Marisa Hoicka is a bilingual performance and multi-media artist who creates video, installations and paintings. In 2016, she will choreograph a solo as part of Singular Bodies at Toronto Dance Theatre, a collaboration of visual art bringing new ideas to contemporary dance. Hoicka’s This is Not a Test was shown on all Air Canada flights as part of the Images Festival’s Stitches in Time. Her videos have also been shown in Berlin’s Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Francisco’s MoMA, Toronto’s Images Festival, and across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s, Nfld. She mixed performance, installation and painting in her solos Nature Morte at Toronto’s 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival and Escaping Escapism at the Power Plant’s Quarter-Life Crisis. Her persona “Uncle Wink” took part in The Other Painting Competition at the Art Gallery of Ontario for Nuit Blanche. She was featured in FADO’s 2011 Emerging Artist Series, and has performed at the Feminist Art Gallery and Rhubarb Festival. She has also had a solo show of her paintings at the Department of Canadian Heritage. Hoicka has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and led an artist residency at Artscape Gibraltar on Toronto Island. She has a Master of Digital Media from Ryerson University and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. Her video work is distributed by Vtape.