Alissa Firth-Eagland

Alissa Firth-Eagland (b. 1978) is a Canadian curator and writer first professionally trained and tested as an artist (AOCAD, Hon., Toronto, CA), and later as a curator (Post Graduate Certification, École du Magasin, Grenoble, FR). From 2007 to 2009 she was Director/Curator of Western Front Media Arts (Vancouver, CA). Independently, she has curated more than thirty projects for organizations such as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in collaboration with Fado Performance Inc. (Toronto, CA), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver, CA), No Soul For Sale Festival at Tate Modern (London, UK), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, CA) and Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (Helsinki, FI).

Her writing has been published in Gareth Long: Second, Third, Fourth (Oakville Galleries, Oakville, CA) alongside essays by AA Bronson and Liam Gillick. In 2006 was awarded a Chalmers Fellowship for research into print and publication as curatorial frameworks. Her publications have exhibited at Invisible Reading Room (Melbourne, AU), Botkyrka Konsthall (Stockholm, SE), Taxi Gallery (Cambridge, UK), RAM Foundation for the Arts (Rotterdam, NL) and YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, CA).

Her practice has been recognized nationally and internationally through numerous curatorial residency invitations some of which include: Helsinki International Artists Program (Helsinki, FI), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, DE), La Fonderie Darling (Montréal, CA), NKD (Dale, NO), Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (Helsinki, FI) and Sølyst AIR (Jyderup, DE). In 2011 she is conducting research and participating in residencies at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, ES), ViaFarini (Milan, IT), Qwatz Artist in Residence Program (Rome, IT), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice, IT) and Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, FR).



2007, 13:23 minutes, colour, English

super extra plus

2003, 02:30 minutes, colour, English

No Joe Mojo

2003, 02:50 minutes, colour, English

J LO HI LO (version two)

2003, 01:30 minutes, colour, English

It Happens All the Time

2002, 05:30 minutes, colour, English

J. Lo (High/Low) - version one: Missy Elliott

2002, 04:50 minutes, colour, English


2002, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

The Metamorphosis

2001, 02:00 minutes, B&W, English

Apple Chancery

2001, 02:45 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Casting Kin: The Animations of Desiree Holman
by Alissa Firth-Eagland. Effigy, Nov. 2006. Toronto: YYZ Artist's Outlet, 2006.
Unplugging the Evil Twin, The Dismantler, and the Singer of Songs:...
by Alissa Firth-Eagland. Canadian Theatre Review, Summer 2006, no. 127.
Feats, might
by Paul Couillard and Alissa Firth-Eagland. Feats, might, 2005.
Wigga of Mass Deception
by Alissa Firth-Eagland. Pleasure Dome presents Apotheoses of Everything, 2003.