Jane Tingley


Jane Tingley is an artist, curator and Assistant Professor at York University. Her studio work combines traditional studio practice with new media tools - and spans responsive/interactive installation, performative robotics, and telematically connected distributed sculptures/installations. Her current artistic trajectory is interdisciplinary in nature and explores the creation of spaces and experiences that push the boundaries between science and magic, interactivity and playfulness, and offer an experience to the viewer that is accessible both intellectually and technologically.

She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe - including translife - International Triennial of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Gallerie Le Deco in Tokyo (JP), Elektra Festival in Montréal(CA) and the Künstlerhause in Vienna (AT). She received the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture in Manitoba, the first prize in the iNTERFACES – Interactive Art Competition in Porto, Portugal, and has received support from a number of funding agencies, the arts councils of Canada, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec, the Canada Council for the arts, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Teaching Experience
• Assistant Professor 2020~
Department of Computational Arts, School of Arts Media Performance and Design.
York University, Toronto, Ontario. CA.
• Associate Professor in Hybrid Media (tenured) 2019-20 Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and Department of Fine Arts
University of Waterloo. Stratford and Waterloo, Ontario. CA.
• Assistant Professor in Hybrid Media 2013 ~
Department of Fine Arts and the Stratford Campus.
University of Waterloo. Waterloo and Stratford, Ontario. CA.

• Concordia University - Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Arts - Sculpture 2006
• MAWA – Mentorship with Diana Thorneycroft 2003
• University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours 1999
Major: Sculpture - Graduated with First Class Honours

Dissemination of works (selected)

Solo Exhibitions
• anyWare, (invited) Curator: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) 2019
NAISA Gallery Space in South River, ON. CA.
· Plant(iPod)Installation, (invited) Curator: Angela Brayham. 2018
The Gallery Stratford. ON. CA.
· anyWare, simultaneous networked exhibitions: 2018
· Electric Perfume in Toronto, ON. CA.
· Artengine Ottawa, ON. CA.
· Eastern Bloc. Montréal, QC. CA.
• Plant(iPod)Installation (selected) Curator: Jennifer Gibson 2012
IC03 Gallery at the University of Winnipeg, MB. CA
• Plant(iPod)Installation (selected) Curator: Griffith Aaron Baker 2011
Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Solar Branch Prosthetic - Installation and opening exhibition 2010
Marnay-Sur-Seine, Aube, France
• Ecology; Water, Air, Sound (selected) Installation: Plant(iPod)Installation. 2009
Curator: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA)
Artscape Whychwood Barns, Toronto, ON. CA. (part of Nuit Blanche Toronto)
• Plant(iPod)Installation (selected) Installation: Plant(iPod)Installation and Tree Prosthetic. 2008
FoFA Gallery: 1515 Ste Catherine St O Montreal, QC. CAD
• Peripheral Response, Bourget Gallery, Montreal, QC. CA. 2006

