Aganetha Dyck was born in Marquette, Manitoba in 1937 and was raised in a Mennonite community. She moved with her husband and children to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in 1972, where she began to take courses at local art centres. From 1974 to 1976 she continued to raise her family while attending Prince Albert Community College in Saskatchewan. Moving her family back to Winnipeg in 1976, she worked on her art and later furthered her study of art history at the University of Winnipeg from 1980 to 1982.
Dyck’s early work is described as transforming domestic processes into fine art, thereby validating activities that are traditionally considered feminine. In her early work, Dyck used household materials such as buttons, wool fabrics, and cigarettes. A Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition of Dyck’s work featured several hundred jars of buttons prepared and cooked using different culinary techniques.
Dyck is best known for her work with live honeybees, who she collaborated with between 1991 to 2010. Dyck placed interesting objects into beehives, or beehives into objects, and allowed the bees to build honeycomb on the objects, sometimes over the course of years. Her interest is in the inter-communication between species and would direct the bees to make their honeycomb marks on the objects by painting with perfumes and pheromones.
Dyck is well known for her transformation of commonplace objects such as shoes, buttons and figurines into things which are simultaneously metaphysical, delicate and sometime humorous. She shows us that the “exotic” can be found in the most mundane and everyday of things, if one examines them with an open mind. In one sense, she doesn’t transform an object as much as she liberates objects from familiar contexts, thus imbuing them with greater meaning. Her work is about ideas and thoughts, yet it always remains accessible and alluring to the viewer.
Dyck won the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction in 2007.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across Canada and in England, France and the Netherlands. Her work can be found in the collections of such prestigious museums as the National Gallery of Canada, the Glenbow Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Britain.
Dyck’s Hive Scan photographs exhibited at NGC September 2012
Robin Laurence & Darrin J. Martens
Burnaby Art Gallery
72 pages colour illustrations, 9 x 8 inch hardcover
Exhibition catalogue from the Burnaby Art Gallery that includes works combining cloth, thread, acrylic, ink, and honeycomb as well as mountings of a Braille version of a poem by Di Brandt incorporating bee-made chew marks.
1980-82 University of Winnipeg; art history courses.
1975-76 Prince Albert Community College, Prince Albert. Saskatchewan, art courses.
2015-16 Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Owen Sound, Ontario. Curated by Virginia
Eichhorn. September 20, 2015 to January 16, 2016
2014 The Art Gallery of Algoma. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Curated by
Jasmina Jovanovic. Summer.
2014 Ottawa School of Art. Ottawa, Ontario. Curated by Jeff Stellick.
March 3 – April 13.
2011 Light, 2011 Apiary Works, with William Eakin, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2011 Guest Workers, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Prince Edward Island
2009 Collaborating in the Darkness, Aganetha & Richard Dyck, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2009 MMasked Ball. The Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario.
Collaborations, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2008 Prince Albert Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
2005-2008 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, U.S.A., Live Bee Installation four year project Disappearing Prairie Landscape.
2005 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Walking Closets. Curated by Shirley Madill.
2004 DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Hive Scans with Richard Dyck.
2004 Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Survey Exhibition.
2003 Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Site Specific Bee work; Hive Scans with Richard Dyck. Curated by John Kerl.
2002 Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, New work from the Hive, Curated by Utsi Harado.
2001 The Canadian Cultural Centre, Canadian Embassy, Paris, France. Toured to Passages, Centre d’art Contemporain, Troyes, France. Survey exhibition with Conversation, sound work by Richard Dyck. Catalogue.
2001 The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. The Glass Dress. The Collections Gallery.
2001 DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Inter Species Communication Attempt with Conversation: two hives speaking to one another, sound by Richard Dyck. CD-ROM publication by University of Manitoba. Gallery 1.1.1.
2000 Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Inter Species Communication Attempt; sound by Richard Dyck.
1999 DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Working in the Dark.
1997 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, Aganetha Dyck: The Yorkshire Bee Project in the Camellia House.
1995-97 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aganetha Dyck, Survey Exhibition, Curated by Shirley Madill; touring to the Vancouver Art Gallery; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Edmonton Art Gallery; MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
1995 St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, St. Norbert, Manitoba, Sports Night in Canada, outdoor installation.
1994 Strike 3 Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario, Danced Shoes and Hive Blankets.
1993 Connexion Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Danced Shoes and Hive Blankets.
1992 DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Survey. Canned Buttons & Sizes 8 – 46.
1991 Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, Alberta, The Library: Inner Outer; toured to Mount Alison University, Sackville, New Brunswick; McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba.
1990 Lateral Gallery at Women in Focus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Hand Held: Between Index and Middle Finger.
1989 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Hand Held: Between Index and Middle Finger.
1988 Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brain Is Not Enough.
1988 << >> dL Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Hand Held: Between Index and Middle Finger.
1987 Oseredok Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 23 Suitcases.
1986 Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cradles.
1985 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canned Buttons.
1984 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aganetha Dyck: Recent Work. Canned Buttons.
