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Ana Luisa Bernardez

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, ON

Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz is a Venezuelan emerging artist based in Toronto. Her practice is largely influenced by the ongoing Venezuelan migrant and refugee crisis, and by her own positionality and lived experience within it. Through her work she currently explores memory, human-land relationships and individual/collective grief and joy within the diaspora. Ana Luisa holds a BFA with Distinction from OCAD University and was the 2020 OCAD U Photography Program Medal Winner, as well as one of four recipients of the Project 31 Photography Awards. Her work has been shown nationally in various galleries and artist run centres, including Xpace Cultural Centre, The Khyber Centre For The Arts and Sur Gallery, as well as internationally in Venezuela and Germany.


Inside the Studio

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Online
GradEX 105

2020

Sur Gallery, TO
Making Spaces

2020

Xpace Cultural Centre, TO
Hands that gather and forget

2020

Art Toronto (OCAD U x UAL booth)
Grasping, Grounding, Gesturing

2020

Online screening curated by Diasporic Futurisms
Galvanized Suns

2020

Online screening curated by Portaespacios and hosted in Abra Caracas website
Projecciones: Bajo El Mar

2020

Xpace Cultural Centre, TO
Memorial: Work by Artists of the Venezuelan Diaspora

2020

The Khyber Centre For The Arts, Halifax
Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists

2019

University of Applied Science Europe, Berlin
Reflections

2019

Scotiabank Photography Festival (OCAD U)
Beyond Borders

2018

VSVSVS Studios
Feelings

Accolades
2020

OCAD University
Photography Program Medal Winner

2020

OCAD University
Nora E. Vaughan Award

2020

CEAD, OCAD University
Partial Gallery Career Launcher

2020

OCAD University
Project 31 Award

2020

CEAD, OCAD University
Gallery 44 Career Launcher

2019

OCAD University
Stephen Bulger Gallery Scholarship

2018

OCAD University
Heartline Pictures Scholarship

2017

OCAD University
Second Year Photography Scholarship

Residencies
2020

Xpace Cultural Centre
Annual Summer Residency for OCAD U Grads

Education
2020

OCAD University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography)

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