Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak

Lisa Steele (born in Kansas City, MO, USA; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) and Kim Tomczak (born in Victoria, BC, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) have worked exclusively in collaboration since 1983, producing videotapes, performances, and photo/text works. They have received numerous grants and awards both individually and collaboratively, the latter case including the Bell Canada prize for excellence in Video Art, a Toronto Arts Award, and in 2005, a Governor General’s Award for lifetime achievement in Visual & Media Arts. They were awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of British Columbia, Okanagan in 2009.


Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

… before I wake (2000–12) is a video triptych from Steele and Tomczak comprised of Entranced (2012), Practicing Death (2003), and We’re Getting Younger All the Time (2001). Produced over a twelve-year period, and mostly shot in the context of their domestic dwelling, these works are a meditation on the…


The Collaborative Body

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

“Since 1983, we have worked in relation to each other: we collaborate as artists, as administrators, as organizers, and as teachers; and we work in relation to others – in artist run centres, festivals, publications, and public institutions – in the spirit of collectivity where we share experience and knowledge…