Gabriel Mindel-Saloman is a Vancouver based musician and artist. His current work focuses on the production of visual artworks from time-based phenomena such as sound composition, dance, social practices and protest.
He collaborates with Aja Rose Bond under the name Diadem and as The Strathcona Art Gallery. Together they run the STAG Library, a semi-public, semi-private library, event space and residency. He is also a co-founder of the Lower Mainland Painting Co., an investigation into art, labour and art labourers. Since 2003 he has collaborated on dialogical and participatory artworks with Red 76 including such recent projects as “Fellow Travellers” for Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain; “Surplus Seminar” at the Walker Art Center; and “Counter-culture as Pedagogy” for CCA’s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. Past collaborations have also included ‘Power 2012′ at Unitt/Pitt in connection with Institutions by Artists and the Bronx Museum; ‘Second Home’ as part of the San Jose 2008 Zero1 Biennial; ‘The Battery Republic,’ part of Creative Time’s ‘Democracy in America’; and CCAD and the Bureau for Open Culture’s “Descent to Revolution”.
Saloman has been performing experimental, conceptual and freely improvised music for over 15 years. He is best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans, a Portland based noise group that has released over 50 recordings and toured internationally over the course of their 9 year existence. He currently performs solo under his own name. Most recently he has been composing music for contemporary dance, including collaborations with choreographers such as 605 Collective, The Contingency Plan, Daisy Karen Thompson, Lisa Gelley Martin, Rob Kitsos and Vanessa Goodman.
Saloman has recently completed his MFA at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.