1. Media Projects

  2. THE INDEXICAL DANCE-A-THON!
  3. THE REHEARSAL
  4. GESTURE
  5. FLOOD
  6. deConstruction
  7. Chromatic Revelry
  8. quad/wrangle
  9. IcarusCar
  10. Ferry
  11. Improv
  12. Legoland
  13. image/Word.not_a_pipe=(Magritte)
  14. Portal: World of Awe
  15. Pothead
  16. Do Not Call it Fixity
  1. Curation

  2. ContainR
  1. Documentaries

  2. Nutcracker Nation
  3. Dancing Las Vegas
  4. Limón: Moving into the Future
  5. American Aloha

    Contact Info

    Evann Siebens

    778.960.8240
    evann at evannsiebens dot com

    Bio

    Evann Siebens makes media with movement. She has exhibited her projects at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have been screened at MOMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, she has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, UNIT/PITT and ACME with Keith Doyle. Evann recently won the ID/Identities Istanbul Best Video Prize and performed at Western Front, Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include MediaArtLab/Urban Screen, Russia, Burrard Arts Foundation, Gallery 295 and ISEA2015 Vancouver. Upcoming screenings include Lincoln Centre Film Society, New York, as part of Dance on Camera’s Experimental program. She is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions
2016
  • Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Vancouver, Canada. The Indexical, Alphabetized, Mediated, Archival Dance-a-Thon!
2015
  • Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada. deConstruction
2014
  • dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada. chromatic reverly
  • Gallery 295, Vancouver, Canada. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IcarusCar
2012
  • G++ Media Gallery, Victoria, Canada. chromatic revelry
  • Harcourt House, Edmonton, Canada. IcarusCar
2011
  • HotShoe Gallery, London, UK. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IcarusCar
2010
  • Vivarium Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. chromatic revelry
2009
  • The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IcarusCar
  • Vivarium Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IcarusCar
2008
  • The Point Gallery, Salt Spring Island, Canada. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IcarusCar
Residencies
2016
  • UNIT/PITT Artist-Run-Centre, An Exact Vertigo Residency, Vancouver, Canada.
2011
  • ACME Studios, International Artist Residency, London, UK.
2008
  • National Film Board, Vancouver, Canada.
2007
  • Banff New Media Institute, Liminal Screen, Banff, Canada.
2006
  • Banff New Media Institute Co-Production, Banff, Canada.
  • Dance Theater Workshop ARM Media Lab Fellowship, New York, USA.
2004
  • Ballett Frankfurt Media Arts Residency, Frankfurt, Germany.
1998
  • NIPAD (National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance) Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
Select Bibliography
  • Vancouver Sun The Aceman Collection by Kevin Griffin 4/21/2015
  • Blouin Artinfo 22 Questions for Dancing Artist Evann Siebens by Sky Goodden 05/13/2014
  • Blouin Artinfo Review: Art Toronto Dwarfs the good with the bad by Sky Goodden 10/29/2013
  • Canadian Art Flying Car Makes Comeback in Edmonton Courtesy Evann Siebens & Keith Doyle by Bryne McLaughlin 11/23/2012
  • Contemporary Arts Review ‘Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art’. 3/25/2007
  • The New York Times A Video Game with Awe as its Quest by Elizabeth Bard. 21/3/2004
  • San Francisco Chronicle Kunst-Stoff Mixes Film by Rachel Howard. 5/15/2004
  • The Los Angeles Times A Film Fest Propelled by Movement by Lewis Segal. 5/30/2004
  • ExploreDance.com Limón Moving into the Future by Robert Abrams. 7/1/2004
  • Honolulu Star Film Exhibits Hula’s Wide Appeal by Tim Ryan. 8/4/2003
  • The Village Voice The Moving Camera Writes by Deborah Jowitt. 4/22/2003
  • Dance on Camera Journal ‘image/Word.not_a_pipe=’ by Maria Aoftsi. 3/2003
  • Turbulence.org/interviews Interview about Portal: a net.dance by Helen Thorington. 22/2/2003
  • The Village Voice Dancers Make Movies by Elizabeth Zimmer. 4/22/2003
  • The Village Voice The Body Artists by Elizabeth Zimmer. 1/8/2002
Publications