1984 Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, This Summer’s Canned Buttons.
1983 A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 Suitcases.
1979 Arthur Street Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sizes 8 – 46.
1978 Prince Albert Art Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Recent Work.
1976 Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Changes, toured Saskatchewan.
2016 Animal Intent, at apexart, New York, New York, January 18th to March 18th, 2017, organized by Emily Falvey
Altered States: The Ordinary Transformed, at Buhler Gallery, St. Boniface Hospital, Curated by Patricia Bovey
L’État des choses, Regard sur la collection, at Musée regional de Rimouski, Commissaire: Eve De Garie-Lamanque
2015 OH, CANADA / New York, Exhibition curator: Jayne Holsinger
Attitudes in Latitudes: The Northern Wild Explores the Tropics, Hive Scans by Aganetha Dyck and Richard Dyck, Curator: Ombretta Agró Andruff
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia
2014 “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”. Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario,Curated by Marnie Fleming.
Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, Richard Dyck and Aganetha Dyck’s HIVE SCANS group touring exhibition via The National Art Gallery of Canada to: The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2014-2018 ARTPAD: A COLLECTION. A CONNECTION.. The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2012-2013 Nature’s Toolbox, Biodiversity, Art and Invention at: The Field Museum, Chicago Illinois, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas. Touring globally through 2015.
2013 Looking up. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Curated by Paul Butler. December 2.
2013 Toxicity. Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Curated by Jennifer Willet and Melentie Pandilovski. December 20.
2013 International Biennial du lin de Portneuf. Saint-Léonard, Québec. Curated by Carole Baillargeon. été.
2013 Herstory: Art by Women in The University of Winnipeg Collection. Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg. Curated by Laura White and Jennifer Gibson.
2013 Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario. Curator Carl Lavoy.
2012 WITH ALEC IN MIND. Selections from the Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba Curated by J. J. Kegan McFadden.
2012 Connecting the Dots, Hive Scans by Richard Dyck and Aganetha Dyck, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C. Curated by Tricia Sellmer.
2012 The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Simon Fraser University Gallery, British Columbia.
2012 McMichael Canadian Art Gallery, Kleinberg, Ontario. FASHIONALITY, Dress + Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art. Curated by Julia Pine.
2012 Flora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists inspired by Nature, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2011 The Birds and the Bees, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON.
2011 My Winnipeg, Plug IN, Winnipeg and La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2010 Exploded View, Curated by Emily Falvey, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
2010 Toronto International Art Fair. Toronto, Ontario. October 28 — November 1.
2010 Everything Everyday, Vancouver Art Gallery. Curated by Emmy Lee.
2010 Martha Street Print Makers. Winnipeg, Manitoba. May 2010.
2010 Valise Biographique, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2010 Mapping. Group print exhibition at Buhler Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. February 2010.
2007 – 2012 Fresh Art–Canadian Contemporary Art From Glenbow’s Collection. Virtual exhibition. (CHIN) Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
2009 Plug In Gallery Dream House Auction 2009 Hive Scans with Richard Dyck
2009 WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Group exhibition ARENA at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Held in conjunction with the world Junior Hockey championships.
2007 Gathie Falk and Aganetha Dyck, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, December.
2007 ARTEFACT 2007 Outdoor sculpture, Urbaines, Montréal, Québec.
2007 Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. Canada Collects.
2007 Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany, Hive Scans: Richard Dyck and Aganetha Dyck. Via Canadian Foreign Affairs.
2007 The Room, St. John’s, Newfoundland, A North American group exhibition. Hot Wax: A Lexicon of Contemporary Encaustic Art.
2006 University of Manitoba, Gallery 1.1.1. Bond, Dyck, Koop, Thorneycroft. October – November.
2006 Toronto International Art Fair, via Michael Gibson Gallery
2006 Chicago International Art Fair, via Michael Gibson Gallery.
2006 Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporain BNSC, Trois Rivière, Québec.
2006 Story Girls, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn.
2006 The Station Gallery, Group Exhibition, Whitby, Ontario, Crossover.
2005 Museum of North Dakota, North Dakota, U.S.A. Live Bee Project; Hive Scans with Richard Dyck, Curated by Laurel Reuter.
2004 Academy B.K., Belgrade, Serbia, Latitudes. Curated by Charles Shilliday.
2004 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Anniversary Show.
2004 McLuhan International Festival of the Future at DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
2004 DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Hive Scans with Richard Dyck. Richard took his lap top computer and scanner to the bee hives; we scanned the bees collaborating with us on an art project.
2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Hive Scans with Richard Dyck, via Other Gallery, Curated by Paul Butler.
2004 Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Break Away! (held in conjunction with Kelowna hosting the Memorial Cup. Catalogue. Curated by Linda Sawchyn.
2004 Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Inter Species Communication Attempt and Hive Scans with Richard Dyck.
2004 Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canned Buttons, Sizes 8-46. Collections exhibition.
2003 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Dress: Signal. Curated by Marlene Hilton Moore.
