John Di Stefano is a Canadian-born visual artist / filmmaker, writer, educator and curator.
John Di Stefano has exhibited internationally since 1985. His work is focused primarily in video/film, installation, photo-based and time-based media, but has also included performance, bookwork, site-specific and public art projects. Thematically and conceptually, much of his creative practice synthesizes traditions of conceptual art and documentary practices. In much of his work he examines how concepts and perceptions of memory, space/place, and time shape the articulation of subjectivities so as to reconcile the personal with the social, the everyday with history. His current research interests and projects include: examining notions of temporality and disappearance and the materiality of the temporal; the evolving and hybrid forms of documentary practices in contemporary art; and an inquiry into the essayistic form in current moving image practices.