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Kandis Friesen & Nahed Mansour

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1978, Kandis Friesen is a Montreal-based artist working in video, performance, drawing, and installation. Her interests lie in sites of national and cultural identity, contexts of labor and production, and the role of document and archive in constructions of public memory. Her work has been shown at festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally and recently won the Images Festival Steam Whistle Homebrew Award for the collaborative video Tape #158: Document 2B. Friesen holds a BFA from Concordia University, and, among many projects, is currently working on the Mennonite Video Archive Project, a collaborative collection of work responding to archival footage and documents held in Mennonite community archives.