Born in Halifax, Canada, Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Through performance, photography, sculpture, drawing, and video, her site-responsive works explore walking and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Bartol’s work has been screened and presented across Canada at Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff); InterAccess (Toronto); PlugIn Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg); Access Gallery (Vancouver); M:ST Performative Arts Festival (Calgary); Art Gallery of Windsor; and Group Intervention Vidéo (Montréal), as well as in Romania, Germany, Mexico and the United States. She currently lives in Calgary where she teaches at Alberta College of Art+Design.
Photo: Arturo Herrera
Press | Essays | Interviews
Review - HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival Eva Crocker, Canadian Art online, August 2018
Art and Industry Lindsey V. Sharman, Galleries West, July 2018
Review: Alana Bartol at TRUCK Contemporary Art Maeve Hanna, Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2018
Sprawlcast Ep 6: Beyond the Blue Ring partially recorded at the d.talks forum on public art in June, 2018.
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
Interview: A Woman Walking (the City Limits) 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