Rosamunde Bordo is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans drawing, printmaking, creative writing, video, sculpture, performance and installation. Her practice employs narrative, amateur detective work, and material-based research to investigate the self as a created subject. Her research interests include: the genre of detective fiction, fugitive identities, feminist modes of storytelling, the role of fiction within contemporary art practice, and Surrealism. Current work makes use of an enigmatic alter ego who becomes increasingly more real through artistic interventions and creations, but by the same process of invention is paradoxically more fictitious.
Rosamunde received her MFA in visual art from UBC and BA in Liberal Arts and Print Media from Concordia University, Montréal. She has completed artist residencies in Canada and in Europe including Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted (Denmark) and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Audain Travel Award, and the Andrew MacIntosh Memorial Book Prize in Fine Arts from AHVA. Exhibitions include CSA Space (Vancouver), Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver), Galerie Circulaire (Montréal), Ymuno (Montréal), with works held in both private and public collections.