Curriculum Vitae



2005-Present Emily Vey Duke
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
Department of Transmedia
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Syracuse University

2003 Masters of Fine Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois, full scholarship.
1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS

Ken Burns Award for the Best of Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Short-listed for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s most prestigious award for artists under 40

Jury Award, Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, San Diego Women’s Film Festival

Aliant New Media Award for A Year in the Life of the World.
Nominated for the Steam Whistle Art Award in the category “Best (Solo Exhibition) Exhibition in an Artist Run Space” for The New Freedom Founders, Toronto ON.

Third Prize, I am a Conjuror, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago IL.
Prix de Varti, I am a Conjuror, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor MI

Bronze Prize, Bad Ideas for Paradise, NYExpo, New York NY.
Honourable Mention, Bad Ideas for Paradise, Onion City, Chicago IL.

First Prize, Being Fucked Up, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago IL.
Second Prize, Being Fucked Up, Videoex international competition, Zurich, Switzerland
Jury award, Being Fucked Up, KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, Germany.

Canada Council for the Arts grant, $26,000.00, awarded 2010. The grant was used to develop a film project titled Lesser Apes.

New article accepted for publication in The Believer Magazine. Summer 2013. Article will focus on Shary Boyle, Canada’s representative to the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Beauty is Relentless: a Book about the Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Ed. Mike Hoolboom, published by The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Pleasuredome Press.
The Illuminations (upcoming), full colour book made in collaboration with Shary Boyle, who will represent Canada at the upcomng Venice Biennalle.

Blast Counterblast, University of Chicago Press, ed Anthony Elms and Steve Reinke, includes our essay “Art is for Empathy”. Other contributors: Stuart Bailey, Andrej Blatnik, Joerg Becker & Irena Knezevic, Elijah Burgher, Cameron Crawford, Jon Davies, Leif Elggren, Mario Fusco, Matthea Harvey & Adam Shecter, Nelson Henricks, Mike Hoolboom, Irena Knezevic, Erin Leland, Jessie Mott, My Barbarian, Christine Negus, Darren O’Donnell, Academy Records, Lane Relyea, John Russell, Jim Trainor, Ryan Trecatin, Emily Vey Duke, and Cooper Battersby
Essay titled On Reading and Empathy, Essay in YYZ Publication, ed Steve Reinke
Without Judgment, 6 page artist’s spread, Hunter and Cook Magazine. Hunter and Cook is a quarterly arts magazine published in Toronto. The magazine regularly features the work of contemporary artists, such as Jeff Wall, Mark DeLong, and Sandy Plotnikoff.
Cover Illustration, “Broken Pencil: The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts”

Essay on Collaboration, Untitled, in Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus interview
Pain Shall Be No More, Arc Poetry Journal.
Excerpts from The Illuminations, a book-length collaboration with Shary Boyle, Arc Poetry Journal

Essay in Daniel Cockburn: You Are in a Maze of Twisty Little Passages, All Different .

A Day in the Life of the World, large-scale, full colour poster, created through a residency at The Western Front, Vancouver BC
Art about Life is Better than Art about Art, review of Families are Formed through Copulation by Jacob Wren, Fillip Magazine.

Video Salon, 2 Volume DVD with accompanying book, eds Jacob Dyrnforth and Eva Respini, J&L Books, NY NY
I am a Conjuror, “Practical Dreamers”, ed Mike Hoolboom, Coach House Books, Toronto ON
“@ Donky @ Ninja @ Witch: the Fastwurms at AGYU”, Canadian Art
“The Politics of Cool: On the Curatorial Practices of Astria Suparak”, C Magazine
“State Britain: Mark Wallinger at the Tate Britain.” C Magazine
“Away from the Artist Run Centre”, Decentre: Concerning Artist Run Culture, eds Elaine Chang, Andrea Lalonde, Chris Lloyd, Steve Loft, Jonathan Middleton, Daniel Roy, Haema Sivanesan, YYZ Books, Toronto ON.
Work included in Dampbook, a journal of Vancouver media arts practices, eds Oliver Hockenhull and Alex McKenzie, Anvil Press, Vancouver BC

“I’d Rather be Gormless”, Canadian Art, Fall 07
Catalogue Essay, Deirdre Logue, Images Festival & Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Afterword, Witness My Shame, Shary Boyle, Conundrum Press, Toronto ON
Curatorial Essay for Don’t Let This Happen, Daniel Barrow at Mercer Union

Featured Writer, C Magazine, 2003-2007; New York Correspondent, Summer 06-08.
The Fine Arts, Bridge Magazine DVD. Also included David Cronenberg & Miranda July.

Lux: A Decade of Artist’s Film and Video, eds Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor, Pleasuredome Press, Toronto ON

Curatorial Essay, “Some Babies are Just Born Sad”. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS. “Robust Friendships and Lucid Dreaming”, Mix Magazine.
“Robust Friendships and Lucid Dreaming”, Mix Magazine.

