CAMILLE ROJAS (b. 1993 Toronto; lives and works in Toronto) is a multidisciplinary artist 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

Written by Heather Rigg:

Dreamlike and shot on Super 16mm, Camille Rojas’ film The Whistler explores behaviour modification through an examination of human-canine relationships. The vacant and ominous architecture of the R.C. Harris water treatment plant sets the stage for the film, where the artist and her dog hold their own conformation show. Rojas and her companion fluidly interact with the architecture and the sound of a distant, commanding, and whimsical whistle. The artist acts as both master and canine; her repetitive gestures are modified to perfection, as the dog mimics. They pose, walk, waltz, display their bodies, and show off their teeth.

The capitulations of conditioning and conformity found in the film are further elaborated throughout the gallery space. Three photographs appear in repetition on the gallery walls, while an abundance of miniature dogs—sculpted by the artist from a flesh-coloured material—are stacked into a mound on the floor. The reoccurring actions found throughout Rojas’ works reflect the complex relationship between pet and owner. Their shared intimacy speaks to a deep human-animal connection, while their postulations serve as wider visual tropes for the artist’s investigation into notions of display and conformity.

The Whistler (Excerpts)
16mm Colour Film Transferred to digital
7:26 minutes

Free Stack
Chromogenic Print
4” x 4”
Chromogenic Print
4” x 4”
Thank you:

Paul Couillard
Vid Ingelevics
Robyn Cumming
Martha Rojas
Heather Rigg
Alliance Francais
Niagara Custom Lab
Frame Discreet
CONTACT Photography Festival