Rebecca Diederichs | biography

Rebecca Diederichs has been involved with Toronto’s artist run culture since the 1980s. A founding member of the artists’ collective, Place & Show Artists’ Projects, she participated in exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa, and London, Ontario. She has been a Board Member of the artist run centre YYZ Artists’ Outlet and the artists’ service organization CARO, as well as a member of The Red Head Gallery. She co-curated Urgent Witness / Drawn Remains with Kim Pruesse for YYZ Artists’ Outlet, edited Peter MacCallum: Material World for YYZ Books, and has written for Lola Magazine, Open Studio, and the Red Head Gallery, all in Toronto. Diederichs has been involved with Persona Volare since their first exhibition in 2000. Her work was part of the three-person exhibition Neutrinos They Are Very Small, with Sally McKay and Gordon Hicks, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, which toured from Sudbury to Kingston and Waterloo, Ontario. Diederichs recently completed a Masters of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in May 2010. Carousel, 2011, is a photographic compellation and part of Corinna Ghaznavi’s exhibition entitled Animal, which will tour across Canada. Diederichs lives and works in Toronto.