Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

HOURS

TUES: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
THURS: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

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. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence 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. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

DAVID SALAZAR
OCAD U
BFA 2007/ MFA 2017

BIO

David Constantino Salazar is a sculptor with a studio practice highly focused on hand modeling clay and fabricating sculpture in various materials. His practice reflects research into the use of animal forms as cultural symbols to explore the borders between necessity and excess, desires, and addiction. In 2017, Salazar completed the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design degree (IAMD) at OCAD University. 

HOURS

WED: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
THURS: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

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. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence 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. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:30am

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, September 27, 11:30 AM
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

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. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence 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. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
N/A

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Student Designer – Design4 Program

Design4 logo
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:30am

Note: Are you a current student who is looking to get paid work experience in design? See below for the link to the application form via the OCAD U Talent Network.
   
Design4 is a new externally funded initiative that introduces principles of experiential learning into the realm of paid professional opportunities for upper year students in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, at both the Undergraduate (BDES) and Masters (MDES) levels. Design4 is geared towards current students in the Faculty of Design.

45 students will be selected to participate in Design4 and placed in smaller multidisciplinary groups of 3-4. Each group will be paired with an employment partner in one of the following sectors:

· Start-up/ new ventures (a small business that has just been started)
· SME private enterprise (small and medium enterprises that employ fewer than 500 employees)
· Arts and cultural (social and economic activity that focuses on artistic production)
· Social innovation/ not-for-profit entities (dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view)
 

Summary of Responsibilities:

The work will include creating solutions to various design challenges set by the employer. Students will be working on a part-time basis for 10 hours each week per student. Students will have mentorship and support from the employment supervisor, a dedicated Faculty member and a staff member from the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers.

Where will the work happen?

On campus in the new Rosalie Sharp building (115 McCaul), as well as at the employer’s place of work.

Is this a paid opportunity?

Yes. You will be compensated for your time.

Required documents

  • A 250-word statement explaining why this program would be beneficial to you and outline your design skills and interests
  • Resume (max. 3 pages)
  • Student e-mail, student ID number, program, year of study
  • Provide a link to your portfolio (included on CV or resume)
  • Where you are based (eg address, Etobicoke or downtown Toronto etc)
  • Due to low enrollment at OCAD University, priority will be given to students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black. Do you self-identify as a Black* person or as an Indigenous* person of North America? (Please see definitions below)

 

 

If you don't have a web-based portfolio, you can create one for free as a student on Format (https://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/format.htm)

* Indigenous: those who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. This can include status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as well as those with mixed/multi-racial/multi-national identities

* Black: a person who is of and/or a descendant of African peoples AND who experiences systematic racism based on that heritage.

Note: To apply for this job you need to have some documents uploaded to the Talent Network. 

APPLY HERE

Deadline to apply: September 13, 2018

Eryn Lougheed completes stairwell mural as part of Career Launcher

Stairwell mural by Eryn Lougheed
Monday, July 9, 2018

Fourth-year Illustration student Eryn Lougheed has completed a stairwell mural in 230 Richmond St. W. for the second annual Hullmark Stairwell Mural Career Launcher, a partnership between OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and the university’s development and property management collaborator, Hullmark Developments. 

To see the mural, from the main entrance, take the stairs left of the elevators. On the third floor, pass the mural by Adam De Souza (2017 Career Launcher muralist). Enter the third floor, cross over to the south stairwell by walking around the elevators. Walk down one flight to find Eryn’s mural in the north exit passageway of the building. 

Congratulations Eryn! Read more about her work in this article from Intern magazine.

STANCE: The Possible role of design and designers

Stance: The Possible role of design and designers
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

About the Speakers

LUIGI FERRARA OAA, MRAIC, Hon. ACIDO, ICSID Senator, Dean, Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology, George Brown College, Toronto. Luigi Ferrara is an architect, designer, educator and storyteller. He is the Dean of the Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and Director of the internationally acclaimed Institute without Boundaries (IwB). He has served as President and Senator of ICSID (now called the World Design Organization) and lectures around the world on topics as diverse as design and sustainability, design management, urban planning, information technology, digital media, telecommunications and the Wisdom Economy.

