Dean Baldwin

Message to Japan

“Light tomorrow with today.”

Artist information

Dean Baldwin is a visual artist who lives and works in Montreal. His work often takes the form of temporary architectures which function (pragmatically) as immersive social environments where food and drink are commonly consumed. Recent projects include; Oh Canada! at the MASS MoCA, The Quebec Triennial, Le Travail Qui Nous Attend. Musee D’art Contemporaine, Montreal, Bunk Bed City at Centre Clark, Montreal; The Dork Porch, curated by Michelle Jacques for the AGO; Fattening Frogs for Snakes, for No. 9: Contemporary Art & the Environment, (2009); Minibar, at Space Studios, London, UK and Volta, Markhalle, Basel, Switzerland (2009); Sweet Dreams, curated by Barbara Fischer for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto (2008); Exit Poll Cocktail Toll, curated by Chen Tamir at WhiteBox, NYC.

In 2009 he was awarded the Canada Council Residency at Space Studios, London, UK and in 2010 he was awarded the Artist in Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. In 2009, he and a group of 22 friends (Reverse Pedagogy) brought their own canoes from Toronto to the Venice Biennale.