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Featured

Sandra Brewster: Token | Contemporary Ongoing
A Space, Toronto, January 25, 2019, to March 9, 2019
Review by Yaniya Lee

Canadian Art
Summer 2019 issue

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Group Exhibition

Divya Mehra as part of: Muscled Rose 
Includes David Altmejd, Michelle Bellmeare, Chris Curreri, Julia Dault, Martha Graham, On Kawara, and Ragnar Kjartansson
Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, ON 
Opening reception: Thursday, June 27, 6-8pm
June 27 - August 24, 2019

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  Group Exhibition

Divya Mehra as part of: The Collection Continues: A Quarter Century of Collecting
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Opening reception: Thursday, June 20, 6-10pm
June 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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Solo Exhibition

Sandra Brewster: Token | Contemporary Ongoing
Curated by Sally Frater
Or Gallery, Vancouver BC

Opening reception: Friday, June 14, 7-10pm
Artist talk: Saturday, June 15, 2pm
June 15 - August 17, 2019

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Group Show

Sandra Brewster and Esmaa Mohamoud as part of: Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art
Curated by Julie Crooks (assistant curator, AGO), Dominique Fontaine (independant curator), and Silvia Forni (curator, ROM) Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (travelling form the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Royal Ontario Museum)
Halifax, NS, Canada
Artists talk and curatorial tour: Saturday, June 1, 2-3:30pm
June 1 - October 27, 2019 

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Panel Discussion

Suzy Lake, Ming Smith, and June Clark in conversation
AGO | CONTACT International Photography Talks
Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackson Hall
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00-8:30 pm

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Group Show

Esmaa Mohamoud as part of: Vision Self, Made: Exploring You in a World of We
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, USA
opening reception: Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7:00 pm (RSVP required)
May 23 – September 2, 2019

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Group Show

Divya Mehra as part of: Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada
co-curated by Catherine Crowston (Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta) and Jonathan Shaughnessy (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada)
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB, Canada
opening: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7-10 pm
May 11 - September 8, 2019

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Announcement

Esmaa Mohamoud Awarded 2019 Artist Prize by Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts

 

Solo Exhibition

Esmaa Mohamoud 
Double Dribble (commissioned public art exhibition)
The Bentway 
Toronto, ON, Canada
May 1 - August 31, 2020 

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Group Show

Blue Republic as part of Nature in Art
Co-curated by Delfina Jalowik, Maria Anna Potocka, and Martyna Sobczyk; Includes Sarah Lucas, Maurizio Cattalan, Meret Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Daniel Spoerri, Jan Fabre, Julius von Bismarck and others. 
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Lipowa 4, 30-702 Krakow, Poland
April 26 - September 29, 2019

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Panel Discussion

Divya Mehra as part of: Race & Curation
Alongside Kim Nguyen (Curator and Head of Programs, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts), Carmen Hermo (Associate Curator, Brooklyn Museum), and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi (Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum); organized by Eunsong Kim.
Common Field Convening Philadelphia
The Friend’s Centre, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am

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Group Show

Sandra Brewster as part of: Ad Infinitum
Curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora
n conjunction with Bienal de La Habana 2019 (the Havana Biennial 2019)
Arsenal Habana
Calle Cardenas 51, Havana, Cuba
Opening: April 11, 2019
Opening reception: April 14, 2019, 6pm

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Group Show


Divya Mehra as part of
Feast and Famine
Curated by 
Jacqueline Mabey and includes John Baldessari, Gladys Barker Grauer, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Robert Rauschenberg, Martha Rosler and more.
Paul Robeson Galleries
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA
March 28 – December 14, 2019

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Publication

Suzy Lake as part of ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!: Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
Published by OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain
Edited by: Marie-Ève Charron, Marie-Josée Lafortune and Thérèse St-Gelais
Toronto publication launch:
Critical Distance Centre for Curators

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3-5 pm

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Installation

Divya Mehra as part of ROM Friday Night Live - #FNLROM: Holi
The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
Friday, March 22, 2019 from 7:00-11:30 pm

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Featured

Esmaa Mohamoud, ELEMENT
How Artist Esmaa Mohamoud Reveals the Dark Heart of American Athletics

Review by Charles Reeve
Frieze Magazine
March 2019, Issue 201

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Exhibition

Jennifer Carvalho and Jenine Marsh
Every empire has an end
Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
opening reception: Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm
March 8 – March 30, 2019

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Exhibition

Margaret Priest as part of
Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists

Market Gallery, City of Toronto Art Collection, ON
November 24, 2018 - June 22, 2019

