Art Intersection Meetup: Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera

Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera are two artists who are engaged with online networks as an intrinsic component of their work. They will present their work as part of the Mobile Experience Lab's  Art Intersection Meetup, a place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This Meetup celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

About Jeremy Bailey:


Throughout his career, the Toronto born artist Jeremy Bailey has explored software in a performative context. As Rhizome author Morgan Quaintance has written "Since the early noughties Bailey has ploughed a compelling, and often hilarious, road through the various developments of digital communications technologies. Ostensibly a satire on, and parody of, the practices and language of "new media," the jocose surface of Bailey’s work hides an incisive exploration of the critical intersection between video, computing, performance, and the body."

Specifically, Bailey’s works consist of all manner of performances that exist as videos, software, websites, inventions, institutions and ephemera all created and presented by his alter ego, Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey.

Bailey studied at the University of Toronto from 1998 to 2002 and completed his Masters in Fine Art from Syracuse University in 2006. He has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta Canada, FACT in Liverpool UK, and Quartier 21 in Vienna Austria and has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.

For more information about his work visit and

About Midi Onodera:

Midi Onodera is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker who has been directing, producing and writing films for over twenty years. She has over twenty-five independent short films to her credit as well as a theatrical feature film and several video shorts. Her recent works feature a collage of formats and mediums ranging from 16mm film to Hi8 video to digital video and “low end” digital toy formats such as a modified Nintendo Game Boy Camera, the Intel Mattel computer microscope, the Tyco and Trendmasters video cameras.

Onodera's films have been critically recognized and included in numerous exhibitions and screenings internationally. Some highlights include the Andy Warhol Museum, the International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Bilbao, Spain; the Rotterdam International Film Festival; the Berlin International Film Festival; the National Gallery of Canada and a number of screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival.

For more information about her work visit

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Nicholas Pye

NICHOLAS PYE was born in Torquay, England in 1976. He lives and works in Toronto Canada. As a musician, Nicholas released and toured with four albums in the mid 90's. Moving from music to visual art, Nicholas completed his undergraduate degree at OCAD in 2002 followed by his MFA degree at Concordia University in Cinema production in 2005. In 2011, Nicholas began working on his doctoral degree in Visual Art at York University. He maintains an active art practice both independently and collaboratively.

Escape to Camp CMYK

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:45pm to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm

Escape to Camp CMYK is an augmented campground, an experiential landscape that expels the stresses of everyday life, through the interplay of both the virtual and the physical. Entering through the campground’s trails, reveals an immersive space filled with hypnotic campfire, celestial light play, and an alien canopy. Exploring the campground divulges a performance that embodies the search for physical and mental serenity. Escape to Camp CMYK creates an experimental environment that is submerged in tranquility, by the use of everyday objects, light, and technology. 

With a performance by Sooyeong Lee and Carson Teal

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm
52 McCaul Street
OCAD U Student Gallery

Exhibiting Artists Websites:

Katie Kotler:

Sooyeong Lee:

Eli Schwanz:

Carson Teal:

Bonnie Tung:

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery 52 McCaul St
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PERFORMANCES and EVENTS at OCADU as part of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 4:00am

PERFORMANCES and EVENTS at OCADU as part of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

Thursday to Saturday, October 20, 21 and 22 – 10am to 4pm


Cindy Baker: Crash Pad

Thursday to Saturday, October 20, 21 and 22 – 10am to 4pm

The Anniversary Gallery, 100 McCaul, second floor

Crash Pad is a performance/installation about the artist’s "failing," disabled, or otherwise socially taboo body. Central to Crash Pad is a large sculptural object modeled after a single-pill blister pack. This pseudo-resting place will exaggerate the the unease of finding a comfortable resting position, and will make up the main element of this quiet performance.


Adrian Stimson: 150 Blows

Saturday, October 22 - 11am to 5pm

The Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St.

This performance work reflects upon the 150 years of occupation of Indigenous lands by the Canadian Federation, a British colony, by creating a participatory durational piece called 150 Blows. 

Stimson’s performances often examine identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman and the Two Spirit being. Buffalo Boy, The Shaman Exterminator, and The Lord of the Plains are three of his reoccurring personas.


Performance Art Daily Panel

Saturday October 22 - 12:30 pm

100 McCaul St., Room 284

Addressing cultural heritage through performance

Annie Onyi CHEUNG

Chun Hua Catherine DONG

moderated by Tanya MARS




Venue & Address: 
OCAD University
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Santiago Sierra: In conversation with Paco Barragan

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories graduate program

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 am to 12 noon
205 Richmond Street, Room 701K, Digital Salon

Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion between artist Santiago Sierra and curator Paco Barragan.

Known for antagonistic actions with controversial ethical complications, Sierra strategically intervenes into the everyday operations of power. His unnerving spectacles expose systems of marginalization and exploitation that are, for the most part, implicit and underacknowledged. Many of his works deliberately test the tolerance of institutional authority, to the point that adversity – including shut-downs and refusals – is integral to their critique and effectiveness.



