EDUCATION:
  M.F.A. in Visual Arts, York University (Toronto), 2006. Dissertation title: Songs of My Suse, or The Unbearable Wayne-ness of Being: An Opera in Three Acts, nominated for Thesis Prize.
  B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, Minor Art History, Concordia University (Montreal), 2001 (Graduated with Distinction)
  D.E.C. in Fine Arts, Dawson College (Montreal), 1998 (Graduated with Honours)
 
SOLO SHOWS:
  2015 A Berlin Diary, Schmidt & Handrup, Berlin.
  2014 Think, with the Witte de With Review.
  2013 A Berlin Diary, with Hazlitt Magazine
ARCANA, Archive Kabitt, Berlin, Germany.
  2011 GV and the Glorious Bird, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Toronto
    Excerpts from the Lurking Drawings, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough. ON (curated by Carla Garnet).
  2009 Opera for Drella, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
  2007 Wish You Were Here, Paul Petro Multiples and Small Works, Toronto.
  2006 Idiot Sketches, Lennox Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto.
  2004 Idiot Sketches (Queen Street), Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto.
  2003 Iconophilia, Sis Boom Bah, Toronto.
  2002 Penance, Lotus Eaters Gallery, Montreal.
 
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
  2017 Odarodle - An Imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017, curated by Ashkan Sepahvand, The Schwules* Museum, Berlin.
  "_____", curated by Gabriel Maher, Roberto Perez Gayo and Carly Rose Bedford, Onomatopee, Eindhoven.
  Unseen Art Fair, with Dead Darlings, Amsterdam.
  The Nothing That Is, curated by Bill Thelen, The Carnegie, Covington, KY.
  2016 Frieze Art Fair, as part of AA Bronson's Queer Vitrines installation with Maureen Paley, London.
  NADA Art Fair, with Schmidt & Handrup, New York
2014 A Matter Theatre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  Symposium, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (performance for the Berlin Biennale), Berlin. Curated by Natasha Ginwala
  2013 In the Image of, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto
2012 Berlin/Toronto, Zweigstelle Gallery, Berlin
  2011 Go Figure, MKG127, Toronto
    C Magazine Benefit Auction, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto.
  2010 That’s So Gay, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. (curator)
  2009 New Work (w/Will Munro & Stephen Andrews), Paul Petro Special Projects, Toronto.
    Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY.
    Postcards from Toronto, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. (curated by Katharine Mulherin)
  2008 Art With Heart (auction), Richie’s Contemporary Art, Toronto
    On Representation, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
    Wild Things, Paul Petro Special Projects, Toronto
  2007 Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
    NIGHTLIGHT – Bright Light, Nuit Blanche Installation, Toronto
  2006 In Tents City, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
    Remote Splendour, 64 Steps Gallery, Toronto
    Skin of the City, Gales Gallery, Toronto
  2005 Small Comets, 64 Steps Gallery, Toronto
    Pot Modern, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto
    Imaging a Lover’s Discourse, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
2017 Illustration for Alex Tieghi-Walker's "A Reputation for Pleasure," Pleasure Garden (Spring/Summer 2017) p.18-19.
  2016 “Drawn Criticism: An Art Review in Pictures,” Canadian Art Online, http://canadianart.ca/features/sholem-krishtalka-gunter-brus/
  2015 “Befores, Durings and Afters,” Stephen Andrews: POV, ed Kitty Scott. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, pp 125-135.
  2014 “Marcus 1-5” Witte de With Review, http://wdwreview.org/think/
  2013-15 "A Berlin Diary," Hazlitt Magazine, http://www.hazlitt.net/authors/sholem-krishtalka
  2013 “A Self-Portrait of AA Bronson,” The Globe and Mail, (Tues, Oct 8) Arts Section, p. 1
“It's Here, It's Queer, But Who is it For?” The Globe and Mail Book Reviews, (Sat, May 4)
  2012 “Toronto Curating Itself: An Unhistory,” Canadian Art Online, http://canadianart.ca/features/toronto-curating
  2011 “You and Me and Her and Us and Them: A Conversation on Using and Being Used,” C Magazine 109 (Spring 2011)
    “So You Want to Be an Artist?” Bookforum Online
  2010 “Luc Tuymans: Wrestling With Representation,” Canadian Art Online
  2008 “Going Public,”CBC Arts Online
    “Brice Marden,” C Magazine 98 (Summer 2008)
    “Art Market Education” C magazine 96 (Winter 2008)
    “Women’s Realm,” catalogue essay for Allyson Mitchell’s “Serious Fur” at Stride Gallery, Calgary
  2007 “The Wide Camp Sea, or Notes on Sontag,” Forum 4 (Spring 2007)
    “Neo Rauch,” C Magazine 93 (Spring 2007)
  2006-2011 Regular publications as the visual arts columnist for Xtra! Magazine
  2006 “Notes on Glad Day,” published as part of the catalogue to “(Mary Mary) Are These the Hands that Cut?” a programme of videos presented at MoCCA by the Pleasure Dome Collective.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Ayas, Defne and Adam Kleinman, eds. WdW Review: Arts, Culture and Journalism in Revolt, Vol. 1 (2013-2016). Rotterdam: Witte de With Publishers, 2017
  Klingan, Katrin and Ashkan Sepahvand, eds. Grain, Vapor, Ray: Textures of the Anthropocene. Cambridge, Mass.: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and MIT Press, 2014
  Arcana. Berlin: Archive Kabinett, 2013 (exhibition catalogue)
  Berlin/Toronto: 1982-2012. Berlin: Zweigstelle Gallery, 2012 (exhibition catalogue)
  Headmaster Magazine 1, October 2011: 25-29
  Carte Blanche 2: Painting. Toronto: Magenta Publishing for the Arts 2008
  Art With Heart. Toronto: Casey House Foundation, 2008 (auction catalogue)
  Kingston Portrait Prize. Kingston, ON: National Portrait Foundation, 2008 (exhibition catalogue)

