Photo of Diane Borsato

In her artist talk, Diane Borsato will discuss a series of her recent projects in which she worked closely with other artists and amateur naturalists, including co-ordinating a day-long foraging and stargazing event for amateur mushroomers and astronomers (𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭/𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭, 2010), creating a performance of silence and stillness with 100 beekeepers (𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘛𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳, 𝘔𝘺 𝘞𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 2013), and planting a rare community apple orchard as public art (𝘖𝘙𝘊𝘏𝘈𝘙𝘋, 2019 - ongoing). The artist will also talk about her recent books 𝘖𝘶𝘵𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 (2021) and 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 (2022), and discuss her video 𝘎𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘴 (2018) currently being presented in KWAG's 𝘌𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘉𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘳 exhibition curated by Katie Lawson, among several other multidisciplinary projects.

Note that ASL interpretation will be available during the artist's lecture, and in programming related to the exhibition.

𝑩𝒊𝒈 𝑰𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑨𝒓𝒕 + 𝑪𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆: 𝑫𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒐 (@dianeborsato) is co-presented by CAFKA, Musagetes – ArtsEverywhere (@musagetesf), and Inter Arts Matrix (@interartsmatrixwr), and hosted by Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (@kwartgallery).

𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐨 is an award-winning artist, writer and educator who has worked closely with other artists and amateur naturalists. She has performed and exhibited across Canada at venues including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, the AGYU, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Walter Philips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Esker Foundation, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Art Centre, Fogo Island Arts and at the Toronto Biennial of Art; and internationally at galleries and museums in the US, Mexico, Australia, France, Germany, Iceland and Japan among others.