It’s worth saying out loud that I work on this archive with a degree of hesitation and discomfort. I think I have a healthy sense of self-worth, but I don’t consider my work to be brilliant. I just know that I take my work seriously, I enjoy feeling organized, I build this archive as an exercise in reflection, and … if I don’t compile these resources, I know no one else will.
You can find a longer artist CV on this website here. This page includes an extensive list of press coverage, doubling as a “bibliography.”
Find a PDF of select press clippings here. Refer to Aquil’s artist CV for a full list of press coverage. Specific press clippings available upon request, including MP3 (audio) and MP4 (video) materials.
This website includes an artist statement, an essay about my work, and a collection of project pages. To view a PDF summary of my art projects, click here.
Hundreds of images are available upon request. However, here are a few key images in high-resolution linked individually: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
I made this PDF for emerging artists with “11 Lessons for Emerging Artists from someone who also reads lists like this.” Check it out here.
Check out some of my digital publications housed at ARTEXTE, the National Gallery archives, or “Library and Archives Canada” (LAC). There’s a page on Wikipedia with various links here. You might also find artwork in collections housed at the McCord Stewart Museum (Montreal), Paul Smith’s College (Paul Smiths, USA), Aga Khan Museum (Toronto) and other private and public collections in North America.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please get in touch at aquilvirani[att]gmail[dott]com. We would be happy to share more resources, including audio files and video files from projects and press coverage over the years. We have plenty more materials (more timelines, internal planning documents, archive spreadsheets, correspondence, artist and journal reflections, ephemera) that we’d happy to share with interested curators and cultural professionals.