CAMILLE ROJAS (b. 1993 Toronto; lives and works in Toronto) is a multidisciplinary artist & artist-researcher working with film, photography and contemporary dance.

Her work uses movement as the primary vehicle to dissect ideas and emotions. Recent interests include art economics, stock market drama, self-care and computer vision science.

Camille currently sits on the Board of Directors at Gallery TPW where she serves on the Fundraising committee.


@camiillerojas (ig)


2017 BFA in Photography Studies | Toronto Metropolitan University School of Image Arts


2018 Sothebae’s, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto

2017 System of a Gesture, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto

2016 The Whistler, Curated by Heather Rigg, Alliance Française Gallery, Toronto (CONTACT Photography Festival)


2019 An Archive, But Not An Atlas, Curated by Liz Ikiriko, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto (CONTACT Photography Festival)

2019 Poems for Impending Doom, Curated by Lucy Pauker & Alessia Dowhaniuk, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax


2020 Moving Ether Way, Curated by Holly Chang and Karina Iskandarsjah, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

2020 MOVEMENTS, in collaboration with Sofia Mesa, Gallery TPW, Toronto


2022 Pilot Episodes, Toronto Dance Theatre

2017 Art Gallery of Ontario, Sub Residency with Emilia-Amalia working group


2022 c(o)rporeal dissssonance, DAZIBAO, Montréal *

2020 Les Gestes Flottent, S’empilent et Éclatent, Curated by Maude Johnson & Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, Regart Centre D'artistes en Art Actuel, Lévis*

2020 Performance in response to the exhibition Handle With Care by Wedge Curatorial Projects, Curated by Emilie Croning & Maria Kanellopoulos, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2019 Algorithm, Ryerson Artspace at 401 Richmond (Nuit Blanche), Toronto*

2019 System of a Gesture, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto


2021 Career Catalyst, Ontario Arts Council

2021 Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts

2020 Arts Response Initiative, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Visual Artist Creation, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Visual Artist Creation, Toronto Arts Council

2018 Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

2015-16 SF Award, Ryerson University School of Image Arts


2020 2020 In-Residence, Online Artist Benefit, led by Kevin Boothe & Robert Wainstein

2015-21 Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto

2017-20 Salon 44, Gallery 44, Toronto


2020 CBC Arts: COVID Residency, by Lise Hosein

2020 Blackflash Magazine: “Online Exhibitions and the Long Game of History”, by sophia bartholomew

2019 Canadian Art: Review for Algorithm (performance), by Dallas Fellini

2019 Esse Magazine: Review for System of a Gesture (performance), by Heather Rigg

2018 Public Parking, “Body in the Plural: In Conversation with Camille Rojas”, by Luther Konadu


2021 The Other NFT Report, Trinity Square Video, Online

2018 Artist talk to thesis students, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Toronto

2018 Artist talk, in response to Tanya Lukin Linklater’s “Slay All Day”, mama projects, Toronto

2018 Lecture, “The Art of Public Speaking”, Presented by Trampoline Hall, Curated by Aley Waterman, Toronto

2017 Artist talk to thesis students, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Toronto


2022-Present Project Manager, Artist-Run Blockchain, Trinity Square Video

2022-Present Board Member, Gallery TPW

2020-2022 Co-Artistic Director: The Toronto Dance Community Love-In

2020-2021 Jury Member, Canada Council for the Arts

Excerpt from review by Heather Rigg on ESSE

Children’s hand clapping games form the foundation of Camille Rojas’ System of a Gesture (2017–2019), included in the group exhibition An Archive, But Not An Atlas presented at the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC). Curated by Liz Ikiriko, the exhibition sought to “explore personal and social histories as they are unearthed through movement, gesture, language, and land,” while challenging the “incompleteness of the archive.” Rojas, whose background in classical ballet informs her multidisciplinary practice, choreographed the work, which was performed by her and two other dancers. The work’s first iteration, shown on a monitor in the gallery, is a three-channel video originally recorded on 16mm film. The dancers’ movements focused on their hands, which mimicked the actions of the children’s games, and these gestures gradually expanded to the rest of their bodies. The gentle and sensual motions of their hands and intertwining bodies made for a stark contrast to the institutional architecture of the public school behind them. Yet, this space of learning provided a fitting backdrop because it is in the schoolyard, outside of the institutional constraints of the classroom, that some of the most important moments of learning takes place; it is where one learns about one’s body, about physical communication, and where our socialized selves begin to take shape.

System of a Gesture (#2)
2 hour durational performance
Featuring sarah koekkoek, Paul-John Elisha and Camille Rojas
Documentation by Setti Kidane