OCAD University's Florence Program Visiting Artist + Speaker Series welcomes EMMY SKENSVED

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

OCAD University's Florence Program is hosting a Visiting Artist + Speaker Series which brings six international artists, critics and gallerists to our international campus to engage in artist talks, critiques and individual studio visits. This unique opportunity offers students insight into how a successful international practice is developed as well receiving critical feedback on their independent studio work.

FEBRUARY 25 + 26  EMMY SKENSVED

Emmy Skensved is a multidisciplinary artist. She received her MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2007. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including shows at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Greener Pastures Contemporary Art (Toronto), September Gallery (Berlin) and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin). Her work is included in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank and the Canadiana Foundation. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including research and production grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. www.emmyskensved.com 

Organized by Linda Martinello, Assistant Professor / CLTA, Faculty of Art, OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Florence Campus
list of artists and bios of those speaking in the 2016 Florence speakers series

OCAD University's Florence Program Visiting Artist + Speaker Series welcomes JESSICA GROOME

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:00am

OCAD University's Florence Program is hosting a Visiting Artist + Speaker Series which brings six international artists, critics and gallerists to our international campus to engage in artist talks, critiques and individual studio visits. This unique opportunity offers students insight into how a successful international practice is developed as well receiving critical feedback on their independent studio work. 

 

JANUARY 27  JESSICA GROOME

Jessica Groome received her BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2007, and her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2011. Her art examines the systems of belief that motivate contemporary and 20th century abstraction. Invested in the authentic, metaphysical potential of abstract work, she researches optical painting, minimalism, and the transcendent school of thought; her practice employs faith while maintaining skepticis and uncertainty. She was a semi-finalist in the 13th Annual RBC Painting Competition and the recipient of the 8th Joseph Plaskett Award. Currently, she is based in Berlin, Germany and Vancouver BC. Her work has been exhibited across Canada. www.jessicagroome.com

Organized by Linda Martinello, Assistant Professor / CLTA, Faculty of Art, OCAD University

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Florence Campus
list of artists and bios of those speaking in the 2016 Florence speakers series

Ahmedabad Cross-section

The diversity and dynamism of India play a central role in Photography Professor Peter Sramek’s teaching as well as his own art.

In 2012, for instance, Peter led a workshop on sustainability issues at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad. Back home in Toronto, Peter’s links to India have helped his students expand their knowledge of global art production and concerns. With funding from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Peter brought NID’s head of Photography and two students to OCAD U, enabling them to participate in a workshop with his International Collaboration Studio students. Peter has also taken OCAD U students to the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, and he has facilitated online collaborations between photography students in India and Canada.
 

In this story we have included six of Peter’s photographic collages from his Ahmedabad Cross-section, and a first-person look inside his artistic practice:
 

During my first visit to Ahmedabad, I was fascinated by the transition from a city with a 600-year history to a modern economic centre. It had just been named “the most livable large city in India” by a national magazine, and was undergoing some major development along the river that divides the old and new cities. Controversial relocation of the urban poor prompted heated discussions as the area was cleared for Governor Modi’s vision.

I walked from the train station in the east of the old city, directly west to the river and then out to the new ring highway. I passed through the lively, old markets, to colonial and post-colonial neighbourhoods and finally out to new commercial developments topped with billboards promoting consumer products, condominium oases and luxury holiday getaways.

The structure of the visual documentation mirrors the experience of walking a line and aims to capture the high energy of this busy city, as well as the contrasts of old and new.

 

What's The Meaning of A Goldfish

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 5:00am

A group exhibition of new and recent works by artists from Belgium, Canada, France and Great Britain
Artists: Audrey Cottin, Clive Hodgson, Marie Jacotey, Dieter Ravyts, Derek Sullivan, Philippe Van Snick
Galerie Tatjana Pieters

Opening: Sunday November 15

Venue & Address: 
Ghent, Belgium

Let's Talk About Winter Health: A Workshop for International Students

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Feeling overwhelmed?
Wondering how to stay healthy and active during the Canadian winter?
Interested in meeting other international students?

