Jenine Marsh (b. 1984, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) received  her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007 and her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2013. Marsh’s practice examines points of physical contact as spaces of exchange and subjugation. Through immersive installations and intimate sculptural arrangements, disembodied casts of the artist’s own hands emphasize physical contact as the first and last spaces of exchange. In the context of a dominant culture rooted in patriarchy and capitalism, Marsh’s work imagines the potential for new interactions between individuals that gesture against capitalist oppression through subtle spatial and material subversions.

Marsh’s work has been exhibited in Canadian galleries such as Centre Clark, Montreal (2019); Franz Kaka, Toronto (2019); Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver (2018); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2017); Vie d’ange, Montreal (2017); Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary (2017; and Modern Fuel, Kingston (2016) . She has also exhibited in international museums and galleries including Essex Flowers, New York (2020); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); OSL Contemporary, Oslo (2019); HKS Guesthouse, Bergen (2018); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); and Lulu, Mexico City (2015). She has twice served as artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2009 and 2010, and has also completed residencies at AiR Bergen at USF Verftet, Bergen (2018); La Datcha, Berlin (2018); SOMA, Mexico City (2018); Rupert, Vilnius (2017); and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson (2011). Marsh lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.





Jenine Marsh

Born 1984, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2013 MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
2007 BFA, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

QUARANTA, with Dread Scott, Rome, Italy (forthcoming)
Jenine Marsh, Jennifer, Gotenborg, Sweden (forthcoming)

the dirt under my nails, Centre D’art et de diffusion CLARK, Montreal, Canada
Every empire has an end, with Jennifer Carvalho, Franz Kaka, Toronto, Canada

A room at the center of the world surrounded by the noise of men, Interface, Oakland, USA
Vivisections, La Datcha, Berlin, Germany 2017 always with, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada
GUTTERSNIPES with Nadia Belerique, Vie d’Ange, Montreal, Canada
“Can’t you hear my voices?”, with James Lewis, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania Dear Stranger, with Lindsay Lawson, Entrée, Bergen, Norway

The Feeling’s mutual, 2016/17 Members Edition, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
In a world of weeds, all roses are wild, curated by Simon Cole, Beautiful, Chicago, USA
mind mouth, with Kim Neudorf, Forest City Gallery, London, Canada
The Extrovert, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

Feminine Marvelous and Tough, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
Anagrams for Ovid, HPI Window, Toronto, Canada
Feral Tongue, Chapter 61, Brooklyn, USA
The cut flower still blooms, 811, Toronto, Canada 2014 The Florist, Jr. Projects, Toronto, Canada

Roomies, Xpace, Toronto, Canada
Follow Me, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, Canada
Stranger to Stranger, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Vis-à-Vis, G Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Room and Board, Evans Contemporary, Peterborough, Canada
When I Move you Move, collaboration with Aryen Hoekstra as Friends, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, Canada

Cloud, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Grotio, Truck Gallery +15, Calgary, Canada
Suspension, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada
Ugly Portraits of YOU, with Kim Neudorf, Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Canada

False Fronts, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

Topiarium, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada

Sprawl and Cluster, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

Selected Group Exhibits

Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, Canada (forthcoming)

Cito, Longe, Tarde, Haynes, Chicago, USA (forthcoming)
Earth Body, curated by Karen Azoulay, Essex Flowers, New York, USA
Dig Your Own Hole, Franz Kaka, 291 Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2019 des Villes, Lulu Retrospective, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
As Above, So Below, Murmurs, Los Angeles, USA
Asphodel Meadows, organized by Caleb Dunham, Mother Culture, Toronto, Canada
UTTRAN II, curated by Tora Schultz Larsen, Emelie Palmelund, Christian Ovesen and Maiken Buus Andersen, Ugran Lake, SE
The Future Stands Still But We Move in Infinite Space, curated by Randi
Grov Berger, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Orientering, exhibition organized with Entrée, Bergen Norway
The Shape of the Middle, exhibition curated by Daniella Sanader, Open Studio, Toronto, Canada
Flower Petal Tongues, curated by Corrie Jackson, Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver, Canada
Entangled Tales, curated by Justė Jonutytė and Yates Norton, Rupert, Vilnius
SM, invited by Gianni Manhagan, curated by Margaux Barthelemy and sans titre (2016), Marseille, France
Ode to Trouble, curated by Hello Dust, HKS Guesthouse, Bergen, Norway