SELECTED PRESS:
Dupuis, Chris, "Is Berlin Really an Artist's Shangri-La?," CBC Arts Online, http://www.cbc.ca/arts/is-berlin-really-an-artists-shangri-la-canadians-open-up-about-the-city-s-challenges-and-rewards-1.3972310) February 8, 2017.
Andrews, TL, "Honesty Over Truth: Sholem Krishtalka's Illustrated Diaries of Queer Berlin," Berlin Art Link, (http://www.berlinartlink.com/2016/08/08/fiction-honesty-over-truth-sholem-krishtalkas-illustrated-diaries-of-queer-berlin/) August 8, 2016.
  No One, Frankie, “A Day in the Life,” The Town Crier, (http://town-crier.ca/reviews/berlin-diary) February 19, 2016.
  Matthes, Ronny, “Sholem Krishtalka's gezeichnetes Berlin Tagebuch ist besser als ein Porno,” Vice Germany, (http://www.vice.de/read/sholem-krishtalkas-berlin-tagebuch-ist-besser-als-ein-porno-771) April 7, 2015.
  Vaughan, RM, “I Don't Give a Shit About Authenticity: Sholem Krishtalka performs his Reveal in A Berlin Diary,” Momus, (http://www.momus.ca/i-dont-give-a-shit-about-authenticity-sholem-krishtalka-performs-his-reveal-in-a-berlin-diary/) March 30, 2015.
  Nakiska, Tempe, “AA Bronson Selects Berlin-based Artist Sholem Krishtalka,” Hero Magazine, (http://hero-magazine.com/article/28940/aa-bronson-selects-berlin-based-artist-sholem-krishtalka/) October 7, 2014.
  Vaughan, RM, “Sholem Krishtalka at the Art Gallery of Peterborough,” Globe and Mail, (Fri, Jun 3) Arts Section
  King, Patric, “Today’s Obsession: Sholem Krishtalka” Imprint Online
  Stecher, Hanno, “Sholem Krishtalka: Lurking” Catch Fire
  Holstad, Christian, “Top Ten” Artforum (November, 2010) pp 149-150
  Curcio, Seth, “Sholem Krishtalka,” Daily Serving (April 12, 2009)
  Caffery, John. “Celebrating Sholem Krishtalka.” Xtra! Magazine Online (March 9, 2009)

RESIDENCIES
  2011 The Soiree Retreat (w/Ragnar Kjartansson, Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir & Davið þor Jonsson), Banff Centre, Alberta.

AWARDS & GRANTS:
  Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, 2008
  Art @ Suite 500 purchase prize, 2006
  Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, 2005
  FRQSC (Fonds de Recherche Québécois en Société et Culture) grant (ranked 4th in Visual Arts category in the province of Quebec), 2004
  Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Scholarship, 2002
  Stevenson Colour Scholarship, 2000

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