Group Exhibitions (solo shows marked with an *)
Paris, France. MAISON DES ARTS CRETEIL.
EXIT festival Créteil 10- 20 th March 2011
VIA festival Maubeuge 24 March- 3rd April 2011
Lille Gare St Sauveur 13th April - 14 August 2011
VERBEKE FOUNDATION - Belgium. Nov 20 2010 - March 4 2011
Niet Normaal Amsterdam dec 16 2009 - March 7 2010
ARS Electronica 2009 Linz, Austria. Human Nature. September 2-8
Microwave New Media Arts Festival 2008
- Project room. Genpets. Nov 7-23. Hong Kong
Meat After Meat Joy
, curated by Heide Hatry. 16 October - 15 November 2008
Daneyal Mahmood Gallery - New York
It's Alive: A Laboratory of Biotech Art
Montserrat College of Art Gallery - Feb. 16- April 7, Beverly, MA
Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel Switzerland - November 11, 2006 - November 11, 2007
Mezco Toys - New York - October 31 - November 14, 2006
Paul Petro Contemporary Art Sept 29- Oct 3 2006, Toronto.
Lucky Loft Gallery - Hamburg, Germany Sept 14, 2006
Aug 26 -Sept 10 Xpace Gallery, Toronto
Basel Switzerland June 17 - Sept 9, 2006
Drowning in Ink Hinton, Alberta June 23 - September 20, 2006
OCAD Graduate Exhibition May 5-7 (juried)
April 21 - April 28 Xpace Gallery, Toronto.
(Toronto Alternative Art Fair International) Gladstone, Toronto Nov 3-7 (Catalogue)
Iodine and Arsenic
(cross promoted at Queen West Art Crawl) Sept 11 – October 2, 2005 (*)
Interaccess Gallery - Emerging Artists Show July 8 - August 6, Toronto. (Juried)
Xpace Gallery Cute but Cynical, June 14-26, Toronto
B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, OCAD, May 5-8
Gallery 61 April 22-24.Part of 'Go West' Toronto. (Juried)(Catalogue)
Globe and Mail
May 20, 2008 - The cost of cloning Fluffy: $148,000 by LISAN JUTRAS. Life section - L3
The Daily Athenaeum
. January 29, 2008 - By Brittany Franklin, A&E Writer - Section: Arts & Entertainment Section. pg 1 and pg 5
Book - "Biotech Pioneers
" Author: Ellen ter Gast 2007. pg 153-157
EIKONES (Weekly greek magazine) "GENETIKH" Author: Tania Markoutsa October 2007 pg 30
Cosmos Magazine (The Science of Everything) Austrialia, pg 32-33 issue 15 June/July 2007
Art from the science lab: It's weird, but to what effect? y Ken Johnson, Globe Staff March 14, 2007
"Bio-artists bridge the gaps between arts and sciences" March 8th 2007
Montserrat comes 'Alive' with a new show melding science and art, By Rebecca Schoonmaker
Feb 16, 2007
(Arts section) "Must Warn Others" Randi Hopkins Feb 6, 2007
"It’s Alive! Or is it?" By Dan Mac Alpine. Beverly, MA. January 31, 2007
January 2007 pg82 1/3rd page
Maxim Magazine (UK) October 2006
(Czech Edition) pg.31 October 2006
Clevland Ohio, "Tech-savvy sculptor says pet project is satire", Frank Bentayou. Wednesday, September 27, 2006. Edition: Final, Section: Arts & Life, Page E1 Zone All
UofT Toronto newspaper "Spawning the Genpet generation". Jennifer Bates, Issue date: 9/21/06 Section: Science.
AdBusters September/October Issue (Flesh Shoe Submission)
(Local newspaper Basel Switzerland) "Genpets in Basel". Sarah Kuhni , August 8, 2006. Page 14
The London Free Press
(Front Page) "Genpets create uproar. A former Londoner's creature sculptures spark a furor over bioengineering". Jennifer O'Brien, July 4, 2006
Zoo Magazine (UK) July 4, 2006.
The New York Times June 24, 2006. B5 "Artistic Pet License" Dan Mitchell
(UK) June 20, 2006 "Gene genies" Martin Waller
(Belgium) June 20, 2006
Delete Zine Issue 02 "Fear and Phobias" June 2006.
AI and Society Magazine (Jan-Mar, 2006 . publisher, Springer)
QUO magazine (www.quo.es), Nº121 Page 30, October 2005 (Spain)
20 Minuten, August 31, 2005 (Germany) Author: Jan Graber
- Published Tuesday August 9, 2005 in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. (Title - Art Attack! Pet Peeves – Adam Brandejs’s Genpets attack bioengineering trends.) (author Christie Tucker).
National Post, "The Big Picture 41" R.M. Vaughn, Saturday, July 23, 2005
, Issue 1226 VOL.24 NO. 46 Pg 84, July 14-20, 2005.
