Donna Szoke


Donna Szoke is a Canadian media artist whose practice includes video, animation, writing, installation, sculpture and collaboration. She is of Mongolian-Hungarian ancestry with Jewish, Scottish and Irish heritage. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, US, France, Germany, and Turkey. She creates work in single channel video, public art, interactive video installation, outdoor site-specific video installation, and collaborations. She has received numerous research awards and grants for her work including SSHRC, BC Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. She holds a BA, BFA, Sculpture Diploma (Foundry) and an Interdisciplinary MFA. Szoke is currently a Assistant Professor in Visual Arts at Brock University in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.


Szoke’s art practice began in Winnipeg MB, designing for Guy Maddin’s early feature films, engaging in performance art and creating conceptually based drawing and installation. After moving to Vancouver BC, her practice shifted into digital video, sculpture, collaboration and installation. Now in St. Catharines ON, she continues to create work that is informed by visual poetics, ideas of immanence and haptic perception.

Films by Donna Szoke