Calgary, Alberta

  • September 3, 2008 – October 9, 2008 as a resident
  • June 4, 2009 – September 22, 2009 as a producer

installation, video


Amber Phelps Bondaroff is a spatial navigator, a semionaut and a situationalist. Crafted environments act as backdrop for the observation of interactions between audience and objects. Enforcing certain elements of aesthetic and spatial control, the audience acts as participant and subject within the work.  Amber arrived Elsewhere in the fall of 2008, and spent more time than anticipated, documenting, recording and viewing from above, aswell as constructing the Elsewhere Confessatorium.  In 2009 she returned South Elm Street as a re-visiting SWAP artist, in consideration of Elsewhere’s “Systems and Signs.”

Interested in musical interludes, facial accessories, alimentary re-contextualization, the invention of new words and phrases, pata-physics, mapping and archiving, alliterations, polar exploration, and all things sweet, Amber is the co- founder of multidisciplinary enterprise, The Realm of Reject ( She received a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax in 2006 and currently resides in Montreal, Canada.