Basil Alzeri | Creative Professional-in-Residence

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Basil Alzeri | Creative Professional-in-Residence

BASIL ALZERI | CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 2:30pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

BIO

Basil AlZeri is a cross-disciplinary visual artist living and working between Toronto and Guelph, Canada. AlZeri's practice involves the intersection of art, education, and food, taking multiple forms, such as performance, interventions, gallery and public installation. AlZeri's work examines the socio-political dynamics of the family and its intersection with reproductive/unproductive labour, drawing on the necessities of everyday life and the (in)visibility of 'work' as sites of exploration. AlZeri's tries to facilitate a space for empathy through gestures of inclusivity and generosity. AlZeri has presented his work in Amman, Dubai, Halifax, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Regina, Rome, Santiago, Tartu and Toronto.

basilalzeri.com

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. The program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 2:15pm to Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:15pm

BIO

Jessica Leong is a designer specializing in branding, environments, and typography. She is the Senior Designer at Frontier Design in Toronto and a graduate from OCAD’s graphic design program. Her previous experience includes Design Exchange, ERA Architects, Indigo Books, and Bruce Mau Design.

jessicaleong.com

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. The program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Introducing the CEAD's Winter 2019 Creative Professionals-in-Residence

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. The program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENTS

Jessica Leong CPIR

Jessica Leong is a designer specializing in branding, environments, and typography. She is the Senior Designer at Frontier Design in Toronto and a graduate from OCAD’s graphic design program. Her previous experience includes Design Exchange, ERA Architects, Indigo Books, and Bruce Mau Design.

jessicaleong.com

 

Basil AlZeri is a cross-disciplinary visual artist living and working between Toronto and Guelph, Canada. AlZeri's practice involves the intersection of art, education, and food, taking multiple forms, such as performance, interventions, gallery and public installation. AlZeri's work examines the socio-political dynamics of the family and its intersection with reproductive/unproductive labour, drawing on the necessities of everyday life and the (in)visibility of 'work' as sites of exploration. AlZeri's tries to facilitate a space for empathy through gestures of inclusivity and generosity. AlZeri has presented his work in Amman, Dubai, Halifax, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Regina, Rome, Santiago, Tartu and Toronto.

basilalzeri.com

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment

 

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $16.5/ hour for 14 hours/ week
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming. The exhibition will be released in five chapters between Spring2019 and Winter 2020, and will functions as a hybrid online gallery/publication.

The Curatorial Project Assistant will work directly with artists, guest curators, designers, and Gallery 44 staff. This is a 14 hour per week position that runs from January 29 to October 31,2019. Strong knowledge of contemporary and historical photography, and digital art and culture is an asset.

Gallery 44 is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. G44 welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizes research for each chapter of Gallery 44’s upcoming online exhibition. 
  • Assembles and organizes all content, images, biographies and logos.
  • Organizes programming logistics for associated artist talks, performances, workshops and panel discussions. This may include booking hotels and flights. 
  • Assists in the preparation of materials for communication and marketing. 
  • Maintains excellent, timely and professional communication with artists, curators and designers.
  • Organizes and maintains artist and curator related information on shared database
  • Manages and maintains all aspects of the publication’s website
  • General administrative assistance as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • A good attention to detail, time-keeping and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. MAC iOS.    
  • Website management experience
  • Experience in writing and editing exhibition and catalogue text is an asset 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current Resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.
  • 1 – 2 References 

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: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond St W #120 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5854651-2019-g44-curatorial-project-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant

Call for Applications - Critical Distance Centre for Curators Design & Comms Assistant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $17/ hour, 10 - 12hours/ week 
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Working with the Director and fellow team members atCritical Distance, the Design & Communications Assistant supports and contributes to the development and implementation of strategic outreach/marketing initiatives and provides design and production support for print/digital materials relating to our exhibitions, publications, website, social media feeds, and newsletters. 

Critical Distance is a not-for-profit project space, publisher, and professional network devoted to the support and advancement of curatorial practice and inquiry in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. With a focus on critically engaged, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary practices, underrepresented artists and art forms, and community outreach and education in art and exhibition-making, Critical Distance is an open platform for diverse curatorial perspectives, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on curating and exhibition-making as ways to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life. 

