Born in Sydney, Australia, and based in Toronto, Dara Gellman’s video / installation works have been presented across Canada and internationally in over 80 exhibitions and screenings, including such venues as Oakville Galleries, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Galerie Powerhouse La Centrale, University of Toronto Art Centre, The Power Plant, Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, International Festival of Films on Art, Sydney International Film Festival, Warsaw International Media Art Biennale, Transmediale, Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Mix Brazil/Mix Mexico Festival Of Sexual Diversity and Anthology Film Archives amongst many others. Dara’s practice is concerned with the feminist intersections between appropriation and adaptation, exploring the possibilities of transforming text to image, image to screen, and screen to space. Dara completed her Master of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in 2008.
As a media arts educator, Dara founded the long-running Inside Out Queer Youth Digital Video Project, co-founded the Tranz Tech Toronto International Media Art Biennial, and was Project Director of Vtape’s Video Art in Canada website hosted by the Virtual Museum of Canada.
2006, 12:30 minutes, colour, N/A
2003, 01:05 minutes, colour, English
2003, 06:17 minutes, colour
2003, 17:00 minutes, colour
2002, 03:30 minutes, colour
1998, 03:00 minutes, colour
1997, 02:00 minutes, colour, English
1997, 03:00 minutes, colour
by . Xtra!, Apr. 3, 2003, no. 481.
by . The National Post, July 8, 2000.
by . Xtra!, Nov. 4, 1999, no. 392.
by . The Toronto Star, Apr. 22, 1999.
by . NOW, Oct. 21, 1999, v. 19, no. 8.
by . The Gazette, Oct. 23, 1999.
by . Xtra!, Dec. 3, 1998, no. 368.
by and . The Bank of Symbiosis: An Archaeological Intervention, 1998. Toronto: The Symbiosis Collective, 1998.