Early in my artistic practice I began performing as aggressively feminine, youthful characters and exploring my inner child through excavating memories of forced feminine dress and behavior. I exploit feminine causalities with the use of found objects, lens-based media and self-exposure. My research delves intoo the inner mysteries of the body and the infinite possibilities of the universe.
Mika Haykowsky holds an MFA (2019) from the Trondheim Academy of Art and a BFA (2016) from the University of Alberta. They live and work out of Amiskwaciwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB). From their studio in central Edmonton, Mika launches into creative projects that circle around the body, the cosmos, dreamscapes, inter-species co-creation, eco-feminism and stewarding the land. Follow their artistic journey on instagram @kahousemi.
What I do:
Sound & Music
Social Practice Art
MFA – Art Academy of Trondheim (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). 2019.
Notable coursework: Experts in Teamwork, Queer & Feminist Science Fiction.
BFA – University of Alberta Bachelor in Art & Design (Fine Arts) 2016
Notable coursework: Extensive Contemporary Art History.
Latitude 53 Garage Space Residency – July – Semptember 2021. August 14 – September 25. Collaboration with Liam Mackenzie & Breanna Barrington.
Alberta Society of Artist’s Travelling Exhibiton: Into the Light. Summer 2021.
Crash Course – Hotel Room Intervention – October 2021.
Residency at Caetani Center in Vernon, BC. October 2021.
2021 CREATIVE INCUBATOR (Good Women Dance) With Breanna Barrington.
2019 AWAKENING: Earth-Based Spirituality and Creativity. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto.
Curating & Coordinating (2018)
SWITCH: Exhibition coordinator & organizer. Galleri KiT. (Trondheim Art Academy Gallery)
OPEN ANATOMY: Curator with Michelle Rasmussen (DK). Galleri KiT.
META.MORF: Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology “The Temporary Library Of Norwegian Media Art.” Curating with Michelle Teran and students. Galleri KiT.
Solo Exhibitions (2018)
SPOILED, ROTTEN. KiTx Galleri. Installation and performance.
2020 & 2018 LIVE STREAM: ALL-WOMEN’S NETWORKED-JAM-SESSION. Teleportal Zoom performance aired at ARS Electronica Sound Campus.
2018 CHICKS ON SPEED. Meta.Morf Trondheim International Biennale for Art and Technology. Performer.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 MEMENTO MORI: MEMENTO VIVERE. Northlight Gallery, Phoenix Arizona.
2021 DYSCORPIA. Virtual Enterprise Square Gallery.
2021 DOTHER MAUGHTER. Carrot Art Community Cafe – Mother-Daughter 10-year artist anniversary show.
2021 SMALL WORKS BIG TALENT. Las Laguna Gallery (California).
2021 OUT OF BODY. Stoa Collective Online Exhibition. (Scotland)
2020 A COLD SWEAT. Lowlands Gallery. In collaboration with Breanna Barrington.
2020 AS WE TRAVEL THROUGH. Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. Edmonton, AB.
2020 GOTTA MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL. Edmonton. & Calgary Public transit platforms.
2019-2020 SCHMOOZY Latitude 53 Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2019 MOMENTO MORI. Step Gallery, Phoenix Arizona.
2019 BRIDGES ARE BURNING. Master’s Graduation Exhibition. Trondheim Kunstmuseum Grommølna.
2018 POP-UP EXHIBITION. Galleri KiT. Trondheim, Norway.
2017 A COLLECTIVE IN THE MAKING. Brattorveita Street Occupation. Trondheim, Norway.
2017 TRONDHEIM ACADEMY ART FAIR. Galleri Kit, Trondheim, Norway.
2017 PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL. Galleri Kit, Trondheim, Norway.
2016 URB PRK. Electric Barn Series, Café Mosaics Patio. Public Art – Fabric & Paper Installation.
2016 NAUGHTY OR NICE Global Day of Discovery, Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel.
2016 MAKING SPACE. Epcor Tower Exhibition of University of AB Curated by Roy Mills and Sean Caulfield.
2016 DENOUEMENT. BFA Graduation Class Exhibition, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
2015 63 HOURS. Creative Practices Institute, Edmonton AB.
2014 AP(ART)MENT. Nika Blasser’s Apartment, Edmonton AB.
2014 BREAKING GROUND. Curated by Connor Buchanan, Creative Practices Institute, Edmonton AB.
2014 THE BOOK AS A WEAPON OF CHANGE Curated by Royden Mills, University of Alberta.
2012 KALEIDO FESTIVAL. 118 Avenue Community League, Edmonton, AB.
The List, “Bridges are Burning” Photograph used for publication of article.
Bøgen (University of Oslo Literature Magazine): Issue “Audio.” Digital photograph.
Riss Literature Magazine: Issue “Ecstasy” Three illustrations. Issue “Jungle” Digital photo collage.
Latitude 53 VisualeyezPerformance Festival. “Little Lungs: D’Anunciacao’s The Sound Between.”
Public art mural, Mccauley School Orchard in collaboration with OFRE & Edmonton Permaculture Guild.
Honour Your Footsteps, Creating Personal Land Acknowledgements Workshop; with Naheyawin.
Marylin Arsem’s Durational Performance workshop; with CoLab.