Born: Pakse, Laos. 1980
Lives: Toronto, ON. Canada
2012 MFA, Studio Arts, Photography, Concordia University, Montreal QC
2003 AOCAD, Photography, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto ON
2018 We’ll Get There Fast and Then We’ll Take It Slow, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB.
2017 We’ll Get There Fast and Then We’ll Take It Slow, VU Photo, Quebec City, QC.
2016 We’ll Get There Fast and Then We’ll Take It Slow, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary
Photography, Toronto, ON.
2015 Untitled, Loop Hole. Toronto, ON.
2014 Outdated, Updated, Renovated. ESP – Erin Stump Projects. Toronto, ON.
2012 Follow Suit, ESP - Erin Stump Projects. Toronto, ON.
2010 Meisai, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre. Toronto, ON.
2009 Tint, Board of Directors Gallery. Toronto, ON.
2017 When Forms Become Attitude, Contemporary Calgary. Calgary, AB.
2016 Other Worlds, Lieutenant Governor Suite, Queens Park. Toronto, ON.
2016 Measured Time, Vitrines, Harbourfront Centre. Toronto, ON.
2014 Uncanny Worlds, Onsite Gallery, OCADU. Toronto, ON.
2014 A Bridge Not Far: China, ArtPort Gallery, Toronto ON.
2014 Follow Suit, Centre A. Vancouver, BC.
2013 Welcome, Bull Mengers Project. Laven, Denmark.
2012 Collision 8, Parisian Laundry. Montreal, QC.
2011 Tabernac, Spark Video Art Space, Syracuse, NY
2011 K-Town, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2011 The Writing on the Wall, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON.
2010 Silver Editions, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.
2010 Flash Forward, Traveling exhibition in Toronto, New York & London.
2009 Whitney’s Biennial, C.R.E.A.M Projects, Brooklyn, New York.
2009 Summer Reading, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York
2008 Empty, Push Gallery, Montreal, QC.
2007 Narrating Desires, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2007 Illuminations II, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2006 Other Moments, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
2006 The Center Cannot Hold, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2005 Art in the Air, Sound Art Festival, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB.
2005 10 Days in July, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.
2005 Wallpaper, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
2004 Canadian Content, Photo Passage, Toronto, ON.
2003 New Work, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2003 Kyu, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON.
2003 (Dis)appearing Acts, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.
2002 Proof 9, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON.
2002 Adam & Eve, Art Systems, Toronto, ON.
2017 Ontario Arts Council Mid Career Grant
2016 Toronto Arts Council Mid Career Grant
2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Artists Project Grant
2016 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant – Gallery 44
2015 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
2014 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant – ESP
2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant – Centre A
2011 Silver Medal, Graphic Design Photography. In collaboration with Gilbert Li Publishing.
2010 Roloff Beny Fellowship in Photography. Concordia University
2009 Faculty of Fine Art Fellowship, Concordia University
2009 Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellowship
2007 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2006 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2006 Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2003 Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003 Outstanding Achievement in Photography scholarship, Ontario College of Art & Design
2003 Polaroid Canada Inc. Scholarship, Ontario College of Art & Design
2002 George A. Reid Award, Ontario College of Art & Design
2001 Student Photo Award, Ontario College of Art & Design
2015 Banff Artist in Residence, BAIR. Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta.
2013 Halka Arts Projects. Istanbul, Turkey.
Publications & Reviews
“Utopia Factory: When Form Becomes Attitude” by Noa Bronstein. Contemporary Calgary.
“This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: What “Showroom” Gets Wrong about Toronto’s Art Scene . ” Gabrielle Moser. Canadian Art . February 29
“Images of Images: Notes on Anne Collier’s and Kotama Bouabane’s Photo Practices” by Noa Bronstein for AfterImage: The Journal of Media Arts & Cultural Criticism. Vol. 44 no.4.
“This Photographer Takes Pictures with a Coconut” by Michael Zhang. PetaPixel.
“From Fruit to Photo: Kotama Bouabane turns a coconut into a camera”. By Nina Azzaerllo. Design Boom.
“Artist Portfolio” The Rusty Toque.
“Kotama Bouabane at Erin Stump Projects” review by Terence Dick for Akimblog. Nov. 11
Flash Forward 10th Anniversary Book
“Follow Suit” review by Jenni Pace in Art Papers Magazine. Mar/Ap.
Flash Forward 2012 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, US & UK” Magenta Foundation
“Fact Meets Fiction” Montreal Mirror. March 8. Sacha Jackson. Pg. 17
“Collision 8” Artichaut Magazine. March 9. Adeline Golliet. Pg. 8
“K-Town Five Karaoke Video by 5 Artist” Magenta Magazine.October 24. Luke Painter
Flash Forward 2010 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, US & UK” Magenta Foundation
“Haaertz” Israeli Daily Newspaper.
“Jeunes Poussants” Voir. October 30. Nicolas Mavrikakis. Pg. 32
“Playful Type: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts” Die Gestalten Publishing, Berlin
“TOK” Diaspora Dialogues, Gilbert Li Publishing
“iBook” 1W1 Communications
“Carte Blanche” Magenta Foundation
“Wallpaper that isn’t boring to look at” The National Post. May 12. Julia Dault. Pg. AL10
“Portfolio : Chalkboard Series” Prefix Photo Magazine Issue #11
“Schools Out” Now Magazine, April 24. Thomas Hirschmann. Pg. 69
“Home” Fiat Lux: Shot Box 3, Post Card Set