Guy Maddin is an installation & internet artist, writer and filmmaker, the director of eleven feature-length movies, including The Forbidden Room (2015), My Winnipeg (2007), The Saddest Music in the World (2003), and innumerable shorts. He has also mounted around the world over seventy performances of his films featuring live elements – orchestra, sound effects, singing and narration.
In April, 2016 he launched his major internet interactive work, Seances, which enabled anyone online to “hold séances with,” or view, randomly combined fragments of canonical lost films remade by Maddin on sets installed in public spaces, most notably during three weeks of shooting at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In the summer of 2015 The Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York mounted a two-person show featuring the collage work of Maddin and poet John Ashbery.
Maddin is a print journalist and author of three books. He is also a member of The Order of Canada & The Order of Manitoba. From 2007 – 2015, Maddin occupied the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba. He was Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University from 2015-2018.