Heather Cassils is a Canadian artist, body builder and personal trainer who uses an exaggerated physique to intervene and interrogate systems of power and control. From dabbling in stunts to a stint as a semi-professional boxer, Cassils’s path has led from the blaze of a full body burn to brushing lips with pop stars. Cassils has exhibited at White Chapel in London, Manifesta, Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Edith Ruß Site for Media Art in Germany, MUCA Roma and at the International Festival, Art in General and Center for Performance Research in NYC, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Cassils’s films have shown at Outfest in Los Angeles and LGBT film festival in Paris, France among other festivals. In 2010 Cassils received the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art as well as receiving numerous prestigious grants from The Canada Council of the Arts.
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Heather Cassils is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Price Latimer Agah