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EDUCATION

  • 2010 – MFA, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design, OCADU.
  • 2006 – Bachelor of Fine Art, Photography, Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • 1998-99 – School of Image Arts, Film, Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • 1995 – Beach House on Prince Edward Island, Ryerson Polytechnic University.
  • 1994-95 – College of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 – Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner), The Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB, April 23rd – May 27th, collaboration with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2014 – Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner), The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, November 21st – December 20th, collaboration with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2013 – Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner), NSCAD Lunenburg Studio Residency, Nova Scotia, October 2nd, collaboration with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2011 – Malbourse -Franco-fête, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, June 29 & 30, collaboration with Geneviève Thauvette.
  • 2011 – Shift de nuit – 36 heures de création artistique nocturne, Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario, July, collaboration with Geneviève Thauvette.
  • 2008 – MOTHER, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January – April.
  • 2005 – ÖDE, A Better Everyday Life, Regina Art Gallery (Formerly the Rosemont Art Gallery), Regina, Saskatchewan, April 13th-May 14th.
  • 2005 – ÖDE; Our New Defense Series, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, February 12th – March 20th.
  • 2003 – ÖDE: a project by Sarah Beck- Levy Gallery at Moore College, Philadelphia, PA, September 5th-October 26th.
  • 2002 – ÖDE in America– suburban installation with curator Brian Wallace of Belleview Art Museum (BAM), Seattle, WA, July 26 – 28.
  • 2001 – ÖDE– Third Avenue Gallery (TAG), Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2nd-30th.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 – Debt+, curated by Caitlin Foley & Misha Rabinovich, Flux Factory, New York, New York, June 3rd – 24th.
  • 2016 – Gallery Galleria, curated by Aisle 4, Toronto, ON, May 12th – 17th, collaboration with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2016 – Make Yourself at Home, curated by Jacqueline Kok ,Toronto, ON, January 30.
  • 2015 – igNIGHT!, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray, AB, October 23rd – December 31st.
  • 2015 – Uncooperative; Biennial Emerging Artist Exhibition, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, September 4th – October 5th.
  • 2014 – Out of Site, curated by Earl Miller, Toronto Nuit Blanche, October 4th, collaboration with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2014 – A Work in Progress, Gales Gallery, York University, September 29th – October 10th.
  • 2013- Lumière, Sydney, Nova Scotia, September 28th, with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2013 – Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, Ontario, September 21st, with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2013 – Supercrawl, Hamilton, Ontario, September 13th- 14th, with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • 2012 – Museum for the End of the World, curated by Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, Toronto City Hall, Nuit Blanche, Sept 29th.
  • 2012 – Don’t Think About Amputation – IV Soldiers, Brooklyn, New York, February 24 – March 18th.
  • 2011 – Prvomajski Inkubator: Political absurd – Decumanus Gallery, Krk, Croatia, May 24 – June 5.
  • 2011 – Playing the Market – Northend Studios, Detroit, MI, June 9 – 25.
  • 2010 – Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver Olympic Games, Place de la Francophonie, Vancouver, BC, February 9-28th.
  • 2009 – Jeux de la Francophonie, Palaise UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon, September-October.
  • 2009- Interduction [sic], Graduate Gallery, OCADU, Toronto, ON, May 21- June 6.
  • 2007 – Prohibited Spaces, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON, October.
  • 2005 – In Every Dream Home – Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, January 21st-March 6th.

AWARDS

  • 2009 – Silver medal, Sculpture, VIiemes International Jeux de la Francophonie – Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 2009 – Charles Pachter Bursary, OTSS Endowment.
  • 2005 – Best Artist in Saskatoon – Readers poll, Planet S Magazine.
  • 2004 – Joseph S Stauffer Prize – Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2001 – Best Short Film- Mechanics, Manhattan Film Festival, New York.
  • 2001 – Best Film- Mechanics, Planet Indie film Festival, Toronto, ON.
  • 1999 – Best Gender Issues Award for Eye/I am at The 13th Annual National Student Film and Video Festival.

