IAMD MFA thesis exhibition by Jill Price: LAND as Archive

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Jill Price is an OCADU MFA IAMD candidate whose practice investigates the environmental realities of the Anthropocene.  Embracing that land serves as a museum for human behaviour, Price’s research argues that even the seen and unseen shadows of material “things” have agency upon our globally networked landscapes.  Utilizing both environmental data and narratives embedded within ready-made objects, Price presents drawings and sculptures that collectively examine social and ecological traumas woven into global economies.  These artworks are accompanied by a growing archive of hand-drawn shadows that document personal habits of consumption  acknowledging her position of privilege and the irony of her own production within this inquiry.

Conceptually exploring what constitutes a shadow, Price invites the audience to join her in asking what a “real” shadow might look like and how we all might go about drastically reducing shadows of production, exchange and disposal in the future. 

Jill Price is a recipient of the 2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2016 SSHRC Research Scholarship and the 2017 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement.

Opening Night: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 7 - 10 pm

Public Defense:  Thursday, August 3 (Time TBA)


Hours of Operation:

Saturday August 5, 12—5

Wednesday, August 9, 12 - 5

Thursday August 10, 12 - 5, 7 - 10

Friday, August 11, 12 - 5

Saturday, August 12, 12—5


Thank yous to:

Advisors: Professors Geoffrey Shea & Colette Laliberté (OCADU), Janis Jeffries (Goldsmiths)

Mentors: Ted Fullerton, Frances Thomas, Jennifer Wigmore

OCAD U Jewellery and Textile Studio Technicians (Greg Bauer & Laurie Wassink)

YYZ Artists' Outlet and Ana Barajas: Gallery Rental

U of T Art Museum: Lending of Museum Vitrines

Artists: Fiona Pegg, Liz Menard, Tracey and Derek Martin

Venue & Address: 
YYZ Artists' Outlet 401 Richmond St. W. Unit 140 Toronto, ON
Land as Archive

IAMD Student Work included in Making Peace

photograph of Mariam Magsi holding "Making Peace" poster
Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Making Peace is a major public event that aims to teach the public, especially young people what key elements are necessary to create a 'sustainable peace'; providing an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in bringing about positive change. Activities include a large photographic exhibition that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace."

The Registry, an interactive installation from Mariam Magsi's Purdah thesis exhibition at OCAD University, has been selected for exhibition at Making Peace curated by Ashley Woods, former curator of Magnum Photos and current curator at the Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Stockholm.  

All are welcome to attend the opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2:00 pm, Front Street East, Canary District, Corktown, Toronto.


More on Making Peace: https://www.makingpeace.org/en/

More on Mariam Magsi's artwork: https://www.mariammagsi.com/

More on the IAMD program at OCAD University: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

IAMD Student Work at Sur Gallery

David Constantino Salazar, Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control, 2017, oil-based clay
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:00am

"To ‘strike a chord’ is to create or trigger an emotional negative or positive response to an action. In this exhibition, artists respond to times of peril and violence: they retaliate with protest, search for healing, all while conjuring an atmosphere of resistance. At times when our role as citizens seem to ever more bluntly demonstrate that actions need to be taken in order for there to be change, Montreal-based artist Claudia Bernal, Toronto-based artists —Coco Guzmán, Julieta María and David Constantino Salazar— use performance, video, installation, sculpture and drawing to position themselves as activists in a society that has revealed its ultra-right wing ideology. 

Artists in Strike a Chord present multiple perspectives and offer various tools to activate social integrity, social justice, and respect. While both Bernal and Guzmán tackle performance and drawing as change catalysts and see the power of individuals capable of redefining the course of history through memory and action, Salazar reveals the vulnerability we all share and the obstacles that expose our precarious lives. María offers a comforting and nurturing encounter with our mothers, revealing our instinctive nature to survive despite sentiments of fear and isolation lingering in the world today. During times of uncertainty and anxiety, it is artists who create meaning and a sense of purpose when all else seems to be crumbling. Artists raise their voices; they elicit and provoke those who do not want to change and strike something within all of us. 

This exhibition is co-presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts"

More on the exhibition can be found on the Sur Gallery website: http://lacap.ca/sur-gallery/current-exhibition/single-view/calendar/2017/04/13/event/tx_cal_phpicalendar/strike_a_chord/

A review of Strike a Chord on akimbo: http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1243

More on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

Performing The Substrate - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Pascaline Knight

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Performance - Tuesday, May 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception - Thursday, May 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gallery Open Hours:

Friday, May 19, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 21, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street West
photograph of small pink note listing exhibition details

GradEx IAMD Students featured by Toronto Star

illustration of people and artworks
Friday, April 28, 2017

The work of two IAMD MFA candidates is featured in this week's Toronto Star, representing the cultural diversity and variety of work produced by the OCAD student body.

Thomas Haskell's thesis work Mas-Queer-Raid is a collection of sculptures "that are inspired by the folklore of the annual carnival showing his multi-faceted heritage" as a European creole born and raised in Trinidad. More on his work can be found online: www.instagram.com/tshaskell

Mariam Magsi's thesis work Purdah is focused on imagery of Muslim identity and expression specific to the practice of women wearing burkas. Speaking to her work, Magsi states that "'Photography has the power for social change and it can shift perceptions'...adding that she hopes the storytelling and images can inspire viewers to question their own assumptions and biases against women in burkas." More on her work can be found online: www.mariammagsi.com

These two students, along with 10 others in the IAMD program, are exhibitiing artwork in OCAD University's 102nd Graduate Exhibition, a five day cross-campus exhibition of the work of more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students.

Artwork by all participating IAMD students is on view in GradEX from May 3 - 7, 2017 in the Ada Slaight Gallery on the second floor at 100 McCaul Street.

GradEx opening hours:

Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The full Toronto Star article can be read online here: www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/04/27/asian-ocad-students-mock-resum-forces-others-to-see-who-i-am.html

More on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

The View from (T)here - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Alexandra Majerus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Magic Pony Gallery, 2104 Dundas Street West
photograph of tropical beach - exhibition postcard

Super Toys Last All Summer Long - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Qendrim Hoti

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
ESP | Erin Stump Projects, 1558 Dupont Street
ipad screen displaying game with attached toy gun

Course Credit - Year End IAMD Student Exhibition

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

April 11-13, 2017 | open daily, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Participating artists:

Carlina Chen
Aylan Couchie
Laura Dawe
Tom Feiler
Thom Jeffrey Garcia
Tara Krebs
Bernard Leroux
Pamela Nelson
bekky O'Neil
Brad Phillips
Morgan Sea
Brianne Service
Lida Shanechiyan
Samantha Sherer
Michael Simon
Jeff Tallon
Dasha Valakhanovitch
Justyna Werbel
Wendy Whaley



Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
abstract geometric shapes in black, red, and white - exhibition poster

Bodies That Monitize - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Fallon Simard

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Blank Canvas Gallery, 890 St Clair Avenue West
exhibition postcard - pastel coloured scrolling text

Purdah - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Mariam Magsi

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Exhibition hours:

April 18: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 19: Opening Reception 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 20: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 21: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
image of figure in black burqa with bubbles floating through air