OCAD U welcomes Maria Thereza Alves – 2018 Global Experience Project artist-in-residence

OCAD U’s Faculty of Art is honoured to host acclaimed international artist, Maria Thereza Alves as the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP) Artist-in-Residence.

GEP 2018 unfolds through two phases and across two cities: Toronto, Canada and Naples, Italy. From October 15 to November 9, Maria Thereza Alves is in residence at OCAD U and from December 10 to 21, OCAD U students will travel with Alves to her Naples studio.

This innovative experiential learning opportunity introduces OCAD U students and faculty to a contemporary art practice that draws on local urban environments while examining global connections between cities and countries.

Maria Thereza Alves 2018 Global Experience Project Artist in Residence, OCAD U

close up of garden, yellow flowers with crane in the background
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, December 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

Maria Thereza Alves 2018 Global Experience Project Artist in Residence, OCAD U

Oct 15 to Dec 21, 2018, Toronto – Naples

The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project
at OCAD University
Resident Artist Maria Thereza Alves

OCAD U’s Faculty of Art is honoured to host acclaimed international artist, Maria Thereza Alves as the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP) Artist in Residence

GEP 2018 unfolds through two phases and across two cities: Toronto, Canada and Naples, Italy. From October 15 to November 9, 2018, Maria Thereza Alves is in residence at OCAD U and from December 10 to 21 OCAD U students travel with Alves to her Naples studio.

This innovative experiential learning opportunity is designed to introduce OCAD U students and faculty to a contemporary art practice that draws on local urban environments while examining global connections between cities and countries.

A critical inquiry into how ideas and people move across borders, GEP is a vital component of OCAD U’s new Art as Social Change (ASOC) Degree Minor. Alves traces social, environmental and political realities. Her work examines persistent colonial and imperial structures of power in relation to geo-political borders, migration policies and land developments. Maria Thereza Alves’s work exemplifies art that is driven to engage social spaces and contexts through collaboration, advocacy and activism.

Public Events:

Free Artist Talk: Mon, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. (public reception 6:30 p.m.)

OCAD University, Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Workshop by Maria Thereza Alves & Lisa Myers: Mon, Oct. 22, 6:30 pm

Art Museum at the University of Toronto, University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

For more information on GEP, see our website: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/globalexperience.htm

About the Artist: Since the 1980s, Alves has produced a body of work that investigates the histories and circumstances of specific localities worldwide in order to give witness to silenced histories. Her research-based art develops out of interactions with the physical and social environments. Responding to local needs and proceeding through a process of dialogue facilitated by direct involvement in material, environmental and social circumstances, Alves explores spaces of agency and visibility. Alves participated in the 2017 Sharjah Biennale and in the Bienal de São Paulo of 2016 with the work A Possible Reversal of Missed Opportunities, which attempts to decolonize the imagination within the Brazilian contemporary context. The artist’s new book, Recipes for Survival (University of Texas Press 2018), presents a searing photo documentary of life in southern Brazil. Alves’s ongoing project Seeds of Change has been awarded the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for 2016-2018.

Venue & Address: 
Toronto – Naples
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/globalexperience.htm
photo of Maria Thereza Alves in front of a yellow poster
image of a garden along a waterway at dusk

Submission Deadline for The Global Experience Project 2018

landscape photo
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

Are you interested in the role of art in social change on an international scale?

Do you want to expand your practice, travel abroad and obtain an OCAD U credit?

Are you interested in becoming a Global Experience Project Fellow?

Apply for the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project—an exciting opportunity to work alongside acclaimed Brazilian contemporary artist, Maria Thereza Alves.

2018 The Global Experience Project (GEP) : The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP) is a trailblazing initiative designed to explore and build Canada’s prominence in global communities of art and culture. Piloted in 2016-2017, GEP brought renowned British artist Isaac Julien to OCAD U. Connecting OCAD U students to experiential learning opportunities in Toronto, Buffalo, NY, and London, UK.

