Biography

 

Elise Rasmussen is a research-based artist working in photography, video and performance. She assumes the role of artist as investigator to uncover lesser-known histories in an attempt to challenge the hegemonic record from a feminist perspective. Elise has exhibited, performed and screened her work internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum (NY), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Pioneer Works (NY), CCS Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Standpoint Gallery (London), Dazibao (Montreal), TRUCK (Calgary), Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto (Scarborough), and ESP | Erin Stump Projects (Toronto). Elise received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Merit Scholarship (2007) and her BFA(Hons) from Ryerson University (2004). She has been an artist in residence at a number of institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), the Nirox Foundation (South Africa), LMCC (NY), Shandaken Projects (Storm King), SOMA (Mexico City), the Banff Centre (Alberta) and has been a participant in the Art & Law Program and the New Museum Seminar on Speculation. Elise has been written about in publications such as Art in America, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Canadian Art and the New Inquiry, and has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts and the American Austrian Foundation. She was recently awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Interdisciplinary Artist Fellowship and the Gattuso Prize from the Contact Photography Festival. Born in Edmonton, Canada, Elise lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Contact

Elise can be reached at elise@eliserasmussen.com
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