2003 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, DeLeon White Gallery.
2003 Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec City, Québec, Doublures, Curated by Johanne Lamoureux. Catalogue.
2003 Other Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 4 Winnipeg Artists, Curated by Paul Butler.
2003 Musée de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Traversée des sens, métamorphose des apparences.
2002 Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Insects in Contemporary Art.
2002 Canadian Heritage Association (CHIN), Virtual Exhibition, Perspectives: Women Artists in North America.
2002 The National Gallery of Canada Website, Alteration: Seven Canadian Women Artists.
2002 Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, West of Wawa.
2002 The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hot Picks, 90 years of collecting at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Curated by Doug Lewis.
2002 Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Langre, France.
2001 l’Oeil de Poisson, Québec, City Québec, Manifestation Internationale d’art de Québec, Curated by André Dargle.
2001 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Earthly Gestures, Curated by Lisa Baldissera.
2001 The Zurich Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland. via DeLeon White Gallery.
2001 Art Fair Niemes, Niemes, France. via DeLeon White Gallery.
2001 An Art Odyssey — Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection, The Glenbow Museum.
2000 DeLeon White Gallery, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
1998-99 Hayward Gallery, London, England, toured to Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany, Addressing the Century: 100 Years of Fashion and Art. Curated by Peter Wollen with Fiona Bradley
1999 Video Pool Inc. send + receive a festival of sound, Winnipeg, Manitoba, “The Wax Museum”, (CD-ROM produced in collaboration by Aganetha Dyck, Richard Dyck and William Eakin).
1999 Gallerie La Centrale, Montréal, Québec, amour – horreur, Curated By Gail Bourgeois.
1998 The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University and The Liam, Danny Taran Gallery, The Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Québec, Between Body and Soul, Co-curated by Karen Antaki and David Liss.
1998 Art Gallery of Windsor (Devonshire Mall site), Windsor, Ontario, Fetish, Curated by Renee Baert.
1996 Westergasfabrieken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Home is Where the Heart Is, Curated by Natalie Kamphueys
1996 Centre d’Exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Trames De Mémoire/Materializing Memory, Curated by Renee Baert.
1996 MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Second Skin: Looking At The Garden Again, Curated by Anne McPherson, toured to Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catherines, Ontario; Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario; The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario.
1996 Galerie D’Art, Leonard & Bina Ellen, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Ordinary Magic Aspects of Ritual in Contemporary Art, Curated by Karen Antaki.
1995 Chalmers Foundation, Survivors in Search of a Voice, Barbra Amesbury, Coordinator.
1995 Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Still Life with Karen Thornton, Curated by Sigrid Dahle.
1994 EXPO ARTE Guadalajara, Mexico. Via Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1994 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Art Hotel, through Plug-In, Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1993 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Corpus, Curated by Bruce Grenville, toured to Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Oakville Art Gallery, Oakville.
1993 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Cultural Commentary.
1991 Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Volumes.
1991 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wild Things. Curated by Carol Phillips.
1991 The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Mentoring: Manitoba Artists for Women’s Art: A catalytic situation.
1990 Main Access Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mennonite Artist: Insider as Outsider.
1989 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Off The Beaten Track, touring to the Sea Gate Gallery, Dundee Scotland, Organized by Sheila Butler through Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1987 Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba with Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, A Multiplicity of Voices.
1987 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Contemporary Art in Manitoba, toured to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; McDonald Stewart Art Gallery Guelph, Ontario; Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Ontario.
1986 John Black Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Convergence 86.
1986 Canada Pavilion, Expo ’86, Vancouver, British Columbia, Footnotes.
1986 Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Another Prairies, toured Saskatchewan in 1987
1985 Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Cradles.
1985 The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Contact One, Walter Phillips Gallery.
1985 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Under Construction: Six Manitoba Sculptors.
1982 Leonard Marcoe Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 12 Manitoba Artists.
1982 Rosemount Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, To A Fine Art: Saskatchewan Fabric.
1979 Oseredok Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1976 Prince Albert Art Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
2007 Landscape as Muse, Bravo. Aganetha Dyck: Bee work. To be aired in 2007.
2006 CBC Art Spots. Aganetha Dyck. Date to be announced.
2006 Bee Talker: The Secret World of Bees. Dr. Mark Winston, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia and the bee work of Aganetha Dyck. Directed by Mark Johnston, NOMAD Films. ARTE France, janvier, 2006. CBC, Nature of Things, Narrated by David Suzuki, aired on July 23 and 26, 2006.
2001 De L’Armoire aux Ruches. Passages, centre d’art contemporain. Troyes, France, 10 mn.
1997 Aganetha Dyck. Recording of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Residency, Wakefield, Great Britain.
1996 The Wax Museum, a CD-ROM project with William Eakin and Richard Dyck
Aganetha Dyck: The Power of the Small, a book by Miriam Jordan and Julian Jason
Haladyn, published by Blue Medium Press, 2014.
LATERAL LEARNING, a book about pedagogy, community, disaster and Art.
