Sarah Fuller Terra Incogknita

ONLINE EXHIBITION | https://terraincogknita.tumblr.com/

EXHIBITION | 01 May – 31 July 2019

PLATFORM centre is pleased to announce Terra Incogknita, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Sarah Fuller (MB). This Gallery 2 exhibition runs from 01 May – 31 July, 2019. The show will open online on 01 May and in-gallery viewing hours will be determined as the Province updates health and safety procedures. A closing reception will be scheduled and announced at a later date. While the gallery is closed to the public, the work will be available online for viewing. Online video of the artist speaking to her work will be available soon as well.

In Terra Incogknita, Fuller explores her relationship to place and habitat through a series of performative videos. The works use the presence of her body in the landscape as both a disruptive character and a camouflaged entity; at times it is obvious where she is in the environment and at other times, she becomes completely integrated.

“At the base of everything I do is an interest in things that disappear and reappear. Photographic history and processes weave themselves into my art production along with an interest in theatre, antiquated technologies, materiality and the way an image is created. The title Terra (earth) + Incogknita (women in disguise) references both the idea of an unknown space in the landscape but also a women concealed. The insertion of the word ‘knit’ within Incognita points to my attempts to interlace myself into each ecosystem through the photographic object.”

– Sarah Fuller


Sarah Fuller is a Canadian artist who works across the mediums of photography, video and installation. She holds a MFA from the University of Ottawa and a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University.

Sarah has been an artist in residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Laughing Waters in Nillumbick Shire, Australia, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy, and the Association of Visual Artists (SIM) in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2015, she travelled to Australia supported by the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies Program.

Recent exhibitions include Refugio at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery curated by Josephine Mills and And perhaps in me someone very old still hears the living sound of wood at the Ottawa Art Gallery. In 2017 she was commissioned by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to collaborate with Moment Factory on the site-specific installation Illuminations: Human/Nature.

Sarah’s work is in public and private collections including the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank (Ottawa), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton), the Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), the Indie Photobook Library (Washington) and Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa).