MELTDOWN - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Annette Mangaard

circular projected image of an iceburg
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Exhibition Open: Saturday, March 11, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Monday, March 13, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Tuesday, March 14, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Wednesday, March 15 CLOSED); Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm -9:00pm; Friday, March 17, 12:00pm - 5:00pm; and Saturday March 18, 12:00pm - 5:00pm.  
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  



An Investigation of a Seascape in Two Forms

Annette Mangaard MFA Thesis Exhibition

The exhibition is culled from video I shot during a two-week residency at Two Rooms in Duntara, Newfoundland last July 2016. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to film an enormous iceberg grounded in the bay during this time.  The exhibition includes a short documentary and an immersive media installation. 

The four-minute documentary portrays fishermen working from a repurposed fishing boat, using the nets, hooks and picks usually associated with the harvesting of codfish, now collecting ice for the making of designer vodka. 

In an adjacent gallery, an immersive cinematic media installation displays enlarged microscopically filmed imagery of underwater tidal pools shifting and moving with the ocean currents. Another area of the gallery invites closer inspection of the iceberg seen in a variety of weather scenarios projected onto and refracted from a series of suspended acrylic discs.

Through the juxtaposition of the documentary and an expanded cinema, I invite spectators to reflect from different vantages on the impact of environmental changes on water, including its economic, community and personal consequences. 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street West

Beep-Boopatronics - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Max Lupo

image of coloured mechanical cog
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00pm to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

March 9 to 14, open daily from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday March 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The exhibition Beep-Boopatronics is a project which takes nearly obsolete objects and imbues them with new, but not always useful, functionality. In particular, this exhibition takes a chord organ which plays itself, and connects it to a Beep-Boop Machine in order to examine how things can speak to each other.

Venue & Address: 
The Open Space Gallery, 49 McCaul

EXTRA:MUROS:INTRA - An IAMD Thesis Exhibition

exhibition poster for Jay Irizawa's EXTRA:MUROS:INTRA
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, September 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

Beyond the Walls: Exploring the Interface Between Digital and Physical Space

An MFA thesis exhibition by Jay Irizawa, a thesis candidate in the Interdisciplinary Master's of Art, Media and Design program.

Extra:Muros:Intra is an interactive space integrated into the historic site of Evergreen Brick Works. Using wearable technology, a participant’s state of awareness is captured with sensors and visualized in a digital landscape of colour and sound, creating a feedback of virtual presence in the material environment. 

Public Event: September 7, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Experience Live: Thursday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto


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Venue & Address: 
Evergreen Brickworks

Out of Order - IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Kimberley White

  A Study in Time, 2015 Plaster, sand, acrylic, ink, paper, burlap and wire on canvas. 20 x  66 in
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, December 23, 2016 - 1:30am

Out of Order

Kimberley White, MFA candidate, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design

December 20 to 24, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, December 22, 6 - 8:30PM

"Kimberley White’s research-based practice combines variations of painting, sculpture and installation. In this interdisciplinary exhibition she questions the conditions, limitations and violence of order and ordering practices. Drawing on histories of institutionalization and theoretical considerations of time, space and place, this work critically navigates the tensions between discipline and transgression, concealment and transparency, excess and restraint. The pieces in this collection work together to trouble the boundaries of order, and to consider what it means, or if it is possible to have meaning, out of order."

More information on the exhibition can be found on the Red Head Gallery website:

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Venue & Address: 
Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W, Suite 115

Congratulations to CCP Colloquium Students

CCP student Valentyna Onisko presenting to audience at CCP Colloquium
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Criticism & Curatorial Practice Colloquium was held on Monday, October 17 and hosted nine presentations by CCP thesis candidates. A warm congratulations goes out to all presenting students who delivered their exciting, inspiring, and bold ideas to faculty and student colleagues across programs and faculties.

We look forward to seeing the resulting exhibitions and papers that arise out of their ongoing research!

The following students presented thesis proposals:

Emily Cluett
Hayley Dawson
Justine Hartlieb-Power
Pascaline Knight
Maggie Lever
Elisha Lim
Valentyna Onisko
Emily Peltier
Ariel Sharratt


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Wearable or Not?: Interacting with Contemporary Jewelry

Image of Lauren Kalman's jewelry piece
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30pm

Exhibition featuring artists: Jackie Anderson, Selina Chen, Fiona Kakei Chong, Nadya Eidelstein, Lauren Kalman, and Belle Wong

Curator: Sylvia Zhang

Dates: November 13 - 19, open daily from 11:30am - 4:30pm
Opening reception: November 15,2016 6:30-9:30 PM

Free admission! Please register at

Have you seen jewelry that is "not wearable"? 