Santiago Sierra's performances, installations and interventions have been featured internationally at venues such as Ikon Gallery, P.S.1/MoMA, Museo Rufino Tamayo, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the ICA (London), and the Sharjah and Moscow biennials. At the 2003 Venice Biennale, he exhibited at the Spanish pavilion. Sierra's installation, "100 Plastic Containers for Human Corpses" (2016), will be featured in this year's Nuit Blanche.

Paco Barragan is a curator at Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile and Contributing Editor for ARTPULSE magazine. His recent exhibitions include "Intimate Strangers: Politics as Celebrity, Celebrity as Politics" (Matucana 100), "Guided Tour: Artist, Museum, Spectator" (MUSAC Leon), and "Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion" (Museo Castagnino-MACRO Rosario). Barragan is the author of The Art to Come (2002), and The Art Fair Age (2008), and is curating "Militant Nostalgia" for Nuit Blanche.

Seating for this event is limited.

Contact Jim Drobnick, Graduate Program Director of the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories for more information:

Venue & Address: 
Room 701K, Digital Salon 205 Richmond Street
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I am a Banana Box

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Friday, April 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:00pm

“I am a Banana Box” revisits OCAD Integrated Media thesis student Alexandra Hazisavvas’ 42 moves throughout her life. A large-scale performance installation done amongst the fleeting inhabitants of Souraren Park from April 11 to 13, Hazisavvas performs 42 moves in 42 hours. Each house constructed out of a simple wooden frame covered in unprimed Canvas. Placed in a grid formation the identical de-saturated white houses appear as ghostly structures. “I am a Banana Box” is a journey exploring identity, isolation and ephemeral spaces. In recovering her past, Alexandra Hazisavvas erects houses like haunting memories reliving each space without attachment.

A graduating student at OCAD, Alexandra Hazisavvas started her career as a photographer, she has since shifted to performative video work and installation. Working primarily with questions of gender, identity and alienation, Alexandra’s work is striking and honest. “I am a Banana Box” has been curated by Kissing Cousin Collective and is Alexandra’s largest and most challenging work to date.

Kissing Cousin Collective:
Nadia Alam & Catherine Miller

Venue & Address: 
Sorauren Park 300 Sorauren Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs?

fado: pam patterson
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

After decades of dis-ease and illness, the pain of poverty, dis-ability and being reconfigured by surgery my hands now make another body for my body.....there are sounds, images, is accomplished the moment I undertake it. It isn't the case that the body/I like(s) pain per se; rather, the body/I like(s) being a Body without Organs, and the pain is the price the body/I is/am willing to pay for that.

From February 27-March 2, Fado is proud to present a new performance work by Toronto artist, educator and cancer survivor, Pam Patterson. Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? is an epic 5-day performance-as-installation process piece that combines sound, drawing, action, video and collaborative writing examining the artist's body, the body with disease and the body without organs.

Fado is pleased to acknowledge the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of our ongoing activities.

For more information on Fado and artists' bios please see


Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

2008 Emerging Artists Series: Vivencia Poetica

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Performance/Installation by:

Diane Borsato + Stacey Sproule

Keith Cole + Diana Lopez Soto

John Marriott + Suzanne Caines

Keith Cole + Diana Lopez Soto perform:

ALMA: Anticipation, Transformation and Journey

Thursday March 13 at 8pm

Friday March 14 at 8pm

Saturday March 15 at 8pm

Erika DeFreitas' Brief Curatorial Premise:

This curatorial project would require an emerging and an established performance artist collaborating jointly, and in turn with participants within the space in which they work/present. I am interested in the relational aspects within the collaborative process between artists, and how it specifically pertains to questions of authorship, communication, tension,and pedagogy. I am certain that these collaborations will challenge the concept of relational aesthetics as it is outlined by Nicolas Bourriaud in his text "Relational Aesthetics."

Fado is pleased to acknowledge the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of our ongoing activities.

