Melissa Koziebrocki

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Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Melissa Koziebrocki is an interdisciplinary Artist whose performance based artwork focuses on the body as the physical site of trauma. She approaches this problematic subject matter in a satirical manner, using the tactics of kitsch intervention and misandrist humour, presented under the conventions of high art. Koziebrocki’s practice is irreverent and anti-authoritarian. It subverts normative notions around gender and patriarchy and exposes the injustice of the status quo enforced by a male centered system. Koziebrocki uses costuming and set design to inform her practice: whether that takes form as a site specific performance installation, a photograph, or a painting.

She has curated and has been a participating artist in such exhibitions as Bend Over: Images of Gender Exploitation (2013), Meat Curtains (2013), Please Copy Us Forever (2011), The House that Masons Built (2010), and A Soft-Core Peephole (2010). She has also worked in the curatorial departments of Art in General, the Justina M. Barnike Gallery, and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts.

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