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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Dividing his time between his birthplace of Manila, The Philippines where he studied Engineering and Vancouver, Canada where he immigrated, de Guzman's artistic practice is governed by nomadic gestures and transient objects. His autodidactic education in art was achieved by reading texts on art, theory and architecture.

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Vancouver Coastal: a nomad's guide to the floating world, Platforms: Coastal City, City of Vancouver Public Art Program, BC (commissioned public art project)

 

2013

Paul de Guzman, Burnaby Art Gallery Outreach program, Tommy Douglas Library, Burnaby, BC

the people are the city, the people are the city, the people are the city, Vancouver Heritage Foundation at the CBC Plaza's The Wall, Vancouver, BC  (temporary public commission)

 

2011

Fieldwork, Black & Yellow at The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, BC (curated: Jessica Delorme)

MAA presents Digger – ephemera by Paul de Guzman, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium

 

2010

MAA - Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC

 

2009

Une Autre Ville - Another City (with Yoshihiro Suda), Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, QC (curated: Masashi Ogura and Makiko Hara)

Parasite Paradise: 1999-2009, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, ON

Another City (with Yoshihiro Suda), Centre A, Vancouver, BC (curated: Masashi Ogura and Makiko Hara)

 

2006

Situate This !!, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (curated: Kent Archer)

Text and the City, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON (curated: James Patten)

 

2005

Doing Lines (with Christian Nguyen), New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY, USA

e(n)tre, Galerie Dominique Fiat - project room, Paris, France

 

2003

Choice Cuts, Transit - aktuele kunst, Mechelen, Belgium

Toronto International Art Fair, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (curated: Ben Portis)

looking for Mies, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

2002

Invisible Cities, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Altered Propositions, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Kamias Triennale, a project by Patrick Cruz and Allison Collins, Quezon City, Philippines

 

2014

Terrains Vagues, l'ÉSAD et l’École du Magasin, Grenoble, France (curated: Session 24)

Connecticut (Un)Bound, Artspace New Haven, CT, USA

A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, WAAP Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, BC

perdrePIED - lostFOOTING, BNSC Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine, Musée Pierre Bouche, Trois-Rivières, QC

A Book Between Two Stools, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium


2012

Fitness Apparatus for Contemporary Art, Open Studios, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, QC

Papier 12 Artfair, Birch Libralato booth, Montréal, QC

 

2010

Everything Everyday, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (curated: Bruce Grenville)

Liberty Control, RAiR at Stichting Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK

CODE: Screen 2010: Exhibition 9: Book, Records, Web-based Exhibition (curated: Dave Dyment)

 

2009

Des fleurs pour décorer, Birch Libralato, Toronto, ON (curated: Sylvie Bélanger)

YYZ Time Warp: A Thirtieth Anniversary Show, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, ON

Novel Ideas, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (curated: Marnie Fleming and Gabby Agoncillo)

 

2008

Size Matters, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, SK (curated: Leah Murray)

Between Us – A Toronto><Vancouver Exchange, Western Front, Vancouver, BC (curated: Johan Lundh and Alissa Firth-Eagland)

Between Us – A Toronto><Vancouver Exchange, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, ON (curated: Johan Lundh and Alissa Firth-Eagland)

Showroom, Centre A, Vancouver, BC (curated by Kristina Lee Podesva and Inge Roecker)

La Galerie Trois Points a 20 ans!, Galerie Trois Points, Montreal, QC

 

2007

Outside the Box, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA (curated: Jay Auslander)

A Model Building, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA (curated: Signe Mayfield)

By Invitation Only, Kinz, Tillou + Feigen (formerly Feigen Contemporary), NY, USA

Material Transfer, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (curated: Susan Gibson Garvey)

The Essential Works Show – the sequel, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

2006

Safe: An exploration of domesticity and alienation, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, NY, USA (curated: Sergio Bessa)

Euclid to e-books: ideal books moving ideas, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA

ArtBrussels, galerie Transit – aktuele kunst, Brussels, Belgium

 

2005

Pulse Miami Artfair, Birch Libralato Gallery (Toronto), Miami, FL, USA

FIAC – The International Artfair in Paris, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, France

Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

after all, constructing an artwork is still building a dream, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, GE

 

2004

Artissima 11, Galerie Markus Richter (Berlin), Turin, Italy

Building the Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Beyond Words, Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, PQ (curated: Ingrid Jenkner and Gaetane Verna)

Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin, Germany

Interruption, apexart, New York, USA (curated: Cay Sophie Rabinowitz)

 

2003

Beyond Words, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (curated: Ingrid Jenkner and Gaetane Verna)

Scope Art Fair, Robert Birch Gallery (Toronto), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Take Out, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY, USA (curated: Trong Nguyen)

 

2002

Hidden Treasures, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC (curated: Wing Chow)

Trans-it/mit/fer/form, YYZ, Toronto, ON (curated: Jessica Wyman)

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2013

Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence - Finalist

 

2012

Fonderie Darling, Montréal, QC – Residency for the Americas Grant

 

