Exile Series = Rising Sadness: Performance and Artist's Talk by Ali Asgar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W.


Presented by Art and Social Change, The President’s Office and Onsite Gallery
Co-sponsored by SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) and ASAAP (Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention)


Ali Asgar is a Bangladeshi transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose performances and visual narratives arise from growing up queer in a heteronormative class-based society. Their provocative street performances and gallery exhibitions exposed them to serious risk in Dhaka and, in 2016, they were awarded an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship at the University of Maine. They are currently working on an MFA in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ali has exhibited at the Dhaka Arts Summit, the Kolkata International Performance Festival and the Asian Art Biennial. Their work has been produced in Boston, Chicago and New York City, where they were a featured artist at the PEN World Voice Festival.


About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.


Photo by Amy Pears.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
416-977-6000 x456
Ali Asgar photo by Amy Pears

OCAD University Presents: The Conversationalists III

Poster for the Conversationalists III, text on pastel background with coloured shapes
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00am

OCAD University Presents:  The Conversationalists III

Pamila Matharu: Artist / Educator / Cultural Producer
Emily Norry: Student
Tough Guy Mountain: Artist Collective

The Conversationalists is a series of talks, performances, presentations and chatter that hopes to explore the notions of ‘social change’ and ‘social innovation’ within the arts and education. A five-part series, The Conversationalists III will offer varying insights into supports, challenges, warnings and ambivalences when applying pedagogical frameworks towards social change. What is Social Change? How can Social Innovation exist in the arts? What is the artist’s role? This is where we start.

Pamila Matharu
Pamila is an artist, educator and cultural producer, based in Toronto. In her practice; she varies from installation, ephemera, analog media, artist-organizing/curating, to more recently; socially-engaged art in a teaching studio. Over the last 20 years, she has made contributions and gestures by contributing and collaborating on in artist-run culture projects such as the critically acclaimed Come Up To My Room: The Gladstone Hotel’s Alternative Design Event.

Emily Norry
Emily is an OCADU student studying Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Art and Social Change. Part of Emily's practice focuses on the queering and reframing of art history. By providing alternate images, presentations and lectures to the accepted academic canon of art history Emily is working to provide models of education and history that provides information that is inclusive of the diversity of artists practicing today. Emily is on of the 2016 winners of the Big Idea Fund micro grant and will be putting on more events to explore diversifying art history.

Tough Guy Mountain
Tough Guy Mountain is a post-capitalist, economic science-fiction about a company that exists in a separate dimension where it creates brands and then sells them to companies, causes and individuals. It has been operating as an artist collective in Toronto since 2012.

Space is limited: e-mail dliddington@ocadu.ca in order to reserve a seat! Or pick up tickets at the door.

For further information contact:

Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
E. dliddington@ocadu.ca

The Impact Collective is a social innovation project at OCAD University. Learn more at www.impactcollective.ca


Venue & Address: 
Scrap Metal Gallery, 11 Dublin St. Toronto, ON Lost? http://www.scrapmetalgallery.com/contact-us/