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11 Masters of Fine Art, OCAD University, Toronto, CA

(Media Art and Sex-Positive Feminism)

98 Honours Bachelor of Arts – with Distinction, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA

(Fine Art Studio Specialist / Women’s Studies Minor)

86 Graphic Design Diploma, Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, CA



09, 18 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant

04-17 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

00, 03,16 Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Project Grant

08, 13 Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts Project Grant

03, 04, 05, 06 Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education Project Grant

02, 04, 06 Toronto Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant

05 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant



18 Daily Bread, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton, CA

From the Depth of Her Abyss, Rendezvous With Madness (site-specific performance), CAMH, Toronto, ON

The Laundry Series, A Space Gallery Windows, Toronto, CA

The Laundry Series (two person exhibition with Laurel Terlesky), Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, CA

Helping: The Clothing Workshop, Thomspon Rivers University, Kamloops, CA

17 Wearing Black, International Azores Fringe Festival, Pico, Azores, PT

16 Helping: The Clothing Workshop, Luminous Bodies art residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, CA 

Water Portals (a collaboration with Alan Majer and Brandy Leary), Contemporary Art Works on Queen Street West, Toronto, CA

15 Laced Cobblestone, International Azores Fringe Festival, Pico, Azores, PT

11 Her Pleasure, Her Desire; Remix, Fleishman Gallery, Toronto, CA

Her Pleasure, Her Desire; Remix, ISTA Sexuality & Consciousness Conference, Toronto, CA

10 Consuming Her, Gender Bodies and Technology Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, US

09 Consuming Her, International Pure Data Convention, SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo, BR

Consuming Her, WARC, Toronto, CA

08 Show and Tell your Gender (street intervention), Toronto, CA

07 Kodak Catholicism (interactive blog-gallery), Toronto, CA

Adoration, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, CA

06 Adoration, Alternator, Kelowna, CA

04 Maria & the Bullfighter, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, CA

Glowing Madonna, Vidéographe, Montreal, CA

Maria & Portrait of a Young Bullfighter, Articule, Montreal, CA

Maria, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, CA



18 Representing Feminisms, Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, US

BIRTH_to animate,, Vienna, AT

17 Homeomorphism, Walnut Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, CA 

Space Within, Walnut Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, CA

  MindSet, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, CA

16 Femmes Video Art Festival, Los Angeles Contemporary Art (LACE), Los Angeles, US

International Azores Arts Festival, Madalena City Hall, Pico, Azores, PT

15 Purging (from The Laundry Series), PROCESS, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, CA

International Azores Fringe Festival, Madalena City Hall, Pico, Azores, PT

Island Projects, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, CA

Life in Motion, Arcadia Gallery, Toronto, CA

Glaciology (performer for durational choreography by Brandy Leary), Work of Winds, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA

14 Not Safe for Work, Studio 180, Toronto, CA

Vagina 2.0, Vagina Museum, Vienna, AT

Feminist Art Conference, Beaver Hall, Toronto, CA

13 POINTS Focal, Church of Santa Margherita, Sciacca, IT

The Sex Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA

12 After Dinner Party, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, US

11 Autoerotic Meditations, Portuguese-Brazilian Festival, New York, US

07 AAHLUMNIEX, Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga, CA

06 Iconoclasmic, Longwood Gallery, Bronx, US

Museum Nogueira da Silva, University of Minho, Braga, PT

Gentes e Gestos no Carnavale Terçeirense (People and Gestures in Terçeira’s Carnaval), Terçeira, PT

Active Layers, Video Loop, Winnipeg, CA

05 To Be Continued…, aceartinc., Winnipeg, CA

  Active Layers, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, CA 

New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, CA

04 Center of Attention; The Importance of Persona in the Work and Practice of Toronto Artists, 376 Dufferin Street, Toronto, CA

03 Details (Contact Toronto Photography Festival),  Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA

On the Cusp…, A Space, Toronto, CA

02 Liquid Bodies: An Evening of Experimental Cinema, Movement & Performance, Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video,  Rivoli, Toronto, CA

Proof 9,  Gallery 44, Toronto, CA

Sem Saudade: Contemporary Art By Canadians Of Portuguese Heritage, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge CA



17-pres Once Upon Water, Madalena, Pico, Azores, PT (and upcoming international locations)

16-pres Naked State, Bare Oaks, East Gwillimbury, CA

12-pres Luminous Bodies, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, CA



07 Fleeting Face, A Space, Toronto, CA

03 Sem Saudade / Without Regret, Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA



18 Her Pleasure, Her Desire; Remix (presentation), Race Sex Power Conference, Roosevelt University, Chicago, US

Representing Feminisms (panel discussion), Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy, Exeter, US