Group Exhibitions and Festivals (selected)
• Foresta-Inclusive in Re(new)All: A Sensorium Exhibition. (selected) Curators: Joel Ong, Ian Garett, Melanie Wilmink. Virtual exhibition in Mozilla Hubs, the 34th Annual Conference of SLSA 2021.
EXHIBITION LINK to Mozilla Hubs (Room Code: 458499)
• Foresta-Inclusive in CAFKA Biennial, (selected) Kitchener, ON. CA. 2021.
• Foresta-Inclusive at the India Science Festival, Science Gallery, Bengaluru India (on-line). 2021
• Foresta-Inclusive in PHYTOPIA, (selected) Science Gallery, Bengaluru India (on-line). 2020
• anyWare in CodeX, (invited) Curator: Tom Barker
Onsite Gallery, Toronto, ON. CA. 2020
· Re-Collect in Audio Art Festival, (invited) Curator: Marek Choloniewski. Muzika Centrum Art Society, Kraków, Poland. EU. 2016.
· Re-Collect in KIBLA/KIBLIX open code festival, (invited) Curators: Nina Jeza and Peter Tomaž Dobrila. Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia. EU. (Catalogue produced). This exhibition received «Best Exhibition in 2016» by Delo Daily Newspaper. 2016.
· anyWare prototype exhibition at Maker Faire Ottawa (invited). ArtEngine, Ottawa. ON. CA. 2016
• Peripheral Response in The Age of Catastrophe, (invited) Curator: Dr. Melentie Pandilovski. Actual Contemporary Art, produced by Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Wpg. MB. CA. 2015.
· Re-Collect in 10 for 10th- Memory Lane exhibition at the Nuit Blanche, (selected) nominated by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and selected by the City of Toronto and Curator: Che Kothari. The Great Hall in OCADU, Toronto, ON. CA. 2015.
· Re-Collect in Réinventer l’espace, (invited) Curator: Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette (Director of CIRCA), CIRCA art actuel, Montréal, QC. CA. 2015.
· Re-Collect in International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) (selected). Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE. 2014.
· Re-Collect in Currents International New Media Festival, (selected) Curator: Frank Ragano and Marriannah Amster. Produced by Parallel Studios. El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 2014.
· Peripheral Response in Despertar/Éveil/Alive, (invited) Curator: Sylvie Parent. Produced by Groupe Molior and Automatica. SESC SANTANA. São Paulo, Brazil. (catalogue produced). 2014.
· Re-Collect in ReFest 2.0 - Culture Hub Art + Tech Festival (selected). LaMaMa Theatre, NYC, NY. USA. 2013.
· Propinquity in IndieCade (International Festival for Independent Games). INDIECADE 2013 Selection. IndieCade Village in Culver City, Los Angeles. CA. USA. 2013.
· Propinquity in BostonFIGS (Festival for Indie Games) (selected). MIT Stratton Student Center, Cambridge, MA. USA. 2013.
· Propinquity in Quebec Numérique (invited). BXL at Bozar, Brussels during BEAF 2013 (Bozar Electronic Arts Festival), Belgium. EU. 2013.
· Propinquity in Come Out and Play San Francisco (selected). SOMarts, San Francisco, USA. 2012.
· Propinquity in The Montréal International Games Summit (MIGS) (selected). The Hilton, Montréal, QC. CA. 2012.
· Propinquity in Joue le Jeu, (invited) Curators: Cindy Poremba, Heather Kelley and Lynn Hughes. Gaîté lyrique Paris, France. EU. 2012.
· DareDroid 2.0 in TechnoSensual, (invited) Curator: Anouk Wipprecht. Frei-räum Q21 exhibition space, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria. (Catalogue produced). 2012.
· DareDroid 2.0 in Dutch Film Festival, (invited) Curators: Ninke Bloemberg. Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL. EU. 2011.
· DareDroid 2.0 in Night of the Nerd, (invited) Event Director: Patrick Praaning. NEMO, Amsterdam NL. EU. 2011.
· DareDroid 2.0 in Next Move/ Prochain mouvement, (invited) Curators: Kokoromi and Lynn Hughes. Gaîté lyrique Paris, France. EU. 2011.
· Plant(iPod)Installation in TransLife – Triennial of Media Art China 2011, (selected) Curator: Zhang Ga. Canadian selection by Group Molior. National Art Museum of China, Beijing. China. (Catalogue produced). 2011.
· DareDroid 2.0 in Elektra Festival, (invited) Artistic Director: Alain Thibault. Usine C, Montréal, QC, CA. 2011.
· DareDroid 1.0 in Roboexotica, (invited) Curator: monochrom. Vienna, Austria. EU. 2010.
· Body;trichobothria in Paraflows.10 - Mind and Matters, (invited) Curator: monochrom. Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, AT. EU. (Catalogue produced). 2010.
· Body;trichobothria in Around the Frayed Edges, (selected) Curator: Laurie Carmount. Agnes Jamieson Gallery. Minden, ON. CA. (Catalogue produced). 2010.
· Peripheral Response in Nuit Blanche and Toronto Art Fair Toronto, Curator: New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The Gladstone, Toronto, ON. CA. 2008.
· Peripheral Response in Corps habité / The Inhabited Body (three-artist exhibition), Curator: Anrée Duchaine. Group Molior exhibition space at 661Rose-de-Lima, Montreal, QC. CA. 2007.
· Peripheral Response at Robo Co-op, presented by ELEKTRA and Usine C. Montreal All-Nighter, Curator: Simon Laroche. Usine ‘C’, Montréal, QC. CA. 2007.
· Peripheral Response in Break 2.3 “New Species”, (selected) Curators: Polona Tratnik. Slovenia, EU. (Catalogue produced). 2005.
· Body;trichobothria in Ignition 2, (selected) Curator: Michèle Thériault. Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, QC. CA. 2005.

Curatorial Projects (selected)
2020 Agents for Change|Facing the Anthropocene, Co-Curator: Nina Czegledy. THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON CA
Agents for Change is an exhibition that brings together contemporary media projects on the theme of environmental change. The artists selected are all women from Canada and abroad. The selected works critically and poetically investigate our present, interrogate the cultural associations linked to how we think about the land we live on, speculate about future realities, and also suggest solutions for how we might approach life in the Anthropocene. Selected Canadian artists include Diane Landry (QC), Donna Legault (ON), Maayke Schurer (ON), Liz Miller (QC) and Elaine Whittaker (ON). The international artists are Kristine Diekman (USA), Olga Kisseleva (FR/RU) and Pinar Yoldas (TR/USA), as well as artist duos Caroline McCaw and Vicki Smith (NZ), and Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits (LV).
2018 INTERACTION, Co-Curator: Alain Thibault. THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON. CA.
INTERACTION is an exhibition that explores how Canadian artists and designers are engaging the public through interactivity. The works in this show invite critical reflection by engaging the body and the mind, with playful and open-ended encounters, sensorially rich experiences, and immersive environments. Exhibited Artists: Adam Basanta, Andrew J. Milne, Daniel Iregui, David Rokeby, François Quevillion, Jenn E. Norton, Jessica Thompson, Kokoromi, Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke, Myriam Bleau, Projet Eva, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Steve Daniels and Ying Gao.
2014 Hedonistika, Co-Curator: Simon Laroche. Musée d’art contemporain, Mtl, QC. CA.
Co-produced by Elektra Festival in Montréal, QC and monochrom in Vienna, AT.
Hedonistika is an exhibition and panel multi-modal brought together food scholars, artists,
and roboticists to examine the innumerable (and often hidden) ways in which technology
and food are related. Participating artist teams: Simon Laroche/David Szanto, Stefani Bardin/
Dr. Brad Kuo, and Natalie Doonan/Ken Gregory.

Exhibitions & Events