"CO-" CCP/ IAMD Group Show

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception: November 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Accessibility: The Graduate Gallery is wheelchair accessible

CO- is an exhibition showcasing works by 26 Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design MFA artists curated by 9 Criticism and Curatorial Practice curators from OCAD University. The exhibition will run from November 12-17, 2018, and we'll be celebrating the opening of the show with refreshments and home-made bites in the Graduate Gallery on November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/172719530342937/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1541735272068894

Instagram page: www.instagram.com/2020_ccp/

CO- alludes to the processes and relationships that are inevitably constructed when we
produce and present this thing called art. Materials and artists co-conspire; curators
collaborate, cohabitate, co-depend. Looking at the processes that define each of these
artists, we were driven to ask how we define ourselves as cultural workers, as keen sets of
eyes, as transparent, empathetic co-dependents, as wellsprings of partial answers to hard
questions about what and who we are. By presenting a group of works organized around a
set of co-indications of process, we aim to show how for each artist the act of carving out
aesthetic space—whether it is conflictual or conciliatory—is always co-produced.
Featured artists: Aisha Ali, Andrew Kostjuk, Angus Tarnawsky, Arash Safavi, Atanas
Bozdarov, Cayden Nicole, Claudia Mandler McKnight, Craig Rodmore, Danny
Welsh, Deborah Barnett, Donica Willis, Elizabeth M. Lopez, Florence Yee, Gabi
Benitez, Dattu, Huda Salha, Inbal Newman, Jessie Holmes, Jonny Silver, Joshua Lue Chee
Kong, Laura Grier, Laurel McLeod, Samia Taqi, Shahrzad, Sheetal Prasad, and Vanessa
Krause

Curated by: Adrienne Huard, Cierra Frances, Courtney Miller, Emily Dickson, Iman
Bhatti, Irene Achterbergh, Mattia Zylak, Valérie Frappier, and Zoé Dion-Van Royen

For further press inquiries, please contact:
Valérie Frappier
Or the curatorial team at ccpexhibition2018@gmail.com
Instagram: @2020_ccp

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W.
Email: 
ccpexhibition2018@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

From OCAD U’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice program, MFA candidate Elizaveta Zhurkovskaya is pleased to announce her thesis exhibition Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things. This group exhibition features the work of Jasmine Cardenas, Renee Hayward, Sara Angelucci, Sarah Malekzadeh, and Vanessa Hussey.

Treasured possessions are always part of our everyday existence. As we grow older and our lives unfold, they become markers of our identity. Personal objects help us understand ourselves because they hold our memories, ideas, and aspirations. Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things reveals how personal and family possessions play a critical role in an artist’s self-representation, and how they shape an understanding of who they are.

 

Opening Reception: 

Saturday March 24th, 2018 - 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibition will be open from March 24 to 29, 2018

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1404257973029664/permalink/1431285976993530/
Email: 
elizaveta.zhurkovskaya@gmail.com
Treasured Memories: Thinking with Things

Liminal Forms - MFA Thesis Project by Graduate CCP student Karina Iskandarsjah

Liminal Forms
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00am to Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Liminal Forms explores inter-cultural and cross-medium translations in contemporary art to develop an understanding of aesthetically and materially hybrid manifestations. By engaging with art practices that are informed by interdisciplinary methods and the artists’ identity as an indigenous, third-culture, or immigrant individual, Liminal Forms ultimately examines tactics in communicating culturally and geographically specific issues.

Reception: Thursday, March 15, 2018 (in collaboration with Common Room)

Daily Gallery hours: March 16-20, 11AM-6PM

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St W.

Critical Theory Colloquium

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:15am to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Please join us for the Graduate Critical Theory Colloquium, taken place on December 5th and 6th, 2017. Students will present research papers that address their own research interests, viewed through the lens of one or more texts taken up during the course of the semester in their Critical Theory class.

The presentation schedule is as follows:

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

DECEMBER 5th - Room 318 @ 205 Richmond St. W

3:00- 4:20  Psychoanalytical (and anti-psychoanalytical) Theories

Katie Mihak, Juan Escobar-Lamanna Tal Sophia Braniss

chair: Dave Foster

4:30 – 5:50 Karen Barad’s Agential Realism

Sarah Carlson, Rana Zandi, Kirstie McCallum

chair: Karo Castro-Wunsch

 

DECEMBER 6th - Room 510 @ 205 Richmond St. W

10:30 – 11:50 Biopower, Sexuality, Michel Foucault

Lingxiang Wu,  Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Dori Vanderheyden

chair: Erica Cristobal

11:50 – 12:30 lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Jacques Derrida’s Différance

Philip Sparks, Keiko Hart

chair: Roxanne Henry

1:30-2:50 Stuart Hall, Cultural Identity and Diaspora

Kristy Boyce, Karo Castro-Wunsch, Liz Ikiriko

chair: Keiko Hart

2:50 – 3:20 – break

3:20 – 5:00  Re-Orienting Sarah Ahmed

Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Coco Guzman, Vanessa Jackson, Panya Clark-Espinal

chair: Katie Mihak

 

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W
critical theory poster

TRACE

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

TRACE is a graduate exhibition brought together by 6 curators and 14 interdisciplinary artists as they launch into their graduate studies at OCAD University — join us at OCAD University’s Graduate Gallery in a celebration of works by established and emerging artists developing their contemporary art and design practices that challenge the concept of TRACE.

 

On Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m., 205 Richmond’s Graduate Gallery will feature new works in a multimedia exhibition exploring the contingent experience of presence as TRACE, evading the ‘real’ and pointing to its constitutive outside: the unreal. Trace, a sign for everything elusive, has no site, but rather is change of site marked by its erasure, making it disappear in its appearance. International artists Adrienne Matheuszik, Coco Guzman, Dori Vanderheyden, Ellen Snowball, Kirstie McCallum, Kristi Poole-Adler, Lida Shanehchiyan, Lingxiang Wu, Philip Sparks, Randa Reda, Sarah Carlson, Shannon Lee, Tal Sofia, and Vanessa Jackson capture these dynamic themes of TRACE — hinting to the existence of something, a residue we cannot ignore. Light refreshments and appetizers provided.

 

An artist talk will take place at 100 McCaul in Room 187 on Wednesday, November 15 at 12 p.m. featuring artists Sarah Carlson, Lingxiang Wu, and Coco Guzman in a discussion about their individual processes and body of works. Moderated by curator Elizabeth Handley-Derry, the talks will be followed by a question and answer period to encourage insightful engagement. Fellow curators Liz Ikiriko, Panya Clark Espinal, Jeff Tallon, Erica Cristobal and Keiko Hart encourage a dialogue around subverting assumptions and discovering intentions to help identify the investigations taking place in TRACE.

 

The OCAD University Graduate Gallery is home to thesis shows, speaker series, and one of a kind events, making it the primary exhibition space for graduate students and Faculty of OCAD University. The primary gallery space in room 104 is connected by a hallway to the media gallery in room 106 that can be used for projections. In TRACE all spaces will be activated with art, including a live drawing in the grad gallery corridor space by Coco Guzman.

 

For further press inquiries, please contact:

Panya Clark Espinal at 416 951 2120

Or the curatorial team at ccp2017ocadu@gmail.com

Instagram: @traceocadu
Facebook: /traceocadu

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W
Email: 
ccp2017ocadu@gmail.com
Phone: 
Panya Clark Espinal 416-951-2120
Cost: 
FREE
TRACE Poster
TRACE Artist Talks

Graduate Programs Info Nights and Online Webinars

Join a Graduate Program Info Night and/or online webinar this November. They are your opportunity to meet instructors, students and alumni from the program to help you learn more about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Congratulations to our Masters Graduands!

Graduate students at convocation 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:30am

The Office of Graduate Studies congratulates our 2017 Graduands!

We are delighted to celebrate your incredible achievements and the culmination of years of hard work, determination, creation and discoveries. As well, we’d like to thank the friends and family of our students/alumni for their support.

Now that you are representing OCAD U, we hope you keep in touch by joining the Alumni Association. We invite you to visit and participate in future OCAD U events!

Sincerely,

The Office of Graduate Studies

OCAD University

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This year, the Graduate Studies community at OCAD University is once again fortunate to be able to acknowledge & recognize particular individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their studies through their research and creative practice.

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories

Cydney Langill Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Award for Outstanding Writing

Criticism & Curatorial Practice

Justine Hartlieb-Power Criticism and Curatorial Practice Award for Outstanding Thesis ExhibitionValentynaOniskoCriticism and Curatorial Practice Award for Outstanding Exhibition

Digital Futures

Egill Vidarsson Digital Futures Award for Best Thesis Defence Presentation

Fusun Uzun Digital Futures Futures Award for Best Thesis Document and Award for Best Social Innovation

Jordan Shaw Digital Futures Award for Best Exhibited Thesis Work

Ling Ding Digital Futures Award for Best Thesis Defence Presentation

Marcelo Muller Luft Digital Futures Award for Best Social Innovation

Inclusive Design

Chad Lesch Inclusive Design Award of Excellence

Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design

Eli Schwanz Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Award for Media Experimentation and Excellent Execution

Iveta Karpathyova Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence

Mariam Magsi Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Award for Achievement in Local and International Artistic Recognition

Thomas Haskell Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Award for Rigor in Material Investigation

Strategic Foresight and Innovation

AdriennePacini Strategic Foresight and Innovation Award for Best Major Research Paper
 

This is the Artists' Object(ive) - CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Peltier

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Blank Canvas Gallery, 890 St Clair Avenue West, York, Ontario
Website: 
https://omitlimitation.com/art-space/
Cost: 
FREE
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Consumed - CCP Thesis Exhibition curated by Emily Cluett

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Opening Reception: April 5, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Consumed presents interactive, instructional food-based artworks by Basil AlZeri, Diane Borsato, Mark Clintberg, Myung-Sun Kim, Sooyeong Lee, Max Lupo, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, and Dana Prieto. Visitors are invited to enact the newly conceived and reimagined rituals put forward by these artists with food and supplies offered in the gallery space. Building on the histories of relational aesthetics and multi-sensorial engagement, Cluett believes that “[t]his thesis achieves a new understanding of the nuanced complexities of mealtime rituals and suggests that current approaches to eating may be in need of some adjustment.” Artist’s multiples of the instructional works are also available for visitors to take home and experiment with in other environments.

Please direct inquiries to curator Emily Cluett at ocadu.consumed@gmail.com.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm
Email: 
ocadu.consumed@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
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There is Bread and Salt Between Us - Valentyna Onisko MFA Thesis Exhibition

exhibition postcard - image of kitchen dish towel on a table
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

March 18 – March 25

Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street, Toronto

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Basil AlZeri
Tsēma Igharas 
Lisa Myers
Dana Prieto

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gallery Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Panel: TBA

The sharing of bread and salt is a traditional welcoming ceremony in many European cultures, and ubiquitous to hospitality in Slavic cultures. Similarly, in some Middle Eastern cultures, the Arabic saying "Fi Khobez wa meleh bainna", or “There is bread and salt between us”, refers to an alliance based on mutual respect and moral obligation between individuals. While bread has largely been associated with life and sustenance perhaps since the beginning of agriculture, salt has both positive and negative connotations; it is able to represent both prosperity and hardship as well as denote a difficult relationship or history. This rich metaphor can be used to frame the conversation about what it means, for many, to call nations such as Canada home, and contemporary ideas of subjecthood.

Canada is preparing for a significant milestone in 2017, the marking of 150 years since Confederation. While this event will be celebratory in nature for some, others may hold more ambiguous and conflicting feelings towards what this anniversary represents, and what national myths it perpetuates. During such celebrations, the multiculturalism and conjectural inclusivity of Canadian society are often touted globally, glossing over historical violence and ongoing struggles. The discourse around Canada’s modern national identity also alludes to the Canadian national subject; assumed to be stable and singular by some, individuals residing in Canada may now, however, identify with several conflicting, fragmented, and hyphenated subject-hoods. 

Contemporary artists who challenge or don’t conform to precariously defined narratives of what it means to be Canadian - affected by globalization, colonialism, migration, and displacement - are exploring these ideas of subject-hood, multiple and conflicting identities, as well as cultural and historical entanglements, often through gestures of hospitality. New conceptions of “home” are negotiated and created: often a pastiche of memories, cultural practices, and ideas of what it means to belong.

Venue & Address: 
Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/163877377453236/
Cost: 
FREE
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