solo and two-person exhibitions

Fire Fire (in collaboration with Abbas Akhavan), Malaspina Gallery & Centre A, Summer 2012

Pushed out the door, back through the window, Or Gallery, Berlin, December 2010

The Creature, La Centrale, Montreal, PQ , Feb.-March 2011

Neighbours (in collaboration with Abbas Akhavan), AMS Gallery, UBC, September 2010

Menagerie (in collaboration with Abbas Akhavan), AXENEO7/DAIMON, Gatineau, QC, April-May 2009,

Neighbours (in collaboration with Abbas Akhavan; curated by Joni Murphy and Kika Thorne), VIVO Media Centre, Vancouver, BC, Oct.-Nov. 2008

The King and I (in collaboration with Phillip McCrum). Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Satellite, Vancouver, BC, Sept.-October 2006

New Work, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, September 2004

Roy and McHardy (in collaboration with Natasha McHardy), Concordia University VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC, March 2004

Roy and McHardy (in collaboration with Natasha McHardy). Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Feb.-March 2004

—. Struts Art Gallery, Sackville, NB, Nov.-Dec. 2002

Greener Pastures (in collaboration with Abbas Akhavan): Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, July 2002

… Artspeak gallery, Vancouver, BC, March-April 2001

26 Manic Types, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS, April-May 1997

Errant, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS, July-Aug. 1994

Booked Solid, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS, June 1993

select group exhibitions

Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, January 2011

Cinema Verite Redux (curated by Shaheen Merali), Gallery Sumukha, Chennai, India, Nov. 2010

Cinema Verite Redux, Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru, India, Sept. 2010

Home Sweet Home, Berlin, July 2010

No Sex No Life, 205 Days, Vancouver, BC, June 2010

CUE Video, Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb.-March 2010

Angels in the Angles (exhibition of concrete poetry), Gallery Atsui, Vancouver BC, October 2009

How soon is now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb.-May 2009

When the Mood Strikes Us, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Fall 2008

"Trappings" (participant in the public art library project Group Search (Art in the Library),

curated by Lorna Brown, Vancouver Public Library, Downtown Branch, Sept. 2006-March2008

Interior of Design (curated by Jordan Strom, Republic Gallery, june-august 2008

Beauty and the Beast, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Sept.-Oct. 2006

Everyday Every Other Day, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, May-June 2006

The End, H Block Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, Feb.-March 2006

No Place as Home: New Art From Vancouver, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria, February 2005

*No Place as Home: New Art From Vancouver, Galerie AP4-ART, Geneva, Switzerland, March-April 2005

I am a Curator, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Nov.-Dec. 2003

Saturday Society: Explorations in Psychic Geography II , Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, May 2003

Various Properties, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vanccouver, BC, Jan.-March 2003

Empty Returns, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Sept. 1999

Contemporary Artists' Books (group exhibition), Arizona State University Art Gallery, Tempe, AZ, March-April 1999

Working Papers, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Sept.-Nov. 1997

The Food Show, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, April-May 1995

Artist's Books, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Feb.-March 1994

film festivals and film screenings


George & Jorge, screened during "Home Movies: single-channel screenings by Jamelie Hassan, Paul Wong, Nikki S. Lee, and Roy & McHardy", Platform Gallery

Apartment (animation, 2008), The Green Lantern Gallery, Chicago, IL

Apartment (animation, 2008), "Sites for Seeing: Out of the Cineplex and Into the Marshland", Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts, Sackville, NB

Sleeper (animation 2004), Entzaubert - Queer DIY film fest, Berlin


Sleeper, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney Australia

Apartment, screened during Watery Grave, Parlour, Staten Island NY

Sleeper, Montreal Underground Film Festival

Sleeper, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax NS

Apartment, Pavilion Projects, Dépanneur Le Pickup (dinner and screening), Montréal QC

Apartment, Pavilion Projects, 111 Wooster Street, Apt. 4E, NYC

Apartment, North Island College Theatre, Comox BC

Apartment, Comox Art Gallery, Comox BC


Sleeper at the FIAE 2008 - 3rd International Festival of Erotic Animation, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Boucher and Cacciatore, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC

