Veronica Mockler was born in Quebec city in 1991. She graduated from Concordia University in 2014 (Studio Arts) after studying abroad in the Republic of Ireland to complete her degree. Veronica has since been based in Montreal, where she lives and works as a social and relational artist. Mockler’s performance and video work has been distributed and featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals, namely: WomenCinemakers (Berlin, Germany), Intersections 16th Biennial Arts and Technology (New London, CT, U.S.A.), Gstaad International Art Film Festival (Montevideo, Uruguay), Redding Flagg Gallery (Toronto, Canada), La Biennale Manif. d’Art Internationale (Québec, Canada), Place des Arts, Cinéma sous les étoiles, Eastern Bloc, Vidéographe, Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal (Montreal, Canada) and more. At the moment, Mockler is conducting research as an INDI/MA student at Concordia University. Supported by the Acts of Listening Lab, her project looks at the Creation of Applied Performance Art for Citizen Self-Representation. Mockler has been the recipient of many awards and grants for her work both in Canada and abroad.
In her social and relational practice, Mockler works with individuals, groups and communities to represent their reality in the public realm. Individuals and their actual experiences in relation to a given issue are at the forefront of her work, which takes the shape of public and/or intimate performances, video installations and nonfiction media art. Veronica Mockler uses oral history, documentary and conceptual art frameworks to create projects that strengthen the agency of the people she works with. The ethics of representing the Other in art, and the fragility of social art practices, are subject matters that drive the artist in her research.