Julie Andreyev is an artist, vegan, researcher and educator. Andreyev’s art practice, called Animal Lover, www.animallover.ca, examines problematic human relations with other beings, and explores animal agency and creativity using modes of interspecies collaboration. The projects take the form of new media performance, video installation, generative art, app art, and relational aesthetics. The interspecies collaborations are explored using ethical modes, paying attention to the other in the process of making. In the projects with the two companion dogs Tom and Sugi (www.tomandsugi.com, twitter: @Tom_and_Sugi) respect, fun and challenge are employed in the process. The Animal Lover projects have been shown across Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia, and are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Andreyev is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and Artistic Director of a biannual symposium/exhibition called Interactive Futures, www.interactivefutures.ca. She is co-founder of the art group Vegan Congress, www.vegancongress.org that holds relational events intended to develop awareness and compassion towards nonhuman beings.
Andreyev is a Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholar completing her PhD research at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. The research examines compassion as a means for improved awareness and relationships with nonhuman beings and our shared ecologies. This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
contact: julie @ julieandreyev.com