"Plinth Action#2" Kensington Market, Toronto. June, 2011
Participating artists: Paul Kevin Wadsworth and Maryam Taghavi

"Plinth Action#2" Kensington Market, Toronto. June, 2011

Participating artists: Paul Kevin Wadsworth and Maryam Taghavi

"Plinth Action#1" Kensington Market, Toronto. May, 2011

"Plinth Action#1" Kensington Market, Toronto. May, 2011

I Want to be “Britney Spears” (collaboration with Caroline Subra), 2008

I Want to be “Britney Spears” (collaboration with Caroline Subra), 2008

Dinner Party Performance, 2010

Dinner Party Performance, 2010

Fait Maison 14, 2010

Fait Maison 14, 2010

Shutter Shifts, 2008 (collaboration with Caroline Subra)

Holiday, 2003

"Plinth Action#2" Kensington Market, Toronto. June, 2011
Participating artists: Paul Kevin Wadsworth and Maryam Taghavi

"Plinth Action#2" Kensington Market, Toronto. June, 2011

Participating artists: Paul Kevin Wadsworth and Maryam Taghavi

"Plinth Action#1" Kensington Market, Toronto. May, 2011

"Plinth Action#1" Kensington Market, Toronto. May, 2011

untitled, 2009

untitled, 2009

I Want to be “Britney Spears” (collaboration with Caroline Subra), 2008

I Want to be “Britney Spears” (collaboration with Caroline Subra), 2008

Dinner Party Performance, 2010

Dinner Party Performance, 2010

Fait Maison 14, 2010

Fait Maison 14, 2010

Shutter Shifts, 2008 (collaboration with Caroline Subra)

Holiday, 2003

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Basil AlZeri is an interdisciplinary, Toronto-based Palestinian artist working in performance, video, installation, food, and public art interventions/projects. His work is grounded in his practice as an art educator and community worker. He is engaged with the intersection of everyday actions and life necessities with art. Given the context of a space, his work strives to interact with the public through gestures of generosity in social interactions and exchanges. AlZeri’s performance work has been exhibited in Toronto (FADO, Nuit Blanche, Whipper Snapper Gallery), Quebec (Fait Maison 14), Winnipeg (Central Canadian Centre for Performance), and Mexico (Transmuted International Performance Art Festival, Performancear O Morir). Upcoming projects include a public performance project with the Ottawa Art Gallery/Creative Cities Conference, VIVA! ART ACTION Montreal, and performances in Chile And Argentina in 2013.

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