Kim Morgan: Blood and Breath, Skin and Dust

Curated by Susan Gibson Garvey

Dalhousie Art Gallery
16 September – 20 November, 2022
Opening reception 15 September, 7-9 PM

Exhibition documentation now posted to the exhibition project page, HERE.

Hamilton Arts + Letters Magazine
issue fourteen.2 2021/22

STEM: The Science Issue
Guest Editor Sima Rabinowitz

Kim Morgan: Exhale and Relic
9 June – 10 July, 2022

McCulloch Museum of Natural History
Curated by Susan Gibson Garvey

Temporarily installed in the McCulloch Museum of Natural history, Exhale and Relic continue interdisciplinary artist Kim Morgan’s explorations of the body’s materiality.

McCulloch Museum, Dalhousie University Life Science Centre
1355 Oxford Street | Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The McCulloch Museum is located in Dalhousie University’s Life Sciences Centre. The Museum can be accessed through the Wallace McCain Learning Commons. From the main entrance doors, walk straight through and exit the Learning Commons, and turn right. The Museum is located on the right, further down the hallway.

Presented by the Dalhousie Art Gallery with funding support from Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, and the city of Halifax.

My Mother’s Ashes
9 March, 2022 from 12-3 PM
Killam Atrium, Dalhousie Libraries

In partnership with the Dalhousie Art Gallery, and with support from Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Halifax Regional Municipality,

Two exhibitions at NOCTURNE!
13-16 October, 2021
7:30pm to 10pm
108 – Spring Garden + Universities

by Kim Morgan
with support from Dalhousie Art Gallery, Susan Gibson Garvey, Felix Bernier, Kate Delmage & Jessica Winton

Location: grassy median across from the Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
Hours: Thursday 6-10 PM; Friday 6-10 PM; Saturday 6-11:30 PM, weather permitting.

Stray Hair is the first installation in Kim Morgan’s ongoing Dust Disruptors project: a series of mobile inflatable objects of varying forms and sizes constructed out of Sylpoly fabric printed with enlarged scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. The images are derived from dust and ash samples taken from human bodies and their immediate environment. Animated by air (fans/wind), helium, and/or human interaction, the Dust Disruptors may be encountered over
the coming weeks in different formats and locations (including online). Watch out!

by Kim Morgan

Location: Dalhousie University, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue, 1 st Floor (on the elevator wall facing the internal quad)
Hours: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM daily

Intended to intrigue, provoke wonder, and prompt questions about the meaning, use, and value of a person’s blood, Kim Morgan’s Blood Portraits is a two-part installation that features nine large photographic discs of magnified blood samples donated by specific individuals, and a
compelling video that layers the images with sound and text.

Kim Morgan: Blood Portraits
7 September – 17 December, 2021

Curated by Susan Gibson Garvey

Blood Portraits is commissioned by Dalhousie Art Gallery with generous financial assistance from Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Dalhousie University, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue, 1st Floor
Hours: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM daily

There is a level entrance at the front of the building with automated doors (6135 University Avenue). Accessible parking spaces are located on LeMarchant Street. There are wide lobby spaces within the interior and an elevator to access multiple levels. Blood Portraits is located on the wall above the elevators on the first floor which can be reached by the elevator in the lobby. Accessible washrooms are also located on the first floor.

View/Download PDF brochure

Nuit Blanche

Anatomy of an Abattoir

Collaboration with Kaitlyn Bourden

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: Sunset to Sunrise – 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

When a Toronto abattoir closed in 2014, some of its original contents were left inside. “Anatomy of an Abattoir” will attempt to revitalize these neglected objects and make them part of the building’s exterior. In the lead-up to Nuit Blanche, the artists will cast objects around the site—ducts, machinery and architectural details—in latex rubber. These castings, installed outside the building, will give the space’s interior a second life beyond its walls, inviting us to consider the past and the present by turning the structure inside out. For years, even as the city grew around it, this abattoir resisted change, remaining an active site of production, industry, destruction and consumption. Calling back to this history, the building will be given a rebirth through sculptural interventions. The building’s once-secret interiors will be rendered playful, beautiful and uncanny, lingering like ghosts brought to life outside the space.

Location: TAS, previously Quality Meats
Address: 2 Tecumseth St., Toronto
Public Washrooms: No
Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible, uneven surface throughout the viewing area
Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors
Allergy warning: bees and beehives at the project site.

(Photo credit: Couzyn VanHeuvelan)

2018 Art Bank Purchase Exhibition

Opening September 24, 2018

Remarks at 5PM next door at Art Bar +Projects
Reception from  5:30-7PM at the Anna Leonowens Gallery

Exhibition runs September 24 – October 6.