Childhood, Public Magazine.

The Globe and Mail (Canada’s largest national newspaper) “Duke & Battersby at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects” Exhibition review
Canadian Art Web Edition, ”Sobey Award Finalists 2010: Tough to Call”,, “Sobey Art Award Nominees Unveiled”
Winnipeg Free Press, $50,000 Sobey Art Award Short List has Four (Solo Exhibition) Finalists and Two Co-nominees – Winnipeg Free Press, “The 2010 Sobey Art Award Longlist”
Halifax Chronicle Herald, Halifax Native in Running for Sobey Award”
Globe and Mail: “Come together, people”, Sarah Milroy, 2009
Late Capitalist Pathologies and Redemptions, Irmgard Emmelheinz, C Magazine, 2009
Canadian Art, feature article: Jon Davies, 2009
Toronto Star, “These Head Games are Contagious”, Peter Goddard, 2009
Canadian Art: RM Vaughan, 2007
Now Magaine: “Memorable Mexican Video”, Stephanie Rogerson, 2007
Curatorial Essay, Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure,
Emily Jones, Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2007
Canadian Art: Jon Davies, 2006
Border Crossings: “Fantasia”, Barbara Isherwood, 2006
Globe and Mail: “Exhibit A”, Sarah Milroy, 2006
Toronto Star: “Small is Big at Surprising Show”, Peter Goddard, 2006
Border Crossings: “Border Views”, Robert Enright, 2005
Cinema Scope: “Enormous Changes At The Last Minute”, Jason McBride, 2005
Arts Atlantic, Leah Sandals, 2004
Exhibition Catalogue: VS. Scott Sorli, 2004
Globe and Mail: “Generation Next”, Sarah Milroy, 2003
The New York Times, “Art In Review: Pass Me the Butterfly”, 2002
C Magazine: “Daniel Borins on New Canadian Folk”, Daniel Borins, 2002
Now Magazine: “Boy Wonders”, Si Si Penalosa, 2002
The Toronto Star: “Galleries”, Peter Goddard, 2002
C Magazine: “Twitching & Scratching”, Rebecca Godfrey, 2002
Fuse Magazine: “Three short essays on growing up”, Terence Dick, 2002
Georgia Straight: “Despairing Visions of a Fallen Paradise”, Robin Laurence, 2002
The Village Voice: “Mixed Company”, Ed Halter, 2002
Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media: “Video’s Body, Analog and Digital”, Laura U. Marks, 2002.


Here is Everything (2012) premiering at the Ann Arbor Experimental Film and Video Festival
New sculpture commisioned for “Land/Slide: Possible Futures” for the Markham Museum. Markham Ontario.
Beauty Plus Pity and Lesser Apes included in an exhibition Black Box at Argos VZM Center for Art and Media, Brussels Belgium.

Beauty Plus Pity and Lesser Apes screened as part of Animals Speak the Words of Humans with Shelly Silver (celebrated NYC based filmmaker). Flaherty NYC, New York NY , program curated by Kathy High (Associate Professor of Video and New Media, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Jim Supanick (author and critic). Flaherty NYC is a monthly screening series, organized by the prestigious Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Like the Seminar, Flaherty NYC employs a different programmer each year to create a theme and focus for the series. The programmer this year was Jim Supanik,.

“Hopelessely Middle Aged”, Solo Exhibition, Hallwalls, Buffalo NY.
Flaherty NYC, Screenings of three works co/screening with Shelly Silver, Curator Kathy High
Ellio (catskin rug), Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Trois Riviere, QC Canada
The Fine Arts, SKIN: The Seductions of Surface, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada, curator Sarah Fillmore

International Film Festival Rotterdam, curator Erwin van ‘t Hart (Solo Exhibition) Screening)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is an annual film festival held in various cinemas in Rotterdam, Netherlands held at the end of January. It is approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes,Venice, Berlin, and Locarno.
Lesser Apes was an official selection for the Tiger Awards portion of the program, reserved for the 20 most promising shorts of the year.
“The Beauty is Relentless”, Union Docs, NYC, (Solo Screening)
Poetry and Cinema Conference, University of Bolder Colorado, (Solo Screening)
“Duke and Battersby Retrospective” Ann Arbor Film Festival, curator, David Dinnell (Solo Screening)
Rapt and Happy, ”Notes on Notes on Camp”, Invisible Exports, NYC
Reanimating the Universe with Basic Breathing Exercises, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
Gallerie B-312, Montreal PQ Canada (Solo Exhibition)
“Lesser Apes”, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC Canada (Solo Exhibition)
“Back to the Land”, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, Canada, curated by Caitlin Jones
Lesser Apes, “That’s So Gay “, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Calada, curated by Sholem Krishtalka