GEP is centred on an immersive studio-based course, taking place in Toronto and abroad, that allows OCAD U students to work with pre-eminent artists and other notable scholars in dynamic, international contexts.  In 2018-19, the Cross-disciplinary course “Recipes of Resistance” will bring contemporary Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves to OCAD U for a period of 5 to 9 weeks. Alves’ residency is designed to coincide with a dedicated course that has been designed by Professor Min Sook Lee. The objective of this course is to guide students to create socially impactful art, do research and engage with timely social issues. Additionally, Alves will produce work in the studio while interacting with students and faculty. Later in the Fall 2018 semester, students and faculty leads will travel to Naples, Italy to visit Alves’ studio and take up a residency. Student airfare and accommodations are generously supported by the GEP.

CROS-3XXX Recipes of Resistance, with Maria Thereza Alves

Fall 2018 / Credit Value: 0.5 / Instructor: Min Sook Lee

Pre-Requisite: 8.0 Credits, Good Academic Standing (70% average min.)

Open to Faculty of Art Graduate and Undergraduate Students

About the Artist

Alves’ art projects focus on decolonizing knowledge. She investigates strategies of survivance that give space and voice to silenced histories. Since the early 1990s, Alves has addressed both the devastating effects of Portuguese imperialism on the Indigenous peoples of her native Brazil and the impact of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a portfolio and CV. In your letter, you should outline how you see this international opportunity helping you continue building your creative practice. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work explores thematic and conceptual issues investigated by the artist Maria Theresa Alves. All applicants are encouraged to do some research on the artist and/or to direct their questions about the course to Prof. Lee.

Submission Package:

1/ Portfolio: 10 images accompanied by relevant context information about the artworks

2/ Letter of Interest: maximum 500 words.

3/ Artist Statement

4/ Curriculum Vitae

Please note that this 300-level course requires completion of 8.0 credits and Good Academic Standing (70% average or above)

A class of up to 10 students will be selected through this application process. Applications will be adjudicated by the lead faculty, Associate Dean, and a Fellow (graduate) of GEP pilot project.

Applications should be submitted in a single PDF file to John Rubino, Assistant, Outreach and International Projects, at jrubino@ocadu.ca by Friday, Mar 23, 2018.

Interested Applicants are Encouraged to Attend a GEP Information Drop-in Session:

NEW Drop-in Information Session:

Thursday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

100 McCaul St., room 264

(Snacks will be served)

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/globalexperience.htm
Email: 
jrubino@ocadu
photo of an installation

The Global Experience Project 2018 Information Session

Photo of garden installation with artist in foreground
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

Are you interested in the role of art in social change on an international scale?

Do you want to expand your practice, travel abroad and obtain an OCAD U credit?

Are you interested in becoming a Global Experience Project Fellow?

Apply for the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project—an exciting opportunity to work alongside acclaimed Brazilian contemporary artist, Maria Thereza Alves.

NEW Drop-in Information Session:

Thursday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

100 McCaul St., room 264

(Snacks will be served)

2018 The Global Experience Project (GEP) : The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP) is a trailblazing initiative designed to explore and build Canada’s prominence in global communities of art and culture. Piloted in 2016-2017, GEP brought renowned British artist Isaac Julien to OCAD U. Connecting OCAD U students to experiential learning opportunities in Toronto, Buffalo, NY, and London, UK.

GEP is centred on an immersive studio-based course, taking place in Toronto and abroad, that allows OCAD U students to work with pre-eminent artists and other notable scholars in dynamic, international contexts.  In 2018-19, the Cross-disciplinary course “Recipes of Resistance” will bring contemporary Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves to OCAD U for a period of 5 to 9 weeks. Alves’ residency is designed to coincide with a dedicated course that has been designed by Professor Min Sook Lee. The objective of this course is to guide students to create socially impactful art, do research and engage with timely social issues. Additionally, Alves will produce work in the studio while interacting with students and faculty. Later in the Fall 2018 semester, students and faculty leads will travel to Naples, Italy to visit Alves’ studio and take up a residency. Student airfare and accommodations are generously supported by the GEP.

