Charles Stankievech

Charles Stankievech (b. 1978, Canada) is an artist whose research has explored the notion of “fieldwork” in the embedded landscape, the military industrial complex, and the history of technology. His diverse body of work has been shown internationally at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and the Venice Architecture and SITE Santa Fe Biennales. From 2010 to 2011 (and again from 2014 to 2015) he was hired as a private contractor for the Department of National Defence where he conducted independent research in intelligence operations under the rubric of the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP). His lectures for dOCUMENTA (13) and the 8th Berlin Biennale were as much performance as pedagogy, while his writing has been published by Sternberg, Eflux Journal, MIT and Princeton Architectural Press. His idiosyncratic and obsessively researched curatorial projects include Magnetic Norths and CounterIntelligence—both critically acclaimed as the top Canadian exhibitions of 2010 and 2014 respectively. He is an Editor of Afterall Journal, London, and since 2011, he has been co-Director of the art and theory press K. in Berlin. He was a founding faculty member of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City, Canada, and is currently Director of Visual Studies in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. He lives and works in Berlin and Toronto.