The Health & Wellness Centre and International Student Services will be hosting a workshop specifically for international students! At this workshop, we will be covering a variety of topics including:

• Preparing for winter and staying healthy
• Stressors specific to international students
• Coping and relaxation strategies
• Social support

A pizza lunch will be served!

If you would like to attend, please email Susan Kemp at skemp@ocadu.ca by Friday, November 6, 2015.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 284, Level 2
Email: 
skemp@ocadu.ca

Janis Jefferies Lunchtime Lecture

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dr. Janis Jefferies, Visiting Artist & Scholar from Goldsmiths, University of London
Presentation and Lunchtime Lecture: “Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for arts research”

A presentation by Dr. Janis Jefferies, Professor of Visual Arts,
Associate Pro Warden of Culture and Creative Industries and
Postgraduate Convenor PHD Arts and Computational Technology, at Goldsmiths, University London.

Dr. Jefferies presentation will focus on current practice and research projects across arts and technology, focusing on international partnerships and collaboration that have been developed over time and trust with a broad range of constituents.

Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Research Fellow at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, associate pro warden for culture and creative industries at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She trained as a painter (Sheffield School of Art, Maidstone College of Art and Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts) and in woven construction (Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland) under Magdalena Abakanowicz. On return to the UK in 1978 she pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture and has exhibited and published widely. Her areas of expertise lie at the intersection of arts and technology (textiles, performance, sound, publishing). She was one of the founding editors for Berg (now Bloomsbury) publishers of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and most recently was co-curator of the first Hangzhou Triennial in China in 2013. She was a Creative Thinking Fellow, University of Auckland.
See http://www.gold.ac.uk./computing/staff/j-jefferies/

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond Street West
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies.htm
Email: 
dbank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 X 4366
Cost: 
Free

Accepting Applications: Mitacs

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:30pm to Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:00pm

Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada. The deadline to apply is Friday November 20, 2015, at 5 p.m. PST. Results will be announced in February 2016 and research projects can begin any time between February 2016 and December 31, 2016.
For students in Canada to do research abroad:
• Globalink Research Award – MHRD India
o Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students
o 12-week projects at one of seven Indian Institutes of Technology
o $5,000 award and a local grant equivalent to $5,000
• Globalink Research Award – Campus France
o Open to senior undergraduates and graduate students
o 12- to 24-week projects at accredited universities in France
o $10,000 award
• Globalink Research Award – Inria
o Open to graduate students
o 12- to 24-week projects at an Inria Research Centre in France
o $5,000 award and a monthly stipend
• Globalink Research Award – MHESR Tunisia
o Open to senior undergraduates and graduate students
o 12- to 24-week projects at accredited universities in Tunisia
o $7,000 award
To learn more, visit theGlobalink web page or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.
Mitacs would like to thank the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec for their support of the Globalink Research Award. In addition, we are pleased to work with international partners to support this award including France’s Campus France and Inria, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Tunisia’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Mission Universitaire de Tunisie en Amerique du Nord.

https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/travel-from-canada

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Bonjour,
Mitacs reçoit maintenant les demandes dans le cadre d’un concours international offrant la chance de mener de la recherche à l’étranger. Grâce au programme Globalink, les étudiants canadiens pourront aller à l’étranger ou les étudiants étrangers pourront venir au Canada. La date limite pour présenter une demande est le vendredi 20 novembre 2015 à 17 h (HNP). Les résultats seront annoncés en février 2016 et les projets de recherche peuvent débuter en tout temps entre février 2016 et le 31 décembre 2016.
Pour les étudiants au Canada qui veulent faire de la recherche à l’étranger :
• Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink – MHRD Inde

o Programme ouvert aux finissants du premier cycle et étudiants des cycles supérieurs
o Projets de 12 semaines réalisés à l’un des sept Instituts indiens de technologie
o Bourse de 5 000 $ et subvention locale équivalant à 5 000 $

• Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink – Campus France

o Programme ouvert aux finissants du premier cycle et étudiants des cycles supérieurs
o Projets de recherche de 12 à 24 semaines réalisés dans les universités agréées en France
o Bourse de 10 000 $

• Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink – Inria

o Programme ouvert aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs
o Projets de recherche de 12 à 24 semaines réalisés dans un centre de recherche Inria en France
o Bourse de 5 000 $ et allocation mensuelle

• Bourse de recherche Mitacs Globalink – MESRS Tunisie

o Programme ouvert aux finissants du premier cycle et étudiants des cycles supérieurs
o Projets de recherche de 12 à 24 semaines réalisés dans les universités agréées en Tunisie
o Bourse de 7 000 $
Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez consulter la page Globalink ou contactez Mitacs International par courriel à international@mitacs.ca.

