ANDREW JAMES PATERSON

Andrew James Paterson is an interdisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Ontario. His work engages in a playful questioning of language, philosophy, community and capitalism in a wide range of disciplines, including video, performance, writing, film, painting and music. Now a senior artist, Paterson has contributed to artist-run discourse for nearly four decades - serving on the boards of Trinity Square Video, A Space, and YYZ Artists' Outlet. He has curated media-arts and other programmes for these organizations as well as Cinematheque Ontario, Mercer Union, Images Festival, Pleasure Dome, and Available Light in Ottawa. He has edited and co-edited books for YYZ's publishing program; and contributed to anthologies published by Gallery TPW and to periodicals such as FILE, IMPULSE, FUSE and Borderlines. Between 2011 and 2017 he worked as coordinator for the8fest small-gauge film festival. His media-arts works have shown locally, nationally, and internationally over three and a half decades - in Seoul, Bangalore, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Paris, New York City, and many other centres. Paterson's artist's book Collection Correction was published in 2016 by Kunstverein Toronto and Mousse of Milan. His novelette Not Joy Division was published by IMPULSE B in Toronto in early 2018. In 2019, Paterson received a Governor General's Award for his work in Visual and Media Arts.

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