16 Censorship of the Nude in Western Art (guest lecturer), University of Toronto, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Department, Toronto, CA

Westside Studio Talks and Photography (artist talk), OCAD University, Faculty of Design, Toronto, CA

Wind Rose Coloquio, (presenter), University of Toronto, Spanish and Portuguese Department, Toronto, CA

15 Arse Elektronica (performative webcam presentation), Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, US

Creative Conversation Series (artist talk), Colectivo Toronto in partnership with aluCine Media Arts Festival, Toronto, CA

Selfies Feminism Race (panelist), Activate T.O. Speaker Series, Toronto, CA

14 Feminist Art Conference (panelist), OCADU, Toronto, CA

11 Her Pleasure, Her Desire; Remix (workshop), CHI Feminist Interaction Design, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, CA

10 Consuming Her (artist talk), InterAccess Gallery, Toronto, CA 

09 Consuming Her (artist talk), WARC Gallery, Toronto, CA 

07 Fleeting Face (curator talk), A Space, Toronto, CA

Adoration (artist talk), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, CA

06 Glowing Madonna (artist talk), Alternator, Kelowna, CA

04 Maria & Portrait of a Young Bullfighter (artist talk), Articule, Montreal, CA

02 Arts, Education and Portuguese-Canadians (panel discussion), May 26 2002, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, CA



18 D’AMICO, Elizabeth (review) Representing Feminisms at Lamont Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art, Feb 2018, pg. 45-53, New Hampshire, US

17 COSTA, Terry (interview), A Conversation with Teresa Ascencao by Our Local Author, Gerador Magazine, May 26 2017, PT 

16 FERNANDES, Gilberto (interview), RTPi (Radio and Television of Portugal International), Hora dos Portugueses/Hour of the Portuguese (Díario/Dialy), Apr 7 2016 ( and various international broadcasts), Lisbon, PT

15 WOOLEY, Dawn (feature) Self as Subject issue, Multiple eXposure Project Zine, Apr 2015, pg. 45-53, Brighton, GB

VICENTE, João (feature) “Luminous Bodies”, OMNI, Point of Encounter, Jul 8 2015, Toronto, CA 

14 LOREN, Arielle (feature) Vulvas and Vaginas issue, Corset Magazine, Fall 2014, New York, US

13 LaRIVIERE, Serafin (review), “Graphic Sex; Annual Sex Exhibition Explores the Most Basic of Human Compulsions”, Xtra, Feb 01 2013, Toronto, CA

10 SILVA, Patricia, (feature) “Euphoric Femme, Teresa Ascencao”, Velvet Park, June 2010, New York, CA

PRESSICK, John (interview) “Euphoric Femme”, CIUT Radio, Sex City, Apr 17 2010, Toronto, CA 

08 ARANDA-ALVARADO, Rocío, (feature) “Quiet Moments/Dramatic Skies: The Work of Teresa Ascencao”,e-misférica, Performance and Politics in the Americas, April 2008, New York, US

ALARCÓN, Adriana (interview) “The Artist/Art Educator: Challenges and Rewards”, Dispatch, Special Edition, CARFAC, February 2008, Toronto, CA

07 ALLEN, Tori (feature) “Adoration”, CBC Radio, Big City Small World, Jan 27 2007, Toronto, CA

FUNG, Amy (feature) Art and Sexuality issue, Locus Suspectus, Winter 2007, Edmonton, CA

05 ROBERTS, Lorne (review) “Image Everything for Video Artists”, Winnipeg Free Press, Sep 15 2005, D5, Winnipeg, CA

04 MAVRIKAKIS, Nicolas (review) “Mystère de la Foi”, Voir, Nov 4 2004, pg. 56, Montreal, CA

DESJARDINS, Eloi (interview) “Top 5! [de la semaine]”, CHOQ FM, Oct 30 2004, Montreal, CA

03 WALKER, Susan (review) “Dollar-store Doll Lampoons Religion”, Toronto Star, May 24 2003, H8, Toronto, CA

KAZAMIA, Nicolas, Citytv, SexTV (feature segment), May 3 & 4 2003, Toronto, CA

BALZER, David (review) “Holy Moley”, Eye Weekly, Mar 20 2003, pg. 39, Toronto, CA

02 FARIA, Daniel (review) “Shotgun Reviews”, Lola, Fall 2002,  pg.82, Toronto, CA

VICENTE, João (feature segment) “Sem Saudade”, CFMT Lamire & RTP, June 22-29 2002, Toronto, CA



A Space Gallery (currently a member and formerly on the Board for four years)