GRANTS

  • 2016 – Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2015 – Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2015 – Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2014 – Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2013 – Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2007 – Travel Grant-Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2006 – Production Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board.
  • 2005 – Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2002- Travel Grant-International, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2001 – Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

  • 2014 – 27th Space Studies Program, International Space University.
  • 2010 – Cultural Olympiad, Artist in Residence, Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010, Place de la Francophonie, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
  • 2008 – Arts Smart, Artist in residence, Nutana High School, Saskatoon, Winter and Spring semester.
  • 2003 – Big Rock Candy Mountain- Banff Centre for the Arts.

SELECTED PRESS

  • May 19, 2016, Dick, Terence “Gallery Galleria at the Galleria Mall”, Akimblog.
  • May 13, 2016 – Knegt, Peter “New art exhibition is a love letter to Toronto’s relic Galleria Shopping Centre”, CBC.
  • April 23, 2015 – Johnson, Doug “Untitled straddles line between performance, exhibition”, Edmonton Examiner.
  • November 21st, 2014 – Palmer, Craig R. “Three questions with Shlomi Greenspan and Sarah Beck”, Swerve Magazine, Calgary Herald.
  • July 16, 2014 –  “Cartes postales”, Rendez Vous, ICI ARTV.
  • January/February 2014, Qua-Hiansen, Jaclyn. “From the Absurd to the Graphic”, Mississauga Life, Issue 23.
  • Fall/Winter 2013-14, Rocca, Paul. “The Artists Aren’t Here – The Absurdist Performance Art of Shlomi Greenspan and Sarah Beck”, Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine, Issue 6.2.
  • September 26th, 2013, Bergfeldt, Wendy. “Main Street”, CBC Radio One, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • September 14th, 2013, CFMU radio, Hamilton, Ontario.  Interview about SUPERCRAWL with Shlomi Greenspan.
  • September 10, 2013, Qua-Hiansen, Jaclyn. “Out of the Burbs | Hamilton Supercrawl”, Canada Arts Connect.
  • October 10, 2012, Ackerman, Marianne, “Sounds Like Art”, roverarts.com.
  • October 10, 2012, Saxe, Dianne, “Dirty Loonie: powerful art about wildlife and oil”, Envirolaw.com.
  • September 29th, 2012 – Interview at the Museum for the End of the World with Sheridan students featuring Thomas Blanchard, Sarah Beck and Douglas Coupland.
  • July 23, 2011 – Oloman, Janine. “Youth Games Hour”, CKLU 96.7 FM, Sudbury, Ontario.
  • July 22, 2011 – Lacroix, Marjolaine. “Téléjournal Ontario : Les jeux de la francophonie canadienne”, Radio-Canada.
  • July 22, 2011 – Robitaille, Éric. “Boréal express”, Radio-Canada Première chaîne 98.1 FM, Sudbury, Ontario.
  • March 3rd, 2010 – Coles, Sheila, The Morning Addition, CBC Radio.
  • February 28th, 2010 – Mottet, Yolaine, Le Téléjournal, Radio-Canada, Colombie-Britannique-Yukon.
  • February 23rd, 2010 – Scalza, Remy, “More than Just Poutine: Place de la Francophonie (the French Quarter), insidevancover.ca.
  • February 17, 2010 – Zacharias, Yvonne, “Vive le Vancouver!”, Vancouver Sun.

