Courtesy the artist
Elise Rasmussen, “There was an island situated beyond the straits…”
Elise Rasmussen, “There was an island situated beyond the straits…,” C-Print, 44x58in, 2014-16.
Elise Rasmussen is the recipient of the 2016 Barbara Spohr Memorial Award, which is intended to encourage the development of Canadian contemporary photography by providing financial and creative assistance to an artist whose work has made a significant contribution to the field. Elise will receive a cash prize of $6000 from the Barbara Spohr Endowment Fund and up to $4000 towards a Visual + Digital Arts residency at The Banff Centre.
Elise Rasmussen, “Atlantis: Fact or Fiction”
Elise Rasmussen, “Studio Light”
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Elise has exhibited at international venues including the Brooklyn Museum, CCS Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), Pioneer Works (NY), Night Gallery (LA), Standpoint Gallery (London), Werkschauhalle (Leipzig), ThreeWalls (Chicago), Galerie Articule (Montreal), TPW (Toronto), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) where she was a recent artist in residence. Her research-based practice questions notions of history and how storytelling, memory, and the archive can be re-purposed to fit contemporary ideological positions. She is now based in Brooklyn, New York.
Report courtesy of The Banff Centre.