Rachel Echenberg, Johnny Forever Magdalena Nawracaj, Holly Timpener at Rats9

Performance: Thursday 19 March 2015, 7PM*
*Holly Timpener presents a durational piece from 4pm onwards culminating in an action at 7pm.

$10, personne ne sera refuser/ no one turned away

Rachel Echenberg (MTL)
Johnny Forever* Magdalena Nawracaj (MTL)
Holly Timpener (TO)
commissaire par/curated by Adriana Disman


Rachel Echenberg is a Montreal-based visual artist. Her performances explore the permeable boundaries between personal, social and political space.

Since 1993 her work has been exhibited, performed and screened across Canada as well as internationally in Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and the United States.

Rachel Echenberg currently teaches in the Fine Arts Department of Dawson College in Montreal. She is a board member of VIVA! art action as well as Optica centre for contemporary art.


Johnny Forever* Magdalena Nawracaj is an multidisciplinary artist currently based in Montreal. They work in soft sculpture, video, and drag-inflected performance to create immersive environments and build mythic narrative. Their drag wraps itself around love, loss and longing with a particular investment in these themes as furtive in trans and queer storytelling.


Holly Timpener completed her studies in musical theatre in Toronto at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she earned a certificate in the Triple Threat program.

After graduating, she became involved in interpretative dance, and began to seek out avenues other that theatre through which she could explore the performing arts. Through her work with performance artists Sylvie Tourangeau, Claude Wittman, Victoria Stanton, and Johannes Zitts, she found the medium she was looking for.

Holly has taken part in workshops with astounding performance artists all over Canada, and has had the pleasure of showing her work in Summerworks, Long Winter, the AGO, and the University of Toronto. She has performed in the Phantom Wing project, the M.S.T. and is preparing for a performative installation that she has been invited to create with Jack Bride at the Stride Gallery in Calgary.

(text: Rats 9)



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