FASTWÜRMS

Formed in 1979 by Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse, FASTWÜRMS is the trademark and joint authorship of these Toronto/Creemore- based multidisciplinary artists whose artwork melds high and popular cultures, bent identity politics, social exchange and a Witch positive DIY cinematic sensibility.

FASTWÜRMS has exhibited and created public commissions and installations, performance, video and film projects, across Canada and in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Korea, and Japan.

Exhibitions include Soylent Orange and Red of Tooth and Kaw at the 27th Biennale de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Donky@Ninja@Witch at the Art Gallery of York University, North York, the Contemporary Art Galley, Vancouver, and Plug In ICI, Winnipeg.

FASTWÜRMS also recently exhibited Krummi Krunkar: Tarot+Tattoo in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the SEQUENCES Festival. House of Bast in Sligo, Ireland, and Bast is Best at The Power Plant. Their site sculpture Owl is currently installed on the roof of the Albright Knox as part of the Beyond/In, Western NY exhibition, Buffalo.


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Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015
2012
2010
  • K-bell, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • Hood Woad, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC. Curated by Marlaina Buch and Ross Macaulay
  • Unicorn Tip, Rodman Hall, Brock University, St. Catherines, ON. A two-part solo exhibition curated by Shirley Madill.
  • Tailgate Tarot, The Power Plant, Toronto. Commissioned by Power Plant Senior Curator of Programs, Helena Reckitt and Power Plant Outreach and Education Director Jon Davies, as part of FASTWÜRMS’ participation in the Power Plant group exhibition Adaptation.
2008
  • DONKY@NINJA@WITCH Installation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Installation/performance, Plug In ICA,. Winnipeg

2007
  • DONKY@NINJA@WITCH Installation, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto
2006
  • HONKYTOWN, Installation, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2005
  • BLOOD CLOCK, Installation, Gladstone Hotel, RM 206 (Toronto Alternative Art Fair International)
  • SPLICE THIS!, Installation of Super 8 stills, X SPACE, Toronto (Retrospective screening, catalogue essay)
2004
  • GUSSET NATION, Installation/DVD, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
  • PIRATE HEAD, Installation/ DVD, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto
2003
  • BLOOD & SWASH, Exhibition/Performance, MANIF D’ART, Quebec City
  • SHAGBAT, Performance/Video, IMAGES Festival @ Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2002
  • BLOOD & SWASH, Installation/Performance, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto
  • THE POLLINATORS, Installation/Performance, VAV Gallery, Montreal
2000
  • TWO FANG HOE, Installation, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • SUPERSTITION, Photography/Installation, Gallery TPW, Toronto
1999
  • HOUSE of BANGS, Installation/Performance, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto
  • HAWK 33, Installation, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • PEGGYS COVEN, Installation, Art Metropole, Toronto
1998
  • DEMETER 13, Installation, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
1995
  • HOCKEY WITCH, Installation, Genereux Gallery, Toronto
1994
  • SNO-MAN, Site installation, Centre for the Fine Arts, Miami
  • WURMHOLE, Installation, Koffler Gallery, North York
1993
  • SELF AND OTTER, Installation, Genereux Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1990
  • GROUND to GROUND, Site Installation, Osaka 90, Japan
  • BIRCH HIVE, Site Installation, Skydome, Toronto
  • CAMPO VERMI VELOCI I, Installation, Oakville Galleries, Oakville
1988
  • CAMPO VERMI VELOCI, Installation, Canadian Cultural Centre, Rome
  • SHEET- ROCK -XOANA, Installation, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1987
  • CHEW OR DIE, Installation, The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1997
  • BIRCH GIRL P[LAZA, Installation, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
1985
  • KNOW BY HEART LODGE + SIX-FEET-BY-OTTER-SPOT, Installation, The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1984
  • NEC UNG DEO/NEC MILLE SCUTA, Installation, The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1983
  • SNOW-SHE-BONES, Installation, The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1981
  • JAMBON VOLANT BIVOUAC, Installation, The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
  • Word Play, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2012
2010
  • Beyond/In Western New York, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Permanent site work commissioned for the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Curated by Jon Massier and Louis Grachos
  • Adaptation, The Power Plant, Toronto Installation of new sculpture and 2D works, and revised 2D works and video. Curated by Power Plant Senior Curator of Programs, Helena Reckitt. Included works by Allora & Calzadilla, Francis Alys, Cory Arcangel, Shaun Gladwell, Louise Lawler, Sandra Meigs, and others
  • The Dorm Project, The Model, Sligo, IE Installation, residency and on-line project Sligo Cats. Curated by The Model Director and Curator, Seamus Kealey. Including works by RAQS Media Collective, BGL, Gelitin, and many others.
2009
  • Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY. Curated by independent curators and artists Nicole Eisenman & A.J.Steiner.
  • Skry-Pod, Nuit Blanche, Toronto. Installation and performance. Curated by independent curators, critics, and tenured York University fine arts faculty Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher.
  • Foreign Legionnaires, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto. Curated by Kelly McCray. This group exhibition presented works by artist collectives including Instant Coffee, Shake-N-Make, Team Macho and others.
  • What's Your Revolution?,Contact Festival & Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto Curated by Sharon Switzer. 270 screens in TTC subway stations, twice/day, May.Including work by over 15 artists including Mark Clintberg, John Marriott, Darren O'Donnell and Ho Tam.
  • ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON. Curated by independent, aboriginal curator Ryan Rice.
  • Hinterlands, York Quay Gallery, Toronto. Curated by writer and independent curator Patrick Mahon.
2008
  • KRUMMI KRUNKER Performance/Installation
 
