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Kim Tomczak

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Kim Tomczak is a multidisciplinary artist primarily known for his work in performance, photography and video. Born in Victoria, B.C. in 1952, he graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art, now the Emily Carr College of Art, in 1975. He is a founding director of V Tape and is currently a Board Member of the Toronto Arts Council and the Alliance for Canada's Audio-Visual Heritage. Since 1983,Tomczak has worked in collaboration with Lisa Steele. Their work has been the focus of a major survey and recognized with several awards for achievement. Their individual and collaborative work was the suject of a major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1989-90. In 1993, Steele and Tomczak were recognized with two prestigious awards: the Bell Canada Award for excellence in the field of Canadian video art and a Toronto Arts Award (the Peter Herndorf Media Arts Award). In 1996, their most recent work received a world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.