Occupations of uninhabited space with Zsofia Keresztes and Zoe Paul, Gianni Manhagan, Vienna, Austria
How Deep Is Your Love?, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Dark-Intense-Apricot-Liquerous-Tobacco-Developed-Cherry, Maison de la Mer, Malmö, Sweden
weird woman, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, Canada
True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Everyday War, curated by Keith J. Varadi, ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, USA wandering womb, curated by Kelsey Stasiak, Athens, USA
In the Shadow of the Millennium, curated by Darryn Doull, Judith & Norman Alix Gallery, Sarnia, Canada
A Change of Heart, curated by Chris Sharp, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Jenine Marsh, Lina Viste Gronil, Adam Gordon, Raising Cagle, Montreal, Canada
Baker’s Dozen, curated by CK2, New York, USA
Bend Towards the Sun, Bring the Sky Beneath Your Feet, The Bakery, Vancouver, Canada
soPo, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Canada

Mrs. Benway, Fourteen30, Portland, USA
What she is not, what she is, what she can be, Garden Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Road to Ruin, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
There is no There, curated by Stefan Hancherow, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Canada
The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico

Some New Fires, curated by Hannah Myall, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
balloon / portal / starres / fiends, curated by Kim Neudorf, DNA Artspace, London, Canada
As A Body, curated by Kari Cwynar, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Ontario

Endless Vaca:on, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada The Coffin Factory, 97 Niagara, Toronto, Canada
In the Ou_ield, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Garage Montage, with The Drawing Party, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Garden Show, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA
Hold Them Up in Good Light, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada SHOW13, curated by Iga Janik, Cambridge Galleries, Camridge, Canada

UNGLE, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada LEAN, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Canada

Broth, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada Sweetest LiPle Thing, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada

For Louise, Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Canada
Pith Biennale of Conschmemporary Art, Pith Gallery, Calgary, Canada

Field Notes, The Wanderer collaborative exhibition, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Ski-do, 809 Exhibition Space, Calgary, Canada

2007 Holler, 809 Exhibition Space, Calgary, Canada

Art Fairs

Frieze London, Cooper Cole, London, United Kingdom

2018 Vienna Contemporary, Gianni Manhagan, Vienna, Austria 2017 NADA Miami, Cooper Cole, Miami, USA
Art Vilinius, Rupert, Vilinius, Lithuania

Art Basel Miami Beach, with Patrick Cruz, Katie Bethune Leaman and Erica Prince, Art Metropole, Miami, USA
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Lulu, Houston, USA
NADA NY, with Jesse Harris and Davida Nemeroff, COOPER COLE, New York, USA

Material Art Fair, with Lauren Luloff, Mexico City, Mexico


2019 Artist in residence, Murmurs, Los Angeles, USA
2018 Artist in residence, La Datcha, Berlin, Germany
Artist in residence, AiR Bergen USF Veroet, Bergen, Norway
Artist in residence, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico 2017 Artist in residence, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011 Artist in residence and Arts Mentor, for Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta’s Future Leaders, Fishing Lake, Canada
Artist in residence, Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont, USA

2010 Theatre of Erosion, with faculty Geoffrey Farmer, Banff Centre, Canada
Artist in residence, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada

The Wanderer, with faculty Oliver Lutz, Banff Centre, Canada


Art Gallery of Ontario Artist Support Initiative
Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Arts across Canada Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2018 Chalmers Arts Fellowship
Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Visual Artists Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Arts Abroad Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2016 Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

Visual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

University of Guelph School of the Arts Research and Travel Bursary

University of Guelph Board of Graduate Research Scholarship
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant
University of Guelph School of the Arts Research and Travel Bursary

2010 Canada Council Travel Grants to Professional Artists
2009 Royal Bank of Canada Youth Excellence Scholarship
2008 Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Individual Project Grant
2006 Jason Lang Scholarship


