Millie Chen and Evelyn Von Michalofski have collaborated since 1990 while concurrently pursuing individual practices. Their performative interventions – situated in retail stores, an ethnological museum, and sight-seeing meccas – engage olfactory, tactile and gustatory materials in the context of examining notions of history, tourism, the body and cultural difference.
Evelyn Von Michalofski’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout Canada as well as the U.S., the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands and Spain. She focuses on the alchemical transmutation of materials, especially in regard to the food, drug and cosmetic industries. She resides in Belleville, ON and curates at the Museum for Textiles.