Vangtage Art Projects, Vancouver. February 2010. Curated by Paul Butler.
CONSERVACION DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, 10a Jornada. Page 54, image Page
55.Museo Nacional Centro De Arte, Grupo Espanol de Conservacion. 2009.
Aganetha Dyck: Collaborations, Catalogue. Burnaby Art Gallery. December 2009.
Arena The Art of Hockey, Catalogue. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 2008.
BU ECCLECTICA “the Arts Edition” Aganetha Dyck and Di Brandt, Working in the Dark.
Prairie Fire Literary Magazine. Cover. Summer, 2007.
Enright, Robert. Border Crossings Magazine. Spring 2007.
Sawchyn, Linda. Kelowna Art Gallery, British Columbia. Break Away! 2004.
Shilliday, Charles. Galerija 063, Akademija umetnosti BK Beograd. Latitudes. 2004.
Ramirez, Juan Antonio. Madrid, Spain, Corpus Solus, Para un mapa des cuerpo en el arte contemporaneo. An art history book – mapping the body in contemporary art. Chapter 8. La piel de cerre: Aganetha Dyck y Amaya Bozal. 2003.
Hilton Moore, Marlene. Art Gallery of Mississauga. Brochure. 2003.
Fortin, Jocelyn. Musée régional de Rimouski, Québec. Traversée des sens, métamorphose des apparences. Brochure. 2002.
The Malahat Review, University of Victoria, Literary Magazine. Cover Image. 2002
Bedard, Catherine. Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France, “Aganetha Dyck” Catalogue. 2001.
Daigle, Andres and Caron, Stephane. “Manifestation Internationale départ de Québec, Catalogue. 2001
MacDonnell, Virginia. DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Inter Species Communication Attempt. Brochure. 2001..
Ramirez, Juan Antonio. University of Madrid, Spain, The Beehive as Metaphor, from Gaudi to Corbousier. English translation, a book on how the bees & honeycomb have influenced architects and artists. 2000.
Madill, Shirley & Jurakic, Ivan. Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Zone 6B, art in the environment. Catalogue. 2000
Mark, Lisa Gabirelle. DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Brochure. 2000.
DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. Brochure. 1999.
MIX Magazine, p. 24 Image and short article Amour – Horreur. Group Exhibition, Joyce Wieland, Aganetha Dyck, Francine Larivée, La Centrale, Montréal. 1999.
Baert, Renee. Fetish. Windsor: Art Gallery of Windsor, 1999. (A postcard publication)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Exhibition in Camellia House. Brochure. 1997.
Stacey, Jackie. Teratologies, International Library of Sociology. Front and back book covers plus back cover quote. 1997.
Martin, Elizabeth and Meyer, Vivian. Female Gazes: Seventy-Five Women Artists. Toronto: Second Story Press, 1997, p. 124. (A book which explores the lives and work of many women artists )
Apgar, Garry; Higgins, Shaun O’L.; Striegel, Colleen. The Newspaper in Art. Spokane, Washington: New Media Ventures, Inc., 1996, p. 167. (A book that explores the use of newspapers in art, providing perspectives on the evolution of news media, but also on the evolution of art and society.)
McPherson, Anne. Second Skin: looking at the Garden again. Guelph, Ontario: MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 1996, p.12. (published for a touring group exhibition organized by the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, April 11 to June 16, 1996)
Baert, Renée. Trames De Mémoire/Materializing Memory. Saint-Hyacinthe: Expression, centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, 1996, pp.18-21 (published for a touring group exhibition held at Expression, centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, May 1 – 21, 1996). Catalogue.
Antaki, Karen. Aspects of Ritual in Contemporary Art. Montréal: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery,
Concordia University, 1995, pp. 2, 10 -11,18-19, 20, 24 (published for a group exhibition held at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, October 26 – December 2, 1995).
Madill, Shirley; Grenville, Bruce; Borsa, Joan; Dahle, Sigrid and Hebert, Gilles. Aganetha Dyck. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1995, 64 pages (published in conjunction with the St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre for a national touring exhibition held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, May 11 – October 25,1995). Catalogue.
Amesbury, Barbra. Survivors In Search of a Voice. Toronto: Woodlawn Arts Foundation, 1995, p. 36 (published for a national touring group exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, February 17 – May 23, 1995).
Grenville, Bruce and Bradley, Jessica. Corpus. Saskatoon: The Mendel Art Gallery, 1995, pp. 12, 24-25 (published for a touring group exhibition held at the Mendel Art Gallery, January 15 – March 7, 1993 and March 12 – May 2, 1993).
Vida, Sandra Tivy and Ziemann, Sylvia. Mentoring, Manitoba Artists for Women’s Art: a catalytic situation. Calgary: The New Gallery, 1992, p. 11 (published for a group exhibition presented at The New Gallery, February 6 – 23, 1991).
Borsa, Joan. Aganetha Dyck, The Library: Inner Outer. Lethbridge, Alberta: Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, 1991, 31 pages (published for a touring exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, January 26 – March 10, 1991). Catalogue.
Dahle, Sigrid and Pollock, Jill. Aganetha Dyck. Vancouver: The Lateral Gallery at Women in Focus, 1990, 60 pages (published for an exhibition held at the Lateral Gallery, April 11 – May 13, 1990).
Prairie Fire Magazine. Cover plus bee work images p. 79-87. Volume 11, Number 2, Summer. 1990
Reimer, Priscilla. Mennonite Artist: Insider as Outsider. Winnipeg: Main/ Access Gallery,1990, pp. 13-14, 36-37 (published for a group exhibition held at Main/Access, July 6 – 29, 1990).
Frohwerk, Ron and Kisil, Gerry. Off The Beaten Track: New Canadian Art. Winnipeg: Ace Art,1989, pp. 7-8, 11-12,16, 26 (published for a touring group exhibition held at The Collective Gallery, The Wine Emporium and The Gilded Balloon Theatre at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland).
Thomson, Grace E. Brain Is Not Enough. Winnipeg: Gallery 1.1.1., School of Art, University of Manitoba, 1988, 12 pages (published for an exhibition held at Gallery 1.1.1., January 10 – 28,1988).
Madill, Shirley, et al.1987: Contemporary art in Manitoba. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987, pp. 32, 91 (published for a national touring group exhibition held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, August 20 – October 18, 1987).
Dahle, Sigrid. A Multiplicity of Voices: Work by Manitoba Women Artists. Winnipeg: Gallery 1.1.1., School of Art, University of Manitoba, 1987, pp. 5, 12-13 (published for a group exhibition held at Gallery 1.1.1. and Plug-In Gallery, March 4 – 29, 1987).
McAlear, Donna. Cradles. Kamloops, British Columbia: Kamloops Art Gallery, 1985, 3 page brochure. Borsa, Joan. Another Prairies. Toronto: The Art Gallery At Harbourfront, 1986, pp. 4-5, 8-9 (published for a touring group exhibition held at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, September 12 – October 26, 1986).
Aganetha Dyck: Recent Work. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1984, 2 page brochure.
Madill, Shirley. Under Construction: Six Manitoba Sculptors, Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1982, pp.6, 12-15, p. 37 (published for an exhibition held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, April 18 – May 30, 1982).
Phillips, Carol. Changes, Regina, Saskatchewan: Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Brochure. 1978.
Border Crossings Magazine, Felt Feelings: Aganetha Dyck, p. 17 – Art pages p. 77-79,
Issue 127, August 2013.
The London Free Press, by Joe Belanger, What gives a work of art its value? February
The Globe and Mail, by Harvey Schachter, What workplaces need to learn from
bees. July 7, 2013.
The Finch + Pea, by Michele Banks, The Art of Science: Collaborations with Bees. July
Art works for Change, by Randy Rosenberg, On the Road / Times Two. April 22, 2012.
11 Stations, by FANNY, SFU Art Gallery: The Winnipeg Alphabestiary. June 26, 2012.
James Bawden, The Nature of Inspiration: Inspiring. August 2, 2012.
Prairie Artsters.com, by Amy Fung, Winnipeg Round Up, Sculptural Vocabularies and
Close Encounters. January 25, 2011.
The Guardian, by Sally Cole, Buzzing with activity. August 4, 2011.
Interview with Aganetha Dyck: Canadian Visual Artist, by Mason on October 24, 2011.
‘The Birds and the Bees’ and more in C Magazine. Stephanie Vegh + Blog. September, 2011.
Aganetha Dyck: A Hive of Activity. Tess Edmonson. CANADIANART. August 25, 2011.
Buzzing with Activity. Sally Cole, The Guardian. August 4, 2011.
HONEYLOVE urban beekeepers. June 9th, 2011.
The Birds and the Bees, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. June 5, 2011.
Bees create some buzz by taking over art gallery. Confederation Centre of the Arts. June 1, 2011.
The CANADIAN DESIGN RESOURCE – Sports Night in Canada, March 2011.
Lindsay Carroll, TV interview CBC, Charlottetown, P.E.I. June 29, 2011.
The National Post. David Bidini: When it’s time to open those boxes in the basement. David Bidini. November 19, 2010.
Prairie Artsters.com, Winnipeg Round Up, Sculptural Vocabularies and Close Encounters, January 2010.
The London Free Press, Video Gallery. Collaborating in the Darkness. September 18, 2009. Videography: Sue Reeve.
The Vancouver Sun. Cultural Olympiad: When human meets bees, art happens.
The Vancouver Sun. Cultural Olympiad launches online art show. Kevin Griffin. September 9, 2009.
The Vancouver Sun. Online Bees Buzzzzz into the Cultural Olympiad. Kevin Griffin. September 9, 2009.
HIVE AND CAIRN: Communicating with Nature Through Artistic Intervention. COASTLINE JOURNAL. April 7, 2009.
