Kirsten Forkert & participants, Together We ReciproCity/RéciproCité Toronto 2001 PHOTO Andrew Pommier
Kirsten Forkert is a Vancouver based artist working in installation, performance and text. Her work, which is often site-specific, focuses on questions of commonalty, especially alternate ways of conceiving of this. This summer, she presented Entre nous deux…, an installation/performance for a Montreal movie theatre. She recently presented Implicate, an installation in a Vancouver storefront dealing with gentrification and how we situate ourselves in relation to urban space. Kirsten has a BFA from NSCAD and an MFA in interdisciplinary studies from Simon Fraser University. She has taught at Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria, and is currently teaching at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Upcoming projects include a public art project in collaboration with Peter Conlin, and a series of performances involving direct interactions with individuals.