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SANDRA ALLAND
Film & Photography

Selected Awards

Cultural Commissions Recipient, QTDD Video Project (National Lottery/LGBT History Month, 2013)
1st Prize, LitVid Contest, "Fingers" (Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, 2012)
Exhibition Assistance grant, "Play", (LGCA, Toronto, 2002)

Exhibition Assistance grant, "Play", (Ontario Arts Council/WARC, Toronto, 2002)

Artist Residencies
Trongate 103 Arts Centre (Glasgow, September-November 2009) 
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow, June-September, 2009)          
Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada, September-October 2003)            
Canada-Mexico Exchange Project (Merida, Mexico, June-July 2002)

Selected Photography & Interdisciplinary Shows
SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires, Patriothall Gallery, 19-29 September 2014, Edinburgh
SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape, media education, 26 February-1 March 2014, Edinburgh
A Spot of b)other, Birmingham SHOUT, Midlands Arts Centre, 3-27 November 2011, Birmingham
A Spot of b)other, Sh(OUT), Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, November 2009-February 2010, Glasgow
Play, Pteros Gallery/Contact Photography Festival, May 2002, Toronto
Human/Nature, insomnia, October 2000, Toronto
Banyan, Café Bernate, June 2000, Toronto

Group Photography & Video Shows
Tweet-Me-Up, Tate Modern, August 2012,  London
Trans*_Homo, Schwules Museum, August-November 2012, Berlin
Deck the Walls!, Gallery X, December 2006, Toronto      
Paint the Town Read, Scream Festival, July 2006, Toronto
The Nepotism Show, This Ain't The Rosedale Library, January 2006, Toronto
Boundaries, with Spirit Synott, Gallery 1313/Contact Photography Festival, May 2002, Toronto
Salon, Gallery 44, September 2001, Toronto  

Text-Photography Collaborations
Eric Jervaise
The Other Gallery (Banff Centre, Canada), 2003

Selected Short Film & Video (direction, camera, editing)
           
"I'm Not Your Inspiration 4: Liz" (May 2015, 14min48sec)
"I'm Not Your Inspiration 3: Maki Yamazaki" (February 2014, 9min38sec)
"I'm Not Your Inspiration 2: Alison Smith" (September 2013, 9min7s)
"I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale" (February 2013, 7min35s)
"Kettle's Boiling" (with Alison Smith, February 2013, 3min16s)
"The Tale of Divarov the Absent-Minded" (with Charles Coventry, February 2013, 5min37s)
"Weapons of Minor Destruction" (music video for Zorras, August 2012, 4min34s)
"El Villano/The Villain" (August 2011, 10min30s)
"Able" (June 2011, 6min)
"Trigger" (May 2011, 3min5s)
"Hope Lives on the Other Side of Town" (October 2010, 2min19s)
"Here: LGBTI Migrants to Edinburgh" (November 2009, 27min)
"Fingers", (with Alison Smith, November 2009, 2min30s)           
"After Going Out" (November 2009, 2min12s)
"Tone" (February 2007, 2min56s)
"Slippery" (January 2007, 1min55s)       

Selected Screenings
BFI & SQIFF, Eden Court, Inverness, "Fingers", November 2015
BFI & SQIFF, Glad Cafe, Glasgow, "Fingers", November 2015
Cachín Cachán Cachunga!, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 4", October 2015
Wotever Film Festival, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 4", August 2015
Glitch, CCA, Glasgow, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 3", March 2015
OUTsider Festival, Austin TX, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1 & 2", February 2015
Together! Disability Film Festival, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1, 2 & 3", December 2014
Wotever Film Festival, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1, 2 & 3", August 2014
Anarchopride, Stockholm, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1, 2 & 3", July 2014
Entzaubert Film Festival, Berlin, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1, 2 & 3", July 2014
Leeds Queer Festival, Leeds Art Gallery, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 2 & 3", June 2014
Trans*tastic Film Festival, Birkbeck Theatre, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1, 2 & 3", May 2014
Trans*tastic Film Festival, Birkbeck Theatre, London, "Kettle's Boiling", May 2014
Pussy Whipped Festival, Edinburgh, "Able", April 2014
SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape, Edinburgh, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 3: Maki Yamazaki", February 2014
SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape, Edinburgh, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 2: Alison Smith", February 2014
Transpose, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", October 2013
Entzaubert/TSCD, K-Fetisch, Berlin, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", June 2013
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", April 2013
Fringe! Festival, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", April 2013
Media Education, Edinburgh, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", April 2013
centred, London, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", April 2013
UCLA, Los Angeles, "Slippery", April 2013
macrobert, Stirling, "I'm Not Your Inspiration 1: Nathan Gale", February 2013
macrobert, Stirling, "Kettle's Boiling", February 2013
Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, Los Angeles, "Slippery", November 2012
MIX Copenhagen, Copenhagen, "Trigger", October 2012
Tate Modern (The Tanks, "Tweet-Me-Up"), London, "After Going Out", August 2012
Entzaubert Film Festival, Berlin, "El Villano/The Villain", August 2012
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, "Slippery", November 2011
Victoria Square, SHOUT Festival, Birmingham, "Slippery", November 2011
Midlands Art Centre, SHOUT Festival, Birmingham, "Here", 3-27 November 2011
Midlands Art Centre, SHOUT Festival, Birmingham, "Fingers", 3-27 November 2011
Midlands Art Centre, SHOUT Festival, Birmingham, "Trigger", 3-27 November 2011
Wotever Hot August Fringe, London, "El Villano/The Villain", August 2011
Entzaubert Film Festival, Berlin, "Slippery", July 2011
Winter Warmer with a Difference, Kairos In Soho (centred), London, "Fingers", December 2010
EveryoneIN, Glasgow, "Here", October 2010
Entzaubert Film Festival, Berlin, "Here", July 2010
Bar Wotever, London, "Slippery", June 2010
Matrix Magazine's New Feminisms (online), Montreal, "Slippery", Spring 2010
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, "Here", November 2009-February 2010
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, "Fingers", November 2009-February 2010
GFest, London, "Slippery", November 2009 