  • Envisioning Dance on Film and Video. Essay, ‘Dancing with the Camera: The Dance Cinematographer.’ Judy Mitoma, Elizabeth Zimmer, Editors. Routledge Press, 2002.
  • Dance on Camera: A Guide to Dance Films and Videos. Introductory Essay, ‘Choreography for Camera: A Historical Perspective.’ Louise Spain, Editor. Neal-Schuman Publisher, 1998.
Grants & Awards
2012
  • ID/Identities Istanbul 2012. First Prize for Best Video.
2005
  • Indian Cultural Council Award: Travel Grant to India for DanzLenz Festival, Delhi, India.
  • Mediamatic: Travel Grant to The Netherlands to lecture and present at Cinedans, Amsterdam.
  • NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Grant to direct documentary Nutcracker Nation
2004
  • Golden Cine Television Award. Best documentary for American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i.
  • FILE: 04 Media Festival. 1st Place for PORTAL Best website. Buenos Aires, Brazil.
  • FILE: 04 Media Festival. 2nd Place for image/Word.not_a_pipe= Best experimental film. Brazil.
  • Moscow International Film Festival. 3rd Prize Cinema for image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • American Dance Festival, Durham, USA Certificate of Recognition for image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Coreografo Eletronico, Naples, Italy. Nomination for best dancefilm Limón Moving into the Future
  • Kaufmann Foundation Grant to complete Limón: Moving into the Future
2003
  • Packard Foundation Grant to produce Limón: Moving into the Future
2002
  • Creative Excellence Award: ABC Television The Breach
  • ITVS (Independent TV Service) Award to direct American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • AMDOC (American Documentary) Grant to direct American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
2001
  • PIC (Pacific Islanders in Communications) Grant to direct American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
2000
  • NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Grant to direct American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Grant American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
1999
  • Canada Council Media Artist Travel Grant: Presentation Grant to attend IMZ film festival
  • $100 Film Festival: 2nd Place, Calgary, Canada. POTHEAD
  • Canadian International Film Festival: 2nd Place, Vancouver, Canada. POTHEAD
1998
  • NIPAD (National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance) grant to direct Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • SABAC Award: Grand Prix International Video Danse, Stockholm, Sweden. do not call it fixity…
  • Canadian International Film Festival: 3rd Place, Vancouver, Canada. do not call it fixity…
Education
1996
  • New York University, New York, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude. Film Production with a minor in Philosophy. Founders Award for Academic Excellence. Student Speaker for Convocation. NYU Scholar.
1990
  • The National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Graduate with Honours. Apprentice with the National Ballet of Canada.
1988
  • The Royal Ballet School, London, England
  • White Lodge Lower School & Upper School. ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels. Barbara Fewster award.
Dance
1998-04
  • Kunst-Stoff Dance Theatre. San Francisco. Director: Yannis Adoniou. Guest company dancer.
1998-01
  • Danzaisa. New York. Director: Gabri Christa. Company dancer, media artist.
1990-92
  • Bonn Ballet. Bonn, Germany. Director: Youri Vamos. Soloist & Corps de Ballet dancer.
  • National Ballet of Canada. Toronto, Canada. Director: Reid Anderson. Apprentice ballet dancer.
Selected Group Screenings/Exhibitions
2017
  • Film Society of Lincoln Centre, New York, USA Dance on Camera Experimental Shorts
  • Material Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico
2016
  • Western Front, Vancouver, Canada Translating the Archive
  • XXV, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada Natalie Brettschneider Archive
  • Vancouver Art Gallery art auction, Vancouver, Canada deConstruction
  • Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada Natalie Brettschneider Archive
2015
  • Feature Art Fair, Toronto, Canada. Gesture
  • Presentation House Auction, Vancouver, Canada. photo from FLOOD series
