Althea Thauberger is an artist and filmmaker based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. Her practiceÂ is primarily concerned with the use of performative and collaborative processes inÂ the production of new forms of social documents. Her locally and internationally produced projectsÂ involve long-term negotiations, co-operations and collaborations with individuals, communities and institutions in processes of their own representation. They invokeÂ provocative reflections of social, political, and institutional power relationsÂ and createÂ situations in which these dynamics may be challenged or break down.
Thaubergerâ€™s worksÂ additionally involve sustained engagementÂ in the histories and contestations of the sites of their production. These have included the Bohnice Psychiatric Hosptial in Prague; the Kandahar International Airport at the Kandahar Airfield, southern Afghanistan; the 200 block of Carrall Street in Vancouverâ€™s Downtown Eastside; the Haskell Opera House on the QuĂ©bec/Vermont border; and the former Rikard BenÄŤiÄ‡ factory in Rijeka, Croatia.
Thaubergerâ€™s exhibitions and screenings have includedÂ the Audain Gallery, Vancouver; the 2012 Liverpool Biennial; The Power Plant, Toronto; La MusĂ©e dâ€™art contemporain de MontrĂ©al; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, COPENHAGEN; PrĂˇdelna, Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital, Prague; the occupied Kino Zvezda, Belgrade; the Guangong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; and the Kadist Foundation, San Fransico among many other spaces. She is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.