2007: Ian Garrett


Ian Garrett is Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University; is director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, a U.S. think tank on sustainability in arts and culture; and is the resident designer for the Indy Convergence, an arts accelerator in Indianapolis, Toronto, and Haiti. He is the Curator for the U.S. and Director of Education for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Ian maintains a design practice focused on lighting and media design. Recently he designed Theatre Panik's durational performance, Peep, at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015; Erika Batdorf's Micro-theatre for Burnish at the Theatre Centre and Venice Biennale, and the set and energy capture systems for Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Vox:Lumen at the Harbourfront Centre. He has worked on installations such as DTAH Architects’ Ravine Portal and on the lighting team for the Crimson Collective’s Ascension, a 150' wide, origami-style crane sculpture at the 2010 Coachella Music Festival. He is a Trustee of the Board for DanceUSA, the national service organization for dance. His primary project is the development of the multi-site specific Transmission, about meeting our celestially neighbours, which will premiere in Edinburgh in 2017 combining live performance, and immersive technology "hauntings".