Margaret Dragu works in video, installation, web/analogue book publication, and performance. Spanning relational, durational, interventionist and community-based practices, her performances have been presented in galleries, museums, theatres, nightclubs, libraries, universities and site-specific venues including parks, botanical gardens, and public parade routes across Canada, USA and Europe. An innovator and pioneer in Canadian art, Dragu was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2012. Margaret Dragu was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She lives in East Vancouver, BC where she makes art and continues her 45+ year art practice along with her 45+ year body practice as Personal Trainer/Group Fitness & Yoga Instructor.
2013, 13:50 minutes, colour, English
2012, 05:28 minutes, colour
2005, 19:30 minutes, colour, Eng, Span, Ger, Canton, Japanese
2004, 27:24 minutes, colour, English w Fr. sub
2001, 14:00 minutes, colour, English
2000, 13:00 minutes, colour, English
1996, 20:00 minutes, colour, English
1994, 14:00 minutes, colour, English
Brunt: Grunt Gallery in Print, 2008. Vancouver: Visible Arts Society: Grunt Gallery, 2008.
by . Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America, 2006. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
by . Caught In the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, 2004. Toronto: YYZ, 2004.
by . la Dragu, 2002. Toronto: Fado Performance Inc., 2002.
by . Cinema Canada, Sept. 1987, no. 144.
by . Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
by . Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.
by . Fuse, Jan. 1980, v. 4, no. 2.
by . Video Guide, 1979, v. 2, no. 4.
by . Video Guide, 1979, v. 2, no. 4 & 5.
by . Sunday Star, Sept. 3, 1978.