Verge Art Fair (in tandem with Art Basel Miami Beach), Miami FL.
Art Basel Miami Beach is on of the biggest art fairs in the world.
Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Musée d’Art Contemporaine, Montréal, PQ Canada
Canada’s largest art prize, $50,000 prize awarded anually. Five artists are selected as finalists.
Sobey Art Award Exhibition of the Maritimes Longlist, Art Gallery of Nova Sotia, Canada
Perfect Nature World, “Alejandra”, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse NY

Beauty Plus Pity, The Power Plant, Toronto ON (Solo Exhibition)
Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston ON (Solo Exhibition)
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (Solo Exhibition)
University of Missouri, Kansas City, UMKC Gallery of Art. (Solo Exhibition)

The Fine Arts, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA
Songs of Praise For the Heart Beyond Cure, “Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure”, Art Palace Gallery, Houston TX
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Burning Cold”, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Burning Cold”, Oakville Galleries, ON
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Burning Cold”, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Burning Cold”, Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria BC.
The Fine Arts, Recovering Agnostic, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, PQ
WTF Happened to Pay Equity, “Keep the IS in Feminism”, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
The Fine Arts, Get Lost, Locust Projects, Miami FL

Kingdom of the Emancipated Albino Companion Animals, Open Spaces Special Selection, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto ON ((Solo Exhibition))
Sampling Recent Canadian Video Art”, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City; visiting artists, Rosario Castellaros Theatre.
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Faux Naturel”, The Foreman Gallery, Sherbrooke PQ
The Fine Arts and Perfect Nature World, “I Will Never Make It”, D21 Gallery, Leipzig, DE.
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Burning Cold”, The Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse YK
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax NS ((Solo Exhibition)).
Being Fucked Up, The Love Show, The Palace, Miami FL

Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Faux Naturel”, The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse NY
Curious About Existence, “Werkleitz Bienalle”, Halle, Germany
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure, “Fantasia”, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto ON
The Fine Arts and Being Fucked Up, “Close Readings”, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
Being Fucked Up, “Video Users”, Tokyo Wonder Site; Videoart Centre Tokyo; REMO, Osaka, Japan
Curious About Existence and Attention Public, Witte de With Contemporary Art Centre, Rotterdam, NE

A Cure for Being Ordinary, “Split Decisions”, V-Tape, Toronto ON.
Attention Public, “Growing Up Absurd”, Herbert Read Gallery, Kent, UK.
Bad Ideas for Paradise, “Everything I’d Ever Discovered”, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA.
Being Fucked Up, “Video Users”, +gallery Nagoya, Japan,
New Freedom Founders, “ArtPort”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS

Rapt and Happy, “Locus Suspectus”, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast UK; Truck Gallery, Calgary AB
Curious About Existence, Mercer Union, Toronto ON ((Solo Exhibition))
Bad Ideas for Paradise, Eastern Edge Gallery, St John’s NL ((Solo Exhibition))

Bad Ideas for Paradise and Being Fucked Up, “3rd Annual UK/Canadian Video Exchange”, South London Gallery, London UK
Perfect Nature World and Bad Ideas for Paradise, “Super Modern World of Beauty”, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff AB
Childhood, “Childhood” Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC.

Rapt and Happy, “Pass Me the Butterfly”, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Centre, NY, NY.
Bad Ideas for Paradise, “Video with Headphones”, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago IL.
Strange Animals, Or Gallery, Vancouver BC ((Solo Exhibition))
Bad Ideas for Paradise, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto ON ((Solo Exhibition)).

Being Fucked Up, “These Days”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC.
Being Fucked Up, “We all love…”, The Mission, London, UK.
Moderately Paced Video, “Attack / Retreat”, Argos, Brussels, Belgium.


Presenter, “Empathy in Media”, College Art Association Conference, L.A. CA
Presenter, “New Media: The Alternative Space and Beyond”, CAA Conference, L.A. CA
Panelist, “Why Look at Animals”, The Power Plant, Toronto ON
Mentor, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
Visiting Artist, University of Toronto, Toronto ON
Visitor in the Arts Speaker’s Series, Brock University, St. Catharines ON
Visiting Artist, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal PQ
Guest Critic, Concordia University, Montréal PQ
Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York NY
Faculty Advisor, Art Mesh, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Visitor in the Arts Speaker’s Series, University of Western Ontario, London ON
Guest Lecturer, Sheridan College, Oakville ON
Faculty Advisor, Dropped Frames Film Society, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

Faculty Advisor, Mouth Eye, student run DVD Magazine, Syracuse NY
Visiting Artists, UC Davis, CA; Willamette University, OR; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC; Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver BC.

Visiting Artists: The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI; University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS; Faucet Media, Sackville NB
Juror, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa ON.

