OCAD U announces partnership with Toronto Biennial of Art

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

OCAD University has developed a number of initiatives to support the programming of Toronto’s first international Biennial of Art. The 72-day, free art exhibition will take place every two years.

Launching September 21, 2019, the inaugural exhibition, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, will present local, national, and international contemporary art in a city-wide experience. The event will provide unique experiential learning opportunities and placements for OCAD U undergraduate and graduate students.

Programmed along the waterfront and grounded in the multi-layered history of Indigenous presence in what we now call Toronto, the inaugural Biennial asks us to re-examine the past to project alternative futures—Indigenous futurisms, Black futurisms, migrant futurisms, queer futurisms, animal futurisms—that expand our ways of knowing and becoming as a function of coming into greater relational awareness

Click here to learn more about the Toronto Biennial of Art.

Think Tank and Metrolinx
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Higher Education Category winning group; Alastair MacLeod (fifth from left), photo courtesy: ORION
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Graduating students from each of the 7 Graduate programs were recognized for their high academic standards, creativity and mastery of technique with an OCAD University Medal
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30 OCADU student illustrations have been selected for publication in 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16 and/or its website! 
Stephen Foster
OCAD University is very excited to announce that it has appointed Stephen Foster as Dean of the Faculty of Art, effective January 1, 2020. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Foster will be responsible for the educational and research leadership, development and supervision of the Faculty of Art and its integration into the University’s Academic and Strategic Plans. 
Floor plate diagram of new Fabrication Studio layout
Read on for all the details on the renovations happening in the Fabrication Studios, April 24 to December 31, 2019. 
Image graphic for orientation volunteering
Students, faculty, staff and alumni: volunteer to help with orientation and welcome new students to the OCAD U community.
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TBA curators Candice Hopkins (left) and Tairone Bastien (right), photo: Mariana D'Alberto
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

OCAD University has developed a number of initiatives to support the programming of Toronto’s first international Biennial of Art. The 72-day, free art exhibition will take place every two years.

Launching September 21, 2019, the inaugural exhibition, curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien, will present local, national, and international contemporary art in a city-wide experience. The event will provide unique experiential learning opportunities and placements for OCAD U undergraduate and graduate students.

Programmed along the waterfront and grounded in the multi-layered history of Indigenous presence in what we now call Toronto, the inaugural Biennial asks us to re-examine the past to project alternative futures—Indigenous futurisms, Black futurisms, migrant futurisms, queer futurisms, animal futurisms—that expand our ways of knowing and becoming as a function of coming into greater relational awareness

Click here to learn more about the Toronto Biennial of Art.