Jim Verburg is a citizen of Canada and the Netherlands who divides his time between Montreal and Toronto. His work addresses the complexities of relationships through photography, video, text, installation, and print, exploring modernist aesthetics, emotional matters, and the interpersonal.
His film For a Relationship won the 2008 Jury Prize for the Best Canadian Short Film at Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival and was nominated for the Iris Prize in the UK. In 2009 he had a solo exhibition at Widmer and Theodoridis Contemporary in Zurich, and was featured by the gallery at the HOT ART Fair 2009 in Basel. Verburg’s solo show One and Two, which premiered last fall at Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, was awarded the 2011 Dazibao prize.