PAUL KAJANDER

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Paul Kajander
b. Vancouver, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Education
2007 MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2004 BFA, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
2002 Film History and Museology Studies, UEA, Norwich, UK
2001 Concordia University, Department of Art Education, Montréal


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2019 maximum suffering along the way, Franz Kaka, Toronto (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2019 Public Volumes, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga (as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander)
2017 Blink Shock Blood Shot, Franz Kaka, Toronto
2014 All Beneath the Moon Decays (with Allyson Vieira), Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto


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


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


Press
2019 Ben Shannon, ‘In Conversation’, www.residenceeditions.co
2014 Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, ‘Top 3 of 2014: Time Travels’, Canadian Art
2014 Jae-un Lim, ‘Canadian Artist residing in Seoul, Paul Kajander’, korea.net
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


Writing
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
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
2014 Now that there is nowhere, lecture performance with Luuk Schroder, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea
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
2009 Visiting Curator: Undergraduate Studio Visits, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
2008 Juror: Chester Fields Photo Contest, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver


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
2012 Guesthaus, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles
2012 BC Arts Council Project Assistance for Visual Artists
2010 Theatre of Erosion, The Banff Centre, Alberta (Lead Artist: Geoffrey Farmer)
2010 Rehearsal Research, Western Front, UBC & Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver
2007 BC Binning Drawing Fellowship, UBC