GradEx 102 creative revealed

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Photo of Dalbert B. Vilarino
Photo of Dalbert B. Vilarino
 

Congratulations to Dalbert B. Vilarino!

 OCAD University congratulates fourth-year Illustration student Dalbert B. Vilarino, whose creative concept was selected to represent GradEx 102 this year. The selection process involved a multi-stage process of financial compensation for the selection and development of work.  An open call was posted to all OCAD U students in October 2016, inviting them to submit a creative proposal and samples of existing work. The process included a jury made up of faculty, staff, students and external industry experts which was further refined to take into account feedback. Final jury members were selected based on their understanding of issues of diversity, race, oppression and inclusion. 

The concept playfully captures the collaborative energy of both OCAD U’s diverse students and their creative practices. “The central action of the image is four people creating and collaborating on work that is highly creative and forward-thinking, as representative of the best aspects of OCAD U's student body,” says Vilarino. “Further, all of the activity is placed inside a large, surreal room, which has fragmented and disrupted planes to suggest the ability of the students to overcome the restraints of reality in producing the very best work in their respective fields."

More than 900 OCAD U artists and designers from the Class of 2017 will be exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever – OCAD U’s 102nd from May 3 to May 7.

On behalf of the GradEx jury, OCAD University thanks all the students who submitted their concepts for consideration.

Students can learn more about the creative process at a discussion on March 6. Students can ask questions or provide feedback about  the process to determine this year's GradEx creative and meet the creative jury leadership.

Creative concept selected to represent GradEx 102
Creative concept selected to represent GradEx 102

OCAD University congratulates the federal government for its support of research, skills and innovation with a variety of measures that will ensure that the Canadian economy remains internationally competitive and that innovation is inclusive. 
CBC’s new ten-part docu-drama series, CANADA: The STORY OF US, highlights extraordinary moments in Canada’s history and people that helped forge a nation, from early Indigenous history to the 20th century.  The series was produced under the guidance of historians and academic consultants, including OCAD University’s Indigenous Scholar, Dr. Gerald McMaster, who served as one of the primary consultants.
Portrait of Salah Bachir
OCAD University is pleased to announce the appointment of Salah Bachir as the University’s Chancellor, effective June 1, 2017.
Student volunteer award winners with Dr. Sara Diamond
OCAD U students were honoured for their outstanding extracurricular leadership contributions to the community at Campus Life’s recognition and awards dinner on March 14, 2017.  Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University attended the dinner and was on hand to present the awards.
Minister Kirsty Duncan with student looking at wearable art
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan and Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina–Fort York, met with President Sara Diamond and members of OCAD University’s research labs to learn about the unique work produced by our faculty and students.
Photo: Curtis Ho / Mark Tholen
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Current BA (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies student Maya Wilson-Sanchez's text "Collaboration, Family and Photography: The Process of Creating and Installation for the Family Camera Exhibition" is featured on the ROM's blog.
Andrew Watch CQ47
This is the first notification of student winners
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Photo of Dalbert B. Vilarino
Photo of Dalbert B. Vilarino
 

Congratulations to Dalbert B. Vilarino!

 OCAD University congratulates fourth-year Illustration student Dalbert B. Vilarino, whose creative concept was selected to represent GradEx 102 this year. The selection process involved a multi-stage process of financial compensation for the selection and development of work.  An open call was posted to all OCAD U students in October 2016, inviting them to submit a creative proposal and samples of existing work. The process included a jury made up of faculty, staff, students and external industry experts which was further refined to take into account feedback. Final jury members were selected based on their understanding of issues of diversity, race, oppression and inclusion. 

The concept playfully captures the collaborative energy of both OCAD U’s diverse students and their creative practices. “The central action of the image is four people creating and collaborating on work that is highly creative and forward-thinking, as representative of the best aspects of OCAD U's student body,” says Vilarino. “Further, all of the activity is placed inside a large, surreal room, which has fragmented and disrupted planes to suggest the ability of the students to overcome the restraints of reality in producing the very best work in their respective fields."

More than 900 OCAD U artists and designers from the Class of 2017 will be exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever – OCAD U’s 102nd from May 3 to May 7.

On behalf of the GradEx jury, OCAD University thanks all the students who submitted their concepts for consideration.

Students can learn more about the creative process at a discussion on March 6. Students can ask questions or provide feedback about  the process to determine this year's GradEx creative and meet the creative jury leadership.

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Creative concept selected to represent GradEx 102
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