Marisa Hoicka is an artist working in painting, performance art, video, fibres and installation. Often her shows combine these different interests. Her video work is distributed by VTAPE. “…a rising star…” wrote Paul Aguirre-Livingston from the Grid. Sky Gooden from BLOUIN ARTINFO selected me as one of “ARTINFO Canada’s 30 Under 30 2014″ “I can’t even begin to articulate how marvelous Hoicka’s piece is to watch, and what it means to me.” (p.10-11) wrote Michael Lyons from Kapsula “appropriately, obscenely tempting…perfectly extravagant scene”, Allison Cooley, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art “Marisa Hoicka’s This Is Not A Test, is a pure delight” wrote Norman Wilner from NOW Toronto Upcoming: 7a*11d Toronto’s International Performance Art Festival Catch me performing “Nature Morte,” opening night: Wednesday October 29th, 2014, 8pm at Artscape Youngplace. facebook invite Purrr-Verts: I ‘m excited to announce my European debut with the exhibition Purrr-Verts, at the Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch in Berlin, Germany from November 1st- December 14. I’m honoured to be apart of a show with some of my favourite artists: Duke & Battersby, Steve Reinke, Turner Prize* and Joshua & Zachary Sandler. Curated by the lovely Evan Tyler. Recent: Images Festival My video “This is Not a Test” will be screened in “Film Program in Which There Appear Colour Bars, Greek Pop Songs, Didactic Eye Makeup, Etc.” at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West, McCaul Street entrance (Toronto) on April 13th at 6:30pm. Screen Test : the Curatorial Incubator v.11 My video “Insides Out: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” will be screened January 11th, 2pm at VTAPE, 401 Richmond Street, Suite 452. The show will be available to view until February 7th. A catalogue of the show is also available at VTAPE. InterAccess 30th Anniversary MECHA KUCHA I will be giving a short talk about “Activation,” Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Drake Hotel – Underground, 1150 Queen St W, for Interaccess’s 30th Anniversary. Ladies Lugging Gear I recently gave an artist talk at Ladies Lugging Gear November 14, 6pm at 16 Soho Street. Check out the facebook invite! Rebels With a Cause Film Festival My video “This is Not a Test” is being screened at the Rebels with a Cause Film Festival curated by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery -Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell) on October 24th at York University. SFMOMA My video “This is Not a Test” is being screened as part of “More Than Just Queer,” curated by FAG (Feminist Art Gallery -Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell) at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Thursday March 14th. “Art in Office” A solo show of my paintings entitled “Meet Me Half Way,” was recently displayed March until the end of May at the Department of Canadian Heritage in Toronto Nature Morte, a solo performance at Le Labo, Toronto, 2012 Search, Marisa Hoicka and Johnny Forever gallerywest/ Nuit Blanche 2012 Power Ball: Quarter-Life Crisis at the Power Plant June 14, 2012. Check out me being interviewed in my green screen suit by iChannel at Powerball at the Power Plant. VIDEODROME at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art June 8, 2012. Recently she was artist in residence (performance art) at the Etobicoke School of the Arts with funding from the Ontario Arts Council. Also gave an artist talk at Ontario College of Art and Design University.