, 1995
Urbane Legenden - Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1995

Reviews in art magazines and newspapers (selection)
La caméra émancipée de Bettina Hoffmann, Sylvain Campeau, Huffington Poste, 17.2. 2014
Chorégraphie de corps et de caméras, Marie-Éve Charron, Le Devoir, 16.2.2014
Éloge de la lenteur, Nathalie Côté, Le Soleil, Quebec 1 March 2008
In absentia, Alexandre Motulsky-Falardeau, VOIR, Quebec 21 Feb. 2008
Des lieux de l’ambiguïté du temps et de l’espace, ETC, Sylvain Campeau, spring 2008
Made in Quebec, VIEW photography magazine, Belgium
Une video qui effleure et d’autres qui scrutent, Marie-Ève Charron, Le Devoir, 23.9.07
États multiples, Sylvain Campeau, Le Sabord, No 76, March 2007
Spoilsport, Marie Fraser, CV Photo, No 66, May 2005
Lieux d’inconfort, Bernard Lamarche, Le Devoir, Sept. 18/19, 2004
Spoiled Subjects Sport Scowls, Henry Lehmann, The Gazette, July 31, 2004
Le drame, toujours de la fête, Jérôme Delgado, La Presse, August 22, 2004
Party-pooper portraiture, by Julia Dault The National Post, 22.01.2004
Contact photo festival in NOW, Toronto, May 2003
Rôles et fictions, by David Cantin, Le Devoir, 26.01.2002
Infinite Stories by Benny N. Ramsay, Lola, summer 2001
Bettina Hoffmann, Etc. Montréal by Josee Vinette, Montréal, summer 2000
Moi...et moi by Jennifer Couelle, La Presse, Montréal 12.2.2000
Traité des passions by Bernard Lamarche, Le Devoir, Montréal, 13.2.00
Bettina Hoffmann, Camera Austria (Forum) by Andrea Roedig, September 1999
Alltäglichkeiten, wohlkalkuliert by Helga Meister, WZ, Düsseldorf, 1999
Was, wenn es Wirklichkeit wir? E. Hautmann, Starship Nr.1, 1998
Das Schweigen der Bilder, by A.Roedig, Die Tageszeitung TAZ, 1998
An event of art in public space (Art in an unfriendly area) by Zvi Shir, STUDIO,
Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997

Work in public collections
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Los Angeles County Museum, USA
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada
Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
Berlinische Galerie, Photographic collection, Berlin, Germany
Artothek Berlin, Germany
Photographic collection of the Deutsche Genossenschafts Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Awards
2004 Special award, VAD Festival Internacional de Vídeo i Arts Digitals, Girona, Spain
2000 Award for digital photography, third price, ig medien (union of the media industry), Germany

Grants
2013 Grant (research and production), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2012 Artist residency in New York City (Quebec Studio), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2009 Grant (research and production), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2006 Grant (research and production), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2005 Grant (research and production), Canada Council for the Arts
2003 Grant (research and production), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada
Grant (research and production), Canada Council for the Arts
2001 Grant (research and production), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada
1998 Grant (research and production) from the Municipal Office of Cultural Affaires in Berlin
1997 Project grant from the cultural foundation ‘Stiftung Kulturfonds’, Berlin
1995 Residency at the ACC (Autonomes Cultur Centrum) in Weimar, Germany
1994 Grant (research and production) from the Municipal Office of Cultural Affaires in Berlin Residency in Istanbul, Municipal Office of Cultural Affaires in Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service

Lectures
Université de Montreal, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques, 2012
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2009
Sheridan College of Art and Design, Oakville, Ontario, 2008
Cegep Edouart-Montpetit, Logueuil, 2008
Sheridan College of Art and Design, Oakville, Ontario, 2008
The Getty Museum, Department of Photographs, Los Angeles, USA, 2006
Université Laval, Québec, 2006 and 2007
University of Ottawa, 2005
Université du Sherbrooke, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Université du Québec à Montréal 2004
Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2003
NBK (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein) Berlin, 1999
ACC (Autonomes Cultur Centrum), Weimar, Germany 1995

Jury/Comittee member
Conseil des arts et de lettres du Québec (Bourse A), 2006
Canada Council for the Arts (Research and production grants) 2006
Comité artistique, gallery VOX, Montreal, 2003-2006

Curatorial and Co-curatorial practice
Exhibition Sans souci at Gallery B-312 in Montreal, 2004
Exhibition Private Eye - Crimes and Cases at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hautmann and Patricia Pisani, 1999

Education
1985-92 Master of fine arts, Hochschule der Künste (University of the Arts), Berlin, Germany
1989-90 California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA
1987 Exchange with the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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