For more information and artists' bios please see


Image Credit: A Series of Minor Incidents by Diane Borsato and Stacey

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at OCAD

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 11:00am

Make OCAD your destination during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an all-night city-wide celebration of exhibitions, live performances and creative programs throughout Toronto. The event runs from dusk to dawn starting at 7:03 pm on September 29.
Curated by David McIntosh
Assistant Curator, Patricio Davila
TESTBED is an exhibition of new media works that converts OCAD's landmark tabletop building into an interactive platform for intensive artistic research, experimentation, prototyping and testing of real-time simulation models where virtual and material worlds collide to produce new meaning. The six installations that comprise TESTBED are all new works, most of them commissioned specifically for this exhibition, some of them new site-specific iterations of the artists' ongoing research and creation activities for the OCAD exhibition space.
All part of the OCAD community, as former students or as current or former OCAD faculty, the TESTBED artists have created works that explore the technological, philosophical and experiential tensions and resonances between immersive virtual digital 3D installation and the more traditional physical presence of material 3D installation. As a group, the works express a range of new forms of interfacing and translating across the narrowing 3D virtual/material divide. These works also test the limits of our understanding and occupation of our built environment ' our houses, our homes ' transforming them into powerful virtual memory structures. And it is important to note that these works are not simply structural investigations of hard and software linkages between material place and virtual space; they engage a range of social, political and aesthetic contexts that give the virtual/material discourse new directions.
Judith Doyle's Long Crescent : House Transformer offers a navigable performative virtual house, inhabited simultaneously by human presences and virtual avatars, that rests on her strong emotional and memory links to the represented house as her own childhood home. Robert Houle's Do not open until you get home brings his perspective as an abstract painter and First Nations artist, writer and curator to his reluming of horrific human and viral histories in a digital context. Lorena Salom''s Closeness embeds autonomous technologies inside kinetic sculptures to probe temporality, randomness and mutual destruction. Simone Jones and Julian Oliver's Unprepared Architecture invites us to play and to consider the philosophical relationship between the particularity of material space and the universality of virtual space, as well as the implications of new forms of remote control. Brenda Goldstein and Alissa Firth-Eagland's spin builds a dialogue concerning fate from virtual myths and embodied human undertakings, while Noam Gonick's Precious Blood models a physical site of social control ' a prison ' to serve as the surface for the projection of multiple insurrectional desires.
The TESTBED artists have employed a range of creative methods, from spontaneous, provisional and analogic imaginings to experiential, metaphoric and heuristic improvisations to create prototypical, evolving, immersive art that operates interdependently with the public. We invite the exuberant and engaged Nuit Blanche public to intersect, interact and experiment with us and with TESTBED all night long.
Curated by William Hodge
In welcoming back OCAD's Material Art & Design, Applied Art & Design, Material Arts alumni for a weekend of programming, OCAD presents an exhibition of work by alumni and faculty in OCAD's Great Hall, curated by Professor William Hodge. During Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, demonstrations will take place in the ceramic, jewellery and fibre studios until midnight.
Currents features the work of Beth Alber, Mildred Avendano, Patricia Bentley, Lois Betteridge, Carolynn Bloomer, Suzanne Carlsen, Ruth Chambers, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ian Chung, Alissa Coe and Carly Waito, Marta Dal Farra, Jocelyn De Backere, Angelo di Petta, Michael Doxey, Martina Edmonson, Eva Ennist, William Hodge, Kate Jackson, Michael Jaroszewicz, Arounna Khounnoraj, Chung-Im Kim, Margaret Lim, Susan Low-Beer, Rory MacDonald, Michelle Mendlowitz, Dorie Millerson, Robert Mitchell, Julie Moon, Joni Moriyama, Kathleen Morris, Ken Nicol, Michele Perras, Anrea Piller, Greg Sims, Greg Sloane, Don Stuart, Mary Jane Varro, Ken Vickerson, Sarah Washbush Byrne, Laurie Wassink, Andr'e Wejsmann, Robert Wylie, Lily Yung, Susan Warner Keene, and Cybele Young.
An exhibition reception will be held Saturday, September 29 starting at 4 pm ($15 unless previously registered for weekend reunion events, cash bar. Tickets can be reserved online at Currents is presented in conjunction with Craft Year 2007.
Nomadic Residents: Rirkrit Tiravanija
Closing reception: reopening the OCAD Professional Gallery
Remarks from 7 to 7:30 pm; open all night
The OCAD Professional Gallery closes its inaugural exhibition. Last April, internationally acclaimed artist Rirkrit Tiravanija erected walls barring the entrance and exit to the gallery space. Now, the walls will come down and the exhibition's final component will be revealed.
Globe and Mail art critic Sarah Milroy describes Tiravanija's work as "'exemplar of 'relational aesthetics''or 'service-based art''work that intends to provoke new social relations in response to contradictions set up by the artist". OCAD Associate Professor Jim Drobnik describes this installation as "a radical change in Tiravanija's practice, and a renegotiation of his relationship to the art world."
World So Small
OCAD's Student Gallery presents an exchange exhibit between ceramic students from OCAD and the University of Regina in which they employ the material qualities and associative meanings of clay to investigate how we engage with others and the world. Previously shown at the 5th Parallel Gallery in the University of Regina, the exhibition is held in conjunction with Craft Year 2007 and continues until October 6.
Concept to Commodity
OCAD's Transit Space presents an exhibition of work by third- and fourth-year Material Art & Design students working in ceramics, fibre and jewellery. The exhibit focuses on the process of design from initial conception through to the creation of the finished object. The exhibition continues until October 5.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Midnight Mirage, part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 11:00am

Instructor Vessna Perunovich presents her performance/video installation, Midnight Mirage in the parking lot between Prime Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art on McCaul Street. For the duration of the event the artist will be serving a humble Serbian "Bread & Bean" dish to a circulating 12-member audience in a night-long ritual of food consumption and conversation.

Venue & Address: 
Parking Lot Parking lot between Prime Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art, on McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario