Izabel Barsive is a visual artist specializing in media and digital arts based in Ottawa since 2002. Her video dance projects, supported mainly by arts councils in Canada, have been screened by numerous local, national and international festivals. Her audiovisual and photographic works are also presented in art galleries or artistic events. Her current experimental explorations tackle the themes of the alteration of images on the screen, the environment and the fragility of existence.
Izabel Barsive is the recipient of several awards as a video artist and director. This is because of her extensive service in the video industry; she was a jury member at the Ontario Arts Council, Manitoba, the City of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa Arts Council, Lasalle High School, Gemini awards and Saw Video. Furthermore Izabel is a member of "le Bureau du regroupement des artistes visuels de l'Ontario" (BRAVO), "le front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada" (FRIC), and Saw Video.
Izabel has been teaching as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa communications department since 2005. She is also a guest lecturer of high schools and abroad. An occupational therapist by training, she also runs media arts workshops for people with special needs. Izabel Barsive received the Rob Thomson Award as a Media Artistic and mentor in 2018 by Saw Video.
As a producer, director, director of photography and editor, she also contributes to the outreach of local, national and international organizations as well as artists such as: The Museum of Canadian History, BRAVO, AOcVF, Les Editions David, Vanier Museoparc, Vanier Psychosocial Center, CUPE, CLC, The Center for Social Intelligence, Beechwood Market, Christopher Griffin, etc. Her projects and those of producers from the Canadian Francophonie to which she has contributed have also been televised since 2000 by TFO, TV5, Radio-Canada, BRAVO !, TVA.
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