Mitacs tient à remercier le gouvernement du Canada et le gouvernement du Québec de leur soutien à l’égard du Programme de bourses de recherche Globalink. De plus, nous avons le plaisir de travailler avec des partenaires internationaux pour soutenir ce programme de bourses, notamment Campus France et Inria de la France, le ministère du Développement des ressources humaines de l’Inde, le ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique de la Tunisie ainsi que la Mission Universitaire de Tunisie en Amerique du Nord.
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/travel-from-canada

Venue & Address: 
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/travel-from-canada
Website: 
http://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/travel-from-canada

Let's Talk about Health! A Workshop for International Students

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Wondering about your health insurance?
Feeling overwhelmed?
Interested in meeting other international students?

The Health & Wellness Centre and International Student Services will be hosting a workshop specifically for international students! At this workshop, we will be covering a variety of topics including:

•University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
•OCAD U Student Health and Dental Plans
•The health system in Ontario
•Coping and relaxation strategies
•Social support
•Stressors specific to international students

A pizza lunch will be served!

If you would like to attend, please email Susan Kemp at skemp@ocadu.ca by Monday, September 21st.

Venue & Address: 
Room MCA 284 (Level 2, 100 McCaul Street)
Email: 
skemp@ocadu.ca

NS Photo Exchange Roundtable @ OCAD U

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

In partnership with OCAD University, we are hosting a roundtable discussion on collaborative art practices with select participants from the NS project, as well as key members in the Toronto community. 

Panelist
Luján Agusti (Mexico/Argentina) - The Photographic Museum of Humanity, an online platform for contemporary photography.

Sandra Brewster (Canada) - OPEN HOUSE, an exhibition organized in the artist's home in Toronto.

Cecilia Estalles (Argentina) - M.A.F.I.A a photography collective in Buenos Aires.

Jorge Lozano (Colombia/Canada) - CONVERsalon, a series of artist talks that happen in the artist's home in Toronto.

Members of the public are invited to participate in this open dialogue.

NS is an online photographic exchange project between artists in Toronto, Canada and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NS Photo Exchange Project/ Intercambio Fotográfico is commissioned by the TORONTO 2015 arts and culture festival PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC and a proud IGNITE community partner. NS was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Image: Pueblos Originarios, Melania Liendo, 2015

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Annex Building 113 McCaul Street 5th floor, Room 525 
Email: 
<p>https://www.facebook.com/events/873616906062423/</p>

PANAMANIA Arts & Culture Program features North-Sur Norte-South photo exhibition

Self-portrait by Giselle Mira Diaz and Nahuel Afonso
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:00am

Emerging photographers 9,000 kilometres apart have collaborated on a cyber-photographic pen-pal project that explores the theme of local cultures and blurring geographic borders. North-Sur Norte-South connects OCAD University students with young photographers in Buenos Aires.

The project is part of PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, is a 35-day arts and culture festival to enrich the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience.

Photographers were chosen for this online photographic exchange project through an open call and by invitation. OCAD U partnered with Toronto’s Gallery 44 and Ph15, a non-profit organization in Argentina that uses photography to develop expressive, communicative and technical skills in children and youth who live in vulnerable situations.

North-Sur Norte-South will be exhibited at Gallery 44 from July 17 to August 1; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires from August 29 to September 6, with public displays on billboards and storefronts in both cities.

The images created through this collaboration are exhibited on an interactive website accessible to the Americas and the world.

North-Sur Norte-South was commissioned by the Arts & Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games and is also a proud IGNITE community partner.

 

 

 

 

 

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