Suzanne Caines


Suzanne Caines¬†received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1993 and a Bachelor of Education in 1999, graduating with distinction. She graduated with her Masters of Arts (Fine Arts) from Chelsea College, the London Institute in 2004. Caines has held several solo exhibits and has participated in group exhibitions and festivals in public galleries in North America and Europe these include Trampoline, Berlin Germany, Reception Space/Meals and SUV’s, London, England,The Projection Gallery, Liverpool, England,The Nunnery Gallery, London, England, Transmediale 2006, Berlin, Germany and VertexList Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Caines has received several Canada Council Grants, Nova Scotia Arts Grants and has participated in several international residencies including CAMAC Marnay Sur Seine, France, The Future Idea of Art, The Banff Center, Canada, local artist in residence at CFAT, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Binaural, Portugal. She is currently working on issues surrounding locality and what that means to a community.¬†

Vivência Poética curated by Erika DeFreitas

FADO Performance Art Centre’s 2008 Emerging Artists Series, Viv√™ncia Po√©tica, pairs established artists with emerging artists in the creation of a collaborative performance work.

Diane Borsato & Stacey Sproule
Keith Cole & Diana Lopez Soto
John Marriott & Suzanne Caines

“The curatorial premise of this project required an emerging and an established performance artist to collaborate jointly, and in turn with participants within the space in which they work/present. I am interested in the relational aspects within the collaborative process between artists, and how it specifically pertains to questions of authorship, communication, tension, and pedagogy. I am certain that these collaborations will challenge the concept of relational aesthetics as it is outlined by Nicolas Bourriaud in his text Relational Aesthetics.”

~Erika DeFreitas, curator

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer