Kim Tomczak is a multidisciplinary artist primarily known for his work in performance, photography and video. Born in Victoria, B.C. in 1952, he graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art) in 1975. Within the same year he became a founding director of Pumps Centre for the Arts, in Vancouver, where he was involved both as a resident artist as well as in all aspects of fundraising and programming until 1980 when he moved to Toronto. His work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally, including the Paris Biennale, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, the Video Biennale in Vienna (where he received first prize for a tape co-produced with Lisa Steele) as well as the Musee de Beaux Arts in Montreal, Documenta 8 (Kasel, Germany) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). His work is in many collections including: the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) and Trinity Square Video in Toronto. In 1982, he became a founding director of V tape, a national information and distribution service for independent video. He has been actively involved with A Space (as a member of the board of directors 1982-84 and then as an active programmer). His most recent curatorial project entitled WHY VIDEO? was exhibited at A Space (Toronto) and SAW Gallery (Ottawa) in 1992, and is representative of his involvement with the restoration of early Canadian video art. He was a founding member of the Independent Artists Union and the Labour Arts and Media Committee of the Metro Labour Council, a founding director of the Images Film and Video Festival, a founding director of the Audio Visual heritage Trust of Canada, a founding director of Beaver Hall Artists Housing Coop and a past board member of the Oakville Galleries . Tomczak is currently the President of the Board of the Toronto Arts Council. Since 1983, Tomczak has worked exclusively in collaboration with Lisa Steele, producing videotapes, performances and photo/text works. LEGAL MEMORY (1992), their first feature-length work, has been shown in a number of film festivals since its release including: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Festival, the Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani (Turin, Italy), the Toronto Festival of Festivals. Their individual and collaborative work was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1989-90. In 1993, Steele and Tomczak were recognized with two prestigious awards: the Bell Canada Award for excellence in the field of Canadian video art and a Toronto Arts Award (the Peter Herndorf Media Arts Award). In 1996, their work THE BLOOD RECORDS: written and annotated, received a world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They are currently guest editors of FELIX, a journal of media arts and culture published in New York and working on a new series of tapes.