Treva Michelle Legassie (MA, 2016)

 

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Treva Michelle Legassie is currently pursuing a research-creation PhD candidate at Concordia University, where she was named the J.W. McConnell Memorial Doctoral Fellow. Examining contemporary curatorial practices for environmental and site-specific art, her dissertation builds on current work calling for a new ethics of care bound to transversal and collaborative relationships between artist and curator, human and nonhuman, object and artist. Legassie is the founder and director of the Curatorial Collective at Milieux Concordia, Assistant Director of the Speculative Life Cluster, and a researcher in the Ethnography Lab and at AbTeC (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace). She was curator of the exhibition Femynynytees (2018) at AVE, Montreal, assistant curator to Dr. Matt Soar for Tel Quel/As Is (2017) and co-ordinator for Cheryl Sim’s exhibition YMX: Land and Loss after Mirabel (2017) at POPOP Gallery, Montreal. She has published her writing in Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, PUBLIC Journal, De Gruyter Open Cultural Studies, ALTERNATIVE: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, The Senses and Society, and has presented her research internationally at ISEA and RE:TRACE 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art. Recent research-creation projects include; Six Tales of Peace (and War) an audio guide for the Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which she co-wrote and co-produced, and a sculptural work titled Conservation Piece for Catastrophe which was shown at Concordia University’s Media Gallery in 2017. She has held a research fellowship at the National Academy of the Sciences in Washington, DC, and is currently a part-time faculty member of the Communication Studies department at Concordia University.

 

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OCAD U/U of T team at Level Up 2019
A team made up of OCAD University and University of Toronto students won two awards at the 9th Annual Level Up Showcase, which took place at the Design Exchange. Their Fangs and Friends game received the Distinction in Art and the Best Overall Game awards. The group also came in second place in the People’s Choice Award category.
Together, by Jihee Min, a participatory mural installation created for CreativeTO
OCAD University’s alumna Jihee Min is the selected artist mentee for a Public Art Mentorship launched by The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, a charitable organization that works with large scale public artworks, along with Brad Golden + Co.  There were more than 125 applicants from across the country.
Amanda Arlotta - chosen
Illustration Chair, Paul Dallas is proud to announce that the following OCADU Illustration students’ work has been selected for the American Illustration 38 annual award book and chosen to appear online as part of the AI Archive at ai-ap.com!
TBA curators Candice Hopkins (left) and Tairone Bastien (right), photo: Mariana D'Alberto
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. 
President Diamond and President Murphy with students
The province’s leading universities focused on technology and design have teamed up to forge a new modelfor the delivery of post-secondary education in Ontario: together OCAD U and Ontario Tech University will develop dynamic new ways of learning, curriculum, programs and research capacities.
by Jody Hewgill
Assistant Professor Jody Hewgill will be giving a lecture on her illustration practice on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Syracuse University, School of Art, as part of the visiting artist lecture series.
Auctioneer Stephen Ranger, photo by Martin Iskander
Once again, OCAD U’s Project 31 fundraising auction was a great success, raising much-needed funds for scholarships and bursaries for students in financial need and the purchase of specialized equipment. This year, Project 31 featured 39 works donated by 42 of OCAD U’s award-winning faculty members and alumni. This year’s auction raised $144,250 (gross) and since 2010, the event has raised more than $1 million (net). 
Sesesiw (Yellow Legs) poster
The Office of Research & Innovation is excited to announce the launch of a second iteration of the "THIS IS RESEARCH" campaign, intended to raise awareness about research at OCAD University.
Conservation Piece for Catastrophe (2017), image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Conservation Piece for Catastrophe (2017), image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Tel Quel/As Is (2017), Installation view, image courtesy of Treva Michelle Legassie.
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:15pm

Treva Michelle Legassie is currently pursuing a research-creation PhD candidate at Concordia University, where she was named the J.W. McConnell Memorial Doctoral Fellow. Examining contemporary curatorial practices for environmental and site-specific art, her dissertation builds on current work calling for a new ethics of care bound to transversal and collaborative relationships between artist and curator, human and nonhuman, object and artist. Legassie is the founder and director of the Curatorial Collective at Milieux Concordia, Assistant Director of the Speculative Life Cluster, and a researcher in the Ethnography Lab and at AbTeC (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace). She was curator of the exhibition Femynynytees (2018) at AVE, Montreal, assistant curator to Dr. Matt Soar for Tel Quel/As Is (2017) and co-ordinator for Cheryl Sim’s exhibition YMX: Land and Loss after Mirabel (2017) at POPOP Gallery, Montreal. She has published her writing in Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, PUBLIC Journal, De Gruyter Open Cultural Studies, ALTERNATIVE: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, The Senses and Society, and has presented her research internationally at ISEA and RE:TRACE 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art. Recent research-creation projects include; Six Tales of Peace (and War) an audio guide for the Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which she co-wrote and co-produced, and a sculptural work titled Conservation Piece for Catastrophe which was shown at Concordia University’s Media Gallery in 2017. She has held a research fellowship at the National Academy of the Sciences in Washington, DC, and is currently a part-time faculty member of the Communication Studies department at Concordia University.

 

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