CV / Resumé

B. D. OWENS
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Education
MFA Art, Society & Publics, With Distinction
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee    

BFA Sculpture Major, With Great Distinction
Concordia University, Montréal

BA Technical & Production Arts
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Exhibitions: Group [G] | Solo [S] | Performance [P] | Collaboration [C]

2020 Gare Loch Duality and the #UndesiredLine, NEoN, Ars Electronica Festival [P/C/G]  

2020  Reflections Upon Nuclear Materiality, Gare Loch Duality and the #UndesiredLine, solo exhibition, Nomas* Projects, Dundee [S]

2019  Dìlseach, sound work, Screams and Whispers, CRUISING THE SEVENTIES, Edinburgh College of Art  [G]

2018  #undesiredline text-work, Twitter, The Undesired Line [S]

2018  The Undesired Line, walking performance/ sculpture, Shandon and Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base [S/P]

2018  Slowing the Lines, video screening at BetOnfest Festival, betOnest, Stolpe, Germany [P/C], [G]

2017  #youshouldbesolucky Scratch Card Vendor, Buchanan St, Glasgow [S/P]

2017  you should be so lucky: a polysemy, sound work, Radiophrenia shorts 7, CCA, Glasgow [G]

2017  Dìlseach, sound work, Radiophrenia shorts 5, CCA, Glasgow [G]

2017  Slowing the Lines, collaboration with Lilianna Kane, betOnest, Stolpe, Germany [C/P]

2017  Beside the Field, collaboration with Lilianna Kane, Stolpe, Germany [C/P]

2017  Tainted Luck installation, DJCAD Masters Show, Cooper Gallery, Dundee University [G]

2017  Salm Walk: 1, Gaelic prayer walking performance with Jamie Ross, The Law, Dundee [C/P] 

2015  Ephesians 6:14, Still Rolling With The Times, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow [G]

2013  Entropic Elevation 2 & 3, exterior sculpture installation, Champ des Possibles, Montréal [S]

2012  Phallopastry video installation, MIX NYC, Film Festival, video installation exhibition, Brooklyn [G]

2012  Multiple works, In Cahoots, Sculpture show, The Grover Building Gallery, Montréal [G]

2012  Multiple works, WORK, interdisciplinary show, The Grover Building Gallery, Montréal [G]

2012  Altar For Entropic Scapegoat, Visual Arts Building courtyard, Concordia University, Montréal [S]

2012  Fight Club, X POSE, Radical Queer Semaine, Fresh Paint Gallery, Montréal [G]

2008  The Mustache Project by Coral Short, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal [C/P]

Artist Talks, Symposia, Readings, Panel Discussions

2020  ‘Arts Activism Amidst Climate Crisis’, panel discussion at The Workers Theatre Festival: Something Has To Happen  

2019  ‘Watching Me, Watching You: Reflections Upon Surveillance, Gare Loch Duality & the #UndesiredLine’, paper presentation and panel discussion at the NEoN Festival  Re@ct: Social Change Art Technology Symposium at the V&A Dundee.

2019  We Were Always Here: Queer Times, poetry reading & panel discussion at GoMA, Glasgow

2018  Artist talk at Fife Fine Arts Society, St Andrews 

Writing

2019  ‘Water Makes Us Wet’, review/article, commissioned by eco/art/scot/land blog

2019  ‘Fathers, do not exasperate your children – Ephesians 6:4’, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE: A Queer Words Anthology, 404 Ink 

2019  ‘Tornados Sweep Ballat Cross’, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE: A Queer Words Anthology, 404 Ink

2018  Text contribution in Non- Regular: Precarious Academic Labour at Emily Carr University of Art +Design by Terra Poirer, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver 

2016  ‘Home Coming’. Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland, Issue 34, Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow University

2016  ‘An Ear Trumpet for the Earth’. Short listed for Jupiter Artland, Inspired to Write Competition

Curation

2012  Censorship and Oral History. An event at Concordia University which included a lecture by Aerlyn Weissman (Archival Materials and Oral Histories in Popular Culture) a screening of Big Brother V’s Little Sisters, 2002, and a panel discussion on censorship of Film, Art and Literature in Canada.

2011  Accidental Activists. A screening programme for World AIDS Day at Concordia University. Silver Lining, 1994, and I See The Fear, 2010 

Scholarships, Grants & Residencies

2019 Cove Park Independently-Funded Residency

2017  Fife Fine Arts Society Prize (award to fund an artist residency) 

2017  betOnest Artist Residency (one month) Stolpe, Germany 

2016  I.A.T.S.E Local 891 Student Scholarship Award 

2012  Fine Arts Student Alliance Special Project Grant, Concordia University 

2011  Donald L. Boisvert Scholarship for Gay & Lesbian Studies, Concordia University

2011  Fine Arts Student Alliance Special Project Grant (Sculpture Installation)

2010  J. Terrence Brennan & Kevin T. Thornhill Scholarship, Concordia University 

Technician / Assistant
2014  Technician /assistant to Coral Short for Nest, Encuentro, Montréal
2012  Technician /assistant to Trevor Gould for Gods Window, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal

Volunteering 

2016 – Present  Scottish Artists Union, Executive Committee

2017  GLITCH Festival, CCA, Glasgow

2015  GLITCH Festival, assistant to Dr Vaginal Davis, CCA, Glasgow