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.
Upcoming and in development:
Mixed Media Sculpture/Performance – “Sky-Rat (Home)/Are Birds Real?” Location TBD.
Ceramic sculpture – Group Exhibition – “Hands and Tools” Galleri Glam, Trondheim, Norway.
Soft Pastel – Group Exhibition – Edmonton City Hall Artist showcase curated by Michelle Schultz.
Video Art – Group Exhibition – “The Elastic Mind” Broward South Campus Gallery, Miami, Florida. In collaboration with Daniel Ennett.
Live Multimedia Performance for New Music Edmonton.
2022 cSPACE at King Edward: Self-Directed 2-Month Artist Residency. Calgary.
2021 CAETANI CENTRE: Self-Directed Mother-Daughter Residency. Vernon, BC.
2021 CREATIVE INCUBATOR (Good Women Dance) With Breanna Barrington.
2019 AWAKENING: Earth-Based Spirituality and Creativity. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto.
Curating & Coordinating
2022 CHALK IT UP! Project manager for Arts on the Ave Street Art Festival.
2018 SWITCH: Exhibition coordinator & organizer. Galleri KiT. (Trondheim Art Academy Gallery)
2018 OPEN ANATOMY: Curator with Michelle Rasmussen (DK). Galleri KiT.
2018 META.MORF: Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology “The Temporary Library Of Norwegian Media Art.” Curating with Michelle Teran and students. Galleri KiT.
2022 INSENSITIVE. Loophole Café, Calgary Alberta. Drawing & Film photographs.
2022 INSENSITIVE. Gallery 505 Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Drawing & Film Photographs.
2021 SUPERSPREADER. Latitude 53 Garage Residence, exhibition & performance. Edmonton.
SPOILED, ROTTEN. KiTx Galleri. Installation and performance.
2022 CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH, Community Weaving at Kaleido Festival, with Breanna. Barrington.
2021 COLLECTIVE WEAVING. Workshop with Breanna Barrington at Latitude 53.
2021 INTERVIEW on CKUA Radio, Grant Stovel on my Superspreader Exhibition.
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
2022 SIDEWALK CINEMA. Art Gallery of Alberta.
2021 CRASH COURSE. Hotel Room Intervention and virtual performance – Curated by Kasie Campbell.
2021 INTO THE LIGHT. Alberta Society of Artist’s Travelling Exhibition. Top 3 best in show.
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.