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Residency | Life of a Craphead | Open Studio

Updated: May 27, 2021

August 20, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley since 2006. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. Projects include The Life of a Craphead Fifty Year Retrospective, 2006-2056 (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013), an fake career retrospective of all the work they will ever make; Double Double Land Land (Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2009), a play interrupted by a staged wedding; and Free Lunch (2007), a public, anonymously-advertised free lunch serving everything on the menu of a restaurant.


Life of a Craphead also run and host the monthly performance art show Doored, which recently toured to Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam; Flux Factory in NYC; and the Lodge at LACA, Los Angeles. They performed frequently on live comedy shows including at Laugh Sabbath (Toronto) and UCB Theatre (L.A. & NYC) between 2006-09. Life of a Craphead have been artists-in-residence at the Macdowell Colony, U.S.; the Banff Centre, Canada; and Wunderbar, U.K.; and their work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Art in America. They are Chinese and Vietnamese and live and work in Toronto, Canada.

www.lifeofacraphead.com


The Open Studio artist-in-residence program is made possible through support from the Canada Council for the arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Town of Sackville.