Laura Demers is an artist, writer, and emerging curator based in Toronto. Though formally trained in painting and drawing, Demers’s artistic practice currently manifests through image, installation, and text. Her work touches upon the manufacture and usage of natural and human-made spaces, objects, and phenomena. More specifically, she takes interest in the technological mimesis of nature; her most recent installation loosely recounts the history of the creation of artificial clouds, which paved the way for today's global weather engineering enterprise. Another project, consisting of a series of screenprints, looks at ways in which interwar architecture (especially architectures of seclusion — bunkers, utopian micro-cities, fortresses, etc.) takes formal and structural cues from the protective shells of mollusks. In her writing and curatorial work, Demers further expands on themes related to nature and technology. She will complete an artist residency with Le Labo (Toronto's Francophone Media Arts Centre) in 2020, as well as a research/creation residency at the Centre SAGAMIE in Alma, QC in 2021.