Bio

Evan Arbic (b. 1998) is a Toronto-based artist whose conceptually grounded and visually layered installations are eclectic, embracing dialogue between multiple subject matters and mediums. Using readymade or found objects as a central material in creating performances, sculptures, and photographs, Arbic observes the familiar to be teeming with humour, insight and poetic potential when function, spatial arrangement or context are altered. He is known for his durational performance The Bible Piece in which Arbic read aloud the King James Bible cover to cover continuously. This performance, which took 86 hours to complete, was live-streamed. Arbic is currently in the final year of his BFA in the Image Arts Integrated Digital program at Ryerson University.


Photo: Lucy Alguire

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Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Ryerson 310, The Holy Bible, Toronto, Canada.


Selected Screenings and Group Exhibitions:

2019 Toronto Youth Shorts, Toronto, Canada.

2019 REVIVAL, Uncovered, Toronto, Canada.

2019 Centre for Social Innovation, Kaleidoscope Launch Party, Toronto, Canada.

2019 Ryerson Image Arts Centre, Max Ex, Toronto, Canada.

2018 Sudden Impact Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

2018 Hot Docs Cinema, Take 21 Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

2018 Ryerson Image Arts Centre, Max Ex, Toronto, Canada.

2017 Ryerson Image Arts Centre, Max Ex, Toronto, Canada.


Awards:

2019 Industry Choice Award, Toronto Youth Shorts, Toronto, Canada.

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