    Herizons

  • October 2009 – “Les Meilleurs Moments des Jeux 2009”, TV5Monde.
  • October 2009 – “WAF! présente les Jeux de la Francophonie“, WAF!
  • Winter 2009 – McLennan, Leanna, “From Architects to Best Boys: OCAD’s First Master’s Students”. Sketch Magazine.
  • January 31st, 2008 – Neufeld, James, interview with artist, Shaw TV.
  • Jan 31-Feb 13, 2008 – Gazolla, Bart, “Complex Consumption”, Planet S.
  • January 18th, 2008 – Neufeld, James, live interview with artist, CFCR Radio.
  • Winter 2008 – Smith, Steven Ross, “It’s a Mall World”, Galleries West.
  • December 18th, 2007 – Lee, Sook Yin, live interview with artist, Definitely Not the Opera, CBC Radio.
  • November 16th, 2007 – Vyhank, Carola, “Tanks and pink knitted land mines”, Toronto Star.
  • Winter 2006 – Crowe, Roewan, “Vehicles of Change; An Interview with Artist Sarah Beck” Herizons (cover photo of artist).
  • November 19th, 2005 – Smith, Steven Ross, “Conceptual Artist Packs Critical Punch”, Star Pheonix.
  • July/August, 2005 – McElroy, Gil, “North Bay”, Art Papers.
  • April 14th, 2005 – Rogers, Shelagh, interview with artist, CBC Radio, Sounds Like Canada. 
  • March 30th, 2005 – “What we Love about Saskatoon”, voted Best Artist, Reader’s Poll, Planet S.
  • March 5th, 2005 – Robertson, Patricia, “SUVs are for wimps”, Globe and Mail.
  • February 13th, 2005 – Polachic, Darlene, “The heart of the artist”, Saskatoon Sun.
  • May 4th, 2005 – Anderson, Jack “Replica Embodies the Ikea Tradition”, Leader Post.
  • April 28th, 2005 – Andrews, Graham, “Better Homes and Weapons”, Prairie Dog Magazine.
  • April 25th, 2005 – Miliokas, Nick, “Weapons are her Trade”, Leader Post.
  • January 20th, 2005 – Andrews, Graham, “Tanks for the memories”, Planet S Magazine (cover photo of artist).
  • January 20th, 2005 – CTV News, live interview with the artist.
  • April 5th, 2004 – Fallon, Roberta, “Color, family and politics”, Artblog.
  • September 14th, 2003 – Sozanski, Edward J., “Artist’s Tank: Weapon of mass instruction”, Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • September 3rd, 2003 – Fallon, Roberta, “Season’s Greetings”, Philadelphia Weekly.
  • July 26, 2002 – Hawley, Catherine, “Clyde Hill neighborhood goes in the tank”, Eastside Journal.

    Planet S

  • July 26th, 2002 – Farr, Sheila, Seattle Times, The Seattle Times.
  • July 26th, 2002 – Hackett, Regina, “BAM’s arts and craft’s fair is going strong at 56”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  • July 25th, 2002 – Hall, Emily, “ÖDE in America”, The Stranger.
  • July 24, 2002 – “Like Art with Muscle?”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  • March 2002 – Stewart, Briar, “Remembering a teacher, mentor, friend”, The Eyeopener.
  • Spring 2002 – Gustafson, Paula, “Site Specific, Sarah Beck: ÖDE”, Artichoke.
  • Spring 2002 – Gustafson, Paula, “Sarah Beck: ÖDE”, ESPACE.
  • August 10th-16th, 2001 – Stewart, Craig, “ÖDE to a Tank”, Terminal City.
  • August 9th-15th, 2001 – Hill, Mary Frances, “Leon’s Palace peeks behind walls of a desperate world”, Westender.
  • August 4th, 2001 – Parry, Malcolm, “Sarah Beck”, Vancouver Sun.
  • August 2nd-8th, 2001 – Hill, Mary Frances, “Pendulum Artists score a patron”, Westender.
  • August 2nd-8th, 2001 – “Queue”, Vancouver Sun.
  • Summer 2001 – “Fast Forward, British Columbia”, Canadian Art.
  • November 10th, 1998 – Simpson, Christopher, “Guilty Pleasure’s at the Ryerson Gallery”, What’s on Queen.
  • October 28th, 1998 – Drach, Mike, “Guilty Pleasures fill Ryerson Gallery”, The Eyeopener.

