CAFKA.07: Haptic

CAFKA: Haptic
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 5:00am

CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener & Area) promised you a Bigger, Better, Biennial visual arts forum and we plan to deliver! For eleven days in September we will once again transform the Waterloo Region into a world-class venue for contemporary art.
Kent Anderson
Jennifer Angus
Diane Borsato (Cambridge Galleries)
Doug Buis
Judy Chicago (Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery)
Mark Cypher
Christine Marie Davis
Max Dean (Waterloo Regional Children's Museum)
Wim Delvoye (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery)
Nicolas Dumit Estevez & Maria Alos
Wyn Geleynse
Ann Hamilton (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery & Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Marcia Huyer
In-Sun Kim
Jems Robert Koko-Bi
Kristiina Lahde & Adam Brown
Edmund Law
Kelly Mark
Jens J. Meyer
Michael Pinsky
David Rokeby (OCAD alumnus)
David Spriggs
Nicholas Stedman & Kerry Segal
Ehryn Torrell
Plus a video programme curated by Laurel Woodcock.
And there's even more to come! Make sure you visit and sign up for our e-newsletter so that you can see exclusive Artist Previews and receive updates as details are confirmed.

Venue & Address: 
Contemporary Art Forum | Kitchener and Area 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener, Ontario

OCAD U graduate student makes it to Three Minute Thesis provincial finals

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

Mary Baumstark (MA 2016), graduate student in the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) program will join 20 doctoral and master’s degree students from across Ontario to present their research at the provincial finals of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT Ontario) on April 14 in Waterloo. 

Baumstark’s thesis “Craftivist Clay: Activism and Resistance in Contemporary Ceramics” was written under the supervision of Dorie Millerson, Chair, Material Art & Design. Mary competed with nine other graduate students at the OCAD U 3MT Competition on April 6. The judging panel included OCAD U professors Anda Kubis, Jana Macalik and Sarah McLean-Knapp.

The 3MT is a communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, it challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.

The 20 competitors on the provincial level are all winners of local competitions hosted by every university in Ontario.

Evoking images of “American Idol,” the 3MT Ontario judges will score the quality of the presentations and the presenters’ ability to engage the audience. The judges for the 3MT Ontario are:

  • Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip
  • David Meyers, chief executive officer of Iceberg Vodka
  • Susan Anzolin, chief financial officer for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
  • Ken Steele, chief futurist at Eduvation
  • Gohar Ashoughian, university librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University

The judges will select winners of the 3MT Ontario, who will receive $2,000 in total prize money. As well, the top five presenters will move onto the national level, an online competition coordinated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools.

The 3MT is hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and is open to the public.

The event will be livestreamed starting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 14.


Contemporary Art Bus: One Time Or Another by Adam David Brown

photos of contemporary artworks by Roula Partheniou and Adam David Brown
logos for the Idea Exchange
Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:00pm to 10:30pm

The University of Waterloo Art Gallery and Idea Exchange Art + Design are proud to partner on a bus tour of the following exhibitions: Inventory by Roula Partheniou and 108 Leyton Ave by Kelly Mark at UWAG, followed by One Time Or Another by Adam David Brown, and the launch of the public art project “no pressure, no diamonds” by Hazel Meyer at Idea Exchange Queen’s Square.

Free bus will be leaving OCAD University on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 am.

11:00 AM Pick up at OCAD U: 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
12:30 PM Arrival, University of Waterloo Art Gallery: 263 Phillip Street, Waterloo
1:00 PM Artist Tour of Inventory with Roula Partheniou, and 108 Leyton Ave by Kelly Mark
2:00 PM Depart, University of Waterloo Art Gallery
2:45 PM Arrival, Idea Exchange Art + Design at Queen’s Square: 1 North Square, Cambridge
Launch of Hazel Meyer’s public art project “no pressure, no diamonds”
3:00 PM Artist Tour of One Time Or Another with Adam David Brown
4:30 PM Depart, Idea Exchange Art + Design
6:30 PM Return OCAD U, Toronto

Seating is limited to 17 passengers. First come, first seated. Bus charter, exhibitions and artist tours are free and open to all visitors and the public. For more information please contact:

263 Philip Street, Waterloo
Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator
519.888.4567 ext. 36741

1 North Square, Cambridge
Iga Janik, Curator

Images (from left to right): Roula Partheniou, Inventory: excerpt from House & Home & Garden (detail), 2015. Courtesy of the artist and MKG 127, Toronto. Adam David Brown, Moonlight, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and MKG 127, Toronto. Photos: Scott Lee.

Venue & Address: 
University of Waterloo Art Galley 263 Philip Street, Waterloo Idea | Exchange Art + Design
519.888.4567 ext. 36741