  • SEQUENCES Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
  • HINTERLANDS MacIntosh Gallery, London, On.
 
  • WILD THINGS Paul Petro Special Projects, Toronto
 
  • ARENA, The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
 
  • ABC...Too Cool For School, Art Metropole, Toronto
 
  • ANTHEM, Walter Philips gallery, Banff
 
  • ANTHEM, Mount St. Vincent University Gallery, Halifax
2007
  • ANTHEM, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
2006
  • Sao Paulp Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Ice Follies, Site installation, Lake Nippissing, W.K. P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
  • Tame: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
2005
  • Bug City, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2004
  • Stratford Sculpture Biennial, Gallery Stratford, Stratford
2003
  • MosaiCanada, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2001
  • Godzilla vs. Skateboarders, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (traveling)
  • RED OF TOOTH & KAW, Abattoirs by Artists, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
  • MUSEOPATHY, Display Cult, @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
2000
  • SPACE CAMP 2000, Installation, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
  • INTO THE VOID, Tailgate Performance #1, Mercer Union, Toronto
  • WILDSIGN, ZONE 6B, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • GIANT BEAVER CHARM BEAVER TALES, Oakville Galleries, Oakville
  • K.A.W., Site installation, LOGO CITY, Blackwood Galleries, Mississauga
1998
  • KUVEN 11, Installation, BIENNALE de MONTREAL, C.I.A.C., Montreal
  • WALDEN 69, 360@ the CN Tower, Toronto
  • WALDEN 69, Dazibao, Montreal
1997
  • ANACOWDA & 3MOON, Installation, Rococo Tattoo, The Power Plant, Toronto
1996
  • DIORAMA, Installation, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
1995
  • 30 Seconds + Title, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1994
  • Channel: Open Project, Ideal Copy Office, Kyoto, Japan
1993
  • La IV Bienalle de Poesia Visual, Zapata Subway Station, Mexico City
1992
  • ALLOCATIONS, Site installation, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
1992
  • The Age of Discovery, Site installation, EDGE 92, Madrid, Spain & London, U.K
  • Artes Moriendi, Site sculpture, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto
1990
  • ONZE BESOINS, Installation, C.I.A.C., Montreal
1990
  • TEAM SPIRIT, Independent Curators Inc., New York, Touring exhibition, 8 Art Centers, U.S.A.
1989
  • BEE-STILL, Grace Hopper, Toronto
  • UGH 89, Installation, Les Cents Jours, C.I.A.C., Montreal
1988
  • SIX-PITCH-OTTER-SLIDE Installation, Winnipeg Perspective '88, Winnipeg
1987
  • ERRATICI PERCORSI, Installation, Acireale, Sicily
  • POLYPHONIC, Installation, Genazzano, Italy
Selected Performances and Screenings
2010
  • Skry-Pod, Performance and video installation, Art in General Art Centre Gala, Hanson Bank, Brooklyn, NY.
2009
  • Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom, Installation and performance with artists Allyson Mitchell& Deirdre Logue Leo Koenig Gallery, NYC, NY.
  • Skry-Pod,Commissioned performance (durational Tarot reading), curated by Jim Drobnick & Jennifer Fisher, Sheraton Hotel Waterfall Gardens, Toronto, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON.
  • Serendipty Princess Paddleboat, Performance with Andrew Harwood as ‘Madame Zsa Zsa’, sponsored by the Maclaren Art Center, Barrie, ON, Keppenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe, ON.
  • Granny Boots, Curated by R.M.Vaughan, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
2008
  • TRYST, Installation/Performance, Pride, Jun. 28, Toronto, ON.
2007
  • FOXBAT, New HD video screening, (showcasing work done at the DMS), March 18, Curated by Louise Bak Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
2006
  • Quinzaine Film Program, Sao Paulo Bienale, Oct. 4-18, Chief Curator: Lisette Lagnado, Co-Curators: Critina Freire, Rosa Martinez, & Jose Roca. Sao Paulo, Brasil.
2005
  • Blood Clock, Installation/Video projection, Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, Nov. 1-5, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
  • MoBlog, Web-based exhibition, Curated by Susan Douglas for AGOG: Art in Guelph and Outside Guelph, Guelph, ON.
2004
  • 40 Small Performances, Installation and performance with artists Allyson Mitchell& Deirdre Logue Leo Koenig Gallery, NYC, NY.
  • Better Living,May 12-20, Mercer Union invitational group exhibition and auction, Toronto, ON.
  • Pussy Necropolis, Video projection/exhibition, Mar 31-May 9, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON.
2003
  • BLOOD & SWASH 3, Exhibition/Performance, co-coordinated by Instant Coffee & Americas Society, New York, for Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
  • STENCILSartist stencil project, produced by Instant Coffee for As A Satellite, The Americas Society, New York, NY.
  • Alchemy & Mysticism 2, Urban Disco Trailer, Aug 24, Curator: Instant Coffee, Toronto, ON.
  • SHAGBAT, Performance/Video, April 12-May 10, IMAGES Festival, Paul Petro Contemporary, Toronto, ON.
  • GENERALLY BUT NOT ALWAYS, Video screening, Dec. 14, Apexart Curatorial and Residency Program, New York, NY.
  • FASTWURMS, Video presentation and retrospective, Nov. 1, Pleasure Dome, Latvian House, Toronto, ON.
2002
  • FAITH, Video screening, Jul. 27, SPIN Gallery, Toronto, ON.
  • GENERALL BUT NOT ALWAYS, Video screening in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Jul. 12 –13, Curator Daniel Bowden and YYZ Gallery, Toronto, ON.
  • RED OF TOOTH AND KAW, Digital Video presentation, Mar. 6, Articule Gallery, Montreal, QC.
Catalogues
  • DONKEY@NINJA@WITCH A Living Retrospective, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto Curator: Philip Monk
  • DONKEY@NINJA@WITCH Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver Curator: Jenifer Papararo
  • SPACE CAMP 2000, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, 2004 (Curator: Anthony Kiendl)
  • MosaiCanada, Seoul Museum of Art, 2003 (Curator: Wayne Baerwaldt, Nancy Campbell)
  • MUSEOPATHY, Agnes Etherington, Kingston, 2002, (Curator: Display Cult, Jennifer Fisher, Jim Drobnik)
  • EX OVO OMNIA, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, 2002, (Curator Judith Nasby)
  • Superstition, Gallery TPW, Toronto, 2000, (Curator: John Marriot)
  • Beaver Tales, Oakville Galleries, 2000, (Curator: Reid Diamond, Marni Fleming)
  • Rococo Tattoo, The Power Plant, Toronto 1998, (Curator: Philip Monk)
  • Juicy Fruit, Koffler Gallery, North York, 1995, (Curator: John Massier)
  • WURMHOLE, Koffler Gallery, North York, 1994, (Curator: Carolyn Bell-Farrell)
  • SNO-MAN, Centre for the Fine Arts, Miami, 1994, (Curator: Louis Grachos)
  • Team Spirit, Independent Curators Inc., New York, (Curator: Susan Sollins)
  • Allocaties, Zoetermeer, Netherlands, 1992. (Curators: Jouke Kleerebezem, Maria Sosa-Boezem)
  • Edge 92, Madrid, Spain/London, U.K., (Curator: Jon Bewley, Tracy Warr)
  • GROUND to GROUND, Osaka 90, Japan, (Curator: Fern Bayer)
  • Theatre Tableaux, Winnipeg Perspective '88, (Curator: Shirley Madill)
  • FASTWURMS, Perspective 88, A.G.O., (Curator: Barbara Fischer)
  • Erratici Percorsi, Sicily 1986, Gennazzano 1987 (Curator: Achille Bonito Oliva)
  • BIRCH GIRL PLAZA, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, 1987 (Curator: Daina Augaitis)