Leeay Aikawa : House of Collage

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm



House of Collage is an art exhibition featuring work by Leeay Aikawa. Opening on September 14 and continuing through September 26, the exhibition will include her oeuvre, ranging from photomontage collage using advertisements of Americana, more recent abstract collage works to some paintings that were developed from digitally composed collage, in which the artist worked across a decade. While she constantly shifts between styles, the exhibition represents the compelling and expressive nature of collage and how it has shaped the connection with each direction the artist has taken to the present. We are happy to invite you all to the creative mind of Leeay Aikawa. In addition to comprising many works which have never been seen before in public, the exhibition is unique being held at an artist-run apartment gallery in Mirvish Village, housed in one of two standing buildings on Bathurst Street. Along with the exhibition, there will be a pop-up vintage clothing show presented by Vintage Grounds curated by Lily Abraham. Visitors are encouraged to try on thoughtfully curated one of a kind attire. We look forward to seeing you at the opening party.


Opening Party: (SAT) September 14, 6:00pm- midnight




WEDNESDAY   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

FRIDAY   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY   Noon to 6:00 p.m. 


Venue & Address: 
Lily’s Gallery: 758 Bathurst Street (2F)
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Hidden Order

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The participating artworks respond to, tackle, or pursue the structural approaches and components of Artificial Nature: a form of computational generative art creating artificial life ecosystems as immersive environments. The exhibition serves as a journal of how each artist brings their own stories in a new journey where they confront, tame, or react to their understanding of computation, natural systems, or immersive finesse.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery
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Living with Things

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:45pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:45pm

Opening reception April 4, 6 - 9 pm

Venue & Address: 
Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul)

IAMD MFA Thesis Exhibition: Coco Guzman, Las cosas que se quedan / The things that remain

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception
20 February 2019 from 5-7pm

Artist Talk
28 February 2019 from 7-7:30pm
Featured speaker at SAVAC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Closing discussion with writer/researcher Nehal El-Hadi
9 March 2019 from 4-5pm

Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Las cosas que se quedan / The things that remain investigates the relationship between the experiences of political haunting, embodied memory and mass tourism on the shores of the Mediterranean in the south of Spain. Through drawing and installation, Coco Guzman takes us on a walk along the beach, where the things that remain tell us stories of bombed civilians, disappeared migrants, concentration camps, persecuted queers, and exploited undocumented workers–but also of never-ending parties, cheap beer, an everlasting sun and, curiously, the invention of the bikini. Conjuring the remnants of Francoist National-Catholic fantasmas, the ghosts of migrants drowned at sea and the exploited living-dead working in zombie resorts, Las cosas que se quedan /The things that remain invites the viewer to consider the shore and its unexpected cohabitants. Living in the midst of gore capitalism and mass tourism in the south of Spain, ghosts and tourists traverse one of the deadliest borderscapes in the world.

Coco Guzman is a Spanish queer artist who uses drawing to tell stories of haunting in the context of political violence. With a degree in Literature and Art obtained in France, Coco has developed their art career in Canada. Coco’work has been shown across the Americas and Europe and has received the support of Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Coco is the cofounder of Colectivo Pez Luna which explores the intersectionalities between drawing, theatre and queerness. Currently pursuing their MFA at OCAD University, Coco was awarded a SSHRC scholarship for their current research.

Venue & Address: 
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space (4th Floor) 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto, ON
     OCADU BLXCK ASSOCIATION presents, Black Richness the Untapped Potential of Our Ancestry •     CCP & CADN Speaker’s Series E

SCREENING AND TALK: Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come To Me, Paradise) by Stephanie Comilang

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please join us for a screening and talk with artist Stephanie Comilang

Artist name:  Stephanie Comilang

Title of film: Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come To Me, Paradise)

The year - 2016

Length - 25:46 min

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me Paradise) is a science fiction documentary that uses the backdrop of Hong Kong and the various ways in which the Filipina migrant worker occupies Central on Sundays. The film is narrated from the perspective of Paraiso, a ghost played by a drone who speaks of the isolation from being uprooted and thrown into a newplace. Paraiso’s reprieve comes when she is finally able to interact with the women and feelher purpose, which is to transmit their vlogs, photos, and messages back home. During theweek she is forced back into isolation and is left in an existential rut.

On Sundays, Central becomes a pivotal place for Paraiso and the three protagonists asthousands congregate to create a space of female care-giving, away from their employers'homes where they live and work full time. From early morning to night, the women occupythese spaces normally used for finance and banking into spaces where they relax over food,drinks, manicures, prayer, and dance. Only when the women gather en masse is the signal strong enough to summon Paraiso to them for download.

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso uses Hong Kong’s dystopian maze like structures that the Filipina migrants re-imagine and focuses on the beauty of care-giving but also explores how technology is used as a pivotal way for the women to connect - to each other but also to loved ones. Raising questions around modern isolation, economic migration and the role of public space in both urban and digital forms, the film transcends its various component parts to offer a startling commentary on the present, from the point of view of the future.

