Contact: jmora (at) joseamora (dot) com

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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.

Employment & Education 

2020 – 2022 Gallery and Creative Technical Services Manager, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

2020 – MFA Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph

2013 – BFA Interdisciplinary Arts, Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax

2011 – Studio Art Diploma, Capilano University, North Vancouver

Public Art Exhibitions

2021 – Everyone gets excited about a place without a past, Word on the Street Project, Cloud Factory/Memorial University/City of Cornerbrook, Cornerbrook

2021 (shortlist) – The Sky Opens Up, Meadowvale Pedestrian Bridge, finalist, City of Mississauga

2021 (shortlist) – Reader (working title), Broadway Subway Project finalist, Translink, Vancouver

2018/20 – is it not the reason we are here, Liberty Village BIA, Toronto

2014 – You don’t sleep. You never sleep well, Nuit Blanche/City of Toronto, Toronto

2013 – Scrolling Voice Box, Silver Platter Contemporary Projects, Toronto

2013 – State of Emergency, Nocturne, Halifax

2012 – Ascending/Descending, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Toronto

Solo Exhibitions 

2025 (pending) (solo exhibition – title in progress), Artist’s Inc, Hamilton

2023 (pending) (solo exhibition – title in progress), TAP Artspace, Montréal

2023 (pending) Truth’s Entropy, Maison de la Culture – NDG, Montréal

2022 – The Mornings in Reverse, Artspace Peterborough, Peterborough

2020 – Scanner, Trinity Square Video, Toronto / Boarding House Gallery, Guelph 

2018/2015 – AND YOU MOVE, Trinity Square Video, Toronto / Videographe, Montreal 2012 Interlocution, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

Editions and Printed Projects

2022 – I see too much of yourself in me, editioned tote bag, Art Metropole

2022 – Undecimals 2022, art exchange program, Undecimals, Vancouver

2021 – Undecimals 2021, art exchange program, Undecimals, Vancouver

2021 – Please Get Back To Me, printed edition, Art Metropole

2020 – Undecimals Almanac, printed publication, Undecimals, Vancouver

2020 – Gross Astray, commissioned artwork for MFA program magazine advertisement, University of Guelph, Guelph

Group Exhibitions & Other Projects

2023 (pending) – (group exhibition – in progress), Latcham Art Centre, Stouffville

2022 – Shifting Ground, Digital Arts Resource Centre, Ottawa

2021 – Art POP 2021, POP Montreal 2021, Montreal

2021 – Equipment Residency, Ed Video, Guelph

2020 – Gut Feeling, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax

2019 – Preface, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph

2019 – Cognizance, Birch Contemporary, Toronto

2018 – New Energy, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph

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 – Sidewalk Screening Project II, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto

2014 – “POP” Life, POP Montreal, Montreal

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 – 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, Halifax

Special Projects

2022 (current) – Producer/creator, Landline Gallery Project, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

Pedagogy

2022 – Mentor, Creating Opportunities for Racial Equity Program, University of Guelph, Guelph

2021 – Workshop Instructor: Video Projection-Mapping, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

2020/2018 – Graduate Assistant: Digital Services, University of Guelph, Guelph (twice hired)

2019 – Teaching Assistant: 4th-year undergraduate, University of Guelph, Guelph

2019 – Teaching Assistant: Sculpture/3D foundation, University of Guelph, Guelph

2013 – Workshop Instructor: Introduction to Arduino, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax

2011 – Education Programming Assistant, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver

2008 – Summer Camp Education Assistant, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody

2008 – Summer Camp Education Assistant, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam

2007 – Summer Camp Education Assistant, Artists for Kids, North Vancouver

Juries & Presentations

2022 – Talk Moderator: Meg Ross, Nearest Neighbour, Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph

2021 – Juror: Emerging Digital Artist Award, EQ Bank, Toronto

2020 – Guest Exhibition Tour Guide: Memorial, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

2020 – Guest Artist: Open Circuit, online presentation, Ed Video, Guelph

2019 – Juror: FAN Juried Art Award, University of Guelph, Guelph

2019 – Visiting Artist, University of Guelph, Guelph (twice-invited)

2012 – Panel Moderator: Public and Illegal Art, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax

Awards and Recognitions

2022 – Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario

2019 – Ontario Graduate Studies Scholarship, 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

Board & Volunteer Service

2021 (current) – Board Member, VUCAVU, Toronto        

2019/20 – MFA Graduate Representative, University of Guelph, Guelph        

2013 – Publishing Intern, C Magazine, Toronto

2013 – Technical Intern, Vtape, Toronto

Collections

2012 – NSCAD University Permanent Collection

Reviews and Essays

2022 – A sieve leaking time and place away, written by Yam Lau, review, Peripheral Review

2022 – The Mornings in Reverse, written by Camila Salcedo, exhibition catalogue essay

2022 – Interview with José Andrés Mora, written by Camila Salcedo, self-published

2020 – Gut Feeling, written by Amanda Shore, Visual Arts News

2013 – And All Sat Mute, written by Jocelyn Li, exhibition catalogue essay2013

2013 – Keep Taking It Apart, written by Yulia Startsev, exhibition essay