Ada Denil (she/her) is a visual artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. Her practice also includes drawing, printmaking, painting, and animation. Her recent installation work contemplates interpersonal relationships and sensory experience between bodies in shared spaces, as well as the physically defined elements which constitute these environments.
She has shown work locally in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia at the Corridor Gallery, Argyle Fine Art, the Company House, and the Chester Arts Center. In 2021 she received the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award (NSTT), and was shortlisted for the NSCAD Student Art Awards in both 2020 and 2022. She has received support for her work in sculpture, printmaking and drawing from the NSTT, the AJC, and NSCAD University.
She has facilitated several youth workshops and stop-motion animation programs at Artech Camps from 2012-2020, and was a guest artist and facilitator at the Lunenburg Documentary Film Festival in 2013.
Ada grew up on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and now lives, studies and works both on the shore and in Kjipuktuk/Halifax.