Elise Rasmussen is a research-based artist working in photography, video and performance. She assumes the role of artist as investigator, uncovering lesser-known histories in an attempt to challenge the hegemonic record and re-think notions of "truth." Elise has exhibited, performed and screened her work internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum (NY), CCS Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), Pioneer Works (NY), Night Gallery (LA), the Berman Museum of Art (PA), Standpoint Gallery (London), Werkschauhalle (Leipzig), Dazibao (Montreal), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), TRUCK (Calgary) and ESP | Erin Stump Projects (Toronto) where she is represented. 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 Process Space (NY), Pioneer Works (NY), NARS Foundation (NY), SOMA (Mexico City), and has been a participant in the Art & Law Program and the New Museum Seminar. Elise has been written about in publications such as Art in America, BOMB Magazine and the New Inquiry, and has received grants and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts and the American Austrian Foundation. Originally from Canada, Elise is lives in Brooklyn, NY and is currently an artist in residence at the Banff Centre as a recipient of the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award.