The Artist Project 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:00am

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

Supported by OCAD University

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

CAD University will be involved in two ways this year:
1. Sponsor of The “OCAD University AWARD” for $250. The winner is chosen by a panel at the Artist Project

2. President Dr. Sara Diamond will be participating in a panel moderated by Vandana Taxali for the Artist Project scheduled on Friday, February 21 at 6 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
Tickets on sale


Friday, November 29, 2013 - 5:00am to Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:00am

Opening: November 29, 2013 from 6 to 9PM

A Biomapping Project

“The boundary is permeable between tool and myth, instrument and concept, historical systems of social relations and historical anatomies of possible bodies, including objects of knowledge. Indeed, myth and tool mutually constitute each other.”
- Donna Haraway

Proofofproofofconcept presents both proof and concept in double entendre—as words that produce the science machine, data, desire and self. Here, we scatter remnants of output and process of the Biomapping project—research creation experiments performed with biodata machines over the past four years at OCADU. Mapping is an epistemological feedback loop; any aestheticization of information creates a story. Biomapping durationally slows practices with biometric machines, stilling the time of data capture, processing and mapping to probe moments rather than bodies. In these intervals we capture expectation, longing for data, desire for being made by machines and for conquering them. In these spaces, we stall norms of processing and output. Through durational and sensorial contact with data and machines, we face the human machine to the biometric technology, tarrying with proof, concept, and making.

Sitting in sensorial experience, data comes into play, and in playing with data’s sense, texture, space, time, and aesthetic, we intervene in it. The ephemera presented provide snapshots of interludes where we reify, submit to and rally against machinic productions. In ongoing loops—pulling, processing and recrafting biodata—we face our desire for data, proof and to play as subject producing machines.

Curators: Paula Gardner and Leigh Ann Pahapill
Team Members: Bohdan Anderson, Patricio Davila, Paula Gardner, Barbara Jenkins, Rob King, Hyein Lee, Ken Leung, Symon Oliver, Leigh Ann Pahapill, Yifat Shaik, Steve Surlin, Andrei Vassilev, Amber Whitenburg, Britt Wray




Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond St. Toronto, Ontario

Project Chroma Kick-off Event

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:30pm

Learn about our ERP solution

Please join us as we kick off Project Chroma, OCAD University’s ERP implementation project to replace the current Student Information System, Finance and HR/Payroll systems.

- Learn about our ERP solution, Colleague by Ellucian
- Meet the Project Team
- Preview the proposed implementation timeline

Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
Dr. Christine Bovis-Cnossen and Alan Simms, Project Co-sponsors
Darin Lee, Director, ERP Implementation

If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Volatiana Razafimandimby, Project Assistant (ERP) by email at


Venue & Address: 
Room 7315, 205 Richmond St. W., Level Three