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Andrew Zealley is a Toronto-based artist whose work expands beyond audio and music methods to inform mixed disciplines and media. His practice has been situated at the shifting nexus of HIV/AIDS, queer identity, and the body since 1990. Zealley s audio installation, Nature: This Is A Recording, is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada. He has recordings published by labels Art Metropole, Fine & Dandy, How To Explain Silence To A Dead Hare, Old Europa Cafe, Public Record/Ultra-red, Tourette Records, and Vague Terrain. Zealley holds an MFA in interdisciplinary studies from OCAD University. He is currently pursuing doctoral research through the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University; Program of Study: This Is Not Art Therapy: Artistic Responses to the Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS.






ground turmeric and silver glitter mandala/floor portal with ornamented faggots
Greenbelt Gallery, Toronto (January 2014)
photograph by Jeffrey Turford




media:

FES (March 11 2016) read
Y FILE (March 28 2016) read
THE WARDEN'S TODAY (March 20 2013) read
OCAD University interview (March 22 2013) read
XTRA! reviews Disco Hospital: Safe and Sound (March 21 2013) read
XTRA! previews Disco Hospital at The Rhubarb Festival (February 7 2013) read
RHUBARB FESTIVAL 34 BLOG/BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE (February 2013) read
XTRA! reviews XXXzines (December 13 2012) read
STILL SINGLE reviews Themes & Variations LP (January 8 2010) read
SPIKE ART QUARTERLY (summer 2008) read
THE NEW YORK TIMES on SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SHAMANS (January 18 2008) read
XTRA! reviews P.O.V. (October 27 2005) read
XTRA! reviews No Time CD (April 18 2002) read



exhibition, performance, audio installation & sound scoring:

LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES
performance at FES Research Symposium, Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University, March 2016)

UNTITLED
performance at PWA World AIDS Day celebration, The 519 Community Centre (Toronto, December 2015)

BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT
Room 204 at TSG: Fall to Pieces
group show at The Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, summer 2015)

CIENFUEGOS: silent looping video, performance
at Subtle Technologies Festival: EN.MORENO
group show at The Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, May 25-31 2015)

ANATOMY OF A PROTEST
sound for video by Wendy Coburn, exhibition at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto, September-November 2014)

PATIENT FILES
solo exhibition at Greenbelt Gallery (Toronto, January 2014)

DISCO HOSPITAL: LECTURING THE CLINIC
at Still Here: A Symposium on HIV and Aging in Canada, Victoria College/University of Toronto (December 2013

CROSSFADE
spoken word-audio performance, Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, July 2013)

DISCO HOSPITAL: SAFE AND SOUND
solo exhibition, OCAD University (Toronto, March 2013)

LUCKY 13 featuring Say "Ah." installation
group exhibition, THe Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, September 2012)

YESTERDAY'S TODAY, TOMORROW featuring "Cienfuegos" video
group exhibition, Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto, April 2012)

HIVE featuring Sonnet 56 audio and print edition
group exhibition, OCAD University Graduate Gallery (Toronto, October 2011)

MY HOME HAS A GOLDEN GUEST performative installation score (collaboration with Pier Giorgio de Pinto, 2011)
at CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino (Bellinzona, Switzerland)

I * ORPHEUS * I performance (collaboration with Robert Bolton and Eric Chan, 2010)
at TEDxToronto, Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto)

FAUNUS: A HEALING PLACE video score (collaboration with Ralph Dunn, 2010)
at Chelsea College of Art & Design (London, UK)

PRETTY BEUYS LIVE (2010)
at The Keith Cole Experience, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (Toronto)

REVOLUTION PORTAL performance/installation (2007)
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto)

LADY DAY PORTAL audio installation (2007)
Art Metropole (Toronto)

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING audio installation (1991, edited/remastered installation 2006)
Collection: National Gallery of Canada (2007)

ONE GARDEN ONE NIGHT ONE WISH audio installation (collaborative project with Chrysanne Stathacos, 2006)
Nuit Blanche (Toronto)

EMPATHETIC EAR audio installation (Halos: David Buchan & Robert Flack, 2005)
Art Metropole (Toronto)

HEALER audio installation (AA Bronson: Healer, 2004)
John Connelly Presents (New York)