  • ISEA 2015 Vancouver, Canada. MIMMiC gesture presentation + deConstruction screening
  • Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Vancouver, Canada. ‘Dark Light’ group show. side 1, track 1:FLOOD
  • Byron Aceman Collection, Vancouver, Canada. Media Exhibition in Private Home. chromatic revelry
  • Western Front Auction, Vancouver, Canada. photo from deConstruction series
2014
  • Art Toronto Fair, Wil Aballe Art Projects Booth, Toronto, Canada. side 1, track 1:FLOOD
  • Thru the Trap Door, ON MAIN, Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Paul Wong. deConstruction
  • Concurrent, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. elephant fingernails
  • Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Vancouver, Canada. Duo show with Mark Dudiak. chromatic revelry
2013
  • Art Toronto Fair, Wil Aballe Art Projects Booth, Toronto, Canada. chromatic revelry
  • Winsor Gallery, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada. image/Word.not_a_pipe=(Magritte)
  • LOIKKA dance film festival, Helsinki, Finland. chromatic revelry
  • International ArtExpo Tour –
    Venice, Italy; Riccione, Italy; Bucharest & Lodz, Poland. chromatic revelry
2012
  • ID / Identities Festival, Istanbul, Turkey. Winner of Best Video Prize. chromatic revelry
  • ON MAIN Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Quad/Wrangle
  • MediaArtLab/Urban Screen, St.Petersberg, Russia. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Dance Films Association, New York, USA. chromatic revelry
2011
  • American Dance Festival, International Screendance Festival, North Carolina, USA. chromatic revelry
2009
  • P2p outdoor art videos: Upgrade! Paris & Skopje, Macedonia. IMPROV
2008
  • LOIKKA dance film festival, Helsinki, Finland. PORTAL
  • MAXXI: National Museum of 21st century arts, Rome, Italy. PORTAL
2007
  • Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. With collaborator Keith H Doyle. IMPROV
  • Mediated Bodies: Media Technologies in Dance, Dublin, Ireland. IMPROV, image/Word.not_a_pipe=, RAMA
  • Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Media Museum, Moscow, Russia. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • P2p outdoor art videos: Upgrade! Vancouver, Belgrade & Edinburgh. IMPROV
  • DanceLenz Indian Film Festival, Delhi, India. RAMA
2006
  • Screendance: The State of the Art, American Dance Festival, Durham, USA. IMPROV
  • Cinedans – Interactive Dance Film @ Mediamatic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IMPROV
  • Goethe Institute & Deutsches Tanz Archive, Krakow, Poland. IMPROV
  • Dance Theater Workshop, CAPTURED: Gallery Screening, New York, New York. IMPROV
  • Monkey Town Screening, Brooklyn, New York. IMPROV
  • DanceLenz Indian Film Festival, Delhi, India. IMPROV
2005
  • CYNETart_05nature, Dresden, Germany. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • IMZ Dance Screen, Brighton, England. IMPROV
  • Dance Theater Workshop, ARM Lab Public Screening, New York, USA. IMPROV
  • Interactive Futures, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
2004
  • PBS ‘Encore’ USA & Canada broadcast on POV or ‘Point of View’ – documentary American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i (Director & Co-producer of documentary on Hula & Hawai’i)
  • PBS broadcast on WNET/Thirteen New York ‘Reel New York’ Limón: Moving into the Future
  • NPS: Dutch National Public Television, The Netherlands. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • FILE:04 Festival, Buenos Aires, Brazil. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • SENEF: Seoul net and Film Festival, Seoul, Korea. image/Word.not_a_pipe= & PORTAL
  • Napolidanza – Il Coreografo Elettronico, Napoli, Italy. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Kinodance – St. Petersberg Dancefilm Festival, St. Petersberg, Russia. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • FIVU 2004 – Body, Image, Movement, Montevideo, Uruguay. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • SZIGET Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • American Dance Festival, Durham, USA. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Redcat Theater, Dance Camera West, Los Angeles, USA. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Hammer Museum, Dance Camera West, Los Angeles, USA. Limón Moving into the Future
