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 Ryerson University. On her down time she reads science fiction.  

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Selected Clients

Art Gallery of Burlington
Art Gallery of York University
Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Running Magazine
Christie Refugee Centre
Centre for the Prevention of Human Trafficking 

Foodshare

Fighting Blindness Canada
The Globe and Mail - Report on Business

HealthPro / Pilot PMR

Hemisphere Games

Institute for Canadian Citizenship
LeuWebb Projects

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto

Loblaw 

MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

McGill University
National Post
National Film Board of Canada
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association / PilotPMR
Ontario Public Service Employees Union / PilotPMR

Ontario Physical Education Association 
Government of Ontario - Ministry of Infrastructure / RAIN43

Reel Canada

Scotiabank / National Hockey League / The Mark Studios

Smart Car / Mercedes Benz / The Mark Studios

Sharelife

Stella Artois

Today's Parent
Perkins+Will
Public Studio
World Wildlife Fund
World Vision

The Latest

2021

Director of Photography | (Col) Hiba Abdallah | The Visual Arts Centre

2020

Interview | "Isolation Portraits" | Canadian Art

Interview | Artist in the Spotlight, Art Gallery of Ontario

Publication | "Myth" |  Broadview Magazine

Director of Photography |Global Steps/Surfaces of Revolution | (Dir) Joaquin Wall | Art Gallery of Burlington

2019

Panelist | Bechdel Tested: Women in Photography | Contact Photography Festival | The Revue Cinema 

Director of Photography | Handmade Mountain (Dir) Michéle Pearson Clarke | National Film Board of Canada 

Director of Phototgraphy |This Place Neyaashiinigmiing (Fish Story) | (Dir) Public Studio | Doris McCarthy Gallery

Director of Photography, Editor | The Canadian Human Trafficking | Media Launch

Photographer | The Christie Refugee Centre | Annual Report

2018

Interview: | Portals | “Here & Now” CBC Radio One with Gill Deacon 

Exhibition | Portals, Nuit Blanche Toronto

Press |"Six Toronto Artists pushing their city into the Future"| Dazed Digital

Exhibition | This Place | Doris McCarthy Gallery | Group show

Director of Photography/Editor | The Gathering |(Dir) Meera Margaret Singh | National Film Board of Canada |

Artist Residency | Doris McCarthy Gallery