Alice and Martha, Gastown Drive-In (organized by Cineworks), Vancouver BC

Sleeper, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's Newfoundland


Alice and Martha, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival NYC

Alice and Martha, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC

artist talks and symposia (co-organizer)

Persistent Resistance, Artist Talks and Screenings and Symposium/Panel, November 6-8, 2008. Artist Talks and Screenings by Sara Diamond and Elizabeth VanderZaag; Screening of Short Video Program and Panel Discussion, UBC and VIVO Media Centre, Vancouver BC

curatorial projects (co-organizer)

Persistent Resistance, Long Video Programme: Women's Collectives and Documentaries, VIVO Media Centre (curated with Jennifer Fisher and Elizabeth Mackenzie), November 2008

exhibition reviews

José Claer, "Menage a trois: entre l'humain, l'animal et l'art," Revue Liaison, no. 137, Summer 2009. pp. 40-41.

Sigrid Dahle, "When the Mood Strikes Us…", Border Crossings, #108, 2009,121-122.

Sarah Milroy, 'Pictures are out—experience is in," Globe & Mail, February 14, 2009, R1

Kathleen Ritter, "Marina Roy-Abbas Akhavan," Esse, issue 65, 2009 p. 70

Aaron Peck,

Gabrielle Moser, Interior of Design

Andrew Witt, "Contemporary Public Art at Vancouver Library," White Hot Magazine, Vancouver BC, 2007,

Milena Tomic, "Everyday Every Other Day," Border Crossings 2006, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 107-108

Clint Burnham, "Who did what? The artists aren't telling, "Vancouver Sun, September 28, 2006

Robin Laurence, "Bad Art Has Brains Behind it," The Georgia Straight, September 21-28, 2006.

Kathy Ann Bates, "Roy & McHardy",

Reinhardt Braun, Review of Roy & McHardy, Camera Austria #86, Graz, Austria, June 2004

Adrian Chamberlain, "Artists tickle our British fancy" (review of Greener Pastures), Times Colonist (Victoria, BC), B1, July 13, 2002

Exhibition review: Meg Walker, "Come Together", in Monday Magazine, Issue 28, July 11-17, 2002, Victoria, BC

Michael Turner, "Marina Roy" (review of …, Artspeak), Last Call, vol. 1, issue 1, Summer 2001, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Robin Metcalfe, "Working papers", Artsatlantic 60, Spring 1998.

Liz Bolton, "Marina Roy: 26 Manic Types," Visual Arts News, Volume 19, NO. 1, 1997

Elissa Barnard, "Artist's Books", The Chronicle Herald, March 18, 1994


Kathleen Ritter, How soon is now, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2009

Julie Tremble, Marina Roy/Abbas Akhavan: Menagerie, exhibition catalogue, AXENEO7/DAIMON, 2009

Joni Murphy, Better Homes and Gardens, Vancouver, BC: VIVO Media Centre, 2008, pp. 30.

J.J. Kegan McFadden, When the Mood Strikes Us…, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, 2008

Lorna Brown, "Marina Roy: Trappings", Vancouver Public Library, September 2006

Seamus Kealy, "The King and I," Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2006

Seamus Kealy, "A Few Notes on an Everyday Exhibition," Blackwood Gallery, 2006

Sydney Hermant, "Roy and McHardy," in d'Or (Goin' Solo), Vancouver: Or Gallery, 2006

Jeremy Todd, "Some errant thoughts" in d'Or: Explorations in Psychic Geography, Vancouver: OR Gallery, 2004.

Jenifer Papararo, Contemporary Art Gallery, September 2004

Amy Pederson, essay about "night errant", Struts Art Gallery, 2002.

Amy Pederson, "Less than 20 per cent," Empty Returns, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, 1999.

Max Henze, Stereotypes. Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, 1995.

Storme Arden, "Digest," The Food Show, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 1995.

Barbara Lounder, Last to be Done, First to be Seen, Eye Level Gallery, 1993.



