Bridget Moser If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself

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Click here to view the PLATFORM commissioned Am I Being Hypnotized by an Inground Swimming Pool, which was a performance in conjunction with If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself.

EXHIBITION | 25 May – 06 July 2018
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 25 May, 7:00 p.m.
ARTIST TALK | Saturday 26 May, 1:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCES | Wednesday 20 June, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

PLATFORM centre is pleased to announce If You Have a Similar Story Keep it to Yourself, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Bridget Moser (ON). The show runs from 25 May–06 July 2018 with an opening reception scheduled for Friday 25 May at 7 PM and an artist talk at 1 PM on Saturday 26 May. The artist will also return to Winnipeg to give a live performance on Wednesday 20 June at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. This exhibition also features critical writing from Shawna Dempsey (MB).

Bridget Moser is a performance and video artist whose work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential crisis and intuitive dance. Her work looks ironically at contemporary culture and complex anxieties. She works with pop music, her own body and banal everyday objects like chairs, masks, bedsheets, hairdryers, shower curtains, etc—to create original and intelligent works. Moser captivates her audiences by creating works that question and examine the relationships between consumer and product, inner and outer thoughts, and contemporary notions of wellbeing and self-help techniques. At PLATFORM Moser will exhibit three works; I Think I Lost It (2018), Every Room is a Waiting Room Part 1 (2017), and How Does It Feel (2016).

Living and working in Toronto, she has presented work in venues across Canada and throughout the US and Europe. Moser has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre and at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy. The recipient of a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists and a 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Prize, her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Visual Arts News, Artribune Italy, The Dance Current, NOWNESS, and Mousse Magazine. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Canada and Italy and has been exhibited in venues such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union and Gallery TPW (Toronto), the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Western Front (Vancouver). She was shortlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.