Jessica Auer b. 1978
Biography

Jessica Auer is a Canadian photographer and visual artist who works between Montréal, Québec and Seydisfjördur, Iceland. Her work is broadly concerned with the study of landscapes as cultural sites, focusing on themes that connect history, place, and cultural experience.

Since receiving her MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2007, Jessica has produced over a dozen photographic projects, published two books and produced two short films, which question our social, political and aesthetic attitudes towards place, especially in relation to globalization. These works have been presented in museums and galleries across Canada, the United States and Europe. An avid wanderer, she has participated in several international artist residencies including the Banff Centre in Alberta, The Brucebo Travel Residency based in Sweden, The Chilkoot Trail AIR in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, the Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art in Seydisfjördur, Iceland, the Baer Art Center in Hofdaströnd, Iceland and Studio Kura in Japan.

While in Montréal, Jessica teaches photography at Concordia University.
While in Iceland, Jessica runs Ströndin Studio, a photographic research facility and educational institution in East Iceland.


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