CBCnews.ca – Olympic digital gallery showcases Canadian art, September 2009.
CANADIANART – Aganetha Dyck: Imaging the Hive Mind, September 2009.
ETC. magazine # 86. Juin, juillet. août, 2009. Reviewed by Elizabeth Recurt.
Art Tattler International, Art Basel Miami and Satellite Exhibitions, December 4-7, 2008, Peregrine Honig, Letter from the Gold Coast: Precious Moments at Art Basel Miami, — Artist: Words & Work.
Cabinets De Curiosités. Aganetha Dyck et Jennifer Angus pages 24 – 27.
Galleries West summer 2009. On the fly by Portia Priegert. Four Canadian Artists are inspired by insects. Aganetha Dyck, Text and images on page 58.
In the spotlight, Julie MacLellan’s Blog, Online world abuzz over Aganetha Dyck, Published April 4 2009, 12:37 AM by Julie MacLellan.
Galleries West, Homage – Aganetha Dyck, by Brian Brennan, Feature Article, Summer 2008.
CBC Radio, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Interview, October, 2007
CTV, TV Spots by Sylvia Kuzyk, re Manitoba Art Council Award of Distinction, February 1, 2007.
Walker, Morley. Manitoba’s ‘bee lady’ abuzz over prestigious arts award. Winnipeg Free Press. February 2, 2007. D8.
Espace Sculpture magazine. Image of Pivot. Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine. Fall, 2006.
Vie Des Arts magazine. Image of Pivot. Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine pages 54-57. by Françoise Belu. Automne 2006.
Border Crossing’s Magazine. 25th Anniversary Issue. The Winnipeg Alphabestiary. 2006.
Review of Story Girls. The Record, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo. by Robert Reid. May 26, 2006.
Thorbes, Carole. “Bees produce sweet artistry”, Simon Fraser University, 2003.
Alford, Sarah. “A Collaboration With The Bees: The Art of Aganetha Dyck”, Hive Lights, The Canadian Honey Council. Vol 16 #3, Cover. August 2003.
Grande, John. Inter Species Communication Attempt, Vie Des Arts, No 185. Hiver 2002
Thornton, Karen. The Aesthetics of Cruelty vs. the Aesthetics of Empathy. Paper Presentation: Bienniale of Electronic Arts, Perth, Australia. Aesthetics of Care conference. 2002
Kerner, Anne. “Tricot d’Abeilles”, Colour Illustration Helmet, Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris, France, March, 2001.
Winston, Mark, Dr. Aganetha The American Bee Journal. January 2001; p 17 & 18.
Fulchéri, Fabienne. Numéro 22, “Ruche à conviction”. Expos du mois 62, Colour Illustration Helmet, April, 2001.
Enright, Robert. “Angels and insects”, The Globe and Mail, November 3, 2001.
Von Bark, Egon, Daphne Gerou, Tegan Smith. Inter Species Communication Attempt, Lola 11, 2001
Dyck, Aganetha. “Sports Helmet”, Art Le Sabord: création littéraire et visuelle. No. 54, January, 2000. (visuals)
Enright, Robert & Walsh, Meeka. “The Incredible Lightness of Bee-ing”, Border Crossings, No. 74. 2000.
Dault, Gary Michael. “Aganetha Dyck cooks up a honey of a show”, The Globe and Mail, December 11, 1999, R10.
Klassen, Sarah. “Anxiety”, A Partial Guide to the Extended Wedding Party, Rhubarb Magazine, Romance Issue, Summer, 1999. (Mennonite Literary Society) Poem and article.
Borsa, Joan. “Performing Interconnectedness: The Cathartic Installations of Aganetha Dyck, Ann Hamilton and Susan Shantz”, n. paradoxa . Volume 3, 1999, pp. 24 – 29.
Dyck, Aganetha. “Artist-Run Culture: a portfolio of recent and upcoming work from across the country”, Mix. Winter 1998/1999, Volume 24, Number 3, p. 24. (visuals)
MacDonnell, Virginia. Interview. Matriart, Volume 7:4/8:1.
Lamarche, Bernard. “Corps psychique”, Le Devoir, December 5 – 6, 1998.
Lehman, Henry. “Artists construct fantasy selves”, The Gazette, November 21, 1998.
Mavrikakis, Nicolas. “Le corps réinventé” Voir, November 19 – 25, 1998.
Couëlle, Jennifer. “Encore le corps mais cette fois, éthéré” La Presse, November 14, 1998.
City Beat, CBC Television, November 10, 1998. (feature)
Kolodiejchuk. Jacquie, “Bodies of work”, The Link, November 6, 1998.
Gerrie, Anthea. “A swing against the cultural slide”, The Observer, London, England, June 15, 1997.