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 320 OCAD University 205 Richmond Street West

OCAD University mourns the death of Nancy Paterson

Nancy Paterson; from the interview Shifting Polarities
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 3:45pm

OCAD U is deeply saddened by the death of Associate Professor Nancy Paterson, who has taught at OCAD U in the Faculty of Art and more recently in Graduate Studies, for the past 28 years. Nancy also worked as Facilities Coordinator at Charles Street Video, and taught at Seneca@York. Nancy achieved her PhD in Communications & Culture from York University in 2009, researching internet infrastructure and visualization. She is considered an important contributor to the cyberfeminist movement, and to the discussion of the role of gender in electronically mediated experiences.

From her recent retrospective exhibition at InterAccess, The Future: Before, curated by Shauna Jean Doherty: “Paterson’s career has spanned 30 years and her influence has been felt both nationally and internationally in the field of new media art. Through the unique application of custom-made equipment, Paterson’s works are socially critical and technically complex, expressing a feminist perspective on the impacts of technology in society.

Paterson’s activities as an artist, writer, curator, and educator have developed in many ways in parallel with InterAccess and Toronto’s electronic art scene. Over several decades Paterson has been an active member of InterAccess in a variety of capacities: as a guest curator (with the online and offline group exhibition Disembodied in 1997), featured artist (in the exhibition Game Girls in 1999 and Meantime to Upgrade in 2014), panel discussant (in the NERVEgate Conference in 1997 and the Subtle Technologies Conference in 1999) and as a workshop participant.”

Nancy is fondly remembered by her peers as “an interactive artist pioneer and feminist icon,” and as “an inspiring and unique, brilliant and valued faculty member, who will be greatly missed.” An interview with Nancy called Shifting Polarities, conducted in 2006 by Interim Vice-President Academic & Provost, Caroline Langill, can be viewed via the Daniel Langlois Foundation Collection. 

Please join Nancy's family and friends for the viewing of her video, The Cash for Cancer Lottery, at the George Brown House, 186 Beverly St., Saturday, December 8 to 12 in the Morning Drawing Room. Wekened hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekday hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


"CO-" CCP/ IAMD Group Show

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: November 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Accessibility: The Graduate Gallery is wheelchair accessible

CO- is an exhibition showcasing works by 26 Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design MFA artists curated by 9 Criticism and Curatorial Practice curators from OCAD University. The exhibition will run from November 12-17, 2018, and we'll be celebrating the opening of the show with refreshments and home-made bites in the Graduate Gallery on November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/172719530342937/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1541735272068894

Instagram page: www.instagram.com/2020_ccp/

CO- alludes to the processes and relationships that are inevitably constructed when we
produce and present this thing called art. Materials and artists co-conspire; curators
collaborate, cohabitate, co-depend. Looking at the processes that define each of these
artists, we were driven to ask how we define ourselves as cultural workers, as keen sets of
eyes, as transparent, empathetic co-dependents, as wellsprings of partial answers to hard
questions about what and who we are. By presenting a group of works organized around a
set of co-indications of process, we aim to show how for each artist the act of carving out
aesthetic space—whether it is conflictual or conciliatory—is always co-produced.
Featured artists: Aisha Ali, Andrew Kostjuk, Angus Tarnawsky, Arash Safavi, Atanas
Bozdarov, Cayden Johnson, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Craig Rodmore, Danny
Welsh, Deborah Barnett, Donica Willis, Elizabeth M. Lopez, Florence Yee, Gabi
Benitez, Dattu, Huda Salha, Inbal Newman, Jessie Holmes, Jonny Silver, Joshua Lue Chee
Kong, Laura Grier, Laurel McLeod, Samia Taqi, Shahrzad, Sheetal Prasad, and Vanessa

Curated by: Adrienne Huard, Cierra Frances, Courtney Miller, Emily Dickson, Iman
Bhatti, Irene Achterbergh, Mattia Zylak, Valérie Frappier, and Zoé Dion-Van Royen

For further press inquiries, please contact:
Valérie Frappier
Or the curatorial team at ccpexhibition2018@gmail.com
Instagram: @2020_ccp

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W.

Graduate Programs Info Nights 2018

Meet with faculty and students from the program to help answer your questions about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

"Smooshes, Slabs & Slices: Entanglements in Ceramic" by Pam Nelson

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Smooshes, Slabs & Slices is a thesis exhibition of sculptural, ceramic-based assemblages that capture moments of transformation in progress. A raw material is made precious, a lump of solid clay is smooshed, a slab is in motion. Each object is fabricated in a bricolage manner of a collection of unlikely material actants, and transformed through digital and hand made processes. At a foundational level, these objects tell a story about physical forces exerted on materials, the results of which reference a range of geologically and culturally-entangled contexts around ideas of displacement, transformation, permanence and fragility. This practice-based research was created through a diffractive methodology which encourages method to emerge from meaning and vice versa.



Thursday, August 16, 6-9PM


Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
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Thinking Through Making - Open Studio

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Open Studio

Thinking Through Making Graduate Studies Summer Institute

OCADU Graduate Gallery and Experimental Media Space

205 Richmond Street, Toronto, ON

July 20, 2018 10:30 – 2:00 


OCAD University Graduate Students and Faculty are invited to the Open Studio for the inaugural Thinking Through Making graduate summer institute. Artists and designers of the Digital Futures, Criticism and Curatorial Practice and the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design programs will share their research/creation activities from the wood, metal, plastics, digital fabrication and textiles studios. Please drop by from 10:30 – 2:00 on Friday, July 20, 2018. 





Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery and Experimental Media Space, 1st floor of 205 Richmond St. W
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