Wearable or Not?: Interacting with Contemporary Jewelry investigates the notion of wearability and presents jewelry that challenge wearing -- some are performative, some interact with the wearer, some even restrict body movement. The exhibition responds to people’s curiosity on contemporary jewelry’s wearability; although the general public knows how to appreciate traditional jewelry, most people are unfamiliar with contemporary jewelry, which is a significant achievement in the evolution of jewelry that developed since the 1960s. The six artists in the exhibition explore contemporary jewelry as a medium of art expression, pushing the boundary of wearability and experimenting with non-precious material. Through creating an multi-sensory experience that allows visitors to touch and wear some of the jewelry, the exhibition aims to generate a dynamic dialogue between the artists and the public, and provide a new perspective to interpret contemporary jewelry as an art form.

The exhibition shows works from six artists, both international and Canada-based. The experience will be engaging and fun! 

Special Programming:

Curatorial Tour -  Sunday, November 13, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Artist Talk - Saturday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, Ground Floor, 205 Richmond Street
Wearable or Not? exhibition poster

Congratulations to IAMD Colloquium Students

IAMD students at the Colloquium
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 4:00am

The IAMD Colloquium was held on Wednesday, October 5 and hosted 15 presentations by IAMD thesis candidates. A warm congratulations goes out to all presenting students who delivered their exciting, inspiring, and bold ideas to faculty and student colleagues across programs and faculties.

We look forward to seeing the resulting exhibitions and papers that arise out of their ongoing research!

The following students presented thesis proposals:

Fallon Andy
Alda Escareno
Thomas Haskell
Qendrim Hoti
Iveta Karpathyova
Max Lupo
Mariam Magsi
Alexandra Majerus
Julian Majewski
Annettee Mangaard
Jill Price
David Constantino Salazar
Eli Schwanz
Sandra Van Ruymbeke
Mel Worku


Image courtesy of Mariam Magsi.


Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 5:00am

Fourth year printmaking students present their thesis works in progress. In addition to conventional print work, PROOF highlights ways in which students are working beyond the predictability of print media and incorporating a range of interdisciplinary approaches. PROOF includes analog and digital prints as well as large-scale installations, fabricated plastic forms, video, three-dimensional works on paper, and possibly…an exploded whale. PROOF is the first in a series of planned exhibitions that track and promote the evolution of this body of work.

Participating student include: Michael Anderson, Kat Burns, Saba Bushnaq, Laura Fedynyszyn, Michelle Galletta, James Gauvreau, Ann Hoi, Jacob Jurkiewicz, Jen Mann, Sean Martin, Chloe Ruggiero, Megan Speers, Tobias Williams, Tak Yan Yung

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
PROOF print thesis work in progress poster with event info and photo of hand wearing glove doing "devil horns" gesture

I Made This for Class

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 11:00pm

Come see 90 minutes of uncompromised video dynamite, handpicked from OCAD's award-winning Integrated Media thesis students. You'll get the hottest documentary, fiction, funnies, animation, and science experiments.

Dress to impress, and bring your best friends, family, and lovers; you might want to hold hands, and visit the bathroom, because there's no turning back.

Venue & Address: 
Bloor Cinema 506 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Natural Born Printers

Natural Born Printers
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 4:00am

They were born to print, or so the story goes. You've seen the blood. Now come see the people who did it. Fresh out of OCAD's Printmaking program, the 2008 thesis group will demonstrate that prints are more than just pretty pictures. Have a glass of wine and view the evidence on the wall.

Seventeen printmakers seek to make their mark on your imagination using conventional and non-traditional approaches to the idea of the
multiple. Utilizing screen-printing, intaglio, papermaking, lithography,
digital and relief printing, the natural born printers have set up the Lennox Contemporary to showcase their abilities from installation to serial printing.

Join them for a celebration on the 25th of April 2008 in their final days
as OCAD students. The show features Mike Bradbrooke, Jessica Brousseau,
Adrienne Costantino, Elaine Chan, Eric Euler, Hazel Eckert, Sue Goldstein,
Molly Grundy, Roman Kalyniuk, Paula Krochak, James MacDondald,
Annie Morrison, Amanda Nedham, Kerry Riordan, Simone Sicard,
Kaleena Stasiak, and Luke Wilson.

Special thanks to Paul Sergeant for the mugshots.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario