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Shani Mootoo

1957 Dublin, Ireland

15 Works exhibited

Current location

Canada

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Shani Mootoo is an accomplished writer, filmmaker, painter and photographer who has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She earned a BFA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in English from the University of Guelph. Her most recent novel, Polar Vortex, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize. 

In her artworks, Mootoo explores the idea of dislocation, identity, belonging: “…identity, like perspective, is inevitably shifting and multi-faceted.”

Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers,” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. 

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. She lives in Canada.

Mootoo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Queen’s Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the Venice Biennale. 

 

Selected Visual Art Exhibitions and Video Screenings

·Where We Have Been, Group show, Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia, 2020    

·QAF/VIVO, Screening of View, Sum Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2020

·Salon 44 (group photography exhibition) Gallery 44, Toronto, 2020

·Museum of Modern Art, Transing the Grain (solo screening of all the videos to date), NYC, New York, USA, 1995

·Topographies, The Vancouver Art Gallery, B.C. 1998

·Transculture, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 1995

·The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, USA, 1994, 1995

·Queens Museum, New York, USA, 1995

  • Polar Vortex, a novel, Book*hug, Canada, 2020.
  • Initiate, A Poem, DeadCat Press, Canada 2020
  • Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, a novel, Doubleday, Canada, 2014. Longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award.
  • Valmiki’s Daughter, a novel, House of Anansi Press, Canada, 2008. Longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize.
  • He Drown She in the Sea, a novel, Mc Clelland and Stewart Publishers, Canada, 2005.  Longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award.
  • The Predicament of Or, poetry, Raincoast/Polestar Publishers, Canada, 2002.
  • Cereus Blooms at Night, a novel, Press Gang Publishers, Canada, 1996 . Shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 
  • Out on Main Street, short story collection, Press Gang Publishers, Canada, 1992.

Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Award, 2017

Chalmers Fellowship, 2016 

Canada Council for the Arts for Writing, Visual Arts, and Film and Video 1992- 2013

K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, 2012

Ontario Arts Council, Writing and Publishing, 2012

Works by Shani Mootoo

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2020

80.01 x 53.34 cm

2898,80 €

2020

80.01 x 53.34 cm

2898,80 €

2020

60.96 x 40.64 cm

2216,73 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2020

50.8 x 35.56 cm

1960,95 €

2020

35.56 x 50.8 cm

1960,95 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2020

45.72 x 30.48 cm

1705,18 €

2011

45.72 x 30.48 cm

2000,00 €

2017

80.01 x 53.34 cm

3400,00 €

2017

80.01 x 53.34 cm

3400,00 €

2018

80.01 x 53.34 cm

3400,00 €

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