Jeannette Hicks

Jeannette Hicks is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Guelph and a visual artist. Her current philosophical research investigates history, power, and resistance in Michel Foucault’s projected archaeology of the visual arts. As a Research Assistant for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), she facilitates arts-based community making through improvisational arts projects, and contributes to ongoing research on how art can cultivate and strengthen community. As a member of the installation art collective Tongue & Groove, she has collaborated on playful participatory installations that invite critical reflection on lived space for Nuit Blanche Toronto, Land/slide: Possible Futures, Whippersnapper Gallery, and the AGO’s Toronto Now series. She is currently exploring graphic notation as inter-arts improvisation through a series of improvisational ink drawings made in collaboration with clarinettist François Houle.

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