Jeannette Hicks

University of Guelph

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Jeannette Hicks is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Guelph and a practising visual artist. Driven by the feedback loop between theory and practice, her philosophical research examines the importance of improvisation in the creation of new artistic norms, while her artistic practice aims to open new possibilities for interaction between people, found objects and public spaces. As a member of the installation art collective Tongue and Groove, her work has been exhibited in Nuit Blanche Toronto, Landslide: Possible Futures, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Guelph and a BFA in Visual Arts & Philosophy from York University. Whether assisting with the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, researching community art and practice-based research, or helping Improviser-in-Residence Douglas R. Ewart make musical instruments out of found objects, Jeannette is thrilled to be part of the exciting projects going on at IICSI.