Frances Adair Mckenzie

Tiohtià:ke/Montréal QC


Frances Adair Mckenzie is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montréal, whose practice includes video installation, sculpture animation and collaborative ventures.She holds a diploma in New Media from B.C.I.T. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Her video work has been exhibited most recently in London and Berlin with collaborative projects in Iceland and Belgium. Frances has exhibited at Centre Clark in Montreal; the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Parisian Laundry and the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal. Several of her animations and a stereoscopic virtual reality animation have been supported by the National Film Board of Canada. She is currently an artist in residency at the Darling Foundry for the 2019-2022 session.

Frances Adair Mckenzie would like to thank the Canada Arts Council and the The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) for their generous support.




Group Exhibition Somerset Studio, London UK

Group Exhibition Festival Internacional Inmersiva 3, Centro Cultura Digital, Mexico City MX

Group Exhibition Abuja Art Week, Abuja NG

Group Exhibition Distant Arcades Mutek, Montreal QC                        

Video Installation Liquid Mirrors Place des Arts, Montreal QC 

Solo Exhibition Day of Y Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto ON
Group Exhibition Future (Im)perfect OBORO, Montréal QC
Group Exhibition Latent See Anteism Bookart Space, Montréal QC
Duo Exhibition Busy Bodies Parisian Laundry, Montréal QC
Group Exhibition Par la forêt Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides
Duo Exhibition Near Channels Support, London ON
Solo Exhibition Les pas perdus Le Lobe Chicoutimi QC
Group Exhibition 'When things become thoughts: a sinkhole in my
terraformed mind’
Vie D’ange/MAW New York NY
Solo Exhibition Being Made While You Wait Centre Clark, Montréal QC
Group Exhibition Transmundane Dunlop Art Gallery Regina SK
Group Exhibition LUX Daziboa London UK
Solo Residency/Exhibition An Orchid Shaper Hole Connexion ARC, Fredrichton, NB
Solo Exhibition Glossed Over 50/50 ARC Victoria BC
Duo Exhibition In the Name of the Glove Bethlehem XXX Pop Montreal, Montréal QC
Group Exhibition Les Contemporaines Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal QC
Duo Exhibition Party Like its 1699 Satosphere Société Des Arts Technologiques(SAT) Montréal QC
Group Exhibition Art and Tech Rook and Raven London UK
Group Exhibition Rematerialised NMSU Gallery New Mexico US


Studio Residency Darling Foundry Montréal Q


Somerset Studio Residency London UK
Production Residency Nation Film Board of Canada Montréal Q
Production Residency Nation Film Board of Canada Montréal Q
Artist Residency Artsiceland/Ouvert Art Space Ísafjörður IS
Artist Residency Co{labo}rations Workspacebrussels Brussels BE
Artist Residency Metamorphose Studio 303 Montréal
Artist Residency Clark Street Video Toronto ON
Animator Residency Hothouse Nation Film Board of Canada Montréal QC
Artist Residency Satosphere (SAT) Montréal QC
Artist Residency Les Ateliers Arsenal Contemporary Montréal QC
Artist Residency In Vivo Videographe Montréal QC



Director Space Portrait II Commission Inmerssiva

Co-director Howe Are You Island? Digital Initiatives Canada Arts Council CBC 
Director The Orchid and the Bee (NFB) Stop-Motion Stereoscopic VR Montréal QC


Director Space Portrait OBORO Stop Motion Stereoscopic Virtual Reality Montréal QC
Animator Mooniyang Director Caroline Monnet Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montréal QC
Animator Jongué by Director Carlos Ferrand Montréal QC
Director/Animator Trading Hooks for Hands Parisian Laundry Montréal QC
Password: Winston
Director/Animator Punk Shadows (Indie) Blood and Glass Music Video Montréal QC
Director/Animator Fry Guy (Independent) Parisian Laundry Montréal QC
Password: FRYGUY
Animation 13, a ludodrama about Walter Benjamin Documentary Director Carlos Ferrand Montréal QC
Animator All We Need Naked Island Series National Film Board of Canada Montréal QC
Director A Little Craving National Film Board of Canada Montréal QC
Co-Director Party Like it’s 1699 Satosphere; Immersive Spectacle SAT Montréal QC
Animation Land in Sight UQAM Projection Director Caroline Monnet Montréal QC
Director A Love Poem to Unnecessary Objects Videographe Montréal QC




Howe Are you Island? Mutek Distant Arcades II, Montréal QC

Howe Are you Island? Noviembre Electronico Buenos Aires AR

Howe Are you Island? Somerset House Studios London UK

The Orchid and the Bee SIGGRAPH Asia, Daegu KR

The Orchid and the Bee Spark Animation Festival, Vancouver BC

The Orchid and the Bee Geneva Int. Animation Festival, Geneva CH 

The Orchid and the Bee Ottawa Int. Animation Festival, Ottawa CA 

The Orchid and the Bee L.E.V. Festival, Gijón ES 

The Orchid and the Bee Fantoche Animation Festival, Baden CH 

The Orchid and the Bee Annecy Animation Festival, Brussels BE

The Orchid and the Bee Mutek Distant Arcades, Montreal QC 

Trading Hooks for Hands Cordova DOVETAIL II, Barcelona SP
The Orchid and the Bee View Conference, Turin IT
Space Portrait OBORO, Montréal QC
Trading Hooks for Hands Parisian Laundry Montréal QC
FryGuy Le Lobe Chicoutimi QC
A Love Poem FemmoSphere Schwules Museum Berlin DE
A Love poem Queer Aging Spectrum Berlin DE
A Love Poem LUX/Daziboa London UK
Live Video Electric Circuits Kingston Ontario
Video Installation Working Title Festival Workspace Brussels BE
Fry guy Parisian Laundry Montréal QC
Live Video Pride Festival Toronto ON
Live Video Pop Montreal Montréal QC
A Little Craving Canadian Showcase Ottawa International Animation Fest
Live Video Pride Festival Toronto ON
Live Video Société Des Arts Technologiques Montréal QC
Quartier 20.14 Video Installation HTMlles Festival Studio XX Montréal QC
Wreath Video Installation Chromatic Festival Montréal QC
Forgotten Detritus Video Installation New Media Festival Vancouver BC
Teen Sleuth Video Installation Festival Phenomenon Montréal QC 2011
Forgotten History of Residential Schools Live Video W2 Vancouver BC
Teen Sleuth Video Installation The Music Gallery Toronto ON
Teen Sleuth Video Installation HTMlles Festival Studio XX Montréal QC 2011
Teen Sleuth Video Installation Fringe festival Montréal QC


Atelier Scenographies Immersives
Societe des Arts Technologiques, Montreal, QC


Certificate in New Media Design and Web Technology
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT),Vancouver, BC


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Major in Studio Arts
Concordia University, Montreal, QC