Paul Kajander


for just about ever, 2022, Graphite on bristol, laser-etched mat board, acrylic, 21.5 x 25 in (54.6 x 63.5 cm)

Tuhkauksen Jälkeinen, 2022, Jacquard woven wool, upholstry foam, butcher’s twice, embroidered patches, 44 x 37.75 x 1.75 in (111.8 x 95.9 x 4.4 cm)

hard parts with x.s. emblshmnt, 2022, Components from anatomical skeleton, plastilene, armature, clothing, plaster, encaustic, custom-printed cover-alls, jacquard-woven wool, used footwear, 34 x 17 x 38 in (86.4 x 43.2 x 96.5 cm)

Urrrrr- Leica, 2020, Graphite and acrylic gouache on paper, 12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

the little negative of the leitz camera, 2020, Graphite on paper, 10 x 12 in (25.4 x 30.5 cm)

seeing as searing in, 2020, Graphite on paper, 6 x 7 in (15.2 x 17.8 cm)

left: Hashtag Vortices I, 2020, Coloured pencil on paper, 14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
right: Radiate as Burial’s Care, 2020, Graphite on paper, 12.5 x 12.5 in (31.8 x 31.8 cm)

replace the bars of the cage with my bones and replace the bones of my body with the bars + other futures the poets prophesied, 2020, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Paul Kajander
b. Vancouver, CA
Lives and works in Halifax, CA
2007    MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA
2004    BFA, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
2002    Film History and Museology Studies, UEA, Norwich, UK
2001    Concordia University, Department of Art Education, Montréal, CA

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2024    Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2023    F.F.F.F. (with Isabelle Pauwels), Unit 17, Vancouver, CA
2022    Iso Kokko, Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA
2020    Peering in the flushing, Trilobite et le Pneu, Montreal, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2019    maximum suffering along the way, Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2019    Public Volumes, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2017    Blink Shock Blood Shot, Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA
2014    All Beneath the Moon Decays (with Allyson Vieira), Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, CA
2013    Stock’s Room, Project Broom Gallery, Seoul, KR

Select Group Exhibitions
2023    Ring Ring Ring, pal project, Paris, FR
2023    Negotiating Borders, SAW Centre Gallery, Ottawa, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2023    DMZ Exhibition: Checkpoint, Dora Observatory, Paju, KR (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2023    A forged spider’s web, Unit 17, Vancouver, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2022    Trip Like I Do, Franz Kaka, Toronto, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2022    A Rhythm, Not a Plot, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Toronto, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2019    Barely Fair, Julius Caesar, Chicago, US (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2019    Gallery Galerie Galería, Jack Barrett Gallery, New York, US (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2018    Lojong Exercises, Kikospace, Toronto, CA (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2017    Dust is Dancing, Forest City Gallery, London, CA
2017    Dust is Dancing, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, CA
2016    Pleasure Faire, (organized by Brian Mann), Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, US
2015    Untitled (But Unnamed), New Media Society, Vancouver, CA
2015    All The Instruments Agree, The Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, US
2015    Through A Window: Visual Art & SFU 1965-2015, Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
2014    Universal Studios, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul,KR
2013    What Cannot Be is What, Banner Project, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, KR
2013    Dimensions Variable, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Int’l Residency Exhibition, Seoul, KR
2013    The Real DMZ Project, Cheorwon-gun & Art Sonje Center, Seoul, KR
2013    Stock’s Room, Project Broom Gallery, Seoul, KR
2011    Rehearsal Research, Western Front, Vancouver, CA
2011    Ron Tran: It knows not what it is, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2010    Sunday is the New Saturday, Every Letter In the Alphabet, Vancouver, CA
2010    Funny Business, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver, CA
2009    Black Hole is Also Supernova, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, CA
2008    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler, Western Front, Vancouver, CA
2008    The Silence of Infinite Space, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, US
2007    Sendai Contemporary Art Network: Light and City, Shiogama, JP
2007    Green, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2006    Since Before and After, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver, CA
2006    Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, CA
2005    Anxiety of Influence: New Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, US

