Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibition at MOCCA

Material Self: Performing the Other Within

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Primary Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Artists: David Favrod, Charles Fréger, Hendrik Kerstens, Namsa Leuba, Meryl McMaster, Dominique Rey, Tomoko Sawada, Mary Sibande

Curated by David Liss and Bonnie Rubenstein

May 1 to June 1, 2014
Opening: May 2, 7 pm

Shaped by ancestry, society, and history, material belongings and body embellishments have always served to communicate an individual’s sense of self; clothing and possessions are the fundamental elements through which self-image is expressed. As an outward expression of one’s inner most sensibilities and subjectivities, people perform their identities and position themselves in relation to the world around them. Influencing how the self is represented and seen, photography plays a significant role in the social and cultural construction of identity.
Material Self: Performing the Other Within brings together photo-based works by eight artists from the four corners of the world, all of whom explore the potential of clothing, costume, uniform, and props to communicate character and to draw a bridge across distances. They fuse cultures, traditions, and customs, linking the past to the present through performative gestures that reveal breakdowns in cultural boundaries and the cross-pollination of identities. While many of them reflect upon their heritage, rituals, and the country in which they live, some seek to examine distant mythologies and internal experiences. Each of the artists make use of materials, props, and associated iconographies and signifiers to articulate shifting identities, while challenging stereotypes and fixed expectations. They bring light to the other within, an entity of the self that emerges from their images.

Art Star Feature in Flare magazine

Flare December 2013 Issue

Interview by Nadja Sayej

Photography by Cory Aronec

Exhibition "Strangers to Ourselves" at Langage Plus

November 29, 2013 - January 27, 2014

Strangers to Ourselves presented in a solo exhibition at Langage Plus

Alma, Québec


Residency at Centre SAGAMIE Art Actuel

Alma, Québec

November 2013

Dominique Rey at MKG 127

June 1 - 29, 2013

1445 Dundas St. W., Toronto

For more information visit MKG127

Artist Talk and Book Launch at WARC Gallery

Thursday May 30th at 7:00 pm

122 - 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto

For more information visit WARC Gallery

"Please Stare" Public Art Project

May 17 - August 9 2013

Please Stare is a unique public art project presented by Neutral Ground and Soil Digital Media Suite.
Throughout Regina and Saskatoon silent video art has been surreptitiously planted amongst digital billboards. Following the same format as—and placed amongst—other advertisements, these videos comment on the nature of advertisement and public visual space. The Artists in Please Stare draw parallels between adculture and artistic production by playfully adopting and critiquing the psychosocial aesthetics of the ad.

Featuring seven of Canada’s most engaging video artists:
Dana Claxton 
Dominique Rey
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins
Jon Sasaki 
Kelly Mark
Lee Henderson

Curated by John G. Hampton

Perfect Imperfections at the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba

Perfect Imperfections

April 29 to June 14, 2013

Artists: Claude Cahun, Colin Campbell, Miss Lyndsay Ladobruk, Dominique Rey, Janet Werner

Curator: Mary Reid

For more information visit the School of Art Gallery

Winnipeg Now at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

September 29th to December 30th, 2012

This group exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the WAG includes the work of: KC Adams, Daniel Barrow, Paul Butler, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Michael Dudeck, Marcel Dzama, Sarah Anne Johnson, Rodney LaTourelle, Guy Maddin, Kent Monkman, Dominique Rey, and Jennifer Stillwell. 

Curators: Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright

For more information visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Canadian Art Review Summer 2012 Issue

Erlking Exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Reviewed by J. J. Kegan McFadden