Sign after the x ________. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press/Artspeak, 2001.

Helen's Cookbook (edited by Marina Roy and Abbas Akhavan), Vancouver, BC: Helen Pitt Gallery, 2007 (with contributions by Akhavan, Abbas, Lance Blomgren, Bob Blumer, Margot Butler, Randy Lee Cutler, Aleksandra Idzior, Adrienne Lai, Donato Mancini, Phillip McCrum, Natasha McHardy, Kegan McFadden, Erin Moure, Kristina Podesva, Martha Rosler, Marina Roy, Carollee Schneemann, Michael Turner, Riisa Walden and William Wood).

Essays and Reviews

Marina Roy. "In Haguenau Forest" (short story), in there's something I want to show you, book edited by Sigrid Dahl, Winnipeg: Lives of Dogs publishers, 2011

_________. "Holy Shit," Toronto: C Magazine, December 2010

_________. "Invisible Hands" essay about David Clark's exhibition, Videographe, Montreal, 2009

_________. "White Hot," essay about Kelly Lycan's exhibition, TPW Gallery, Toronto, 2009

_________. "Introduction" and "Roy&McHardy" in Helen's Cookbook (edited by Marina Roy and Abbas Akhavan), Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2007.

_________. "Adventures in Reading Landscape," published in Vancouver Art and Economies, Vancouver: Artspeak/Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007.

_________. "As the Hammer Strikes" (exhibition review), fillip. 1 (Summer/Fall 2005) Vancouver, B.C.

_________. "Make Money to Buy Candy," exhibition essay for Christine Donofrio,Strange Agencies, Helen Pitt Gallery, September 2004.

_________. "Performative Utterances in Photography" in Prefix Photo, Spring 2004.

_________. "Saddam's Arms" in Public Magazine, Winter 2004.

_________. "Cast downward", exhibition essay for Jeremy Todd, Xeno Gallery, Jan. 2004

_________. "One Thousand Miles of Dust and Ashes by Lucy Pullen", Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2003.

_________. "Songstress by Althea Thauberger", Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2003.

_________. "I love you" in Gillian Wearing: A Trilogy (exhibition catalogue),Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2002.

_________. "on location" in Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press/Presentation House Gallery, 2002.

_________. "These days" (review), Last Call, vol. 1, issue 2, Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2001.

_________. "Corporeal Returns," Canadian Art Magazine, Toronto, 2001.


Vanessa Kwan, "On the horizon (casting shadows): Vancouver art, economies and the pitfalls of success," Fuse Magazine, 29:2, 2006, pp. 45-47

Marcel Danesi, "Sign after the x," Toronto: University of Toronto Quarterly, volume 73, number 1, Winter 2003/4

Megan Purn, "Sign after the x," The Portland Mercury, Volume 11, Sept. 5-11, 2002.

Anne Borden, "Sign after the x," The Danforth Review,

Gale Zoe Garnett, "This book is x-rated," The Globe and Mail, Sat. February 2, 2002, D4.

Anne Fleming, "Eunoia/Sign after the x," The Georgia Straight, Jan. 31-Feb. 7 2002, vol. 36, no.1780.

Ron Nurwisah, "Sign after the x," The Ubyssey, vol. 83, issue 27, Jan. 2002, p. 5.

Valerie MacEwen, "The impossibility of a cosmological proof of the existence of x," Popmatters (website), 2001.


GlogauAIR, Berlin, 2010

Canada Council International Residency, Paris Studio, 2010

AxeNeo7/Daimon, Gatineau, Quebec, 2009


VIVA Award 2010

HSS Grant (UBC) 2008

Hampton Research Award (UBC) 2005

SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Research/ Creation Grant in Fine Arts) 2004

Canada Council Creative Production Grant 2003

Canada Council Creative Production Grant 2002

B.C. Binning Fellowship Award (UBC) 1998

UBC Fine Arts Book Award 1998

William Souter Memorial Scholarship (NSCAD) 1993

Centennial Foundation Scholarship (NSCAD) 1993