2011

British Columbia Arts Council – Project Assistance Level II Grant

 

2009

Canada Council for the Arts – Creation/Production Grant for Visual Artists

British Columbia Arts Council - Project Assistance Level II Grant

 

2008

British Columbia Arts Council - Project Assistance Level II Grant

 

2005

Canada Council for the Arts - Creation/Production Grant for Visual Artists

 

 

LECTURES AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

2014 

Atelier Silex, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, If Walls Can Talk. Presented in conjunction with the BNSC Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine, artist lecture and performance with projection piece. June 12, 2014

 

2011

Galerie Transit, Mechelen, BelgiumDigger – ephemera assembled by Paul de Guzman. Solo exhibition with artist talk and tour/performance. Apr. 10, 2011

 

2010

Stichting Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In conjunction with Liberty Control, a lecture and performance with Laurier Rochon during the opening. Sep. 24, 2010

 

The Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia. Learning From Vancouver Symposium: Representation of Cities Rethought.  A panel discussion with Althea Thauberger, Amy Zion, Paul de Guzman and moderated by Kristina Lee Podesva. Jan. 31, 2010

 

2009

University of Victoria, British Columbia. Coordinated through the Orion Visiting Artist Programme. Oct. 21-22, 2009

 

Concordia University, Montréal, Québec. Coordinated by the Musée d’art de Joliette’s presentation of Une Autre Ville and Concordia’s ART X program. Sep. 2009

 

Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec. Coordinated by the Musée d’art de Joliette’s presentation of Une Autre Ville and UQAM’s Programme de conférences Intervenants Culturels Internationaux – ICI. Sep. 2009

 

2007

The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario. Langscapes: On Language in Contemporary Art.  Panel explores slippages between image and word, object and idea.  Speakers include Robin Collyer, Laurel Woodcock, Paul de Guzman and chaired by Jessica Wyman. Mar. 2007

 

Dalhousie School of Architecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In conjunction with the exhibition Material Transfer curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and arranged through Dr. Terrance Galvin, Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Mar. 2007

 

 

PROJECTS, SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS AND SITE INTERVENTIONS

 

2011

excavating grid, a limited edition self-published artist book issued for the opening of MAA presents Digger – ephemera by Paul de Guzman at galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium.

 

2009

Une Autre Ville – Another City, a limited edition boxed set containing ephemera – catalogue, photographs, DVD, wallpaper, blueprint and postcards - issued for the exhibition of the same title presented at Centre A, Vancouver, BC and the Musée d’art de Joliette, Québec.

 

2005

The Bibliography Project, in conjunction with The fillip review. The fillip review is a Vancouver-based contemporary art publication.  For the inaugural issue, The Bibliography Project was realized as a limited edition two-colour screen print insert.

 

2002

Documenta.  An Echo, in conjunction with C magazine and Hans-Jurgen Hafner. The original German text Documenta.  Ein Echo., by Hans-Jurgen Hafner, was translated into English and published as a mirrored article in the Fall 2002 issue # 75 of C magazine (pp. 42-43).

 

Trans-it/mit/fer/form, in conjunction with YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Ontario. The text for the exhibition Trans-it/mit/fer/form was translated into German, Spanish and French, printed as an advertising insert in YYZine, and distributed to YYZ’s monthly subscribers.

 

2001

Thrust is an ongoing commentary on the state of critical art writing. Various art critical publications were translated into various languages using an internet–based “Babelfish” program and inserted back into circulation.

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2012

Residency for the Americas, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, QC, Canada

 

2011

Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium

 

2010

Stichting Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2015

Lewis, Martha, Connecticut (Un)Bound, Artspace New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 2015, pp. 62-63 (catalogue) 

 

2014

BNSC Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine, Paul de Guzman, Trois-Rivieres, QC, June 2014, pp.. 22-25 (catalogue)


2013

Vickars, Sydney, The City of People: Paul de Guzman Renders Vancouver a Container for Personal Experiences, http://ThisIsVancity.com, Vancouver, BC, May 2013

 

2011

Vuegen, Christine, Paul de Guzman, <H>art # 80, Antwerp, Belgium, Apr. 21, 2011 (review)

Steverlynck, Sam, Paul de Guzman, Kunstbeeld Nr. 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p.14

 

2010

Laurence, Robin, Paul de Guzman: Museum for the Administration of Aesthetics, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC, Apr. 22-29, 2010, p.50 (review)

 

2009

Stevens, Joe, Grid, Rubric Issue # 2, Cardiff, Great Britain, pp. 15-17 (image portfolio)

Shelling, John, Love Letters to Architects: Paul de Guzman’s Parasite Paradise, Blackflash, Saskatoon, SK, Fall 2009, pp. 13-21 (essay and artist portfolio)

Whyte, Murray, A Photo A Day: Contact ’09, The Toronto Star, Toronto, ON, May 7, 2009, p.E8 (illus.)

