PMG artist Thomas Kneubühler will appear in ART WITH HEART, the 23rd annual auction of contemporary Canadian art dedicated to raising funds in support of inspired HIV/AIDS care at Casey House. Presented by TD Bank Group, Art With Heart will feature 79 works of art by some of Canada's most exciting and significant Canadian artists, and will be held on October 18 at The Casey House in Toronto.
Founded in 1988, CASEY HOUSE is the first freestanding HIV/AIDS hospital in Canada, with community programs including nursing care and outreach. Funds raised by ART WITH HEART will enable the Casey House to send registered nurses and social workers into clients' homes, provide rehabilitative care and recreation therapy, and bring specialized HIV nursing care to marginalized people who lack access to treatment.
Born in Solothurn, Switzerland, Thomas Kneubühler has been living in Canada since 2000. In 2003, he completed a Master's degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University, Montréal. His work often deals with social issues and how technology is affecting people's lives. It also questions the blurry borders between private and public spaces, control and surveillance stakes or even the stunning beauty, yet dehumanizing, of urban landscapes. His work has been presented in many exhibitions in both Europe (Canadian cultural centre in Paris, or the Kunstmuseum in Solothurn, Switzerland) and North America, most recently at the Québec Triennial 2011 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. In 2011, he was awarded the Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize of the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Kneubühler’s works can be found in the heart of many collections such as the Kunstkredit from Basel, the Canada Council Art Bank and the the Canada International Commerce ones.
Further information on ART WITH HEART and CASEY HOUSE can be found at artwithheart.ca