Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Through performative, research-based, and community embedded practices, her site-responsive works propose dreaming, walking, and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies.
Her work has been presented and screened nationally and internationally at various galleries including PlugIn ICA (Winnipeg), ARC Gallery (Chicago), Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa), Simultan Festival (Romania), Museo de la Ciudad (Mexico), Access Gallery (Vancouver), InterAccess (Toronto), Art Gallery of Windsor, and Groupe Intervention Vidéo, (Montréal), amongst others. Recent residencies include The Banff Centre and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She currently lives in Calgary and teaches at Alberta College of Art+Design.
This Artist Wants You to Adopt an Oil Well. Here’s Why. Leah Sandals, Canadian Art online, October 2017
Exhibition Essay: an aware form of care Ashley Bedet, Calgary: TRUCK Contemporary Art, September 2017
http://albertasocietyofartists.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/FINAL-Broadstrokes-2017-Fall-web.pdf Interview with Shannon Bingeman, TREX SW Program, 2017 pp. 9-16
What Happened When One Artist Tried to Walk Calgary’s 174-km City Limits, Leah Sandals, Canadian Art online, November 2016
Exhibition Essay for Far Away So Close: Part III, Kimberly Phillips, Vancouver: Access Gallery, Oct 2015
Review - Water Witching with Alana Bartol, Keagan Perlette, SAD Mag, Nov 4, 2015
Abstract Ecologies – A Conversation with Amber Christensen Greg J. Smith, Creative Applications Network, 22 Sept. 2015