PUBLISHED WRITING

  • 2015 – Cuts to Beck’s novel Currency, Journal of Visual Culture, August 2015 14: 192 – 196.
  • 2014 – Excerpt from Currency, Kapsula, Not for Sale 1/3, Volume 2, Theme 1.
  • 2014 – Geneviève Thauvette, Blackflash Magazine, Volume 31, Issue 2, May – July.
  • 2014 – Excerpt from Currency, Kapsula, Bad History 2/3,Volume 1, Theme 3.
  • 2013 – Excerpt from Currency, This Great Society, History: Issue 31.
  • 2013 – Excerpt from Currency, Go Home Magazine, Issue 2.
  • 2012 – Excerpt from Currency, This Great Society, Money: Issue 28.
  • 2012 – Excerpt from Currency, This Great Society, Hearsay: Issue 26.
  • 2010 – Currency, a novella, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2009 – Interduction [sic] – OCADU, Toronto, Canada.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2009 – Catalogue des Participants aux Concours Culturels, Viemes Jeux de la Francophonie, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 2008 – Folio, Mendel Art Gallery, Canada, Winter.
  • 2006 – “Conceptual Art Packs Critical Punch” Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists, Steven Ross Smith, Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, Canada.
  • 2005 – Folio, Mendel Art Gallery, Canada, Winter.
  • 2001 – ÖDE, exhibition catalog, Canada.

SELECTED CURATORIAL

  • 2008 – Motherhood – Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, featuring work of Nutana Students.
  • 1998 – The Polaroid Show- Ryerson Gallery, group show, January 23rd -February 21st.
  • 1997 – Transcendence – Ryerson Gallery, artists Jimm Trann, Kiely Ramos and Jennifer Long.

SELECTED FILM SCREENINGS

  • 2003 – Sushi Time (excerpt of feature film ‘Mo n’ Mo’) – Fez Batik, Toronto, Ontario, January.
  • 2001 – Girl Drama – In and Out Festival, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2001 – Mechanics – Awarded Best Short Film, Manhattan Film Festival, NYC, NY.
  • 2001 – Mechanics – Awarded Best Film, Planet Indie, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1999 – Eye/I am – Best Gender Issues Award, National Student Film & Video Festival, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1999 – Eight Steps, documentary.
  • 1999 – I’ve Got Ewe Under My Skin, partial animation.
  • 1999 – Carnival Diablo, documentary.
  • 1998 – Eye/I am, Best Gender Issues Award, 13th Annual National Student Film Festival, self-portrait/documentary.

SELECTED CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • 2014 – Manifestation, Director Shlomi Greenspan
  • 2002 – Sushi Time (excerpt for feature film ‘Mo n’ Mo’), Director George Filtsos, Falsa Films.
  • 2001 – Girl Drama, Director Zena Beilewicz, Peel my Onion Productions.
  • 2000 – Mechanics, Director George Filtsos, Falsa Films.

WORKSHOPS DELIVERED

  • Winter 2012 – Paper Cuts – creating a zine and talking back. Youth Without Shelter, Etobicoke, Ontario.
  • April 2008  – Teaching Children about the Global Market, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • 1998 – 2000  –  Darkroom Photography, Liason of Independent Film Makers of Toronto (LIFT).

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS

  • October 2nd, 2013 (with Shlomi Greenspan) – NSCAD Lunenburg Studio Residency, Nova Scotia.
  • September 13th, 2013 – Talk Shop, McMaster University with CBC Hamilton, Ontario.
  • June 7th, 2010 – Dorkbot, Interaccess, Toronto, Ontario.
  • March 2010 – Being an Artist is Bitchin’ Hard – How Objects Work, OCADU, Toronto, Ontario.
  • March 2009 – CHANGE DAY, Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Febraury 2009 – Media and Social Change, OCADU, Toronto.
  • February 2008 – MOTHER, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • March 2008 – Art can change the world, Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary, Alberta.
  • May 15, 2008 – Mendel Youth Council, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • October 2007 – Art and Weapons, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario.
  • February 2005  – ÖDE, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario.
  • May 2005  – ÖDE, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • February 2005 – ÖDE, Whitewater Art Gallery, North Bay, Ontario.
  • September 2003 – Levy Gallery at Moore College, Philadelphia, PA.
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