CDCC is committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities to apply. As always, we thank all participants for their time, energy, interest, and support.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Design & Communications Assistant will support or be responsible for a variety of projects and tasks based on incoming level of experience and the evolving needs of the organization, including: 

  • Developing and producing media releases and marketing materials, posters/signage/way finding, print collateral/didactics, exhibition catalogues, web-based content, newsletters, surveys, and templated documents with an eye toward supporting, extending, and improving upon our existing graphic identity and house style. 
  • Aiding in development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives such as marketing campaigns, social media strategy, enhancements to our website and curator/artist registry, curatorial network and community building, accessibility initiatives, audience outreach and visitor engagement, and donor/partner/sponsor relationship-building. 
  • Managing projects from start to finish including scheduling, concepting, cost estimating, design development, presentation, and production in collaboration with team members, guest curators, artists, writers, and others. 
  • Assisting with exhibition/event documentation through visual (photo/video) means for digital and print platforms (website/catalogues). Developing content for newsletter, social media, e-commerce, etc. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, strong initiative, and willingness to work independently as well as collaboratively are encouraged to apply. Extreme attention to detail, ability to give and receive feedback, and desire to learn a must.
  • High-level typography skills and mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, plus ability to design for both print and web applications, as well as fluency with social media platforms, HTML/CSS, and Google Apps. 
  • Photography/videography skills and knowledge of digital interactivity and accessibility would be major assets.
  • Thorough knowledge of design history, interest or experience in exhibition/environmental design, and a desire to help make connections across disciplines, cultures, and contexts are huge plusses. Interest in curatorial practices and contemporary art contexts in Toronto,Canada, and beyond also a plus.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background

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: 
Critical Distance for Curators No. 302 — Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5848585-2019-cdcc-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Scrap Metal Gallery Research & Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Scrap Metal Gallery Research & Curatorial Assistant
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 26, 2018
RATE: $16/ hour for an average of 12 hours/ week with expected increased hours during exhibition installation periods.
TERM: Part-time, January - December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Scrap Metal Gallery is welcoming applications for the part-time position of Research and Curatorial Assistant. This position will support the Director/ Curator on various research and curatorial tasks related to the Gallery’s 2019 exhibition programming. The position requires an average of 12 hours per week with expected increased hours during exhibition installation periods.   

Scrap Metal Gallery is a privately-funded not-for-profit art project space that endeavours to present bold, critical and poetic contemporary artworks through a carefully curated exhibition program. Since its inauguration in 2011, Scrap Metal has presented solo exhibitions by artists such as Miroslaw Balka, Ragnar Kjartansson, Eva Kot’átková, Paul P., Ryan Gander, Iris Häussler, Edson Chagas and Abraham Cruzvillegas. The gallery is committed to collaborating with other cultural organizations. Art en Valise, Toronto International Film Festival and Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival are on-going collaborators.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Director/ Curator:

  • Research and developexhibition content.
  • Assist in research, compilation of artwork lists, documentations of artwork, record and file maintenance.
  • Assist in exhibition curation including retrieval of materials, researching and verifying information, correspondence with lenders, artists and donors, and generating exhibition copy.
  • Provide tours, information and answers, or refer questions about exhibitions.
  • Assist with the installation, strike and events related to the exhibitions.
  • Assist in planning schedules and travels of the gallery, and replying to external requests for information.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing with a level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage workload accordingly.
  • A good attention to detail, timekeeping and organizational skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated team player.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel. etc.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites is an asset.
  • Experience in curating and writing or editing exhibition and catalogue text is an asset.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.

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: 
Scrap Metal Gallery 11 Dublin St E, Toronto, ON M6H 1J4
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5829430-2019-scrap-metal-gallery-research-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Trinity Square Video Programming & Outreach Assistant

Trinity Square Video is accepting applications for the part-time position of Programming & Outreach Assistant. This position will help support and build the organization’s presentation and education initiatives. 

Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency

Call for Applications - Prefix Self-Directed Research Residency
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, November 5, 2018

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the new Career Launcher opportunity for a 6-week Self-Directed Research Residency. 

Approaching its 20th anniversary, Prefix ICA invites emerging collectives and individual artists working with or around photography to propose new works that engage with the gallery’s programming and publishing history. Selected applicants will work collaboratively in a self-directed research residency that will take place between November 12th and December 21st, 2018. The research will culminate in an open studio session at the end of the residency. 

With the support of the Prefix team, the residents will have access to the Prefix gallery, reference library, programming archives and a shared budget of $500. 

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery and arts publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1999 by Scott McLeod in consultation with a national advisory council, the institution fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts through exhibitions, publications, public programmes and related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018, or be a current upper year student with a major or minor in Photography. 
  • Interest in contemporary photographic, media and digital arts.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative. 
  • Interest in working collectively. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • CV(s) for each applicant/member of the collective.  

    A letter of intent that outlines:

  • The collective’s mission OR artist’s statement for independent applicant;
  • The project or theme(s) that will be explored during the self-directed residency;
  • Experience in working collectively or in a collaborative environment;
  • Interest in working with Prefix ICA.
  • 5–10 images of previous work with an accompanying image list. Each file should be in jpeg format and no larger than 500K (0.5MB). Please number and identify each file with artist’s last name and title of work [01_Last Name_Title.jpg].

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Venue & Address: 
PREFIX ICA 124–401 Richmond Street West Toronto ON
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5757746-2018-prefix-residency
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A

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