Theo Pelmus is a performance artist who has received several awards, including an emerging artist grant and integrated arts grant from the Ontario Arts Council (2006; 2009), Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2012, 2014, 2015), the Dennis Tourbin Fund for emerging artist in performance art (2007) and an emerging artist grant from the City of Ottawa (2009, 2012). He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in Bogota, New York, Copenhagen and the Bucharest Biennial. Theo has a BFA and MFA from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest and a second MFA at the University of Ottawa. He is an active participant in the Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto arts community.