Tosca Hidalgo y Terán She/They/Them Latinx/Womxn
Exhibitions/Installations/Presentations (select list):
• June 8-Aug 3, 2020, MycorRhizal Rhythm Machine installation for NAISA (New Adventures In Sound Art) Village of South River, Ontario Canada
- November 2019, ArtSci Salon in partnership with the Mycological Society of Toronto, Fantastic Fungi Futures presentation at the Fields Institute University of Toronto. Artist talk/presentation/pop-up exhibit.
- November 2019, Wavelengths bio-sonification performance/chill-out zone in the mycelial dome. 128 Sterling Road, Toronto Canada
- November 2019, Mapping w/Slime Mould presentation for the Toronto Biennial, Toronto Canada
- October 12/13 2019, Sculpting with Mycelium & bio-sonification performance in the Upper Blue Mountains/Wollemi National Park, Bigci Bilpin Australia
- September 16, 2019 Studio 6, Bio-sonification:Non-Human collaboration presentation/ performance, Auckland, New Zealand
- Sept 5-28 TRANSMISSIONS, bio-data sonification of Mycelium in collaboration with Lisa Jackson, Vancouver, BC Canada
• July 13-14 2019 Bio-Sonification: Non-Human Collaboration experience for Vector Festival in partnership with MOCA 1st floor installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto
• June 15 – Sept 15, 2019, Mycelium Martian Dome project • 8’x16.5’ mycelium built geodesic dome with living mycelium sculptures/bio-sonification. Ontario Science Centre in partnership with MOCA
• April 18-21, 2019: Grow Op at the Gladstone, ENERGY. Rm #206 installation. MycoRemediation, Bio-sonification. Non-Human collab.
• March 26-May 15, 2019: FACTT Festival of Art & Science: trans-disciplinary event. Installation at the Faculty of Art & Science building, University of Toronto
• Jan 17-27th, 2019: La Planete Sauvage: Moving Away from Human-Centred Work Beyond Anthropocene. Installation/exhibit for DesignTO Festival.
• Nov 18, 2018: Intro to bio-sonification workshop. Directly connecting to your surrounding biology. Invitation. Make Change Toronto at the Design Exchange.
• Oct 25-27th, 2018: Náttúrulegt, installation Reykjavik Iceland, Icelandic Arts Association Gallery.
• Sept 26-Oct 7, 2018: Chaos Fungorum, installation, and Nuit Blanche performance. Baba Yaga Collective studio/gallery, Queen West, Toronto
• June 21-24th, 2018: Nanotopia’s BIO-SONIFICATIONS: NON-HUMAN COLLABORATIONS Mycelium to MIDI • interspecies communication installation at Bjarmanes, Skagaströnd Iceland through an Arts Abroad grant from the Canada Arts Council.
• 2018: Science Rendezvous! An immersive installation incorporating mycelium, glass, metal, and Bio-Sonification, University of Toronto
• 2018: From Cell to Canvas: Creative explorations of the microscopic, artist presentation/talk at the Fields Institute, University of Toronto
• 2016: Presentation/exhibit at Gler í Bergvik, Kjalarnes/Reykjavik Iceland
• 2016: Wonderlandish 2.0 live performance/installation, Nes Skagaströnd, Iceland
• 2016: POP1 & POP2 soundscapes for POP, showcasing virtual reality, via a series of three summer pop-up installations Toronto Bell Lightbox
• 2014: OCCAM’S RAZOR, !dea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre May/June
• 2014: OCCAM’S RAZOR, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, April
• 2013: BEAST, video, glass, performance – Maison de Verre GAAC 2013, Calgary AB
• 2011: Wonderlandish, audio, glass, installation, City of Craft at The Theatre Centre, Toronto, ON
• 2010: Infinitarium of Nanotopia, video, glass, performance installation, City of Craft Toronto at The Theatre Centre, Toronto ON
• 2009: SOFA, NY, An UnNatural History installation Featured artist represented by Urban Glass, Park Avenue Armory NY
• 2008: Perelandria exhibit of new work, Urban Glass, Brooklyn
• 2007: SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Conference 07, Transgenic Heart- Metal Arts Museum, Memphis, TN
• 2005: The Object and the Image, Harbourfront Centre’s Uncommon Objects Toronto
• 2004: Orbis Tertius installation, new Gallery, Toronto, ON
• 2004: Choose your Future, video sculpture installation, Trans Vision04, University of Toronto
• 2004: Tehkne Harbourfront Centre’s Uncommon Objects in conjunction with Digifest04, Toronto, ON
• 2003: Transgenic Morphosis installation for Digifest’s Electronic Cities The Design Exchange, Toronto, ON
* 1998: Taos’ next generation of artists, curated by David Witt Director of the Harwood Museum
Awards/Residencies/Media (select list):
2019/2020: Interview for Music Works Magazine Winter issue #135. Bio-sonification/non-Human collaboration. Exclusive bio-data recording for included CD
2019: What do mushrooms sound like? Live interview on ABC’s Statewide Drive with Fiona Wyllie, Australia – Digital story online recording short link here, https://ab.co/2kFGZao
2019: Interview for the Fall issue of Ground quarterly, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
2019: Jury’s Choice award for Grow Op 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel, the Award is presented for exceptional work that best responds to the conceptual direction behind the show as outlined in the original Call for Submissions. Toronto
2019: BigCi Environmental Award recipient given by Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives. Unesco heritage site in Wollemi National Park, Greater Blue Mountains, Australia – awarded 2-month residency included stipend, airfare, studio, and housing. The research involved collecting biodata from cloned Wollemi pine and cultivating local fungi towards design/ architectural use. Working with local mycologists, horticulturists involved circumnutation of gum trees, while collecting biodata from endangered species.