, Toronto. (Same clip played numerous times) (Date: on and around June 16 2006, they gave me the VHS tape, but no dates...)
BBC News 24 - Sat (sept 16) 20:30, Sun (sept 17) 04:30 & 16:30, Mon (sept 18)00:30
A short version during BBC Breakfast is shown on: BBC News 24 & BBC One - Sat 06:45 BBC News 24 & BBC Two - Sun 07:30. Program called "Click" talked about Genpets for a few minutes, displayed the website, etc.
June 14 2006 7pm EST Genpets Featured on "Attack of the Show"
TELEMADRID, Originally aired 20:30 (local time - Madrid) September 29, 2005
Spanish language. Gema Silván + Jorge Asunción.
98 PXY in Rochester NY around 7:45 AM on Friday, July 14, 2006 (Talked about Genpets)
B101 FM Philadelphia, PA. June 21, 2006 AM (talked about genpets for about 15 minutes) Hosted by Chris and Tiffany.
98 Rock Tampa Bay, Florida. June 20, 2006 (morning show with Big Rig and Pat Largo)
- flesh shoe
Wired Magazine blog.
A Whirligig Tour of Biotech Art By Brandon Keim - June 19, 2007
Exhibit mixes science, art by JAY LINDSAY
The Scientist Magazine
March 9th 2007
Buying genetic pets; Exploding sap trees; Non-blinking cows
Posted 2/26/2007 11:51 AM ET
MIT Technology Review
Feb 15, 2007
The Sydney Morning Herald
Blog (Australian newspaper) Next Generation Pets July 11, 2006
June 27, 2006
ThirdWay Brand Trainers
June 22, 2006
June 21, 2006
Get your genetically engineered pets
web column June 16, 2006
(Norway) Norwegian online newspaper June 13, 2006
We make money not art
July 31, 2005
Plus Core77, Snopes, Ebaums world, Ogre, MonkeyFilter, RocketBoom, Gigazine, and a thousands of other websites, forums and blogs and news sites around the world. (Some about Genpets, some about other work)
Awards & Scholarships
Globe & Mail Young Lions Advertising. Silver Medal.
Nora E. Vaughan Award ($500)
Spoke Club Membership Prize ($1200)
Dr. Eugene A. Poggetto Award ($500)
Carmen Lamanna Scholarship ($1300)
401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize ($9000)
DeviantART -Daily Deviation award for Genpets Series 01.
DeviantART -Daily Deviation award for Flesh Shoe.
Related Work Experience
Zulu ALpha Kilo - Advertising - April 2010 - present. Web Developer for Bell Marketing.
LOWE ROCHE Advertising - Sept 2007-Feb 2010. Web Developer for Audi, Bel Cheese, Mackenzie Financial, Hockey Canada, O.B., Boston Pizza, Miele, ALS, Society, the Toronto Zoo and Purina.
Immature Host creature model for the Host ARG Magnolia Pictures 2007 release of the feature film 'The Host'
Stop motion animation film dir. by Ania Smolenski. - SFX and Prosthetics, fabricated and utilized a fake chest, a zipper prosthetic to be worn on the actor, as well as 8 feet of intestine to be pulled from the actors stomach.
Intern: MDCN (Mobile Digital Commons Network) Montreal + Toronto. A project working on developing interactive immersive live action games for cellphones. MDCN is a joint project between OCAD and Concordia University amongst others.
Electronics Studio Monitor, OCAD
3 Autonomous Animatronic Hearts that pumped blood for LAL Music Video 'Brown Eyed Warrior'. Produced by 90 Second Films. Directed by Jeff Bai.
16mm short film 'Audrey' dir. by Angela E. DeCrecenzo. - SFX and Prosthetics, in charge of fabricating and utilizing a slit throat prosthetic that poured blood as well as small misc effects.
Mould making Studio Monitor, OCAD
Web Design, Michael Wiercinski, Toronto ON (Worked with digital media and designed websites for various clients) 2003-2004
Graphic Design, Original Kids Theatre London, ON (Created detailed 3D animated poster content) 2002-2003
Sculpture Instructor, Beyond the Fridge Door London, ON (Taught Children ages 5-13 how to work with, and model clay)
B.F.A. Integrated Media - Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto (Program medal winner)
Interactive Media Programme - Tampere Polytechnic school of Art and Media, Tampere, Finland.
Intermediate 3DS Max (instructor: David Feltham)
Technical Abilities (Technical Expertise, Technical Skills)
Metal (Tig + Acetylene welding)
Bronze (Cold Cast + Lost Wax)
Plastics (vacuum forming, various resins, acrylic)
Latex and foam rubbers
Silicon/urethane/plaster mould making
3D Studio Max R3-2010
Pepakura 3d paper
Video editing (Avid, Adobe Premiere)
Computer programming (Turbo Pascal, BASIC, Java, Objective C)
Circuit board design, printing and fabrication
Microchip Programming (PIC & Arduino)
Computer hardware/software repair/installation