Vid Ingelevics


Vid Ingelevics is an artist, writer and independent curator based in Toronto, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. His practice has long been concerned with issues related to the representation of the past.

Working often in an installation format (including photography and video), his diverse projects have ranged from explorations of the pathology of personal and institutional memory to the impact of forced displacement on refugees and succeeding generations to making visible previously-absent urban histories.
His curatorial projects have mainly focused on the relationship between the histories of photography and the public museum and/or archive. He has been involved in the organization of several exhibitions utilizing historical images from museum archives. Ingelevics’ hybrid curatorial project Camera Obscured: Photographic Documentation and the Public Museum opened in May 1997 at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, England and toured to Canada, Sweden and Germany, closing at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover in 2004.

His art and curatorial projects have been seen in exhibitions in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia including institutions such as: the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario; Archives of Ontario, Toronto; Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound; the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Presentation House, Vancouver; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland and the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam and the McLuhan Salon at the Embassy of Canada, Berlin. His writing has been featured in a range of cultural publications in Canada and Europe.

Ingelevics has received numerous grants and awards by institutions including
the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.

His personal website is found at: