detail, Usted, de lejos y hasta muy cerca (2016)
From Vancouver, Fiona Bowie is a Canadian installation and sound artist.
She uses film, video, photography and sculpture, and has been known for making immersive environments.
She often works with superimposition of time/ still-based media and mix-media/sculpture. For a number of years,
Fiona has been posting anonymous photographic interventions on Google Earth and Maps.
She is currently working alongside minute organisms in the production of artworks.
Bowies work often emerges from an interest in temporality and divergent scales or environs in relation
to consciousness. This ongoing theme in her work is borne out of a desire to broaden and deepen attention to
and privilege complexities of little considered temporal and structural relations to other organisms in
otherwise regulated, habitual human structures.
Flow (2009-present), a work by Bowie with collaborator UBC computer scientist Sidney Fels,
located at 1 Kingsway in Vancouver (, the first media artwork in
Vancouvers public art program, was selected as one of the top 40 public artworks installed in North America
in 2009, by AFTA jurors, artists Fred Wilson and Helen Lessick. Flow was the only Canadian artwork to be
Surface (2010-2013), was a live documentary of the underwater life of Vancouvers False Creek,
that operated from 2010-2013.
Bowie is a singer/songwriter for The Protected, and was co-singer, songwriter for former projects SLickerSlacker and
In addition to producing her own artworks, she now also facilitates projects at her Órbitas artist residency
in Costa Rica. Bowie designed, built, directs and also stewards the gardens and forest at this facility.
Fiona Bowie graduated from UBC (BFA) in 1990 and from the School of Contemporary Art SFU (MFA) in 1998.[1]
Fiona Bowie was Assistant Professor in Integrated Media, Emily Carr University, Vancouver British Columbia
from 2000 until 2015. She continues to be a part of the ECU community.

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