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Interview with the Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

  • Video
  • PHI Foundation

The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research is a group of artists and researchers who explore how slow philosophy, dialogue, collaboration, pedagogy, and public space intersect. 

Founded in 2021, the Bureau has taken on academic and artistic projects, namely Slowness and the Institution (2021), Pedagogy and Time (2022), and Giving Nothing (2023). The Bureau comprises Victoria Stanton, José Cortés, and Stacey Cann. Shortly after the making of this video, new members were hired: Po B. K. Lomami, as Bureaucrat, and Daniel Fiset, as Director of Curatorial Affairs.

*French and English subtitles available. Click on the button in the bottom right corner of the video to activate them.

Events with the Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

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Past Event


Fail/Pass – Lectures and Workshops

February 23 and 24, 2024

Over the course of two days of dialogue, artists, educators and researchers will come together to present their research, offer workshops, reflect on the successes and failures of their respective practices, and discuss failure as a generative tool in the work of public engagement

Event Contemporary Art
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Past Event


The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research

November 3 March 10, 2024

The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research is a public engagement project by the collective of the same name. Taking place in the PHI Foundation’s Education Room

Installation Contemporary Art


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Marc Quinn

October 5 January 6, 2008

Gathering over forty recent works, DHC/ART’s inaugural exhibition by conceptual artist Marc Quinn is the largest ever mounted in North America and the artist’s first solo show in Canada

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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February 22 May 25, 2008

Six artists present works that in some way critically re-stage films, media spectacles, popular culture and, in one case, private moments of daily life

Exhibition Contemporary Art


Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself

July 4 October 19, 2008

This poetic and often touching project speaks to us all about our relation to the loved one

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Christian Marclay: Replay

November 30 March 29, 2009

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of Christian Marclay’s Replay, a major exhibition gathering works in video by the internationally acclaimed artist

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Michal Rovner: Particles of Reality

May 21 September 27, 2009

DHC/ART is pleased to present Particles of Reality, the first solo exhibition in Canada of the celebrated Israeli artist Michal Rovner, who divides her time between New York City and a farm in Israel

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Living Time

October 16 November 22, 2009

The inaugural DHC Session exhibition, Living Time, brings together selected documentation of renowned Taiwanese-American performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performances and the films of young Dutch artist, Guido van der Werve

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Int. Stage-Day

January 29 May 9, 2010

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s film installations experiment with narrative storytelling, creating extraordinary tales out of ordinary human experiences

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Jenny Holzer

June 30 November 14, 2010

For more than thirty years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine personal and social realities

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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