DORI TUNSTALL ELIZABETH (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

About the Curator

RODRIGO BARREDA is a Toronto-based designer, and curator with over 25 years experience primarily working in the not-for-profit sector. He is a graduate of Advertising Art Direction from the Ontario College of Art & Design. His work has focused on the study and implementation of projects that address design for social services and social change. Rodrigo Barreda will pursue a Masters in Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University in the fall of 2018. Barreda is currently Manager of Graphic Design at United Way Greater Toronto and Education Programming Director at Sur Gallery.

About Sur Gallery

Sur Gallery is Toronto's first gallery space dedicated to the exhibition and critical engagement of contemporary Latin American art. Sur Gallery is a project of LACAP-Latin American Canadian Art Projects.

Sur Gallery acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and The City of Toronto through section 37. Sur Gallery acknowledges its co-presenter Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts as well as our partner OCAD University. Sur Gallery also acknowledges the generous contributions of Mario Navarro, Roberto Cortez, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Archivo Patrimonial de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Colectivo Diseñadores Gráficos de la Universidad Técnica del Estado Chile for their contribution towards STANCE: Design Against Fascism exhibition.

For further information or press inquiries please contact Alexia Bréard-Anderson at:

416-654-7787
alexia@surgallery.ca
www.surgallery.ca
facebook.com/LACAParts
youtube.com/user/lacapcanada

 

Alexia Bréard-Anderson
Gallery Administrator
Sur Gallery
39 Queens Quay East, suite 100
Toronto, ON M5E 0A5
Phone: 416.654.7787

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, 100 McCaul Street, Room 190 (Auditorium)
Cost: 
Free
Digital Screen: 

OCAD U students and alumni shine at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:45pm

OCAD University students and alumni participated as exhibiting artists in the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE). Among them, eleven graduates were featured as part of the first annual TOAE Career Launcher initiative. Through the Centre For Emerging Artists & Designers’ Career Launchers program, recent graduates from OCAD U’s Illustration and Material Art & Design programs received complimentary booths and the opportunity to exhibit in the 56th year of this annual event. The exhibition is Canada's largest and longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair.

OCAD University students and recipients of the Career Launcher initiative were also acknowledged for demonstrating excellence, originality, workmanship and innovation in their practice through the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition’s Awards program.

This year’s OCAD University community award winners included:

  • Cindy Lee (BDes, Illustration, 2017): Honourable Mention - Student: $500 Gift Certificate by Toronto School of Art
  • Dalbert Vilarino (BDes, Illustration, 2017): Honourable Mention - Student: $250 Gift Certificate & $350 Value Gift Bag by Above Ground Art Supplies
  • Andrew Watch & Kendra Yee (BDes, Illustration, 2017): Student Purchase Award - Value of Artwork by House of i.d.e.a
  • Andrew Watch, Kendra Yee, Dalbert Vilarino & Cristine Yunyk (BFA Candidate, Drawing & Painting): Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award - Exhibition at Propeller Gallery ($3,000 value)
  • Elizabete Ludviks: Best of Jewellery - $500 by Harry Enchin and Susan Friedrich

A complete list of winners is available on the TOAE website.

Poster: 
Left to right: Cristine Yunyk, Kendra Yee and Dalbert B. Vilarino

OCAD U celebrates launch of CBC’s new digital series This Art Works!

This Art Works! launch event
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:15pm

OCAD University celebrated the launch of This Art Works! along with Madeleine Co. and CBC at the Gardiner Museum on July 13.  A new digital CBC series, This Art Works! airing on the CBC Arts online platform, profiles many OCAD U students and recent alumni whose work deals with art and social change.

Dr. Alia Weston, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Zev Farber, Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers were instrumental in getting this project off the ground on behalf of OCAD University.

Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Arts’ Exhibitionists) the launch featured an exclusive screening of two episodes. The 10-episode series provides a peek into the curious and often magical behind-the scenes processes of socially innovative artists working today. 

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