Street Life at MOCA Calgary

Street Life runs from March 8 to April 25, 2012.

Opening reception Thursday, March 8, from 4 - 8 PM

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgagy and curated by Jeffrey Spalding as part of “This is My City Festival” 

This group exhibition also includes the work of Ken Lum, Ron Moppett, Robert Rauschenberg, Michael Snow, and John Will

More information at This is My City

Dominique Rey: Erlking at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Erlking runs from January 14 to March 4, 2012.

Opening reception on Saturday, January 14 at 8 PM

Organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and curated by Ryan Doherty. 

A publication is in production with Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg featuring essays and images from Erlking and Pilgrims.

More information at SAAG

Macabre & Mysticism

October 29th to December 15th, 2011

Objavenie pomalosti The Discovery of Slowness

October 20th to November 20th, 2011

Group Exhibition at the Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia

Artists: Piotr Blajerski, András Cséfalvay, Cristina David, Petra Feriancová, Michael Höpfner, Katarína Hrušková, Lucie Mičíková, Katarína Poliačiková, Dominique Rey, Colin Snapp, Tomáš Šoltys

Curators: Dorota Kenderová & Jaro Varga


Abzurbs performance at the National Arts Centre Opening Night Party SWARM 

April 26, 21:30 – 22:30 NAC MAIN LOBBY


Quelle dérive: Le possible et le réel de Winnipeg 

Opening April 27, 2011

Performance: April 27 at 19:00, 

Exhibition April 27 - May 6, 2011

AXENÉO7 80 Hanson Street, Gatineau

Curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden

Prairie Scene

The Abzurbs, a visual art and performance group, will be showing and performing in Ottawa in late April 2011.

Founded in 2003 by Dominique Rey, Cliff Eyland and Tannis Kohut, the group quickly grew to include artists and musicians William Eakin, Ryan Ahoff, Lancelot Coar, Amanda Ing, Kevin Barkman, Vanessa Rigaux, Craig Love, Florian Lassnig, Ronnie Araya and others, all of whom adopt Abzurb names for Abzurb activities.

The Abzurbs think fondly of Fluxus, Dada, Situationist and other performance artists as they play, but they also make objects, including photographs, paintings, drawings, installation, sculptures, videos, and works in multimedia and design.

The Abzurbs encourage free play and unrepressed, impulsive behavior in themselves and their audiences. The group has played officially and unofficially at Gavin Brown’s bar in New York City, at Winnipeg’s Platform, Edge and Cream Galleries, in Quebec City, Montreal and spontaneously in Toronto, New York, and Winnipeg. Its work has been published in the United Kingdom’s Frieze magazine and on the cover of Canada’s Broken Pencil magazine.

Present in body or mind: Lancelot Coar, William Eakin, Cliff Eyland, Craig Love, Dominique Rey, Vanessa Rigaux, Flavours: Kevin Kelly, Rachel Schappert

Photo credit: William Eakin.


As part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 ARTS FOR ALL project, I had the honour of being named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassador of Visual Arts. In addition to advocating for my art form, I created the legacy project “DO LESS, SLOWLY”for the people of Winnipeg.

This public art project is made up of over 8 billboards throughout the city of Winnipeg with the slowgan “DO LESS, SLOWLY”

For more information about this project and to add to the slow list, visit the website:

You can also learn more in the Free Press article “Slow down, stat!”

Dominique Rey: Pilgrims

September 9th to October 9th, 2010

Solo exhibition at Gallery 1C03 at the University of WInnipeg

Performance by The Abzurbs: September 9, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m

Opening Reception: September 9, 5 to 7 p.m 

Public Artist Talk: September 13, at 12:30 p.m

Visual Arts Ambassor of Winnipeg

June 18th, 2010

In recognition of Winnipeg’s designation as Cultural Capital of Canada for 2010, five artists representing the fields of dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts were appointed as Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts on June 18th, 2010. From left to right: Michael Neelak Van Rooy for Literary Arts, Dominique Rey for Visual Arts, Debbie Patterson for Theatre, Natasha Torres-Garner for Dance, and John K. Samson for Music.

Photo credit: Robert Barrow

VIVA! Art Action

September 17th to 26th, 2009

Abzurbs perform at VIVA! Art Action Performance Festival, Bain St.Michel, Montreal,

Transart Institute

July 26th, 2009 to August 13rd, 2011

Summer Residency in Berlin,