Schmidt, Holly

Lives in Vancouver, BC

Artist Statement

Holly Schmidt is an artist, curator and educator that engages processes of embodied research, collaboration and informal pedagogy to explore the multiplicity of human relations with the natural world. Schmidt uses methods such as walking, interviews, and photo/ video documentation to immerse herself in different ecologies where ideas emerge. These ideas lead to the creation of socially engaged projects that often involve a diverse range of collaborators to create social spaces and events that bring people together around shared environmental concerns. There are materials and processes of making that arise from these collaborative projects that lend themselves to further material-based explorations.