Emerging Artist Residency
Don Phillips Scholarship Residency Recipient
Nix Burox is a non-binary trans artist based in Montreal. Interested in process-oriented art, their work references archiving practices and takes the form of modular interactive art objects such as sets of cards, artist books, and installations. Using autobiography as a tool to discuss issues of identity and mental health, Burox is interested in queer and small press initiatives and was a founding member of the Concordia Queer Print Club. They have recently completed a BFA in Print Media at Concordia University and are the 2017 recipient of the Wendy Simon award. They have participated in a number of exhibitions and residencies, including a collaborative residency at Gravity Press Experimental Print Shop in Massachusetts and most recently a research/creation residency at the Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room.
Burox’s practice exposes the futile search for a coherent narrative through which to consolidate personal identity and experiences, using autobiography as a tool to understand the world. During their residency, they will work to expand and complexify their use of the archive as a framework for reinterpreting and recontextualizing the subjective. They are interested in discussing the topic of embodiment, particularly as related to their experience of anxiety, transness, and situating themselves in new spaces and environments. They will be working across print mediums, with an emphasis on woodcut and small-scale works that build towards a larger collection, assemblage, or installation.