THE QUICK & THE DEAD: MIRROR/BUBBLE/INFINITY (AA Bronson: The Quick & The Dead, 2003)
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto, 2003-04)
Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2004)

PSBEUYS: GOODNIGHT 2000 audio edition (2000)
Collection: Museu Serralves/Museu de Arte Contemporanea (2007)

INDIA 2063 video score (Chrysanne Stathacos: India 2063, 1997)
Gallery TPW (Toronto)

THIS IS REMIXED TO ME performance/installation (Robert Flack: This Is True To Me, 1994)
Cold City Gallery (Toronto)

NATURE: THIS IS A RECORDING audio installation (Robert Flack: Empowerment, 1991)
Garnet Press Gallery (Toronto)



publications:

CHALKING IT UP TO EXPERIENCE (in ANY OTHER WAY: HOW TORONTO GOT QUEER, Coach House Press, 2017)
INFECTING MBEMBE (in STUDIES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE, Brock University, 2017)
MFAIDS: a PSBEUYS textbook (bookwork, 98 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2015)
BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT: a PSBEUYS workbook (bookwork, 222 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2015)
THE EARTH OF THE CLINIC: a PSBEUYS workbook (bookwork, 72 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2013)
FAGGOTS: a PSBEUYS workbook (bookwork, 32 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2013)
SIGNAL TO NOISE: SUBTLE MESSAGES FROM THE CLINIC (bookwork, 20 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2012)
DISCO HOSPITAL: PRACTITIONER'S MANUAL (bookwork, 24 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2012)
DISCO HOSPITAL: PRACTITIONER'S MANUAL (bookwork, 24 pp, XXXzine.com, 2012)
THE BOOK OF MARY (bookwork, 218 pp, Disco Hospital Books & Records, 2012)
SONNET 56 (download, July 2011)
PRETTY BEUYS: WINNING (download, June 2011)
QUEEN LEAR: WE ARE A PHONOGRAPH (download, June 2011)
QUEEN LEAR: E PEE (download, June 2011)
PRETTY BEUYS: FIVE COVERS (download, March 2011)
MOON PHASE MUSICS (CDR, FD007, February 2011)
THEMES & VARIATIONS (LP, TOURETTE009/DEADHARE003, April 2009)
SCHOOL TEST 23 (LP, DEADHARE002, December 2008)
ELECTRICITY 13 (LP, DEADHARE001, December 2008)
SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SHAMANS (LP, MEDIAGURU002, 2008)
NEW YORK CITY: ONE GARDEN ONE YEAR (DVD, BLOOM1, 2007)
EMPATHETIC EAR (CDR, EAR1, 2005)
FIVE NOCTURNES FOR ELECTRICITY (LP, EN/OF024, 2004)
HEALER (CD, MEDIAGURU001, 2004)
THE QUICK & THE DEAD (CD, POWERPLANT, 2003)



group projects and compilations:

Times Neue Roman: Zombies/To Die Remixes (DL, Intelligenix, January 2010)
featuring LAST THING (PSBEUYS OF SILENCE EDIT)

Various Artists: Friends in Bellwoods (CD, Arts & Crafts, 2009)
featuring PSBEUYS PNP MIX

Black Sun Productions: The Milky Smell of Phantom Sperm (CD, September 2008)
featuring PSBEUYS PASSING WATER and PSBEUYS BLACK LOLLIPOP

The Sound Of The War On The Poor (installation, CTRL_ALT_DEL Sound Art Festival, 2007)
featuring PSBEUYS: 15 BARS AT 60BPM

72-Hour Nuclear War (performative installation, 2007)
featuring PSBEUYS NUCLEAR WAR SO HIGH

The Minutes International (free album download, 2007)
featuring ANDREW ZEALLEY: RICHARD KLINKERFUSS & RICK WADLOW

Kids On TV: Mixing Business With Pleasure (album, Chicks On Speed Records, 2007)
featuring PSBEUYS PNP MIX

Lustre, Silver & Gold (soundtracks, 2006)
films by Scott Treleaven

A Silence Broken (free album download, 2006)
featuring PSBEUYS: HOW TO EXPLAIN SILENCE TO A DEAD HARE



"Andrew Zealley's work debugs the modem=heart that compressed the acidHUMANIX infectious disease of a chemical=anthropoid." - Kenji Siratori, author of Blood Electric