  • Dance Theatre Workshop – Captured, New York, USA. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Motion Pictures: Film at the Prince, Philadelphia, USA. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • CYNETart_04areale, Dresden, Germany. PORTAL
  • Israel Video Zone Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel. PORTAL
  • New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada. PORTAL
  • Netizens new media exhibition, Rome, Italy. PORTAL
  • Moscow International Film Festival – Conversion Art, Moscow, Russia. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
2003
  • PBS national broadcast on POV American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i Over 3.5 million viewers
  • VideoDansa Barcelona 9A Mostra, Barcelona, Spain. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Dance on Camera Festival, New York, USA. image/Word.not_a_pipe=
  • Smithsonian Institute, Festival of the American Indian, Washington, DC, USA. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • Hawai’i Film Festival, Honolulu, Hawai’i. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • Pacifika: The New York Hawaiian Film Festival, New York, USA. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
  • Holland Dance Festival, The Hague, Netherlands Limón Moving into the Future
2002
  • Monaco Dance Forum, Monte Carlo, Monaco. PORTAL, The Breach
  • Dance on Camera Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, USA. The Breach
2000
  • MOMA: Museum of Modern Art. DocLab Screening, New York, USA. American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai’i
1999
  • Dance on Camera Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, USA. POTHEAD
  • Dance Screen 99, Cologne, Germany. POTHEAD
  • Media Dance International Grand Prix Carina Ari, Paris, France. POTHEAD
  • Il Choreografo Elettronico, Naples, Italy. POTHEAD
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA. POTHEAD
  • Moving Pictures Film Festival of Dance on Film, Toronto, Canada. POTHEAD
  • Prairie Tales: Canadian Media Tour of Western Canadian Artists. POTHEAD
1997
  • KUNSTKANAAL: Dutch Arts Cable Network, The Netherlands. do not call it fixity…
  • Centre Georges Pompidou: Videodanse Retrospective. Paris, France. do not call it fixity…
  • Dance Screen, Lyon, France. do not call it fixity…
  • Vi Mostra Video Dansa Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. do not call it fixity…
  • Dance on Camera Festival, New York, USA. do not call it fixity…
  • Moving Pictures Film Festival of Dance on Film, Toronto, Canada. do not call it fixity…
  • Mostra de Video Independent, Barcelona, Spain. do not call it fixity…
  • Mondial de la Video, Brussels, Belgium. do not call it fixity…
  • $100 Film Festival, Calgary, Canada. do not call it fixity…
  • Cine(E) Poetry Festival, San Francisco, USA. do not call it fixity…
Professional Service
2011-2014
  • The Western Front. Vancouver, Canada. Board Member.
2008-2010
  • containR – Cultural Olympiad. Artistic Director & Curator for film festival of dance and performance films screened in recycled shipping containers. Co-presented by VANOC for 2009 Cultural Olympiad.
2007
  • Workshop teacher for dance cinematography at Mediated Bodies, Dublin, Ireland.
2006
  • Lecturer and curator for DanzLenz: Dance Film in India, Delhi, India.
  • Public Lecture on Dance and Media. Mediamatic at Cinedans, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Public Lecture and Presenter. Screendance: State of the Art, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
2005
  • Jury member for American Dance Festival: Screendance, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
2004
  • Jury member for Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film, Toronto, Canada.
  • Panelist for Dance Critics Association Annual Meeting. Dancefilm Artist. Philadelphia, USA.
2000-02
  • Teacher of Dance Cinematography at American Ballet Theatre School. New York, USA.
1999
  • Panelist at IMZ Dance Screen, Cologne, Germany.
1997-02
  • Board Member of Dance Films Association, New York, USA.
1995-97
  • Jury Member for Dance on Camera Festival, New York, USA.