Rubenstein, Bonnie, Feature Exhibition: Parasite Paradise 1999-2009, Contact: Toronto Photography Festival: Still Revolution, Toronto, ON, May 2009, p.75 (catalog)

Laurence, Robin, Cross-cultural urban maze stirs the senses, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC, Apr. 9-16, 2009, p.50 (review)

Agoncillo, Gabby, Novel Ideas, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, ON, Mar. 2009, p.3 (exhibition publication)

 

2008

Archer, Kent, From the Collection, On Campus News, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Oct. 3, 2008, p12

Lundh, Johan and Firth-Eagland, Alissa, Between Us ><A Toronto Vancouver Exchange, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, ON, Jul. 2008 (broadsheet)

 

2007

Gibson-Garvey, Susan, Material Transfer, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2007, pp. 18-19 (catalogue)

Wyman, Jessica, Pro Forma: Language/Text/Visual Art, YYZBooks, Toronto, ON, Oct. 2007 (publication)

Barnard, Elissa, Everyday materials gain added value, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS, Apr. 26, 2007, p.F6 (review)

Gazzola, Bart, A Challenge of Space and Place, planet S Saskatoon’s City Magazine, SK, Jan. 18-31, 2007 (review)

Shelling, John, Dancing About Architecture, The Sheaf, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Jan. 4, 2007, pB6 (review)

 

2006

Hannon, Bronwyn, Euclid to e-books: ideal books moving ideas, Hempstead,  New York, USA, Sep. 18, 2006, pp. 31-32 (catalogue)

 

2005

Khonsary, Jeff and Strom, Jordan, The Bibliography Project, The fillip review, Vancouver, BC Summer/Fall 2005, p.3 (with limited edition screen printed insert)

 

2004

Robinson, Brion, Art exhibit swaps words for art, The Sherbrooke Record, PQ, Sep. 24-30, 2004

Jenkner, Ingrid and Verna, Gaëtane, beyond words/au delà des mots, Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS/Foreman Art Gallery, Lennoxville, PQ, (catalogue)

Rabinowitz, Cay Sophie, Interruption, apexart Summer Program, New York, USA, Jun. 2004 (brochure)

Thill, Robert, Clip Job, The Architect’s Newspaper, New York, USA, Jun. 8, 2004

Lambrecht, Luk, Maniakale maquettes, De Morgen, Brussels, Belgium,  Jan. 20, 2004, p.22 (review)

Vuegen, Christine, Boeken op de operatietafel, De Huisarts Nr. 673, Belgium, Jan. 14, 2004 (review)

 

2003

Guzman, Paul and de Leenheer, Bert, Choice Cuts, Transit – aktuele kunst, Mechelen, Belgium (catalogue)

Hirschman, Thomas, Top 10 Toronto Art Shows for 2003, NowToronto, ON, Dec. 25-31, 2003

Johnson, Take Out at Zabriskie Gallery, The New York Times, New York, USA, Jul. 4, 2003

Paul de Guzman: Selected Works (2001-2002), Prefix Photo 7, Toronto, ON, Spring/Summer 2003, pp. 6-9 (portfolio)

Milroy, Sarah, Generation Next, The Globe and Mail (Visual Art), Toronto, ON, May 10, 2003, p.V1

Ball, Dr. Norman, Less Is More, Canadian Architect, Toronto, ON, May 2003, p.62 (profile)

Dault, Gary Michael, Deconstructing Architecture, Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, Mar. 15, 2003 (review)

Hirschmann, Thomas, Clever Cut-Up, Now Toronto magazine, Toronto, ON, Mar. 13-19, 2003

 

2002

Laurence, Robin, Paul de Guzman: Extract, Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, Winter 2002, pp. 40-42 (Spotlight - profile)

Hafner, Hans-Jurgen and de Guzman, Paul, Documenta: Ein Echo, C magazine, Toronto, ON, Fall 2002 issue # 75, pp. 42-43, (project with Eileen Sommerman)

Priegert, Portia, Deconstruction as an art form, eVent, Kelowna, BC, Aug. 8, 2002, p.8 (review)

McFarlane, Gary, Altered Propositions, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Aug. 2002 (brochure)

Wyman, Jessica, Trans-it/mit/fer/form, YYZ publication, Toronto, ON, Apr. 2002

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

 

2017 

Juror - Canada Council for the Arts - Creation, Production and Research Grants

 

2014

Juror - Public Art Committee, Ballard Fine Arts, Vancouver, BC (ongoing)

 

2013

Juror - Eastside Culture Crawl Preview Shows, Vancouver, BC (ongoing)

Member - Board of Directors, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC (until 2016)

 

2011

Juror - Canada Council for the Arts - Creation, Production and Research Grants

 

2008

Member - Board of Directors, Western Front Society, Vancouver, BC

Member - Design Committee, Centre A, Vancouver, BC

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

 

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

Bank of Montreal, Toronto, Canada

Burnaby Art Gallery, BC, Canada

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada

Christian Keesee Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Hofstra University Museum – Special Collections, Hempstead, New York, USA

Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Vancouver Art Gallery, BC, Canada

Yale University Art Gallery, Allan Chasanoff Collection, New Haven, CT, USA