Rachelle Viader Knowles is Head of the Department of Visual Arts and Associate Professor of Visual Arts Intermedia at the University of Regina in central Canada. She is a visual artist and educator working in a broad range of contemporary media. Her work encompasses four interconnected zones: lens and time-based installation, site-specific practices and alternate spaces of exhibition and viewership, text and language-based works, and innovative art pedagogies. Her projects have been performed, screened, exhibited and installed in galleries and festivals across Canada and internationally in the USA, South Korea, the UK, Germany and Argentina. Solo exhibition include: Home and Other Fictions at Chapter Gallery in Cardiff, UK (2003); Poem and Bedspin at Residencia Corazon Gallery in La Plata, Argentina (2008); In The Neighbourhood at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada (2008); and Life Elsewhere at the Art Gallery of Regina in Canada. Hybrid art/pedagogy projects include Near and Far, a collaboration with the Independent Art School and Hull Time-Based Arts in the UK, and Blur Street and Crossing Over in collaboration with Dr.  Kathleen Irwin. Knowles has received numerous awards including residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Trinity Square Video in Toronto, the Braziers Workshop in the UK, the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in Florida, the Hungarian Multicultural Centre in Budapest, Residencia Corazon in Argentina, the Canada Council Studio in Paris and the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, USA. In 2007 she was a finalist for the Sobey Award, Canada’s contemporary art prize. Originally from the UK, she studied Interactive Arts at the University of Wales and received an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor in Canada. uregina.ca/rvk