September 22-25, 2022

Creative Team


Alexander Shelley

Music Director, NAC Orchestra

Alexander Shelley succeeded Pinchas Zukerman as Music Director of Canada’s NAC Orchestra in September 2015. The ensemble has since been praised as being “transformed... hungry, bold, and unleashed” (Ottawa Citizen) and Shelley’s programming credited for turning the orchestra into “one of the more audacious in North America” (Maclean’s).  Shelley is a champion of Canadian creation; recent hallmarks include the multimedia projects Life Reflected and... read more


Angela Rawlings

Co-Curator, SPHERE

a rawlings is a mineral, plant, animal, person, place, or thing. Also known as Dr. Angela Rawlings, they are a Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist-researcher who works with languages as dominant exploratory material. Their practice seeks and interrogates relationality between bodies—be they human, more-than-human, other-than, non. Meditating on languages as inescapable lenses of human engagement, rawlings’ methods over the past twenty years have included sensorial... read more



Canadian Museum of Nature

Saving the world through evidence, knowledge, and inspiration! The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences, with roots dating to the mid 19th-century. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature’s past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 14.6 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a... read more


The Royal Danish Library

The Royal Danish Library is the Danish national library and University library. King Frederik the third founded the Library in 1648. The collection was at the beginning a part of the king’s private collection, later, under king Christian the seventh, the library was made open to the public. Today the library has buildings and departments at several other locations in Denmark. Combined, they house a considerable part of Denmark’s national cultural heritage and a great many historical... read more

Concerts and Featured Artists

Exhibits, Installations and Activities

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    Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
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    Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
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    Diane Borsato
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    Photographer Meryl McMaster
  • Matt Ceolin

The SPHERE Ecosystem

  • Co-Curators
    Alexander Shelley, Angela Rawlings
  • Producer
    Stefani Truant
  • Associate Producers
    Daphne Burt, Kelly Racicot, Ryan Drew 
  • Communication
    Julia Bacic
  • Marketing
    Guillaume Lebreton, Greggory Clark, Bobbi Jaimet 
  • Programming Consultants
    Mairi Brascoupe, Katherine Day, Michael Davidge, Lise Bach Hansen, Signe Vinther Robsahm
  • Technical Director
    Pasquale Cornacchia, Peter Kealey
  • Volunteer Coordinator
    Alain Chauvin
  • Creative Design
    Northern Army
  • Translation
    Laurence Robert, Edgar Broca Coop
  • Box Office
    Theresa Godbold
  • With special thanks to
    Arna Einarsdóttir

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