ALISON S. M. KOBAYASHI CV
EDUCATION
2003 to 2009 Honors Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction, University of Toronto at
Mississauga.
2003 to 2009 The Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History with High
Honors, Sheridan College, Art and Art History, Oakville, ON

PERFORMANCES
2018 Music is Magic, Flaherty NYC
2017-2018 Say Something Bunny! Undo Project Space, NYC
2016 Music is Magic, Reel Asian Film Festival
2016 Say Something Bunny! Gallery TPW, Toronto
2014 Thinking as She Thinks, Dunlop Gallery, Regina
2014 SELFIE GIFS, Offline, Radiator Arts, NYC
2012 Defense Mechanism, Ca Tremble Festival, commissioned by Les Subs, France
2010 One Minute Performance Trailer, Images Festival, Toronto
2009 Drop Out, Nuit Blanche, Hart House, Toronto, ON
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Say Something Bunny! Gallery TPW, Toronto
2015 Personality Unlimited: Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
2011 A.S.M.K. + F.A.G., Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Alison S. M. Kobayashi: Videos, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
2009 MOTEL, XPACE, Toronto, ON
2009 Couch Surfing in Mississauga/ Couch Surfing in Syracuse: A collaborative
project with Christina Kolozsvary, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON
2006 Sisters of Cha Cha, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Open Ears, CAFKA, Kitchener
2015 things that feel, Galerie pompom, Sydney
2015 Always Already, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
2014 Elsewhere, a Living Museum, Greensboro, NC
2014 Former Islands: Heliopolis, NYC
2014 Under New Management: Straight to Video, Third Space Gallery, NB
2012 Homecoming, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
2012 In My Room, Triangle Gallery, Toronto
2012 A Series of Navigations, The Model, Sligo, Ireland
2012 Talk to Me, Project Channel, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Ontario
2011 Viva Voce: Art + Art History 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Blackwood Gallery
2011 Lies that Tell the Truth, Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts, Halifax
2011 That’s So Gay, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2011 Miss issauga: Alison S. M. Kobayashi + Jessica Vallentin, Galerie Sans Nom, NB
2011 Celebrity Still Life, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
2010 Me, My Camera and I, Pace Digital Gallery, NYC, USA
2010 Motelisation, Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, QC
2010 Don’t Talk to Strangers, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON
2009 Fall In, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON
2009 Empty Orchestra Remix, Gendai Gallery, Japanese Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
2008 New Wave, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
2008 Born Out of Pleasure, Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2008 Wayfinding, The Tree Museum, Gravenhurst, ON
2007 Object d’Art, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2007 Rightfully Yours, Justina M. Barnicke, Toronto, ON
2007 Mr. M and his Sisters of Cha Cha, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Press Play, InterAccess, Toronto, ON

SELECTED FILM SCREENINGS
2018 Covert Docs, Broadcast of Music is Magic
2018 Happy Family Night Market, Brooklyn
2018 Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival
2018 Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
2018 Four or More or None, Columbia University
2017 A Sleeping World, Light Industry
2016 ACinema, To Clarify or Force a Pause, Milwaukee
2016 “It’s queer up north”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 Being Fucked Up: Performance Play and Humor, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo
2015 Bad Asians 3.0, Dirty Looks, NYC
2014 Hanging Out in Deephaven: VTape, Toronto
2014 Barely There Cinema, Chicago
2014 Design Exchange, Toronto
2014 Alternative Cinema, Colgate University, NY
2013 The Nightingale, Chicago
2013 The Fabulous Festival of Fringe, Durham, Ontario
2013 Western Front 40th Anniversary, Vancouver
2013 Alison S. M. Kobayashi Videos, MassART Film Society, Boston
2013 Doin’ Good, Winnipeg Cinemateque, Winnipeg
2012 Assembled: a video mixtape, VTape, Toronto
2012 Brick + Mortar Festival, MA
2012 Exit Art, Curious Cabinets, NYC
2012 3Fest, Indiana, USA
2012 NYU Screening, Everynobody’s Business, NYC
2012 ReelOut Film Festival, Kingston, ON
2011 Spotlight Presentation, Video Out, Jakarta International Film Festival, Indonesia
2011 New and Lesser Known Work, Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 Snowballs, Articule Gallery, Montréal
2011 Migration: Artistic Formations, International House, Philadelphia
2011 “Feminismos”, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
2011 A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
2010 Kino Satellite, Das Direktorenhaus, Berlin Germany
2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Toronto
2010 Ok.Quoi?! Festival, Sacksville NB
2010 Pleasure Dome's Flipworks, Toronto
2010 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival, Toronto
2010 Made in Toronto, Canada, Damascus Video Art Festival, Syria
2010 Other People: Cut and Run, Artists' Access Television, San Francisco USA
2010 One Take Super 8, Images Festival, Toronto, ON
2010 Benning, Kobayashi y Linzy, Xcèntric: El Cinema Del Centre de Cultura
Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain
2009 Laugh my Darling Cycle, Bilbao International Film Festival, Spain
2009 Blinded By Goodness, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto
2009 Takoma Park Film Festival, Takoma Park USA
2009 Art Tribes Screening Series, Miami USA
2009 Flaherty NYC Screening, Anthology Film Archive, NYC USA
2008 Shout Out!, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2008 Myself, Yourself- Critical Screening Seminar, SFMA, Cambridge, MA
2008 MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, NY
2008 Empty Orchestra, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
2008 International Amsterdam Film Festival, Amsterdam
2008 Am I Repeating Yourself?, The Power Plant, Toronto
2008 The Flaherty International Film Seminar, Hamilton USA
2008 Slant 8, Aurora Picture Show, Texas USA
2008 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, USA
2008 Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
2007 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Washington, DC
2007 Photophobia 9, Hamilton Media Arts Centre, Hamilton
2007 Spatial Poetics 6, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver
2007 International Short Film Festival, Toronto
2007 Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Toronto
2007 Lost and Found, Signal and Noise Festival, Vancouver
2007 University of Toronto Film Festival, Toronto
2007 New Toronto Work’s Show, Pleasure Dome, Toronto
2006 Bittersweet Roots, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto
2005 InFeed, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga ON

