José Andrés Mora is a Venezuelan-Canadian artist who creates work in interdisciplinary media. Mora’s current text-based video installations reflect intimate politics of language told through animated text utterances. With a particular focus on experiences around displacement, cultural hybridity, and assimilation, Mora creates display mechanisms that affect the personal connotation of his texts.
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EMPLOYMENT
Currently – Creative Technical and Gallery Services Manager, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

EDUCATION
2020 – MFA Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph
2013 – BFA Interdisciplinary Art, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax
2011 – Studio Art Diploma, Capilano University, North Vancouver

PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS
*solo exhibition **collaborative exhibition
2020/21 – Undecimals Almanac, printed publication, Undecimals, Vancouver
2020 – Scanner, Trinity Square Video, Toronto *
2020 – Gut Feeling, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
2020 – MFA Program Advertisement, commissioned artwork for ad, University of Guelph, Guelph
2020 – Scanner, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph *
2019 – Preface, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph 
2019 – Cognizance, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2018 – New Energy, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph 
2018 – AND YOU MOVE, Trinity Square Video, Toronto *
2018 – is it not the reason we are here, Liberty Village BIA, Toronto
2018 – The Architecture of Care, Younger Than Beyonce Gallery, Toronto
2017 – Stepped Over but Inky-Deep, Artscape Youngscape, Toronto **
2016 – Examining the Premises, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2015 – Sea Foam Project, Sea Foam Projects, Toronto **
2015 – AND YOU MOVE, Videographe, Montreal *
2015 – Sidewalk Screening Project II, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
2014 – You don’t sleep. You never sleep well, Nuit Blanche/City of Toronto, Toronto
2014 – “POP” Life, POP Montreal, Montreal
2013/14 – Scrolling Voice Box, Silver Platter Contemporary Projects, Toronto
2013 – State of Emergency, Nocturne, Halifax 
2013 – You don’t sleep. You never sleep well, Nuit Blanche/City of Toronto, Toronto
2013 – OK. Quoi?!, Struts Gallery, Sackville
2013 – Abandon Ship!, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax
2013 – And All Sat Mute, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax
2013 – Keep Taking It Apart, Note On, Berlin
2012/13 – Ascending/Descending, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Toronto
2012 – You Have No Other Choice, Struts Gallery, Sackville
2012 – I Have Made But One Mistaek [sic], The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax
2012 – Tête-à-Tête Media Talks, Struts Gallery, Sackville
2012 – Starfish Properties Student Art Awards Exhibition, Loggia Gallery NSCAD, Halifax
2012 – Interlocution, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax *
 
TECHNICAL BACKGROUND
2017/20 – Independent Art Installer, Select client list: Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Mirvish Art Collection, Trinity Square Video, Gallery TPW, A Space; Toronto
2013/20 – Project Technician, Selected client list: Public Studio, Kim Morgan, Robert Hengeveld; Toronto/Halifax
2019 – Museum Technician, Ken Seiling Waterloo Regional Museum, Waterloo
2014/17 – Art installer, crate builder, driver, Gallery Express Fine Art Services, Toronto
2013/14 – Art installer, crate builder, driver, PACART Fine Art Services, Toronto
2013 – Museum Technician, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

PEDAGOGY, PRESENTATIONS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
2020 – Hiring Committee Member: Digital Education Intern, Ed Video, Guelp
2020 – Exhibition Tour Presenter: Memorial, online presentation, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2020 – Guest Artist: Open Circuit, online presentation, Ed Video, Guelph
2020 – Graduate Assistant: Digital Services, University of Guelph, Guelph
2019/20 – MFA Graduate Representative, University of Guelph, Guelph
2019 –Teaching Assistant: Specialized Studio (4th year undergrad), University of Guelph, Guelph
2019 – Artist Juror, Fine Arts and Music Network Juried Art Award, University of Guelph, Guelph
2019 – Visiting Artist: Extended Practices (3rd year undergrad), University of Guelph, Guelph
2019 – Teaching Assistant: Sculpture/3D foundation, University of Guelph, Guelph
2018 – Graduate Assistant: Digital Services, University of Guelph, Guelph
2018 – Visiting Artist: Extended Practices (4th year undergrad), University of Guelph, Guelph
2015 – Visiting Artist: SATEC Maker Fair, W.A. Porter Collegiate Institute, Scarborough
2013 – Publishing Intern, C Magazine, Toronto
2013 – Technical Intern, Vtape, Toronto
2013 – Workshop Instructor: Introduction to Arduino, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax
2012 – Panel Discussion Moderator: Public and Illegal Art, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax
2011 – Education Programming Assistant, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver
2008 – Summer Camp Educational Assistant, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody
2008 – Summer Camp Educational Assistant, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
2007 – Summer Camp Educational Assistant, Artists for Kids, North Vancouver
 
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2019 – Ontario Graduate Studies Scholarship, Project research grant, University of Guelph, Guelph
2019 – Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph
2012 – Starfish Properties Student Art Award, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax
2010/12 – Dean’s List, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax
2008/10 – Dean’s List, Capilano University, North Vancouver
2009 – Helen Barrie Bursary Award, Capilano University, North Vancouver
2009 – North Shore Artist Guild Prize, Capilano University, North Vancouver
2008 – Capilano College Program Award, Capilano University, North Vancouver
 
COLLECTIONS
2012 – Interlocution, NSCAD University Permanent Collection
 
REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
2020 – Gut Feeling, written by Amanda Shore, Visual Arts News
2013 – And All Sat Mute, written by Jocelyn Li, exhibition catalogue
2013 – Keep Taking It Apart, written by Yulia Startsev, exhibition essay