Visiting Artists, Hallwalls, Buffalo NY; Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto ON; University of Central Florida, Orlando FL; University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY.

Visiting Artists, Detroit Filmmaker’s Coalition.

Visiting Artists: Syracuse University, Syracuse NY; Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
“Dynamic Duos” panel discussion on Magnetic North, The Power Plant, Toronto ON.

Visiting Artists: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS; Concordia University, Montreal PQ.


Guest Curators, Urban Video Project, Syracuse NY

The Mississauga/Syracuse Curatorial Exchange, Art Gallery of Mississauga and Spark International.

‘Emotional Realism 2″, Magic Lantern Cinema
‘Emotional Realism 2″,Providence, RI
‘Emotional Realism 2″,Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX
‘Emotional Realism 2″,The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax NS.

“Winnipeg Babysitter” co-presented with the Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse NY.
“Emotional Realism 2″ Special Program, San Diego Women’s Film Festival
‘Emotional Realism 2”, Cinema Project, Portland OR; The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse NY.

“Emotional Realism: works by Gillian Wearing and Althea Thauberger”, Khyber Centre, Centre for Art Tapes
Curatorial Residency, Halifax NS

“Good Luck with that Revolution”, program of short videos for Video Mundi, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL.

Video program for Signal and Noise Festival of New Media, Video In Studios, Vancouver
“Popularity Contest” from the Western Front videotape archive, screened at Canadian Consulates around the world.

“Simple Stories”, Information Days, Argos, Brussels, Belgium.
Video program for Signal and Noise Festival of New Media, Video In Studios, Vancouver
Anne McGuire: Crazy and not Wrong. Video program for “Halifax International”


Video Data Bank, Chicago IL
Argos, Brussels, Belgium
Video Out, Vancouver BC
Vtape, Toronto ON

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam NL, 2011 Selected as Spotlight Artists, we were one of two ‘shorts’ artists chosen for profiles at the festival this year. Lesser Apes was also selected for the Tiger Shorts Competition. The Rotterdam Film Festival is know as one of the “Big Five” European Film Festivals, also including Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Locarno.
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruek DE. EMAF is one of the most influential forums for international Media Art. 2011
Pacific Film Archive – Berkeley, Ca. One of the largest university art museums in the United States, BAM/PFA opened the doors of its distinctive Modernist building on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus in 1970.
Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA. Filmforum is the only venue in Southern California dedicated exclusively to non-commercial exhibition of independent, experimental, and progressive cinema.
The California Institute of the Arts , Los Angeles CA. One of the most prestigious art schools in the US.
Toronto International Film Festival, Cinematheque, Bell Lightbox, 2011
Paramount Centre, Emerson Arts, Boston, MA
The Brooklyn Art Museum, NY NY
The Peacock Visual Arts Club, Aberdeen UK
The Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkley CA
The Carnegie Institute, Washington DC.
The Walker Center, Minneapolis MN
The Renaissance Society, Chicago.
Gene Siskel Center, Chicago IL
The DUMBO Festival, New York NY. Our work opened the festival
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON.
The Power Plant, Toronto ON.
Art in General, New York, NY.
Centre d’art Contemporain, Basse-Normandie, FR
Transat Video, Caen, FR
Argos, Brussels, Belgium.
Impakt, Utrecht, NL. (chosen for Videogallery touring program and for the Impakt Channel. 2010)
Oberhausen Film Festival
Rotterdam International Filmfestival
European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruek, DE
Stuttgart FilmWinter, Stuttgart, DE
Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland
The Kitchen, New York, NY
Mass Art Film Society, Boston, MA
Avery Film Center, Bard College, Annandale, NY
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Festival de Cinemas Different, Paris, France
Transmediale, Berlin, DE
Seoul Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul, Korea.
Rencontres International Paris/Berlin, Paris FR
Aurora, Norwich, UK
Images Festival, Toronto ON.
The Vancouver Film Festival, Vancouver BC.
Women in the Directors Chair, Chicago, IL
Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia.
The New York Video Festival, New York NY.
The NYExpo, New York NY.
Mix NYC, New York NY.
Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
Brighton Cinematheque, Brighton, UK
Splitski Film Festival, Split, Croatia.
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney Australia
The Vancouver Underground Film Festival, Vancouver BC
Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland OR
Seattle Underground Film Festival, Seattle WA
Media City, Windsor ON
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Bravo Shorts, Bravo Television Network
Zed TV, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Wiite De With Television, The Netherlands

Alexandre Tallifer, Montreal PQ
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
University of Richmond VA
Willamette College, Willamette OR
Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Lewis Manilow, Chicago IL
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The University of Toronto, Toronto ON
The University of Illinois at Chicago IL
The University of Guelph ON
Queen’s University, Kingston ON
McGill University, Montreal PQ
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto ON
The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS
The University of Western Ontario, London ON
Several other private collections, international