Research Events

A poster for the event featuring a teacup decorated with grains of rice.

New Solo Show for Julius Manapul: Decolonizing Antiquities & Experiences

Julius Poncelet Manapul, Decolonizing Antiquities & Rituals, organized by John B. Aird Gallery director/curator Carla Garnet, features multi-media installation and collage works that arise from his lived experience as a gay, diasporic, Filipinx.

This solo show reflects the artist’s desire to disrupt static and globalized notions of queerness in favor of an emergent subjectivity that is remade through aesthetics. His artistic practice focuses on the hybrid nature of Filipinx culture after colonialism and the colour-gaze of queer identities, using a taxonomy to excavate the experience of immigration and assimilation in the face of cultural erasure. Manapul’s exhibition with the Aird engages with geographies of resistance while addressing the experience of displacement through themes of colonialism, sexual identity, diasporic bodies, global identity construction, and Western hegemony.

With Decolonizing Antiquities & Rituals he turns his attention towards the re-interpretation of colonial antiquities and their impact on ritual experiences. The project juxtaposes three bodies of work: Balikbayan Bakla, After Jose Honorato Lozano; Cup of Rice; and a table setting installation titled Kamayan na (which translates as To eat with our hands). Presented as a coherent collection, Manapul’s new bodies of work operate as a provisional site for change-making discussion and other potentialities.

The exhibition is on view November 5, 2020, to January 29, 2021 and will be open to the public Wednesday to Saturday from 2 to 5 pm by appointment. Please email to make arrangements.



New Panel: Post Colonial Hot-Ones

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Post Colonial Hot-Ones is a panel series that is centered around sharing meals, ideas, and experiences by community members about liberation, transformation and resilience within arts education. These discussions will be focused around communal knowledge sharing, tools for resistance, intergenerational healing methods, mobilization plans for marginalized voices, and recipes for dishes/sauces. Our first installment of this series will include participation from Ryan Rice, Camille Turner, Casey Mecija, Patricio Dávila, and audience members. 

This event is hosted by OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Office of Research & Innovation, and Public Visualization Lab.

Please be advised that the seating for this event is situated on the floor (on Khmer picnic mats). If you require a chair, requests can be placed through the RSVP page.

Post Colonial Hot-Ones happens on February 28th from 6:30-9pm, at 100 McCaul St., Room 258 (George Reid House, OCAD University).

Please RSVP for the event through the event page, p-v-l-ca/hotones:

Venue & Address: 
Room 258, 100 McCaul St. (George Reid House, OCAD University)
Poster for Post Colonial Hot-Ones

Research Ethics Board Info Session for Graduate Students

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Are you an OCAD U graduate student who will be writing a thesis or MRP? Ask yourself:

  • Does my proposed research involve humans as research participants?
  • Does my proposed research involve animals?

If the answer is yes, you need to attend this session!

This session will provide an introduction to the Research Ethics Board (REB) and ROMEO for graduate students at various stages of their thesis/MRP research. Learn about what the REB does, whether your research will need REB approval, and how to prepare your research ethics application through the ROMEO portal.

For further details regarding the REB, please see their website:

If you would like to attend this session remotely, please email

Venue & Address: 
Room 322, 230 Richmond St. W.