Sabat, Christina. “Beekeeper’s Art Opens Art Gallery”, The Daily Gleaner, September 15, 1997 (review of Aganetha Dyck touring exhibition in Fredericton, New Brunswick).
van de Velde, Paola. “Serne landschappen verrassenn publilek in de Westergasfabriek”, Amsterdams Nieuws Van De Dag, November 12, 1997. (review of Home is Where the Heart Is )
de Volkskrant, Newspaper review of “Home is Where the Heart is”, November, 1996.
Hallett, Doug. “All About Eve”, The Guelph Tribune, April 20, 1997. (review of Second Skin: Looking At The Garden Again, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph)
Dafoe, Chris. “Minding Her Beeswax”, The Globe and Mail, February 28, 1996. (article)
Gustafson, Paula, “Aganetha Dyck: the fabric of daily existence”, Espace, Volume 36, June, July, August, 1996, pp. 34 – 36.
Stiefenhoffer, Katharina, “From Wedding Dresses to Bees at Work”, Glass Gazette, 1996. (article)
Interview, The Peter Gzowski Show, CBC Radio, January 9, 1996.
Interview, Bravo, Vancouver, January 10, 1996.
Eyland, Cliff, C Magazine “Aganetha Dyck, Winnipeg Art Gallery”, June, 1996.
Stigter, Bianca, Galerie, NRC Handelsblad, November 1, 1996. (Amsterdam Press, The Netherlands)
Review of “Home is Where the Heart Is”, Voorkant (Amsterdam daily newspaper), November 6, 1996.
Interview, The Vicky Gabereau Show, CBC Radio, April, 1996.
Campbell, Nancy. “Survivors: In Search of a Voice”, Ontario Craft, Fall, 1995, pp. 23 – 24.
Liss, David. “On the Edge”, The Montreal Gazette, November 5, 1995.
Aquin, Stephane. Review of “Ordinary Magic: Aspects of Ritual in Contemporary Art”, Voir, August 15, 1995.
Buchholz, Garth. Review of Winnipeg Art Gallery beework installation, Winnipeg Free Press, May, 1995.
O’Conner, James. “Minding her beeswax”, Review of Winnipeg Art Galley beework installation, Winnipeg Sun, May 16, 1995.
DeGrow, Don. Review of Winnipeg Art Gallery beework installation, Vitality, July, 1995.
Geary, Andrea. Review of Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition, Family Focus, May 18, 1995.
Gillmor, Alison. “Objects of Wonder”, Border Crossings, Summer 1995, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 22-23.
Buchholz, Garth. “Pair’s works evoke fertility, power”, Winnipeg Free Press, April 1, 1995, p. B9.
Enright, Robert. From the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Interview, CBC TV, May, 1995.
Coverage of beework installation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Arts National, CBC Radio, May, 1995.
Coverage of Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition, CKND TV, WTN TV, CKY TV, May 1995.
Taylor, Kate. Review of “Corpus”, Globe and Mail, July 23, 1994.
Girling, Oliver. Review of “Corpus”, Eye Weekly, August 25, 1994.
Interview, CBC, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 1994.
Reimer, Heather. Interview, CBC Radio, 1994.
Sabat, Christian. Review of “Danced Shoes and Hive Blankets”, The Daily Gleaner, September 18, 1993.
Enright, Robert. Review of “Corpus”, Canadian Art, 1993.
Findlay, Len. “Rumours of Our Breath (review of Corpus)”,Border Crossings, Summer, Volume 12, Number 3, 1993.
Interview, CBC , Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1993.
Tousley, Nancy. Feature Article. Canadian Art, Fall, 1992.
Elder, Tara. Review of “Aganetha Dyck, The Library: Inner Outer”, The Meliorist (University of Lethbridge), January 31, 1991.
Walsh, Meeka. “Bee Work: Aganetha Dyck’s Work-In-Progress”, Border Crossings, Fall, Volume 10, Number 4, 1991, pp. 39-40.
Taylor, Kate. Review of “Volumes”, The Globe and Mail, August 23, 1991.
Enright, Robert. Interview, CBC Radio, January, 1991.
Clay, Allison. CBC Radio, August, 1991.
Rosenberg, Ann. “The Art of Quitting”, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1990.
McIlroy, Randal. Review of “Mennonite Artist: Insider as Outsider”, Winnipeg Free Press, 1990.
Laurence, Robin. “Last Butts’ Last Rites”, The Georgia Straight, May 4, 1990.
Heath, Terrence. Review of “Off the Beaten Track”, ALBA, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989.
McDonald, Murdo. Review of “Off The Beaten Track”, The Scotsman, August 28, 1989.
Good, Jacqui. Interview, CBC Arts National, CBC Radio, 1988.
Tousley, Nancy. “Reformed smoker uses object of fetish to look at society”, Calgary Herald, April 7, 1988.
Marcoe, Leonard. Review of “Brain Is Not Enough”, University of Manitoba Faculty Bulletin, January 27, 1988.
Enright, Robert. Coverage of “Brain Is Not Enough”, State of the Arts, CBC TV.
Rushton, Al. “Aganetha Dyck’s Mad Hatting”, Border Crossings, Volume 6, Number 3, June,
1987, pp. 25-26.