Featuring artworks by:
• Anke Fox • Charley Young • Dean Brousseau • Deb Kuzyk & Ray Mackie • Frances Dorsey • Jessica Korderas • Julie Wagner • Kim Morgan • Maria Doering • Nancy Price • Renate Deppe • Sam Kinsley • Sara Caracristi • Steve Farmer • Su Rogers • Susan Wood • Tyshan Wright • William Robinson •

Anna Leonowens Gallery
1891 Granville St.
Halifax, NS

Public Notice
8 Sep – 10 Nov 2018

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre
Oshawa, ON

Blood Bag 28/28 back view  Blood Bag 28/28 front view
Blood Bag (2018)
Wearable sculpture series
[Bag 28 of 28, front and back pictured above.]

Blood Bag (2018) is part of a series of recent research projects based around blood and materiality. This first edition is a series of 28 unique Blood Bags. Each bag uses a different sample of blood work.

Available for purchase, with 20% of proceeds donated to the Ovarian Cancer Society. More information here.

Unpacking The Living Room

8 Sep – 10 Nov 2018

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery
166 Bedford Highway, Gallery entrance on first floor
Seton Academic Centre
Halifax, NS

Intersecting Boundaries
VI Festival dell’Arte
In the Valley of Palaces and Gardens
Aug 12 – 19, 2018

Foundation of the Valley of Palaces and Gardens
ul. Świdnicka 31
50-066 Wrocław

Uncommon Common Art
Collaboration with Bruce Anderson

June 16-October 28

Canadian Art feature by Elissa Barnard here.

Audioguide for this project is available on Otocast app, look for Uncommon Common Art.

Mentorship Exhibition
July 12 – 29

Opening: Wednesday, July 11, 6 – 8pm
Mentee Artist Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2pm

The Craig Gallery
2 Ochterloney St.
Dartmouth, NS

SNAP Artist in Residence

June – July 2018
Meet & Greet and Artist’s Talk
Tuesday, June 5 from 6-7:30 pm

Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists
10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB

Kim Morgan will be honoured with an Established Artist Recognition Award at the Creative Nova Scotia 2017 Awards Gala, along with artists Jérôme Blais and William Robinson.

Creative NS Awards Gala 2017

Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 8-11PM
Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Admission is Free! Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

PHOTOPOLIS at Anna Leonowens Gallery

Kim Morgan will discuss her work in Gallery 1 at 12 Noon on Tues 31 October.

October 24 – November 13, 2017
Opening receptions: Mon 23 Oct, 5:30 – 7PM

Gallery 1
Big Pictures
Gül Ilgaz, Kim Morgan and Abdi Osman,
in partnership with Photopolis: The Halifax Festival of Photography

Gül Ilgaz, Kim Morgan, and Abdi Osman exhibit the large scale photographs that are on display outdoors as billboards within Halifax. In their photographs the artists consider identity in complex variant forms employing blood, costume, location as strategic elements for dialogue.

On view from October 24 – Novembr 4, 2017.

Photopolis is pleased to announce Kim Morgan as the winner of the local billboard contest! “Blood Galaxy” will be displayed on an HRM billboard and shown at NSCAD University‘s Anna Leonowens Gallery as part of a group show for Photopolis from October 24th – November 4th.

Photo by Rick Saulnier

Oct 12-14 2017
Banff Alberta

Panel Presentation and Discussion

Round Table: Forming Collaborative Partnerships:
Interdisciplinary Narratives

Session Chairs:
Susan Shantz, University of Saskatchewan (
Basia Irland, University of New Mexico

Kim Morgan will speak about “Practicing Interdisciplinary Collaboration”

This summer, Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010 will be at The National Arts Centre.

On view from June 15 – July 23, 2017.

53 Elgin Street, Main lobby
at Confederation Square
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 947-7000

New works  from the project Blood Work will exhibited at the The Anna Leonowens Gallery.

On view from May 24 – June 3, 2017

Opening Reception Wednesday 24 May, 7:30pm
in partnership with “Connection To Place”,
the 2017 ICOMOS Canada Annual Meeting

1891 Granville St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
902 494 8223

Artpace is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 International Artist-in-Residence exhibition opening featuring artists Lily Cox-Richard (Houston, TX), Kim Faler (Williamstown, MA), and Kim Morgan (Halifax, Canada) – selected by guest curator Denise Markonish (MASS MoCA). The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 6 – 9 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to Artpace is always free and open to the public. Guests are invited to enjoy fare and refreshments on the rooftop. Beer and wine provided by Alamo Beer and Pedernales Cellars.