2019: Invited to exhibit and hold a bio-sonification workshop at ISEA2019 South Korea • Unable to attend due to a family crisis.
2019: 3-month residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto. March 15-June 15
2019: Exhibition Assistance grant recipient.
2018: Awarded 1-month residency with the Icelandic Arts Association Sím, to further research in Obvara mixtures working with locally harvested yeasts, sugars, grains. Korpúlfsstadir, Iceland
2018: Short-listed for the Mikw Chiyam artist-teacher residency, Quebec Canada
2018: Canada Arts Council Arts Abroad grant recipient.
2018: Ontario Arts Council project grant recipient.
2018: Nes 10yr Alumni Anniversary Celebration Invitational to hold Metal + Glass workshops for the month of June and Exhibit work in Akureyri and Skagaströnd Iceland
2017: Awarded the Ayatana Scientific Research Program for artists (Infinitesimal) Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Museum of Nature, Ontario/Quebec Canada
2016: Nes Artist Residency – 3-month residency Skagaströnd, Iceland
2015: AiR Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, 1-month residency Laugarvatn, Iceland
2014: Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant- creation & development
2013: Glass Art Association of Canada, Project Grant recipient
2013: Ignite magazine, artist interview Web magazine San Francisco
2013: Red Letter, artist interview Ontario
2013: Travel Grant, Canada Council of the Arts
2011: Etsy commissioned Handmade video portrait of artist- global
2011: Awarded PAIR Pilchuck Glass school residency
2011: Alternative candidate for the Christy Wright Art Glass scholarship award, Penland School of Crafts
2010: Awarded General work-study scholarship for Session 1, Penland School of Crafts
2010: Awarded Full scholarship, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Session 2
2010: Awarded Partial scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Session 5
2008: Summer Issue (SNAG) Metalsmith Magazine – Studio feature, artist interview
2007-2013: Resident artist/instructor, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, ON – Lead workshops in Upcycling & Take it apart, Garbage Art, Casting with cuttlefish bone to children/young adults between the ages of 7-23
2005: 500 Pendants, Lark Books “Tales of the Propeller People” featured.
2005: Short-listed for the New Grounds Grant: Harbourfront Centre Installation – Installation proposal concerning a Lake Ontario Midden. The Midden would look back 100 years and forward 100 years. My role was to collect future Midden concepts, I met with scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum to discuss ocean and lake levels rising.
2005: Recipient of the New Voices award for, The Entity – Digifest Goes Wild – Installation of mycelium-like entity growing throughout the Casegoods Building at Toronto’s Historic Distillery District. The Entity collected environmental data and responded to visitors by growing branches (neurons/hyphae?).
2005: Featured on Culture.ca, for Digifest Goes Wild @ the Design exchange
2004: Featured artist on the Poster for Toronto’s Home + Style tour
2004: Featured artist interview in Ontario Craft Magazine, Toronto
2003: Review of Transgenic Morhphosis – Digifest’s Electronic Cities, The Star, Toronto, ON
2005- present: Artist-instructor at nanopod: Hybrid Studio Maker Space, Toronto, ON Canada (now co:Lab)
2019-2020: Instructor for iSkills program at the University of Toronto, Bio-Sonification
2019-present: Guest instructor at Interaccess. Bio-sonification workshop, Touch Pads workshop.
