Nomadic Residents presents ORLAN

ORLAN
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 12:00am

 

Join the Ontario College of Art & Design in welcoming ORLAN as its third artist in residence. As part of the residency, ORLAN will deliver a free public lecture on Tuesday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium (Level 1, 100 McCaul Street.)
From plastic surgery interventions and performances to photography and digital works, ORLAN has been a formidable presence in contemporary art for over four decades. Since the 1960s, her work has transcended the numerous “posts” and “isms” of the art world’s different movements, all the while interrogating our bodies and identities, questioning art’s relation to life, and testing the lines between the real and the virtual.

ORLAN’s work has been exhibited around the world and featured in the Paris, Venice, Istanbul, Lyon and Sydney biennials. In 2006–2007, she was a scholar in residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Last year, the Musée d’Art Moderne in her hometown of Saint-Étienne, France, organized “Le Récit” (“The Account”), a major retrospective celebrating her sixtieth birthday.

ORLAN teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris-Cergy, splitting her time between Paris, Los Angeles and New York. She is represented by Galerie Michel Rein (Paris), Ace Gallery (Los Angeles), Stux Gallery (New York), B&D Gallery (Milan), Sjul Gallery (Seoul), and Holmes à Court Gallery (Perth, Australia).

ORLAN’s week-long OCAD residency is part of the Faculty of Art’s Nomadic Residents program which is generously supported by the Partners in Art. Nomadic Residents launched in April 2007 with acclaimed artist Rikrit Tiravanija. In September 2007, the program welcomed the internationally renowned artist Ann Hamilton. ORLAN’s residency is the final installment of the Nomadic Residents program. ORLAN’s visit is additionally supported by the Consulate General of France.

For more information on ORLAN, visit her website at www.orlan.net. For more information on French artists performing in Toronto, visit the website of the Consulate General of France in Toronto at (www.consulfrance-toronto.org) or subscribe to the Consulate’s monthly cultural newsletter by contacting Aude Javelas at infoculturel@consulfrance-toronto.org.

All are welcome; admission is free. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are advised to arrive early.

 

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Nomadic Residents: Ann Hamilton

lignum by Ann Hamilton. The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden, 2002
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 10:30pm to Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:00am

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton as artist in residence in its Nomadic Residents program, sponsored by Partners in Art.
Hamilton will visit OCAD from September 24 to 28, and present a free public lecture at OCAD on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 pm. During her residency, Hamilton will conduct a workshop for a new sound installation with OCAD Faculty of Art thesis students.
Ann Hamilton's work with textile media explores connections between visual art forms and language, including the spoken and written word, and human presence. Her work includes installations, photography, video, architecture, and performance. Hamilton's installations are often of such magnitude that they require the assistance of many volunteers or sometimes even the expertise of engineers, as in the case of her 1999 installation whitecloth at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in which she altered the architectural structure of the space. In many cases, the assemblage of the work is an essential part of the piece itself.
Hamilton's lecture is presented as part of Nomadic Residents, sponsored by Partners in Art, and Material Witness, developed by the Textile Museum of Canada.
Nomadic Residents - International Artist Residencies at OCAD
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD community by featuring artists from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing innovative and diverse artists to take up temporary residence at OCAD, Nomadic Residents will join here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Nomadic Residents has been made possible through the support of Partners in Art, whose generous efforts raise awareness of national and international art through exciting collaborative art projects.
Backgrounder: Ann Hamilton - Biography
Hamilton was trained in textile design at the University of Kansas, and later received an MFA from Yale University. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is currently a professor at Ohio State University. She is the recipient of many honours including the MacArthur Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim and Louis Comfort Tiffany grants, and the Skowhegan Medal for sculpture. She was the U.S representative at the 1999 Venice Biennale and the 1991 S'o Paulo Bienal. Her installations and objects are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Hamilton's permanent commissions include those for the Seattle Central Library, the Main Building of the San Francisco Public Library, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Acoustic Tower Project at the Steve Oliver Ranch in Northern California. Her most recent works include large-scale projects at MASS MoCA; the Wan's Foundation, Sweden; La Maison Rouge, Paris; and the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan. She is currently working on projects in Laos and the Galapagos Islands.
Material Witness lecture and workshop series - Textile Museum of Canada
Ann Hamilton's lecture is presented in collaboration with the Textile Museum of Canada's Material Witness lecture series. Material Witness is supported by the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts.
Material Witness is a groundbreaking lecture and workshop series, developed by the Textile Museum of Canada. This series brings together international thinkers and artists who will address textile concepts and practices through several lenses, including those of ethno-anthropology, current practices by artists who use textiles as media and inspiration and theories of cultural translation and diversity. The series includes a lecture by international textile artist Chunghie Lee in November, and a talk by cultural theorist Sarat Maharaj in March 2008. All lectures are free to the public.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Loose Associations: Public Talk by 2016 Nomadic Resident Ryan Gander

Poster for Ryan Gander Public Talk
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nomadic Resident Ryan Gander
Public Talk: Loose Associations
February 23, 7:00 Pm

The talk sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

The Nomadic Residents Program will run from February 22-26, 2016

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 190 (auditorium)
Cost: 
free
Poster for Ryan Gander Public Talk

Nomadic Resident: Ryan Gander

Photograph of the artist
Photograph of a tent sculpted out of marble
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

RYAN GANDER: LAX (LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS X)
NOMADIC RESIDENT PUBLIC TALK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 7 P.M.
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET
ROOM 190 / AUDITORIUM
Seating is limited!

