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Angie Arsenault 
Residency:
March 2024

Angie Arsenault is an artist and researcher of settler heritage and a working class background from Unama’ki, land of fog, aka Cape Breton Island. Angie’s work grapples with ruination in its many forms on the deindustrializing island and asks: how do people live in and with ruination?

Angie’s practice harnesses acts of deep noticing and a sensual engagement with the natural world and her work engages with concepts of value, memory, botanical life, detritus, survival, and storytelling through social practice, interventions in the field and installation predominantly.

Angie was artist in residence at the Lunenburg School of the Arts in Lunenburg, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) from September to December 2021 and she sent a copy of the print catalogue of her solo exhibition to 18th Street Artist Center in the spring of 2022. Angie was invited to apply for a residency at 18th Street Arts Center and is pleased to have been offered a space for March 2023.

Angie’s 2017 MFA work Keeper of industrial memory was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant as well as Governor General Academic Gold Medal. She currently holds a SSHRC Bombardier Canadian Graduate Student Award for her PhD work Brownfield Notes: Urban foraging in the postindustrial landscape. She also received a Canada Council Research/Creation grant for her ongoing body of work titled The art of survival in capitalist ruins.

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