AWARDS + GRANTS + RESIDENCIES
2018 Drama Desk Nominee for The Chase Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, Monson Arts Residency (2018), Ontario Arts Council Touring Grant, MacDowell Colony Fellow (2016), Yaddo Fellow (2016), Canada Council for the Arts (2016), Brooklyn Arts Fund (2016), Toronto Arts Council Project Grant (2015), Gendai Gallery, Exhibition Assistance from the Ontario Arts Council (2015), Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Visual Arts Grant (2015), Elsewhere residency, Greensboro NC (2014), Les Subsitances artist in residence Lyon, France (2012), Best Emerging Visual Artist, Mississauga Arts Award (2007), Best Performance, University of Toronto Film Festival (2007), TSV Artistic Vision Award for Best Local Short Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (2006), First Prize in Hart House Art Competition (2006), The Bill Huffman Award for Excellence in Studio Practice (2006), Regency Care
Award for Excellence in Studio Work (2006), Blackwood Gallery Award for Excellence
in Design (2006), Faculty Sculpture Award (Sheridan College 2006), CJ Graphics
Award for Excellence in Design (2005), Japanese Paper Place Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Print Media (2005)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY // TEXTS, PRESS + REVIEWS
Everyday Chatter Unveils a Mystery in ‘Say Something Bunny!’, The New York Times, 2018
Time Out New York – The top ten theater productions of 2017
The Detective Was a Performance Artist. The Evidence Is Now a Show,The New York Times, 2017
The Best New Theater Experience in Town Is Nowhere Close to Broadway, Vogue, 2017
Say Something Bunny! ★★★★ Review, Time Out New York, 2017
New York’s Hottest Indie Theater Show is About a Found Recording of a Jewish Family from the 1950s, Tablet, 2017
A Performance Digs Into the Family History on a Found 1950s Wire Recorder, Hyperallergic, 2017
Alison S.M. Kobayashi Breathes New Life into Found 1950s Wire Recording, Huff Post, 2017
Interview with Alison S.M. Kobayashi from MIT's Open Documentary Lab, MIT_docubase, 2017
Jewcy Interviews: ‘Say Something Bunny!’, Jewcy, 2017
Eavesdropping on The Newburge Family in ‘Say Something Bunny!’ (The NoPro Review), No Proscenium, 2017
Review of Say Something Bunny!, Theater Mania, 2018
Sound Track, Cornell Alumni News, 2017
Review of Say Something Bunny!, Maxamoo Podcast, 2017
SAW IT...LOVED IT! Say Something Bunny! Review, YesBroadway, 2017
Are You Ready for a Resurrection?, Theatre Development Fund, 2017
Say Something Bunny! Review, Lighting and Sound America, 2017
Say Something Bunny! Review, Show Showdown, 2017
The Toronto visual arts community chooses its favourite shows of 2016, Now Magazine, 2016
In Conversation: ALISON S. M. KOBAYASHI and CHRISTOPHER ALLEN with Tess Takahashi, The Brooklyn Rail, 2016
Art F City, When Facts Become Art: Alison S.M. Kobayashi at Gallery TPW, 2016
NOW, Found Audio Fuels Alison S. M. Kobayashi’s Project at Gallery TPW, 2016
Must-Sees This Week: March 24 to 30, 2016 - Canadian Art, 2016
Where.ca Alison S.M. Kobayashi Fills in a Family’s Blanks at Gallery TPW, 2016
CBC Radio Canada: DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA, 2015.
CBC Radio Canada: Metro Morning, 2015.
Voice(s): Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience (Routledge), chapter on Dan Carter by Johanna Linsley, 2015.
BROKEN PENCIL, Indie Events: Hanging Out In Deephaven by Alison Lang, 2014.
SHAMELESS MAGAZINE, Feminist Art Gallery by Kate-Christine Miller, 2011.
THE COAST, Review of Lies That Tell the Truth by Jaime Forsythe, 2011.
CBC Radio Canada: DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA, 2010.
ESSE MAGAZINE Review of Motelisation Exhibition. by Manon Tourigny, 2010.
Laida Lertxundi, chapter in “The Oblique Laugh: Parallelisms Tangents and
Intersections between Documental and Humor”, Ocho y Medio Libros de Cine, 2009.
Carolyn Tennant, Alison S. M. Kobayashi: Videos. Hallwalls, 2009.
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE Jason Sanders, “Migrating Talents” 2008.
BLOGTO Sharp, Robin, "The Toronto Portraits- Alison S. M. Kobayashi," 2008.
Matotek, Jennifer. Voice on tape: The reverse alterity of Alison S.M. Kobayashi’s Dan Carter. York University MA Thesis Paper, 2008.
THE VARSITY MAGAZINE Chandler Levack, “Toronto’s TOP 25- 25 or under,” 2008.
Fung, Richard. “Overview: Looking back and looking forward.” Reel Asian: Asian
Canada on Screen. Coach House Books, 2007.
NOW MAGAZINE Cameron Bailey, "Top 10 Toronto Locals," 2006.