Recipient of the 2019 Artist Project Career Launcher Announced

Yuling Chen. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:30am

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce Yuling Chen as the 2019 Recipient of the Artist Project Career Launcher.

Yuling receives a $2,000 grant from the CEAD toward the production of project Video:Game for the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Video: Game

Gestures and movements are the foundation of my practice. I often devise a repetitive gesture or a movement plan in my performance to reveal the minutiae of reality and uncertainties of our identities. Migration between borders (for instance, the one between China and Canada) upsets your sense of security: you no longer know where you firmly belong. As you land at an airport or go through customs at the border, you notice you are being watched. You are conscious of the eyes that surveil your body, your nationality, your belongings. “Am I all right for them?” you ask yourself, raising your head among the crowd, controlling the muscles on your face to look unthreatening, normal, controlled. This project involves performing technologies, breaking down the elements of a video game into watching and being watched. You volunteer your body to be watched while simultaneously playing with the rules of surveillance technology.

Chinese artist Yuling Chen is currently completing her undergraduate thesis at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Chen is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on technology, architecture and live performance. She creates work at the intersection of installation and performance, in which the constructs of spatial and technological elements become integral to her performance. She appropriates narratives and games from her early childhood into her performances. The movements within the performances are often constrained and directed; they relate to surveillance, self-perception and migration.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:30am to Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 17, 2018

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. 

Students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 200 - 300 square feet in size.

The Show Director will select a successful applicant and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity. 

Tips for a successful application: 

  • The space provided at the fair is located among other exhibiting artists, as such it is important to keep the sound levels of the proposed project minimal.
  • The fair hall is lit with overhead lighting and high ceilings. Creating an enclosed dark space would be difficult.
  • The suspension of materials from overhead is not possible in the fair hall.
  • The fair is family friendly. Therefore project content should not include nudity or profanity.
  • A changing and/or staging area will be provided as needed.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience
  • A link to your online portfolio and/or (if relevant) direct links to recorded portfolio material on a host page (Vimeo, YouTube etc.). Please do not include video files in your application; only links.
  • A brief artist statement that contextualizes your overall practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity and a very clear expression of your project proposal. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
The Artist Project 2019 Contemporary Art Fair www.theartistproject.com February 21 - 24, 2019 Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5868285-2019-artist-project
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A