Francisco-Fernando Granados created a Commissioned Work for the SPACE Billboard Project

digital drawing, colourful geometric shapes and lines
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:30pm

SPACE: Francisco-Fernando Granados
30 March – 22 June 2017  
Launch: Friday 31 March, 7-10PM

The next artist to create a commissioned work for our SPACE billboard project will be Francisco-Fernando Granados.
 
Francisco-Fernando Granados’ multidisciplinary critical practice spans performance, installation, cultural theory, digital media, public art, curatorial and community-based projects. He has presented work in galleries, museums, theatres, artist-run centres and non-traditional sites including; Art Gallery of York University; Blackwood Gallery; Gallery TPW; Vancouver Art Gallery; Darling Foundry (Montreal); the Hessel Museum of Art (Bard, NY); Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City); and Kulturhuset (Stockholm), amongst others. He completed a Masters of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in 2012, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Critical and Curatorial Studies Program at OCAD University.
 
SPACE is a series of commissioned works for the billboard space at the corner of St Clarens Avenue and Bloor Street West, the side Mercer Union. The series began in the spring of 2014, previous contributing artists include: Liz Knox (CA), Giles Round (UK), Walter Scott (CA), Olivia Plender (UK/SE), Maggie Groat (CA), Carlos Motta (NYC), and most recently Deborah Edmeades (CA).

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Venue & Address: 
Billboard space at the corner of St. Clarens Avenue and Bloor Street West, Side of Mercer Union 1286 Bloor Street West (one block east of Lansdowne TTC Station) Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.mercerunion.org
Phone: 
416.536.1519

Francisco-Fernando Granados & Johanna Householder participate in "Running with Concepts"

Figures in arch pose
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:00am

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition

A THREE-DAY HYBRID EVENT
SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS
ALL ARE WELCOME.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
FREE FOR STUDENTS.

JOIN MAKERS, THINKERS, ARTISTS, DANCERS, POLITICAL THEORISTS, CURATORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, PERFORMERS AND WRITERS FOR AN INNOVATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY WEEKEND EVENT.
 

With Julia Bryan-Wilson, Mel Y. Chen, Emily Mast, Julie Pellegrin, Julien Prévieux, Sarah Sharma, and The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People

And presentations by:

Alvin Luong, Olive Mckeon, MORTIFIED (Camilla Singh & Jenn Goodwin), Angela Veronica Wong & Caroline Doherty, Francisco-Fernando Granados & Johanna Householder, Gabriel Levine, Amelia Ehrhardt & Fabien Maltais-Bayda, k.g. Guttman, and Stephanie Anderson, Kirsty Robertson & Shannon Stratton

Co-hosted by Christine Shaw and Ame Henderson

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition is part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-master class, part-experiment, part-chance composition. It is also part of the Blackwood Gallery’s 2016–2017 exhibition program which animates questions of choreography and sets out to mobilize another set of terms: counterproductivity, co-immunity, choreopolitics, and care.

Performed across the UTM campus, Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition takes aim at the multiple connections between art and globalization and asks how we might think about the relation between choreography and politics today without repeating neoliberal demands and constraints. Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition will become a rehearsal space for possible ways of entering the social and of positioning oneself with others.
 

ALL ARE WELCOME. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

General Registration: $50 (full conference)
One-Day Registration: $15 (Friday), $25 (Saturday or Sunday)
Includes lunch and transport from downtown Toronto
*Free for presenters and current students (with ID)

Click here to register.

Questions? Email: blackwood.gallery@utoronto.ca

FOR MORE DETAILS, VISIT: http://blackwoodgallery.ca/events/2016/RWCChoreographicEdition.html

This event is part of the Blackwood Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition program:

Emily Mast, The Cage is a Stage, on view until September 18, 2016
I stood before the source, curated by Letters & Handshakes, October 16–December 4, 2016
Julien Prévieux, January 18–March 6, 2017

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Visual Studies (UTM) through the Graduate Expansion Fund, the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

Funding for additional staff support made possible through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museums Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Venue & Address: 
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS
Website: 
http://blackwoodgallery.ca/events/2016/RWCChoreographicEdition.html
Cost: 
See below, Free for Students