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MELISSA SHIFF

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Artist & Research Associate: Sensorium Centre for Digital Art and Technology,

York University, Toronto, Canada

Current

2015 - present

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2011 - 2014

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2008 - 2011

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Professional Appointments

2015 - present

Research Associate: Sensorium Centre for Digital Art and Technology, York University

2011 - 2014

Assistant Professor for three-year term, Department of Art, University of Toronto

July 2011- June 2014

2008 - 2011

Adjunct Professor, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto

September 2008 - September 2011

Solo Exhibitions & Performances

2013

Mapping Ararat: An Imaginary Jewish Homelands Project

University of Toronto, Jackman Humanities Institute, Toronto, ON

Featured exhibition at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual International Conference

April 4-7

2011

The Medium is the Matzo

Concordia University, Montréal, QC

Sponsored by The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal

April 10 - May 4

2010

Cine Seder Roundtable

University of Toronto, Alumni Hall, Victoria College, Toronto, ON

March 23

2006 - 2007

ARK

Jewish Museum, Prague, CZ

Keynote Project for "The Year of Jewish Culture" in honour of the JMP's Centennial Celebration

September 13 - January 14

2006

Melissa Shiff: Reframing Ritual, Postmodern Jewish Wedding

Jewish Museum, Prague, CZ

April 5 - June 4

2005

The Medium is the Matzo: A Passover Installation

New York University, Bronfman Centre, New York, NY

April 8 - May 2

2004

Passover Projections

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY

April 4

Elijah Chair

Goodkind Media Gallery, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

February 6 - April 11

2003

Passover Projections - Slaves to Memory

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

May 22

Chuppah in the Succah

Distillery Fermenting Room, Toronto, ON

October 12

2002

Times Square Seder

Chashama Arts Organization, New York, NY

March 30

Pink Ghetto

Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

February - March

1998

Pink Ghetto

Bad Girrrls Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

April - May

Group Exhibitions

2013

Golden Ghetto Exhibition

Center of Jewish Arts, Venice, IT

JAMS: Jewish Animated Mandala Series

May 19 - 29

2012

Where To? 

Mapping Ararat, collaborative project with John Craig Freeman and Louis Kaplan

Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, IL

April 10 - May 4

Jewish Homegrown Histories

JAMS: Jewish Animated Mandala Series

Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA

March 29 - September 2

With This Ring: Jewish Wedding Ceremonies in Contemporary Art

Postmodern Jewish Wedding

Corinne Maman Museum, Ashdod, IL

December 30, 2011 - July 18

2011

With This Ring: Jewish Wedding Ceremonies in Contemporary Art

Postmodern Jewish Wedding

Corinne Maman Museum, Ma'alot-Tarshiha, IL

September 21 - November 11

Spin Off: Contemporary Art Circling the Mandala

JAMS: Jewish Animated Mandala Series

Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, ON

September 22 - December 4

2010

With This Ring: Jewish Wedding Ceremonies in Contemporary Art

Postmodern Jewish Wedding

Beth Hatefustoth (Museum of the Jewish People), Tel Aviv, IL

February 25 - April 12

2009

Judaica Twist

JAMS: Jewish Animated Mandala Series

Beth Hatefustoth (Museum of the Jewish People), Tel Aviv, IL

December 31 - March 31, 2010

 

 

Kol Ishah, In Her Voice

Postmodern Jewish Wedding

Emet Gallery, Montréal, QC

March 25 - September 27

The Dorothy Saxe Invitational: Artists Reinterpret the Seder Plate

Cine Seder Plate

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

March 1 - May 31

2008

Off the Wall: Artists at Work

JAMS: Jewish Animated Mandala Series

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

March 16 - March 27

Repairing the World: Contemporary Ritual Art

Elijah Chair

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

October 1 - March 16

2007

Nuit Blanche

Iconoclash

Grange Park, Toronto, ON

September 22

TerGloba

Crush Oppression Project

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

March 10 - April 15

2005

Command-J: Jewish Laws, Digital Arts

Gender Cuts/The Jew Under the Knife

Rejewvenation Conference at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

October 21 - November 20

2000

Distinguishing/Distinguished Jewish

Gender Cuts/The Jew Under the Knife

Starr Gallery, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton, MA

December 13, 1999 - February 20

Dream Imprints

Tufts Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA

February 5 - March 10

1999

Dream Imprints

Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

June 1 - June 30

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