CROS-3XXX Recipes of Resistance, with Maria Thereza Alves

Fall 2018 / Credit Value: 0.5 / Instructor: Min Sook Lee

Pre-Requisite: 8.0 Credits, Good Academic Standing (70% average min.)

Open to Faculty of Art Graduate and Undergraduate Students

About the Artist

Alves’ art projects focus on decolonizing knowledge. She investigates strategies of survivance that give space and voice to silenced histories. Since the early 1990s, Alves has addressed both the devastating effects of Portuguese imperialism on the Indigenous peoples of her native Brazil and the impact of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a portfolio and CV. In your letter, you should outline how you see this international opportunity helping you continue building your creative practice. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work explores thematic and conceptual issues investigated by the artist Maria Theresa Alves. All applicants are encouraged to do some research on the artist and/or to direct their questions about the course to Prof. Lee.

Submission Package:

1/ Portfolio: 10 images accompanied by relevant context information about the artworks

2/ Letter of Interest: maximum 500 words.

3/ Artist Statement

4/ Curriculum Vitae

Please note that this 300-level course requires completion of 8.0 credits and Good Academic Standing (70% average or above)

A class of up to 10 students will be selected through this application process. Applications will be adjudicated by the lead faculty, Associate Dean, and a Fellow (graduate) of GEP pilot project.

Applications should be submitted in a single PDF file to John Rubino, Assistant, Outreach and International Projects, at jrubino@ocadu.ca by Friday, Mar 23, 2018.

Interested Applicants are Encouraged to Attend a GEP Information Drop-in Session:

 

Thursday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

100 McCaul St., room 264

(Snacks will be served)

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St., Roomm 264 Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/globalexperience.htm
Email: 
jrubino@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Snacks will be served
Photo of garden installation
map of installation project
Weinbaum Family Foundation GEP logo

The Global Experience Project 2018 Information Session

Photo of garden installation with artist in foreground
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Interested in Social Change on an international scale?

Would you like to expand your practice, travel abroad and receive an OCAD U credit?

Enroll in the Global Experience Project.  With the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation, the Global Experience Project  (GEP) exposes OCAD University’s most promising creative minds to the rich and varied landscape of global artistic practice. Students experience firsthand how art can make a difference on an international scale.

The GEP 2018 Artist is Maria Thereza Alves

Maria Thereza Alves’ projects focus on decolonizing knowledge.  She investigates strategies on survivance by giving space and voice to silenced histories.  Since the early 1990s Alves has addressed both the devastating effects of Portuguese imperialism on the indigenous peoples of her native Brazil and the impact of the Spanish conquest of the Americas.  Alves’ Seeds of Change has been awarded the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics for 2016-2018 in New York.

The Global Experience Project course will facilitate an immersive and experiential learning environment for students by connecting them with international visiting artists and notable scholars at their home campus and abroad. Centered on the artist-in-residence and led by a team of OCAD U faculty, this studio seminar course provides senior level undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to examine the themes, language and techniques of the artist. 

 

Fall 2018 Course

Credit Value: 0.5

Instructor: Min Sook Lee

Information Session / Panel Discussion: Friday January 26, 1:30 pm – 3:00

Venue: Ada Slaight Student Gallery

Open to all Faculty of Art undergraduate and graduate students.

*Next Information Session:

Thursday, March 8, 11:45 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

100 McCaul St., room 264

(Snacks will be served)

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St., Ada Slaight Gallery (2nd Floor)
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-art/globalexperience.htm
Email: 
jrubino@ocadu.ca
Photo of garden installation
map of installation project
Weinbaum Family Foundation GEP logo