Published Photos (Selected)
"Turn the Gaze Around" (online, with Gaye Chan, June 2006)
“Your Ontario Tax Dollars at Work” (Misunderstandings Magazine, Toronto, February 2006) 
I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel, cover photo (ECW Press, Toronto, April 2005)         
Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama V II (Playwrights Canada Press, Toronto, autumn 2003)
“After Jerusalem 3” (eye Weekly, Toronto, October 2000)
“Espíritu 7” (eye Weekly, Toronto, Summer 2000)

Arts Curating
Cachín Cachán Cachunga!, Edinburgh/Glasgow (multimedia cabaret, 2009-present)
SEEP, Edinburgh (visual arts, 2014-present)
Who's Your Dandy?, Edinburgh Filmhouse (film & multimedia performance, 2014)
Clandestina, Toronto Women's Bookstore (literary event, 2012)
Cobourg Poetry & Literary Arts Festival, impresario Gallery, Cobourg, (multimedia event & exhibition, 2012)
Faceplant, Edinburgh (multimedia event, 2010-11)
Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair, Edinburgh (press fair, 2011)
Who's Your Dandy?, Edinburgh (reading series, 2007-08)
This Ain’t the Rosedale Library Gallery, Toronto (readings & workshops, 2004-07)
Artists Against War: One Big Know, City Hall, Toronto (poetry event, March 2006)
Silent Slam, Drake Hotel, Toronto (multimedia event, April 2005)
B.A.N.G. (The Theatre Centre), Toronto (multimedia event, January 2005)
Language Lounge (Queen West Art Crawl), Artscape, Toronto (multimedia event, September 2004)
Second Tongues (Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace), Toronto (poetry event, September 2004)
More About Us (Theatre Passe Muraille), Toronto (multimedia event, June 2003)
All About Us (Theatre Passe Muraille), Toronto (multimedia event, January 2003)
Mouth Music (The Theatre Centre), Toronto (poetry event, 2002)
Riot on Reid Street, Toronto/Bermuda (poetry event, 2001)

Artist Talks & Workshops   
"Poetry, Zine-making & Intermedia Performance", Inglenook High School (Toronto, 2010-12)
"Intermedia Performance and Arts Q&A", Humberside Collegiate Institute (Toronto, November 2012)
"Intermedia Collaboration Workshop", Queeristan (Amsterdam, May 2012)
"Intermedia Collaboration & Writing Workshops", Creative Intersections Retreat (Aviemore, March 2012)
"Gender Diversity Arts Workshop", Oasis Youth Centre (Dumfries, February 2012)

"Poetry with Music & Video: Beyond Random Multimedia", Toronto New School of Writing (Toronto, October 2011)
"Poetry with Music & Video: Beyond Random Multimedia", Inky Fingers (Edinburgh, March 2011)
Screening & Artist Talk, LGBT BME Project (Glasgow, October 2010)
Screening & Artist Talk, LGBT Forum on Race, Religion and Belief (Perth, February 2010)


Artist Groups
They They Theys – group founder & member, 2014-present, Edinburgh
b)other Deaf & Disabled artist collective – group founder & member, 2009-11, Glasgow/Edinburgh
Zorras – group founder & member, 2007-2012, Edinburgh
Revealed Photography (RNIB) – mentor to six blind artists, 2010-11, Edinburgh

Sh(OUT) Program (GoMA/Trongate 103) – collaboration with LGBTI Disabled & Deaf artists, 2009, Glasgow   

Relevant Education

Toronto School of Art, Advanced Photography & Independent Study (1999-2001)
University of Toronto Drama Programme (2000, BA with high distinction)

 

 

Performance & Publishing CV
 

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