Check out our Facebook event for more details.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6 – 9 pm
On View: November 10 – December 31, 2016
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. or by appt.

I am currently the international artist-in-residence at Artpace. There are two others in residence with me, Kim Faler and Lily Cox-Richard. I am in residence from September – November 2016 and I will be showing the work I create in a solo exhibition at Artpace from November 10 – December 30.

Final printed fabric. In the last week of prep for exhibition. Air system going in.

Blood, Brains + Other Trains:
Thoughts on Emerging Collaborations & Camaraderie in the Arts+Sciences
Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts
October 19 – 22

This socially oriented colloquium looks at common interests and shared goals between the arts and sciences, providing a meeting ground for anyone interested in forming further links between the disciplines. Commencing with a book-launch and continuing with two keynotes, two salon sessions and a workshop, the colloquium highlights many of Concordia’s cross-disciplinary research initiatives (Embedded Faculty Initiative, CUPFA Microlinks and FOYER) alongside models from elsewhere (MIT, NSCADU, U of T, Harvard Medical School). Download or print full programme.

DAY 2: October 20, 2016
Kim Morgan, NSCAD University
“Lab/Work: Experiments in Art & Science”
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: EV1.605

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Blood Group, 2016
Permanent Installation at Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) corridor
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

Medium: blood samples scanned using electron microscopy, digital images adjusted, printed on acrylic with polyester laminate, and mounted behind Plexiglas.

Blood Group is a selection of blood samples magnified 5,000-10,000X using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM scans are then superimposed on cross-sections of blood cells imaged with a transmission electron microscope (TEM), which gives the particular shape to the plexiglass objects. The blood group includes medical students, artists, family, and friends, from diverse backgrounds, ethnic groups, sexual orientations, and of course, blood types. The samples were collected, prepared, and scanned at Dalhousie University during a HEALS Artist-in Residence Program at the Dalhousie Medical School in 2014-2015. Irregularities and abnormalities in the images are due to technical malfunctions, imperfect preparations, disease, dehydration, anemia, blood disorders, or just being human.

In their words: Conversations with Writing Topography artists
Interview #10: Kim Morgan

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

From the Beaverbrook Art Gallery website:
[Beaverbrook Art Gallery] will be posting interviews with artists currently featured in the Gallery’s Writing Topography exhibition. These interviews were conducted by Rebecca Goodine, a university student participating in an internship at the Gallery. These interviews present artists talking about themselves and their work in their own words.

Art Toronto 2015
October 28-31

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto

Bloodwork at P|M Gallery

“Bloody good, Art meets anatomy”
Review by David Jager, NOW Magazine October 21

Writing Topography: The Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art

September 26 – January 10, 2016
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street, Fredericton

Installation in progress timed lapse (2010 at Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery)

From the Beaverbrook Art Gallery website:
This monumental exhibition brings together the work of twenty-four artists from all four Atlantic Canadian provinces to consider the imaginary and geographic role of place. Probing beneath the surface of the landscape, the artists reveal complex layers of histories and mythologies, and critique the notion of landscape as ‘natural,’ uncovering and examining how technologies, socio-political agendas, and economics mark the geographic.

Presented is a diverse range of work from photography to installation, painting, sculpture, intervention and performance that explores ideas of communications and invisible landscapes, and challenges the demarcation, colonization, and militarization of the land. The exhibition investigates how memory, histories and mythologies mark place and expose how habitats are radically altered and manipulated. By responding to both specific Atlantic Canadian narratives, as well as broader concepts of place, the exhibition maps the real and imagined marks made by human habitation and technological progress, both of which are indelibly tied to creativity and destruction equally.

Featured artists include: Robert Bean, Gerald Beaulieu, Jennifer Belanger, Remi Belliveau, Jordan Bennett, Kay Burns, Amanda Dawn Christie, Richard Davis, Leah Garnett, Pam Hall, Mark Igloliorte, Navarana Igloliorte, Ursula Johnson, Philippa Jones, Stephen Kelly, Eleanor King, Fenn Martin, Michael McCormack, Kim Morgan, Nigel Roe, Sara Roth, Anna Torma, Gerald Vaandering, and Kim Vose Jones.

Curator: Corinna Ghaznavi
Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and made possible with the generous support of the McCain Family, the Harrison McCain Foundation, and The McCain Foundation.


October 24-November 28, 2015
P|M Gallery
1485 Dupont #301, Toronto

Two-person exhibition of installation and sculptures by Kim Morgan and Brendon McNaughton.

