RECENT PROJECTS
The People vs. the Cock of Basel / 2016 / Video-performance
Sashay Away / 2015 / site-specific installation for The Campbell House
Empire Symbol, Or A Man and his Mule / 2015 / video & installation
Not an Hour, Not a Day / 2014 / sound & video installation
Silent Citizen / 2014 / audio-video participatory installation
An Objective Odyssey / 2014 / participatory installation
Where the Trees Stood in Water / 2013 / cyanotype prints
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts / 2011-2012 / 5:00 / video
Border Sounds / 2011 - 2015 / mixed media installation
Inextricable / 2009 / 5 channel film and video installation

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS 
2018
Silent Citizen (solo exhibition) // AKA Gallery // Saskatoon, Canada
Special Works School (solo exhibition)  // Gallery TPW // Toronto, Canada

2017
Border Sounds // Im-Mobilities (group show) // Gallerie KUB // Leipzig, Germany, June
The People v. The Cock of Basel // NORD Festival // Stuttgart, Germany, June
The People v. The Cock of Basel // Rhubarb Festival // Toronto, Canada, February

2016
Empire Symbol and The Atomic Ark (Lecture Performance) // Modern Fuel Gallery // Kingston, On, November
The People vs. The Cock of Basel // Akademie Schloss Solitude // Stuttgart, DE, June
The Atomic Ark (lecture performance)  // Biographies and the Production of Space // Akademie Schloss Solitude // Sttuttgart, DE, May
Empire Symbol The Atomic Ark (lecture performance) // Les Complices // Screening and Performance // Zurich, CH, May
The Atomic Ark (Work in Progress) // Immigration Pop-Up Show, Santa Fe Art Institute // Santa Fe, NM, February

2015
Empire Symbol // Art Gallery of Ontario, First Thursday // Toronto, Canada
Silent Citizen // Articule // Montreal
Empire Symbol // Gallery44 // Toronto
Sashay Away & Where the Trees // Memories of the Future  // Toronto
Empire Symbol, Or A Man and His Mule // Wilfrid Laurier University// Waterloo, Canada
Border Sounds // Art Gallery of Windsor // Windsor, Canada 

2014 
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // Museo de la Ciudad // Guadalajara, Mexico
Not an Hour, Not a Day // Long Winter // Toronto, Canada
Not an Hour, Not a Day // Word on the Street Festival // Toronto
Silent Citizen // The Images Festival Off-Screen // Toronto
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // Bristol Radical Film Festival // Bristol, U.K.
An Objective Odyssey // Ice Follies // North Bay, Canada

2013
Where the Trees Stood in Water // Soho Lobby Gallery // Toronto
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // Queeristan // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // Rebels with a Cause Film Festival // Toronto, Canada
Citizen Kenney // Under New Management // Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Inextricable & Citizen Kenney // That’s So Gay // Toronto, Canada
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // The Politics of Play // Toronto, Canada

2012
Inextricable // International Media Art Festival // Yangon, Myanmar
Citizen Kenney: A Love Letter in 3 Parts // Video Fag // Toronto, Canada
Queen of Canada // Parkdale Film Festival // Toronto, Canada
Inextricable // Decent Exposure // Living Arts Centre // Mississauga, Canada
Inextricable // Hidden and Forbidden Identities, International Art Expo // Venice, Italy
Border Sounds // Catalyst Arts // Belfast, Northern Ireland

2011
Border Sounds // Nuit Blanche // Toronto, Canada
Inextricable // The Propeller Gallery // Toronto, Canada

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Artist Talk // Modern Fuel Gallery // Kingston, On, November 2016
Panel // Akademie Schloss Solitude // Biographies & the Production of Space // Stuttgart, DE, May 2016
Artist Talk // VMK - Zurich University of the Arts // Zurich, CH, May 2016
Artist Talk //Articule Gallery // Silent Citizen // Montreal, October 2015
Artist Talk //The Campbell House // Memories of the Future // Toronto, October 2015
Artist Talk // Gallery 44 // Empire Symbol // Toronto, October 2015
Panel Discussion // Mapping Violence, Projecting Desire, Seeing Futures // American Studies Association // Toronto, Oct 2015
Artist Talk // Memories of the Future // The Campbell House // Toronto, August 2015
Panel Discussion // Visible Evidence Documentary Conference // Toronto, August 2015
Artist Talk // The Oncoming Corner // New York, USA, February 2015
Panel Discussion // Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship // College of Art Conference // New York, NY// February 2015
Artist Talk // Collaborative Practices // YYZ Artist Outlet // August 2014
Panel Discussion // Queer Attachments, Queer Solidarities: Art and Activism in Transnational Queer Practices // Congress 2014 // St. Catharines, Canada // May 2014
Artist Talk // Images Festival // Toronto, Canada // April, 2014
Panel Discussion // The Sound of Affect: Thinking Feeling Conference // Ryerson University //Toronto, Canada // March 2014
Panel Discussion // Homework II: Long Forms Short Utopias // Windsor, Canada // November, 2013
Artist Talk // Video for Artists // Ontario College of Art & Design University // Toronto,Canada //November 2012
Panel Discussion // Nuit Talks: The Protest Panel, Nuit Blanche // Toronto, Canada //October 2011

COLLECTIONS
McGill University
Deborah Cowen Private Collection
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
Ryerson University
Ontario College of Art & Design University
Seneca College Media Collection

AWARDS AND GRANTS
Doc Circuit Montreal Talent Lab at RIDM Festival // November 2016
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Seminar, May 2016
Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship // Artists-in-Residence 2015-2017
Santa Fe Art Institute // Artists-in-Residence // 2016
Commission from Wilfrid Laurier University & the Canadian Network for Psychoanalysis //Empire Symbol // 2015
Commission from Labspace Studio for Word on the Street Festival // Not an Hour, Not a Day //  2014
Canada Council for the Arts // Travel Grant // 2014
Steam Whistle Homebrew Award // Images Festival // 2014
Ontario Arts Council // Exhibition Assistance Grant // 2014
Canada Council for the Arts // Travel Grant // 2012
Ontario Arts Council // Exhibition Assistance Grant // 2011
Nuit Blanche // Project Grant // 2011

PUBLICATIONS
Contemporary Citizenship, Art and Visual Culture, Routledge, Forthcoming
Los Angeles Review of Books, March 2016
Undercurrents: Journal of Critical Environment Studies, March 2016
Mobile Desires: The Erotics and Politics of Mobility Justice, Palgrave Pivot, October 2015
Kapsula Magazine: Bad History 1/3, January 2014
No More Potlucks, November - December, 2013, Queer Cartographies: Reprinting Toronto's Harbour, Interview with Deborah Cowen