Doug Jarvis is an artist and curator based in Victoria, BC. He is a founding member of the avatar performance art group Second Front (www.secondfront.org) and the Noxious Sector Art Collective (www.noxioussector.net) and participates in Open Actions in public spaces. His individual and collective work explores absurdity, care, non-material entities and technology as a human attribute. His projects have been presented at artist-run centres, galleries, museums and festivals across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Jarvis is an active member of the Victoria arts community and participates through a variety of non-profit and artist-run centre boards. He is the Administrator for the ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria, Acting Executive Director at Open Space Arts Society, and the Board Chair of the Ministry of Casual Living. Jarvis received an MFA in studio from the University of Guelph, ON and is a sessional instructor in the Visual Arts Department at UVic.