Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson. Legs, Too, FADO Performance Art Centre, 2015. Photo by Henry Chan.


Ed Johnson is a visual artist who has been creating performance art works since 1996. His solo work has often explored issues of communication/non-communication (Box, Words of Love) and of HIV status (Inquisitive/Inquisitor, Untitled “[sic]”). Currently, the focus of his work is on the landscape of male bodies and self-image, including works such as Pro tanto quid retribaumus (for so much what shall we repay). Ed Johnson is a co-founding member of Fado Performance Inc., an artist-run centre for performance art located in Toronto.







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed