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

Research Rendezvous

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

On Thursday, February 25th 12:00 pm-1:30 pm the Research Office will be hosting a Research Rendezvous in the DF Salon (Room 701K, 205 Richmond) with the following faculty members who will be presenting their research:

Robert Diaz, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anti-Japanese Nationalisms, Filipina Victimhood, and the Limits of Reparation

Sarah Tranum, Faculty of Design

Designing Sustainable Clean Water Solutions Using Women’s Livelihood Generation and Empowerment Strategies

Robert Diaz is an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Graduate Studies at OCAD University. His teaching and scholarship focus on the intersections of Sexuality, Filipino, Asian, and Postcolonial Studies. Diaz is currently co-editing Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos/as and Canadian Imaginaries (under contract with Northwestern University Press), which brings together artists, scholars, and community workers in order to examine the contributions of queer Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society.

In this talk, Robert Diaz tracks the emergence of two important figures that have come to signify anti-Japanese nationalisms and calls for reparations in the Philippines from the 1990’s onwards, the comfort woman (or women systematically abducted during Japanese occupation) and the japayuki (or women bound for Japan as migrant laborers because of the economic relationship between the Philippines and Japan). By examining the representation of these figures in two provocative cinematic works—Nick DeOcampo’s The Sex Warriors and The Samurai and Gil Portes’ film Markova Comfort Gay—Diaz suggests that Filipino artists have queered the figure of the victimized Filipina in order to expose how anti-Japanese nationalisms reproduce patriarchal assumptions about female victimhood. By queering the comfort woman and the japayuki, these films instead challenge dominant notions of reparation by dramatizing how histories of Japanese colonialism and Japanese capitalist expansion intersect.

Sarah Tranum is an Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, in Social Innovation Design. As part of TrickleUp Design, Sarah is leading a Canadian-government funding research project based in India. The goal of the project is to work in slum communities to develop a product that provides clean water and can be manufactured locally. Sarah is also working on a sustainably designed and produced consumer product targeting the North American market.

Sarah will use her research project based in South Goa, India, called CleanCube, as the backbone of this discussion to discuss how sustainable clean water solutions can be designed by leveraging income generation and women’s empowerment activities. CleanCube employs these strategies in pilot communities where the need for clean water and improved sanitation goes hand in hand with a lack of economic and social enfranchisement opportunities, especially among women.

Please join us for this exciting session!

Venue & Address: 
DF Salon (Room 701K, 205 Richmond)
Cost: 
Free
Research rendezvous Poster with event info

Art Creates Change Public talk: Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky

Thursday, January 28, 2016

OCAD University's Faculty of Art in Partnership with
UNIFOR, Ontario Regional Council Present:
ART CREATES CHANGE
The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series

Antagonisms in Disappearing Public Spaces
Public Studio is the collaborative art practice of filmmaker Elle Flanders and architect Tamira Sawatzky, whose works range from large-scale public art works and immersive installations to socially engaged projects. Exploring antagonisms in and around public space and its disappearance, war and landscape, post-colonialism and political dissent. Public Studio’s work has been shown internationally, including their recent intervention Migrant Choice at the Venice Biernale.

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Auditorium Room 190, 100 McCaul Street
Cost: 
FREE
Art Creates Change Poster

Research Rendezvous: Lynne Heller, Judith Doyle, and research team

Research Rendezvous Logo. Abstract line drawing of two faces coming together to form a lightbulb.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The team of Lynne Heller, Judith Doyle, Nina Czegledy, Robin Len, Anna Lew, Martin Shook, Lynn Hughes, and Gina Haraszti will be presenting Dobble Debate- a research project which creatively uses humor and imagination to look at people’s differing abilities.

Venue & Address: 
Room 701K, 205 Richmond St. W
Email: 
mgolberg@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE
Research Rendezvous poster with event info

MAAD Speaker Series

The MAAD Speakers Series Artwork
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The MAAD Speaker Series has invited Steven Heinemann:
Canadian ceramic artist Steven Heinemann lives and works near Cookstown, Ontario. Since completing his MFA (Alfred University, 1983) he has taught widely in Canada and the US, with numerous international residencies. Heinemann has exhibited continuously since his fist solo exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council in 1982. His most recent exhibition was at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto in 2015. He is currently represented by five galleries in Canada, the US, and Europe, and his work is in numerous public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and the Icheon World Ceramic Centre (Korea). Heinemann has received many national and international awards, including the Bavarian State Prize (Germany), the Juror's Award (Mino, Japan), and Fletcher Challenge (New Zealand). In 1996, he was granted the Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada's highest recognition of achievement in contemporary craft.

The MAAD Speakers Series is an initiative of the Material Art and Design program at OCAD University, and generously funded through artist donations from Project 31.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Room 230 (Central Hall)
Cost: 
free and everyone is welcome

Rick Lowe Public Talk

ART CREATES CHANGE The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series poster
Thursday, November 5, 2015

OCAD University's Faculty of Art in Partnership with UNIFOR, Ontario Regional Council Present:
A Public Talk by Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe is the artist behind Houston’s Project Row Houses, a transformative and visionary example of socially engaged art as well as a neighbourhood revitalization initiative. Originally trained as a painter, Lowe enacts what he calls "social sculpture." Lowe has been the Mel King Community Fellow at MIT and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Co-sponsored by Criticism & Curatorial Practice and Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Graduate Programs

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium Room 190, OCAD University 100 McCaul Street
Cost: 
free
ART CREATES CHANGE The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series poster

Illustration Speaker Series - Marcos Chin

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Marcos Chin is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include: Google, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Starbucks, Target and more. He recently created the illustrations for the children's book ELLA, written by Mallory Kasdan.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Room 230 Central Hall
Cost: 
Free - open to the public
Marcos Chin illustration of a child on the back of a large red dog

Art Supplies of the Future

chemistry experiment
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

OCAD University's social innovation hub, Impact Collective invites you to join us for our speaker series:

This month, Impact Collective hosts Trevor Plint, Ph.D candidate and junior fellow at Massey College as part of its inaugural year of its social innovation festival.

Art Supplies of the Future
The audience will journey on a meandering tour through the foothills of scientific exploration, fields still in their infancy, and recent landmark discoveries. To illuminate these sometimes obscure areas, ideas will be illustrated through the lens of the potential art project, with a mixture of detail and overarching possibilities. Participants require no specific scientific knowledge, but an open mind and an appetite for novelty!

About Trevor Plint:
Trevor Plint is a Ph.D candidate in the faculty of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at The University of Toronto. His area of research centres around understanding the interactions between light and matter in organic semiconducting materials. He is a Junior Fellow at Massey College, a graduate college founded on the principle of interdisciplinary exchange. In addition to a lifelong love of art, he is fascinated by the interconnections between the aesthetic experience and the act of scientific discovery.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - Lecture, with discussion to follow

Registration is through Eventbrite at (limited number of tickets):
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-supplies-of-the-future-tickets-19017993330

Contact:
Asma Khanani Caporaletti, Social Innovation, Activation Coordinator, IMPACT COLLECTIVE
akhananicaporaletti@ocadu.ca
416.977.6000 ext.4611

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 49 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7
Website: 
http://www.impactcollective.ca
Email: 
Asma Khanani Caporaletti, Social Innovation, Activation Coordinator, IMPACT COLLECTIVE akhananicaporaletti@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
Asma Khanani Caporaletti, Social Innovation, Activation Coordinator, IMPACT COLLECTIVE 416.977.6000 ext.4611
Cost: 
Free with registration at Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-supplies-of-the-future-tickets-19017993330

MAAD Speaker Series - Paul McClure

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bio: Paul McClure
Paul McClure is a Canadian artist and designer of contemporary jewellery. His work is represented in private and public collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canadian Museum of History, Design Museum of Barcelona, and National Museums Scotland. He received his training from NSCAD University, Halifax (BFA,1989); Escola Massana, Barcelona; and National College of Art and Design, Dublin (MA, 1999). He is professor and program coordinator for Jewellery Studies at George Brown College in Toronto. In 2015, McClure received the Saidye Bronfman Prize, a Governor General’s Award, the highest distinction given to a Canadian visual artist in fine craft.
Paul McClure is represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montreal - http://www.galerienoelguyomarch.com, http://www.paulmcclure.com

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 -- 100 McCaul
Cost: 
Free

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