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Oh Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

January 31-April 25, 2015

Range Light Borden-Carleton PEI, 2010
installed at Nickle Galleries
410 University Court NW, Calgary

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, organized by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada. Comprising of more than 100 artworks by 62 artists and collectives from across the country, Oh Canada is huge in both scale and scope. Too big for just one gallery, the exhibition will be presented at Esker Foundation, Nickle Galleries, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Glenbow. This unique collaboration will encourage dialogue, debate, and a deeper understanding of local, regional, and national contemporary practice.

Probing: Art, Medicine, Science and Technology

Nov. 27, 2014 from 7-8 p.m.
Theatre A, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Halifax;
video-conferences to DMNB Saint John, Room 105

Focuses on the work of Kim Morgan (Artist-in-Residence, Medical Humanities-HEALS) and that of others which converge on the boundaries of art, medicine, science and technology.

Convergence: An International Summit on Art + Technology
November 27 to November 29, 2014

Blood Work – Kim Morgan
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Building, Level 1 hallway (daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Blood Tests - Self Portrait

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR)
October 1 – 30, 2014

BAIR Banff Studo vacum cleaner studio view w screen prints BAiR Banff

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
September 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010

One of two range lights used to guide passenger ferries safely to harbor in Borden-Carleton, Canada, the iconic structure has paralleled the fortunes of the port community since the construction of a bridge across the Northumberland Strait. Once a beacon of deliverance, the structure now signals its own vulnerability and decay.

In 2010, the local community granted Morgan permission to cast the range light in latex. The process required several weeks to complete by a crew of artists and community members. The 50-foot structure appears at once overwhelming and defenseless, with the skin-like latex transforming the original monumental form into a ghostly reminder of its lost vitality.

Setup for Casting


Affective Cities Conference
August 5 to 7

The focus of this conference is on how affect and its management, expression and diversification animate scenes of urban innovation. Such registers and tone of the city are manifest in varied ways: in art practices and products, and in the affective range of urban life that displays ambition, disappointment, marginality, rebellion, and creative expressions in diverse forms.

SESSION 2A:  Interdisciplinary Interventions
Tracing Urban Affect: A Collaboration in Art, Technology, and Anthropology
Ellen Moffat, Independent Artist, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA; Kim Morgan, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CA; Martha Radice and Derek Reilly, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CA.

Click for schedule and presenter details.

Oh, Canada
26 June to 21 September

June 26 – Exhibition launch + gallery crawl in Moncton and Sackville
June 28 – Opening in Charlottetown
August 23 to 24 – Exhibition bus tour, details here.

Participating artists at the Owens Art Gallery are: Gisele Amantea, Nicolas Baier, Bill Burns, The Cedar Tavern Singers, Janice Wright Cheney, Michel de Broin, Mario Doucette, Michael Fernandes, Hadley +Maxwell, David R. Harper, Wanda Koop, Diane Landry, Micah Lexier, Luanne Martineau, Chris Millar, Kim Morgan, Clint Neufeld, Annie Pootoogook, Ned Pratt and John Will

Curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA

See a video profile of the exhibition here.

Rauschenberg Residency
Captiva, Florida
May 18 to June 14

Blood Drain extension 2 Blood Pool Bucket Rain Gutters, Regina

Weakforce 4  Exhibition
November 22 to December 21
St. Paul’s Gallery, Aukland

WeakForce 4 is the fourth WeakForce project associated with the collaborative Unified Field Theory (UFT) project, The aim of the umbrella project UFT is to locate and represent the social and relational as the generative dynamic of the co-operative in creative collaborative work.

Co-operating artists include: Bruce Barber (CA), Benji Bradley (NZ), Liz Bird (NZ), Anthony Cribb (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Joe Jowitt (NZ), Laresa Kosloff (AU), Lee Ihnbum (KR), Ziggy Lever (NZ), Kim Morgan (CA), Deborah Rundle (NZ), Matthew Sansom (UK), Daniel von Sturmer (NZ/AU), Andy Thomson (UK/NZ), Layne Waerea (NZ), Suh Youngsun (KR), and invited others.

The Volcanic Field Project
December 13 to 20

One Tree Hill Crater, Auckland NZ

Part of the ongoing international artistic research collaboration UFT (United Field Theory)

Urban Encounters: Art and the Public
An Interdisciplinary Colloquium
October 10 to 12

This international, interdisciplinary colloquium brings together academics, researchers and artists to explore how artworks in diverse media and genres can shape the urban public – the patterned and unpredictable encounters, events, and flows of city life – and, conversely, how the urban public can shape artistic production.

Detailed program and schedule here.