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Brendan Fernandes

Brendan Fernandes headshotArtist in Residence, Spring 2016

Brendan Fernandes is co-presented by Performance Studies, Dance, and Mellon Dance Studies. He will be in residence during March and April 2016.

Please join Brendan for these events:

April 9, 2016 - Performed in the Present Tense Symposium

April 21, 2016 - Artist Talk and Studio Performance, 5 -7 pm

Brendan is also available to visit classes, and the Northwestern community is encouraged to see Fernandes in his studio. To arrange a visit, please email Tom Burke.

Brendan Fernandes is a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from The University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University in Canada. He has exhibited internationally and nationally including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Art and Design New York, The National Gallery of Canada, Art in General, Mass MoCA, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of York University, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center, Deutsche Guggenheim and the Stedelijk Museum. He was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award (2010), and is on the longlist for the 2015 prize. He was a recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Residency Fellowship in 2014. Brendan is based between Toronto and NY. See

(Brendan Fernandes photo © 2014 Laurie Lambrecht)