CV

Education

2003—2009

Honors Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction

University of Toronto at Mississauga

Mississauga, Canada

2003—2009

The Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History with High Honors

Sheridan College

Oakville, Canada

Performances

2017—2020

Say Something Bunny!

Undo Project Space

New York City, USA

2018

Music is Magic

Iowa City International Documentary Festival

Iowa City, USA

2018

Music is Magic

Women Between the Arts

NYC, USA

2018

Music is Magic

Flaherty NYC

NYC, USA

2016

Music is Magic

Rites of Passage
Commissioned by the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2016

Say Something Bunny!

Gallery TPW

Toronto, Canada

2014

Thinking as She Thinks

Dunlop Gallery

Regina, Canada

2012

Defense Mechanism

Ca Tremble Festival

Commissioned by Les Subsistances

Lyon, France

2010

One Minute Performance Trailer

Images Festival

Toronto, Canada

2009

Cry School Yearbook

Dropout, Nuit Blanche
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Toronto, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Say Something Bunny!

Gallery TPW

Toronto, Canada

2015

Personality Unlimited

Artscape Youngplace

Toronto, Canada

2011

A.S.M.K. + F.A.G.

Feminist Art Gallery

Toronto, Canada

2009

Alison S. M. Kobayashi: Videos

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Buffalo, USA

2009

Motel

Xpace

Toronto, Canada

2009

Couch Surfing in Mississauga/ Couch Surfing in Syracuse

Art Gallery of Mississauga

Mississauga, Canada

2006

Sisters of Cha Cha

Lennox Contemporary

Toronto, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Open Ears

CAFKA

Kitchener, Canada

2015

things that feel

Galerie pompom

Sydney, Australia

2015

Always Already

Blackwood Gallery

Mississauga, Canada

2014

Open Studio Exhibition

Elsewhere, a living museum

Greensboro, USA

2014

Former Islands

Heliopolis

Brooklyn, USA

2014

Under New Management: Straight to Video

Third Space Gallery

Saint John, Canada

2012

Homecoming

Living Arts Centre

Mississauga, Canada

2012

A Series of Navigations

The Model

Sligo, Ireland

2012

Talk to Me

Project Channel
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

Lethbridge, Canada

2011

Viva Voce: Art + Art History 40th Anniversary Exhibition,

Blackwood Gallery

Mississauga, Canada

2011

Lies that Tell the Truth

Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts

Halifax, Canada

2011

That’s So Gay

The Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, Canada

2011

Miss issauga: Alison S. M. Kobayashi + Jessica Vallentin

Galerie Sans Nom

Moncton, Canada

2011

Celebrity Still Life

Living Arts Centre

Mississauga, Canada

2010

Me, My Camera and I

Pace Digital Gallery

NYC, USA

2010

Motelisation

Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University

Sherbrooke, Canada

2010

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Trinity Square Video

Toronto, Canada

2009

Fall In

Blackwood Gallery

Mississauga, Canada

2009

Empty Orchestra Remix

Gendai Gallery, Japanese Cultural Centre

Toronto, Canada

2008

Born Out of Pleasure

The Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

2008

New Wave

Mercer Union

Toronto, Canada

2008

Wayfinding

Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

2008

Object d’Art

Lennox Contemporary

Toronto, Canada

2007

Rightfully Yours

Justina M. Barnicke

Toronto, Canada

2007

Mr. M and his Sisters of Cha Cha

Jacana Gallery

Vancouver, Canada

Selected Screenings

2018

Happy Family Night Market Program I

Happy Family Night Market

NYC, USA

2018

Juror Program: Alison S.M. Kobayashi

Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival

Iowa City, USA

2018

Short Films presented by Brent Green

The Mini Microcinema

Cincinnati, USA

2018

Four or More or None

Columbia University

NYC, USA

2017

A Sleeping World

Light Industry

NYC, USA

2016

To Clarify or Force a Pause

ACinema

Milwaukee, USA

2016

It’s Queer Up North

Club Cultural Matienzo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016

Being Fucked Up: Performance Play and Humor

Squeaky Wheel

Buffalo, USA

2015

Bad Asians 3.0

Dirty Looks

NYC, USA

2014

Hanging Out in Deephaven

Vtape

Toronto, Canada

2014

Who Told You This Hurt: film and video work digging into first times/virginities/and creating tradition