2019 “The Estrangement of Liz Magor”, presented at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA
HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander Review, at Franz Kaka, Canadian Art
Exhibition text, Jesse Harris at Cooper Cole

2018 Review of Laurie Kang’s exhibition A Body Knots, Peripherial Review 2018 publication

“The Mastication of Alina Szapocznikow”, Blank Cheque Press Review of Brie Ruais’ exhibition Attempting to Hold the Landscape. C Magazine, Issue 138
“coins and tokens”, text commissioned by Entreé for the exhibition Orientering

2017 Exhibition text for How deep is your love? at Cooper Cole
“Aiko Hachisuka; Pro Weight”, text contributed to exhibition All the Names at Scrap Metal

2016 Exhibition text, Kate Newby at Cooper Cole
2015 Exhibition text, Anders Oinonen at Cooper Cole
2014 Exhibition text, Kim Neudorf at Evans Contemporary
2013 “The Terrorist and the Rhetorician” (w. Aryen Hoekstra), interview with

Hadley+Maxwell, Towards Magazine (online)


2021 Group catalogue, published by Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (forthcoming)

2012 Neudorf, Kim. “Jenine Marsh: Room and Board.” Catalogye published by Evans Contemporary, Peterborough, Canada

2015 “The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary” Lulu, Mexico City, published by Mousse

2007 Marion Nicoll Gallery Catalogue, Alberta College of Art and Design


2020 “Jenine Marsh: Artist Spotlight,” Art Gallery of Ontario, June 2020, online.

Sharpe, Emma. “Jenine Marsh, Centre d’art et de diffusion, CLARK, Montreal.” Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2020.

2019 Berk, Oivind Storm. “Kritikersamtaler: Oivind Storm Bjerke om “Orientering”. VISP, online.

Helsvig, Simen Joachim. “Kunst ute, kunst inne.” Kunstkritikk, online. June.

Callander, Angel. “Inhabiting zones of estrangement” Public Parking, online.

Regazzi, Lucas. “Towards a contemporary caprice: Every empire has an end at Franz Kaka” Peripheral Review.

2018 Bowron, Alex. “How deep is your love?” esse arts + opinions. Issue 92

Berk, Oivind Storm. “Kritikersamtaler: Oivind Storm Bjerke om “Orientering” VISP, Online

Drew, Emma. “Jenine Marsh’s Train-Pressed Coins Define the Value of the Small Gestures” KQED Arts, Online

Helsvig, Simen Joachim. “Kunst ute, kunst inne” Kunstkritikk, Online

2017 Holt, Cecilie Tyri. “UTSTILLINGEN: Featuring Lindsay Lawson and Jenine Marsh at Entrée”.  Kunsthåndverk. Issue 37, No. 143.

2015 Sanchez, Sandra. “Jenine Marsh abrió la muestra ‘Feminine marvelous and tough’ en Lulu” Excelsior, December

Interview, Art Metropole Blog.

Garza-Usabiaga, Daniel. “The Lulennial”. Frieze Magazine. Issue 173, September.

Smart, Penelope. Magenta Magazine.

Jáuregui, Gabriela. “Mexico City’s Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary”. Art Review, May.

Jáuregui, Gabriela. “Un paseo por la historia del arte en nueve metros cuadrados.” La cuidad de Frente.

De Llano, Pablo. “México DF, arte en combustión” El País.

2014 Brown, Kyla. “New London, Ontario Gallery Intrigues and Excites.” Canadian Art Online, November.

Jager, David. “Body Issues.” Now Toronto.

2013 Dick, Terrence. Akimblog.

Neudorf, Kim. “Stranger to Stranger” Cooper Cole Gallery exhibition text.

2012 Maher, Nadine. “Cloud” The Ontarion, October

2009 Willard, Chris. “Where Greenhouse Meets Darkroom” Canadian Art Online

2008 McConnell, Ally. “Fictional Utopia” Where Magazine, September

Landry, Mike. “Topiariu,” Things of Desire, Issue. 3, Online


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