Brandon Poole  (b.1986) is an artist and researcher based in Montreal, QC. Having previously trained in journalism and philosophy, his research-based practice moves by way of interviews and fieldwork to examine the entwined histories and speculative futures of media, simulation, and the image. He received a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honours and distinction, from the University of Victoria, and he begins PhD work at McGill’s School of Architecture (History and Theory) this upcoming fall (2023). His work has been shown at Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria BC), the Toronto Biennial, the University of Toronto’s Art Museum, and Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver, BC). He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Dazibao (Montreal QC, Fall 2023) as well as a year-long quarterly publication with Parc Offsite (Montreal QC, 2023).


2023 [upcoming] solo exhibition at Dazibao, Montreal QC.

2022 Islands, solo exhibtion at Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC.

2022 One through the Other, solo exhibition at San Sheng Art Space,  Markham ON. Curated by Yuluo Wei with exhibition text by Kate Whiteway.

2020 Blind Pilotage, thesis exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Museum, Toronto ON. Exhibition Text by Nadim Samman and Dehlia Hannah.

2019 Carla's Island, 1981, as part of The Drowned World screening program at the Cinesphere, Toronto ON. Curated by Charles Stankievech for the Toronto Biennial.  

2019 Folded, back-pocket utopias, group exhibition with Emily DiCarlo, Jordan Prosser, and Chris Mendoza at Crutch CAC, Toronto ON.

2017 247 Denison: Horizontal Slippage, as part of the Philip B. Lind Exhibition at the Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver BC.

2017 302 Denison: Block on Hill, UVic BFA Graduation Exhibition, Victoria BC.

2017 anunbrokenlineofflowers, Source Material II: Unfolding, Group Exhibition, Courtney Art Gallery, Courtney BC.

2016 The Flatter Movements, Philip B. Lind Exhibition, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver BC.

2016 247 Denison: The Principle of Original Horizontality, Fifty-Fifty Gallery, Victoria BC

2016 Approach, with Sergio Rojas Chaves, Audain Gallery, UVic, Victoria BC.

2015; Hither Green, Solo Exhibition, Antimatter [Media Art] Festival, Media Net Flux Gallery, Victoria BC.


Suspaustus Laikas, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium.
Ghent International Short Film Festival, Belgium.

Deluge Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada.
non_syntax Experimental Image Festival, Taipei, Taiwan.
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, Canada.

Public Talks

2022 Gallery44 Guest Reviewer, Toronto ON. 
2022 Screening and Discussion with Eli Kerr at OPTICA centre d’art contemporain, Montreal QC. 
2021 Artist Talk at University of Victoria, ART 272 - Video Art
2020 Artist Talk at University of Toronto, VIS 430 - Thesis
2019 Artist Talk at University of Toronto, VIS 218 - Digital Photography
2019 Artist Talk at University of Toronto, JAV 130 - Visual Strategies
2016 Artist Talk at Open Space, Victoria BC


2023 [Upcoming] PhD Student, McGill School of Architecture, Vadasz Scholar
2020 University of Toronto, Masters of Visual Studies
2017 University of Victoria, BFA Honours, Visual Art
2011 Thompson Rivers University, Philosophy
2008 Western Academy of Photography

Grants, Awards, Scholarships

2021 Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant
2019 Joseph Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)
2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2018 University of Toronto Fellowship
2018 David Buller Memorial Scholarship
2017 Shortlisted for Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Award
2016 Shortlisted for Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Award
2016 G. & l. Few Achievement Award
2016 Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
2016 University of Victoria President’s Scholarship
2016 BC Arts Council Scholarship
2015 BC Arts Council Scholarship
2015 University of Victoria President’s Scholarship
2015 Heather Cragg Memorial Scholarship
2015 Diane Mary Hallam Achievement Award


2021 Sessional Lecturer, ART 324 - Space, Time, and Photo-based Art, University of Regina. Co-taught with Simon Fuh
2021 Sessional Lecturer, JAV 130 - Visual Strategies, U of T
2020 Teaching Assistant for Charles Stankievech, JAV 200 - Intro to Critical Theory, U of T
2020 Sessional Lecturer, JAV 130 - Visual Strategies, U of T
2020 Guest Lecturer, VIS 218 - Digital Photography, U of T
2018 Teaching Assistant for Lisa Steele, JAV120 - Visual Concepts, U of T


Carla’s Island, 1981 & Dry Dwellers of Eternity (Offshore Operations Simulator)
Screening at the Danish Film Institute
Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx 2023)
June 1 - 11, 2023
Curated by Jacob Lillemose


Solo Exhibtion
November 2023


Year-long quarterly publication residency with P.A.R.C, Parc Offsite. Montreal. 
Q1  January 2023


olo exhibtion at Deluge Contemporary Art
Victoria BC.
Nov 4 - Dec 3, 2022


Focused Group: Four More Years
Screening and group discussion
Eli Kerr and Brandon Poole
OPTICA centre d’art contemporain
Montreal QC.
October 15th 2022

Held in conjunction with Eli Kerr’s exhibtion at Centre OPTICA, Alternative Convention: Top Value Television’s Four More Years.


One through the Other
Solo exhibition at San Sheng Art Space
Markham ON.
Mar 4 - April 17, 2022


Carla’s Island, 1981
Commissioned for The Drowned World, a sound and screening program at the Cinesphere curated by Charles Stankievech as part of the Toronto Biennial.
Fall 2019

The program can be downloaded here.

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