Alisdair MacRae, an artist working in sculpture and installation, was born in 1974 in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Victoria. In 2002, he received an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College, New York, complementing his 1998 BFA from the University of Victoria. In 2010, he became a candidate in the graduate program for Art History at Carleton University.

Camanchacas, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS; A Thousand Years To Live, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, ON; We Are the Church, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS; 100 Snakes: Architecture for the Eye, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC; Dans ma famille, Galerie Verticale, Laval, QC; For Sale, DYNAMO Gallery, Vancouver, BC

‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS, Canada

Alisdair Mac Rae


Portable Ensamble

04.06.2012 to 25.06.2012

Artist Alisdair MacRae uses plans as a starting point for interpretation, examining issues of scale and perspective, as well as community and exchange, experienced through a hands-on, do-it-yourself approach that enables social and economical interactions.

In his proposal for ´ace, "Portable ensamble" a number of portable folding chairs, constructed in a public space, will be installed in various urban settings, providing a temporary site for people to have a dialogue or simply rest.Through this project, the artist will engage with the public through sculpture and installation in a non-traditional setting, providing a forum for those in an urban setting to gather and discuss.