Alyssa Bistonath

Alyssa Bistonath is a filmmaker and photographer living in Toronto. She focuses on themes of memory and belonging. Bistonath, the daughter of Guyanese immigrants, endeavours to look at modes of representation by investigating nostalgia, exploring evidence, and interrupting the archive. Most recently, she was featured in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Art in the Spotlight and in Canadian Art for her series Isolation Photographs. Her work includes Portals (2018), a video installation commissioned by the City of Toronto for Nuit Blanche, and the documentary Why We Fight (2016), which won Best Canadian Short at the Regent Park Film Festival. Bistonath has her Masters of Fine Arts and teaches at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Alyssa Bistonath
Alyssa Bistonath, Dirt Brown Chocolate, 2021. From the series Dirt Brown Chocolate. Courtesy of the artist

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