2019: guest speaker/instructor at Make Change Toronto
2018: guest artist-instructor for Nes’ 10 year anniversary, alumni celebrations, Skagaströnd Iceland. I was invited to teach my 4/wk Metal + Glass course to residents of the local fishing village of Skagaströnd.
2016/2017: Guest Editor with IceView Arts magazine & web, Reykjavik Iceland
2016: Volunteer docent & caretaker Melrakkisetur (Arctic Fox Centre) Su∂avik, Iceland. My time with the Arctic Fox centre involved taking tourists on guided tours through the museum, welcoming guests, feeding, cleaning and playing with Ingi and Móri the resident arctic foxes.
2007-2013: Creative Science guest artist instructor, Ontario Science Centre, ON Canada Ages ranged: 14-23, however, the majority tended to be around 6-13.
2010: Kitchen volunteer work-study staff, Penland School of Crafts, NC, USA. I was in charge of organizing the kitchen clean-up crew.
2006-2013: Guest lecturer/visiting artist at Mary Ward HS, Toronto, ON Canada
2008: Guest artist instructor, Continuing education YMCA special program, Toronto, ON Canada Specially-abled kids/young adults: 17-19 years old.
2003-2004: Artist-instructor at Fishbowl Studio, Distillery District Toronto, ON Canada
2002-2005: Founding member, gallery/programming director at *new* conceptual fine-craft gallery, gallery space located in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District, later moved to Artscape’s 910 Queen West location.
2001-2003: Volunteer programming assistant for MAG, Canada
1998-2001: Gallery Director for Metal: jewelry & objects, Taos, NM
1996-2000: Art Director for Digital Nomads, creating hand-coded websites, Image maps, Flash animations, QTVR, advertising layout, prepress for clients in Santa Fe & Taos, NM
1992-1994: Straw bale construction, Earthship adobe structures, Adobe/Mud oven building, Taos & Vadito, New Mexico
1991-1996: Photographic assistant for Stazione Photography, Santa Fe, San Francisco, NY, USA
2018: CRISPR-CAS9 Workshop with Marta De Menezes, HackLab Toronto
2018: Super 8 film intensive workshops with Alexi Manis, LIFT Toronto
2017: Video mapping for theatre, Maz Gedari, I/A
2017: ARKit, Wekinator, AR & Machine Learning with Rebecca Fiebrink
2017: Processing workshops with Tess Sutherland, I/A
2017: Indigenous Canada program certificate University of Alberta
2016: Slime Mould, BioArt workshop with Dr. Sarah Choukah
2015/16: Audible objects-arduino programming with Leif Blomquist of MDA- I/A Toronto
2015/16: Unity programming for VR/AR, I/A Toronto
2011: Private Mig/Tig welding intensive course with Carla Grahn, Seattle
2011: Spinning Washi into thread, Waterproofing Washi to use as fabric, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto
2010: Personal Vocabulary- sculpting borosilicate glass, Instructor: Janis Miltenberger, SA: Jennifer Umphress, The Penland School of Crafts, NC
2010: Flameworking- The Ultimate Details, Instructor: Loren Stump. Corning Glass, NY
2010: Piece by Piece, Flameworking, Instructor: Kari Russelle-Poole. TA: Eunsuh Choi, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington
2009: Colour mixing & the John Burton style of off-hand sculpting borosilicate Instructor: Suellen Fowler, Jesse Kohl – The Studio at the Corning glass, Corning NY
2008: Component Casting w/Glass and Metal. Instructor: Anna Boothe-Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
2004: Beginning Glass Blowing- Instructor: Catherine Vamvakas-Lay, Harbourfront Studios, Toronto, ON
2002-2003: Intro to sensors, PD, Max/MSP & Microcontrollers. Instructor: Various, I/A Toronto
1994: Japanese Alloys, die making & forming Instructor: Phil Poirier, Santa Fe Metalsmithing School, Santa Fe, NM
1993: Amulets & Talisman Instructor: Harold O’Connor, Master Gold-smith, Taos Art Institute, Taos, NM
1992-1994: Apprenticeship with Olin West, & Mona Van Riper for James Reid Ltd., Gold-smith/Silver-smith, Santa Fe, NM
1984-1986: Film 101, Metals, Textiles & Composition College of Marin, Kent Woodlands, California
1984-1985 Graphic Design, San Francisco Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, USA