Screenings & Special Projects
2014    Composer & Sound Effects Producer for Isabelle Pauwels's «,000,»; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York, US
2014    Life’s Work: Experimental Documentaries, Montréal Underground Film Festival, CA
2012    The Beacon for which We Long at Nautical Dusk and Dawn, Festival of Fringe Film, Durham, CA

2023    Angel Callander, ‘Paul Kajander Iso Koko’, Esse Magazine, Issue 107
2019    Jenine Marsh, ‘HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander’, Canadian Art
2019    Ben Shannon, ‘In Conversation’,
2014    Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, ‘Top 3 of 2014: Time Travels’, Canadian Art
2014    Jae-un Lim, ‘Canadian Artist residing in Seoul, Paul Kajander’,
2014    Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, ‘All Beneath the Moon Decays’, Frieze Magazine
2014    Britt Gallpen, ‘All Beneath the Moon Decays’, Drain Magazine
2014    Fran Schechter, ‘It’s Greek to Them’, Toronto Now
2014    Woo-young Lee, ‘Korea seen through eyes of foreign artists’, The Korea Herald
2014    Sun-Min Lee, ‘Art exhibit portrays Korea through foreign eyes’, Korea JoongAng Daily
2013    Shelley DeWees, ‘Paul Kajander and the DMZ Project’, Groove Magazine
2013    Maria Lind, ‘Can a show about the real world be too close to the real world?’, Art Review
2013    Sun-Min Lee, ‘Exhibition paints new picture of life on the line’, Korea JoongAng Daily
2013    Woo-young Lee, ‘Art questions what DMZ means to Koreans', The Korea Herald
2013    Ines Min, ‘Examining the Real DMZ Through Art’, Blouin Art Info
2011    Allison Collins, ‘Three Unfinished Actions at Western Front’, Art Slant
2009    Vanessa Kwan, ‘Black Hole is Also Supernova, I Found This: A Partial Conversation’, Richmond Art Gallery
2007    Aya Takada, ‘Spectacle in Video’, Sendai Contemporary Art Network
2005    Vishal Jugdeo, ‘Live and Loud’, UCLA New Wight Biennial

2021    ‘Every Moment is a Chance to Get Sometime that Lives On’  Vishal Jugdeo interviewed by Paul Kajander, Peripheral Review 
2014    ‘Maybe Not, Forever: Interview with Kim Beom’, Millions Magazine
2013    ‘Correspondence: Interview with Isabelle Pauwels’, Isabelle Pauwels monograph, Presentation House Gallery
2009    ‘Words From Vancouver’, Exhibition Catalogue, Transcontinental Divide, HPG ARC
2009    ‘Square Configuration (Decorum) Study’, Vishal Jugdeo Exhibition Essay, HPG ARC

Artist Talks & Workshops
2015    In Conversation with Kim Beom, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA
2014    Visiting Artist: Korean National University of the Arts, Visiting Artist
2014    What You Believe Is What You Say, Artist Talk with HaeAhn Kwon and Jung-hyun Kim, Art Sonje Center
2014    Silence and Slow Time, artist talk, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, CA
2014    Now that there is nowhere, lecture performance with Luuk Schroder, Seoul Museum of Art, KR
2013    Semiology & Structuralism Across Disciplines, Special Lecture, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
2009    In Conversation: Colleen Brown & Paul Kajander, moderated by Vanessa Kwan, Fillip, Vancouver, CA
2009    Visiting Curator: Undergraduate Studio Visits, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
2008    Juror: Chester Fields Photo Contest, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, CA

Awards & Residencies
2017    Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant for Visual Artists
2015    Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant for Visual Artists
2013    National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, International Residency Program, Changdong, Seoul, KR
2012    Guesthaus, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles, US
2012    BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists
2010    Theatre of Erosion, The Banff Centre, Banff, CA (Lead Artist: Geoffrey Farmer)
2010    Rehearsal Research, Western Front, UBC & Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, CA
2007    BC Binning Drawing Fellowship, UBC, Vancouver, CA