Kristina Lee Podesva Artist-in-Residence

November 21 - December 1, 2013

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist, Still from Enunciations (ongoing)
Offsite Project: Brown Globe

Brown Globe (2007)
Vinyl inflatable
12’ diameter x 15’ tall

Co-presented by the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Photo credit: Howard Ursuliak, Or Gallery

At 15 feet high, Brown Globe (2007) by Kristina Lee Podesva is a playful, inflatable monument in the shape of the world. With a diameter of 12 feet, the vinyl sculpture overwhelms the viewer through its expand- able mass, yet its transitory nature as inflatable and deflatable alludes to the plasticity of identity, triggering thoughts of globalization. Its brown pigment is created from a mélange of all colours to draw a metaphor on universality and inclusion.

Brown Globe will be on view at the following locations for specific dates:

Isabel Bader Theatre: Tuesday November 5, 5-9pm
93 Charles Street West
Toronto, ON

Innis Town Hall: Wednesday November 13, 7-9pm
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, ON

Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts: Saturday November 15, 5:30-9pm &
Sunday November 16, 4-8pm 
10268 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, ON

University of Toronto Mississauga: Monday November 25, 10am–4pm
CCT Building Atrium
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON

Artist Talk

Enunciations (ongoing): The Work of Kristina Lee Podesva
Wednesday November 27 | 6 - 7pm
170 St. George Street, rm JHB100
Toronto, ON

Presented in partnership with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Jackman Humanities Institute.

*This talk is FREE and open to the general public.

Artist Project

Enunciations (ongoing): Reading Translation Activity
Friday November 29th, 2013
12pm - 3pm
UTMSU Building, The Fireplace Lounge, 2nd Floor

Please join Blackwood Artist-in-Residence Kristina Lee Podesva for a unique reading translation activity. Expanding on her video installation Enunciations, students will be invited one at a time to read multilingual store signage while exploring the intricacies of translation and language.

Please note: The readings will be sound recorded for the artist’s research purposes. 

All students are welcome!

Artist Biography

Kristina Lee Podesva is an artist, writer, educator and editor at Fillip. Participating in exhibitions internationally, she has shown at institutions such as Artspeak, Border Gallery, Darling Foundry, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Tate Modern, Dorsky Gallery, and the Power Plant. Her artwork has been published in books such as Nonsite, Secret Publicity, and The F Word. She is also co-editor of the publications Institutions by Artists: Volume 1, 100% Vancouver and the forthcoming Tradition versus Modernity. She currently teaches in the Curatorial Practice and Masters programs at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Emily Carr University of Arts + Design.


The Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Canada Council for the Arts, UTM Student Housing and Residence Life. The artist talk is presented in partnership with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Related Exhibitions

The Red, Green, Blue ≠ White exhibition is the culmination of Johnson Ngo’s Curatorial Residency supported by the Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies for the Visual Arts.