The talk ‘Loose Association X’ sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making
NOMADIC RESIDENT STUDENT PROJECT EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016, 6 – 8 P.M.
**Artist in attendance
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

During the residency, Ryan will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to art making ‘Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making’ is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.
About Ryan Gander – Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. For example, what if a child’s den of sheets were remade in memorialising marble (Tell My Mother not to Worry (ii), 2012)? What if all the pieces in a chess set were remade in Zebra Wood, so that neither side was entirely black nor white (Bauhaus Revisited, 2003)? Gander is a cultural magpie in the widest sense, polymathically taking popular notions apart only to rebuild them in new ways – perhaps by refilming the same ten-second clip 50 times over, as in Man on a Bridge (A study of David Lange), 2008. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Ryan lives and works in London. Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
(http://www.lissongallery.com/artists/ryan-gander/)

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Ryan Gander’s residency at OCADU is running concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery. Details below:

Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking
Scrap Metal Gallery
Opening reception: Monday February 22, 6-8pm, artist in attendance
Exhibition Dates: February 22 to May 17, 2016 www.scrapmetalgallery.com

Nomadic Residents continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
Special thanks to the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery, and Musée d'art contemporain

http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/11581/loose-associations-public-talk-by-2016-...

For more information please contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca

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Email: 
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Nomadic Resident: Pedro Reyes

Image of a metal stringed instrument
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:00am to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00am

 

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art will welcome Mexico city-based artist Pedro Reyes as Nomadic Resident for the 2014 program, to take place November 17 to 21. “Pedro Reyes's cross-disciplinary practice and interest in art as an agent of social change is in keeping with OCAD U's commitment to studio teaching that engages the intersections of aesthetics and ethics in contemporary art,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. “His approach to art making, community building and social awareness will surely inspire many of our students and faculty.” 

Free public talk on November 18, 7 p.m.

Students will also have opportunities to engage with the artist during classroom visits, a collaborative project with students, critiques and a casual pizza lunch. 

The Nomadic Residents program was launched with the generous support of Partners in Art in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012) and Candice Breitz (2013). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation. 

Reyes studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor. His work integrates elements of theatre, psychology and activism and takes on a variety of forms, including penetrable sculptures and puppet production. As part of this residency, Reyes will meet with faculty and students, participate in critiques and work with a group of students on a collaborative project. In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns were collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. This led to Disarm (2012), where 6,700 weapons were transformed into a series of musical instruments. In 2011, Reyes initiated Sanatorium, a transient clinic that provides short unexpected treatments mixing art and psychology. Originally commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Sanatorium has been in operation at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Reyes lives and works in Mexico City.

Image: Disarm (Violin), 2013, Metal, Approx dimensions: 67 x 23 x 13 cm, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street Free Admission Limited Seating
Email: 
<p>dliddington@faculty.ocadu.ca</p>
Cost: 
Free

Nomadic Residents: Candice Breitz

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:00am

September 16 to 20, 2013

FREE Public Lecture: “From A to B and Back Again”
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.

OCAD University
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000  |  www.ocadu.ca

All are welcome and admission is free. Limited seating available; guests are advised to arrive early. OCAD University's Faculty of Art welcomes critically acclaimed international artist Candice Breitz as this year's Nomadic Resident, from September 16 to 20, 2013. As part of her residency, Breitz will present a public talk on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Titled “From A to B and Back Again,” Breitz’s public talk will focus on several recent works that have been made ‘on the road,’ providing insight into a creative practice that seeks to capture and observe the nuanced manner in which individual experience is inflected through a variety of social and other filters. In recent years, Breitz has spent long stretches of time producing works in Jamaica, Italy, Germany, Austria, Japan, Sweden, Great Britain, Ukraine, South Africa, the United States, India and Nigeria, typically working with a local crew in each new location, and endeavouring to respond to the particularity of each local context as it relates to the broader global context in which her work is made and exhibited.

“We are thrilled to have Candice Breitz join the Nomadic Residents program that is now in its seventh year,” said Dr. Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean in OCAD U’s Faculty of Art. “Breitz’s international perspectives and interest in interrogating the interplay between art making, media and cultural awareness, as well as her commitment to studio teaching will surely inspire many of our students and faculty and complement OCAD U ecology of learning.”

As part of her residency, Breitz will lead a collaborative studio workshop with OCAD U students: Being Ourselves + Others will invite students to expand their individual artistic strategies through a process of exploration into and reflection on coalescing societal contexts and ideas.
Candice Breitz’s residency at OCAD University is presented in conjunction with the debut of Treatment (2013), a new work by the artist that has been commissioned as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Treatment opens as part of the exhibition David Cronenberg: Transformation at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) on Wednesday, September 4 with a reception from 8 to 10 p.m. The exhibition continues until December 29, 2013.

Breitz will also give a talk at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the installation of her work Him + Her (1968-2008).

Candice Breitz (Johannesburg, 1972) is a Berlin-based South African artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. In recent years, solo exhibitions of her work have been hosted by The Power Plant (Toronto), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Bawag Foundation (Vienna), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), White Cube (London) and the South African National Gallery (Cape Town). Her work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Fonds national d’art contemporain (France), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. She has participated in biennales in Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Istanbul (1999), Taipei (2000), Kwangju (2000), Tirana (2001), Venice (2005), New Orleans (2008), Göteborg (2003 and 2009) and Singapore (2011). Selected group exhibitions include New Frontier (Sundance Film Festival, 2009), The Cinema Effect (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2008), Made in Germany (Kunstverein Hannover, 2007), Superstars (Kunsthalle Wien, 2005) and Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop (Tate Liverpool, 2002).

About Nomadic Residents
The Nomadic Residents program aims to inspire and influence the OCAD U community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent. Nomadic Residents was launched with generous support from Partners in Art in 2006 with Rirkrit Tiravanija. Past residents include Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010) and Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012). Nomadic Residents continues to be supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

About OCAD University
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s “university of imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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