Lecture Series in Fine Arts
Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:
Sexuality, feminism & material culture
Hazel Meyer is an artist who works with installation, performance, and text to investigate the relationships between sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work recovers the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of infrastructure, athletics, and illness. Drawing on archival research, her work brings various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather-dykes—into a performative space that centres desire, queerness, and sweat.
Hazel often collaborates with her partner Cait McKinney. These collaborations explore their shared attachments to queer histories through research, writing, and archival interventions.
Hazel is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, The Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, the Arts Council England, and the Office cantonal de la culture et du sport Genève.
Hazel obtained her MFA in Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design at OCAD University, Toronto (2008-2010), and her BFA at Concordia University, Montreal (1998-2002).
Hazel presently lives in Vancouver, on the stolen and unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations.
About the Orion Fund
Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.
The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.