Tourangeau, Jean. “’M’ is for Memory”, Vanguard, December 1987/January 1988, Volume 16, Number 6, 1987, pp. 44-45.
Dahle, Sigrid. “Personal Baggage”, Midcontinental, Volume 4, Number 3, Spring, 1987, pp. 20-21.
Yeo, Marion. “Sharron Zenith Corne, Aganetha Dyck, Esther Warkov: Three Manitoba Artists”, Woman’s Art Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, Spring/Summer, 1987, pp. 33-39.
Lovatt, Tom. Review of “A Multiplicity of Voices”, Border Crossings, Volume 6, Number 3, June,1987, pp. 49-50.
Robert Enright. Interview, State of the Arts, CBC TV, January, 1987.
Heath, Terrence. Review of “Another Prairies”, Border Crossings, Winter, 1986, p. 28.
Mays, John Bentley. Review of “Another Prairies”, The Globe and Mail, September 18, 1986.
Coverage of “Cradles” exhibition, CBC TV, State of the Arts, February 6, 1986.
Perry, Meta. “Surreal exhibit explores range of buttons in jars (review of Susan Whitney Gallery exhibition), Regina Leader Post, June 20,1985.
Dahle, Sigrid. “Responding to the Environment, Aganetha Dyck uses the ordinary to create art”, Western People Magazine, August 22, 1985, pp. WP 14-15.
Borsa, Joan. Review of Susan Whitney Gallery exhibition, Vanguard, Volume 14, Number 7, September 1985, p. 30.
Robert Enright. Interview, State of the Arts, CBC TV, 1985.
Butler, Sheila. “Women’s Work: The Radical Domestications of Aganetha Dyck”, Arts Manitoba, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 1984, pp. 15-19.
Lange, Andrea. “Winnipeg: Under Construction”, Arts West, Volume 7, Number 6, June, 1982, pp. 20-22.
Park, Kip. Review of “Under Construction”, Vanguard, Summer, 1982.
Coverage of “Sizes 8-46”, CKY-TV News, Winnipeg, January, 1979
Amundson, Dale. Review of “Sizes 8-46”, Round About, CBC Radio, 1979.
Jackson, Lorna. Coverage of “Changes”, CBC TV, 1979.
Evans, Kevin. Interview, For Art’s Sake, CKND TV, 1979.
2008 Two month residency. One week on site; seven week collaboration with community artists (dialogue and media sharing) via Internet. Facilitator: Aganetha Dyck. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
2004 Two week Prairie North creative residency. Facilitators: Aganetha Dyck and Walter May, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
2002 Week long residency. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Biological Science Lab. To research painting, drawing and sculpting collaboratively with the bees under the direction of Dr. Mark Winston and assistant Heather Higo.
2001 Three month residency. Site Ginkgo Atelier. Passages, Centre d’Art Contemporain. Troyes, France. To work with beekeepers and bees in the region; to research the ancient bee walls of France and to meet with international bee expert Dr. Yves Le Conte of Avignon, France.
1990 – 2000 Ten year apiary residency. On the grounds of the St. Norbert’s Art & Cultural Centre, St. Norbert, Manitoba. Phil Veldhuis, Beekeeper.
1997 Two month residency. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England. To work with the Park’s beekeepers of wild swarm bees, to create sculpture for the Park’s Camellia House, circa 1865.
1993 Three month residency. Studio at the Stichting Kunst and Complex, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. To research the bees and flowers of the Netherlands, meet local apiarists and cultural workers.
1988 Three week residency and part-time faculty. Paper and Fibre Studio. Banff, Alberta. 1986.
Art City Star Award, Art Centre for Broadway Youth, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2013.
Best in Canada 2008, Organic Art, Reader’s Digest, Bee Intrigued, p. 51, June 2008.
Chris Awards, The Bronze Plaque for CBC Artspots Aganetha Dyck & Bees (Rhonda Bruchanski, Producer), 2007
The Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2007.
The Manitoba Arts Council Award of Distinction, 2007.
The Manitoba Arts Council grants in Visual Arts, Project and Travel.
The Canada Council grants in Visual Arts, Inter Arts, Explorations and Travel.
The Winnipeg Arts Council, Travel grant.
Alberta Health Services, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Embassy, Berlin
Chalmers Foundation, Toronto, Ontario
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Gallery 1.1.1, University of Manitoba
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank, Winnipeg, Manitoba
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
Passage, Centre d’art contemporain, Troyes, France
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, Saskatchewan
Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom
Private Collections, Internationally
December 2 - December 30 - 2017
October 27 - October 30 - 2017
October 28 - October 31 - 2016
April 2 - April 30 - 2016
October 23 - October 26 - 2015
October 24 - October 27 - 2014
March 1 - March 29 - 2014
October 25 - October 28 - 2013
February 12 - March 16 - 2013
October 26 - October 29 - 2012
October 1 - October 29 - 2011
September 5 - September 26 - 2009