Comfort Station, Barely There Cinema

Chicago, USA

2014

This is Not a Work Party

Design Exchange

Toronto, Canada

2014

ASMK Artist Talk and Screening

Alternative Cinema, Colgate University

Hamilton, USA

2013

Thrift Gaze

The Nightingale

Chicago, USA

2013

Western Front 40th Anniversary

Western Front

Vancouver, Canada

2013

Alison S. M. Kobayashi Videos

MassART Film Society

Boston, USA

2013

Doin’ Good

Winnipeg Cinematheque

Winnipeg, Canada

2012

Assembled: a video mixtape

Vtape

Toronto, Canada

2012

Shorts Program

Brick + Mortar International Video Festival

Greenfield, USA

2012

Curious Cabinets

Exit Art

NYC, USA

2012

3Fest

Riverbend Film Festival

Indiana, USA

2012

Everynobody’s Business

New York University

NYC, USA

2014

Shorts Program

ReelOut Film Festival

Kingston, ON

2011

Spotlight Presentation

Video Out, Jakarta International Film Festival

Jakarta, Indonesia

2011

New and Lesser Known Work

Feminist Art Gallery

Toronto, Canada

2011

Snowballs

Articule Gallery

Montréal, Canada

2011

Migration: Artistic Formations

International House

Philadelphia, USA

2011

“Feminismos”

La Casa Encendida

Madrid, Spain

2011

A Collection Of Nine Love Inspired Shorts

Anthology Film Archives

NYC, USA

2010

Kino Satellite

Das Direktorenhaus

Berlin, Germany

2010

Shorts Program

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2010

Shorts Program

Ok.Quoi?! Festival

Sacksville, Canada

2010

Flipworks

Pleasure Dome

Toronto, Canada

2010

Hidden in Plain Cite

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival

Toronto, Canada

2010

Made in Toronto, Canada

Damascus Video Art Festival

Damascus, Syria

2010

Made in Toronto, Canada

Damascus Video Art Festival

Damascus, Syria

2010

Other People: Cut and Run

Artists’ Access Television

San Francisco USA

2010

One Take Super 8

Images Festival

Toronto, Canada

2010

Benning, Kobayashi y Linzy, Xcèntric

El Cinema Del Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

2009

Laugh my Darling Cycle

Bilbao International Film Festival

Bilbao, Spain

2009

Blinded By Goodness

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2009

Shorts Program

Takoma Park Film Festival

Takoma Park, USA

2009

Screening Series

Art Tribes

Miami, USA

2009

Flaherty NYC

Anthology Film Archives

NYC, USA

2008

Shout Out!

Art Gallery of Windsor

Windsor, Canada

2008

Myself, Yourself- Critical Screening Seminar

SFMA, Tufts

Cambridge, USA

2008

Shorts Program

MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival

NYC, USA

2008

Empty Orchestra

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2008

Shorts Program

International Amsterdam Film Festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008

Am I Repeating Yourself?

The Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

2008

Featured Artist

The Flaherty International Film Seminar

Hamilton USA

2008

Slant 8

Aurora Picture Show

Texas, USA

2008

Shorts Program

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

San Francisco, USA

2008

Shorts Program

Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival

Hong Kong, China

2007

Shorts Program

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Washington, DC

2007

Photophobia 9

Hamilton, Canada

Toronto, Canada

2007

Spatial Poetics 6

Powell Street Festival

Vancouver, Canada

2007

Shorts Program

International Short Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2007

Shorts Program

Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2007

Lost and Found

Signal and Noise Festival

Vancouver, Canada

2007

Shorts Program

University of Toronto Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2007

New Toronto Work’s Show

Pleasure Dome

Toronto, Canada

2006

Bittersweet Roots

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2005

InFeed

Blackwood Gallery

Mississauga, Canada

Awards, Nominations, Grants & Residencies

2021

Fellow

Yaddo

Saratoga Springs, USA