Shake My Hand (It's Gloved)


James Knott is an emerging, Toronto-based artist, having received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from OCAD University

Their performance-based practice employs tactics of self-mythologizing as a means to bridge personal narratives into communal ones.

Combining theatre, video, and audio their work places an emphasis on movement/gesture to create immersive and emotionally resonant experiences, exploring themes of queer identity, archetypes of desire, and the commodification of the femme body.

A member of the 7a*11d Toronto Performance Art Collective, and alumnus of The Roundtable Residency and Buddies In Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit, they’ve exhibited/performed at Xpace Cultural Centre, Trinity Square Video, the Toronto Feminist Art Conference, FADO Performance Art Centre,  the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Montreal's Festival Phénomena, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Art Gallery of Ontario

They've received project and grant funding from The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, The National Arts Centre, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts.

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