Patrick Mahon is an artist, writer and teacher/academic; he was Chair of Visual Arts at Western University, between 2000 – 2010. He is a Board member at Museum London and tye London Arts Council. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including, in Canada at Museum London, The Hamilton Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery, and internationally at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China, in 2005, and in Barthète (Toulouse), France in 2011. Patrick Mahon co-curated the exhibition, “Barroco Nova: Neo-Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art”, with Susan Edelstein in Fall, 2011. The SSHRC-funded collaborative artist’s project, Art and Cold Cash, which involved Mahon and other artists from southern Canada and from Baker Lake, Nunavut, was produced between 2004 and 2008; a book published by YYZ was released in 2010. Patrick’s new collaborative SSHRC project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, on the theme of water, began in 2010 and will include a residency at the Banff Centre in 2013. He lives in London, Ontario.