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Featured

Jen Aitken: Making in the Not-Knowing: The Sculpture and Drawing of Jen Aitken
Interview by Robert Enright
Border Crossings magazine
December 2018, Issue 148

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Exhibition

Jen Aitken and Liam Crockard
Unreliable Objects
Towards Gallery, Toronto, ON
opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9pm
February 8 – March 2, 2019

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Installation

Divya Mehra as part of
Night of Ideas: Facing the Present

presented in conjunction with Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Hart House
Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 7 pm – 2 am

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Group Show

Sandra Brewster as part of
Are You My Mother?

curated/essay by Jennifer Matotek
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
opening reception and Sandra Brewster Artist Talk: Friday, January 18, 6pm
January 18 – March 24, 2019

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Performance

Blue Republic
Performance and lecture

Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou, China
Sunday, January 27, 2019

 

Solo Exhibition

Sandra Brewster
Token
A Space, Toronto, ON
Essay by Nehal El-Hadi
opening reception: Friday, January 25, 6-8pm
January 25 – March 9, 2019

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Group Show

Spring Hurlbut as part of The Last Image
Curated by Felix Hoffman and includes Christian Boltanski, Larry Clark, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Nan Goldin, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damien Hirst, Peter Hujar, Andres Serrano and Andy Warhol.
Opening Reception: December 7, 2018 through March 3, 2019
C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Image: Spring Hurlbut, Airborne, 2008, video still


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Group Show

Esmaa Mohamoud
Curated by Lucy Beni and Emma Nuzzo
My Silences Had Not Protected Me
 An exhibition in partnership with For Freedoms
November 8 through December 22, 2018
Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

Image: Installation image courtesy Fort Gansevoort, New York. 


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Publication

Beside Myself: Kelly Wallace
curated by Lisa Daniels, essay by Sally Mckay, published by Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON

Image: Installation image courtesy Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery


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Exhibition

Hyang Cho: at random
November 9 through December 15, 2018 Open Space, Vicitoria, BC

Image: Installation image courtesy Open Space, Victoria, BC


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  Artist-in-Residence

Sandra Brewster
Art Gallery of Ontario
August 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

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Group Show

Divya Mehra as part of
Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada
co-curated by Catherine Crowston (Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta) and Jonathan Shaughnessy (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada)
Opening reception: Friday, September 28th @ 7:30 PM 
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmondon, AB, Canada

Image: Divya Mehra, Contemporary South Asian Art, 2018/2010, acrylic vinyl (Pantone 17-1328 TCX Indian Tan), dimensions variable


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Performance

Divya Mehra and Amy Fung
Live performance - The House that Whiteness Built
NUIT BLANCHE
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada, Level 1, Chen Court
September 28, 2018 - Performances at 9:00 pm and Midnight. Run time: 30 minutes (approx.). Please note that space is limited.

Artist Divya Mehra and writer Amy Fung will be premiering a new collaboration that re-positions the cherished Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables, in a slightly new light. As a fiercely independent and strong-headed woman, Anne is ostracized by her WASP community for simply being different. Unapologetic for her challenging opinions, work ethic, and dubious background, The House that Whiteness Built re-examines this beloved heroine through an intersectional lens of race, class and gender inequality that continues into the present moment. Warning – This performance is intended for an adult audience only. Please note that it may contain adult language.

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Artist Feature

Divya Mehra among featured artists
In the Making
CBC
"In the Making is an immersive journey inside the creative process. The documentary series follows host Sean O'Neill across the country and around the world alongside some of Canada's leading artists as they bring new work to life and face pivotal moments of risk and reward".

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Exhibition

Esmaa Mohamoud
The Draft
CBC
Institute for the Humanities gallery at University of Michigan
Opening: September 13, 2018 at 6pm
Runs through October 11, 2018

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  Award

Esmaa Mohamoud
A 2018 recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award's William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for young artists

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Group Show

Suzy Lake as part of DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK
On view through October 14, 2018

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Group Show

Suzy Lake as part of Uprisings
Curator: Georges Didi-Huberman

Exhibition presented at Galerie de l’UQAM and Cinémathèque québécoise

Galerie de l’UQAM until November 24, 2018

Conference: Friday, September 7. Inaugural lecture by Georges Didi-Huberman

Exhibition organized and circulated by Jeu de Paume, Paris

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Group Show

Hyang Cho as part of
The Brain is wider than the Sky

curated by Crystal Mowry
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, ON, Canada
On view through September 23, 2018

Photo credit: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Photo: Mike Lalich


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Group Show

Sandra Brewster and Esmaa Mohamoud as part of Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art
co-curated by Julie Crooks (AGO), Dominique Fontaine (Independ) and Silvia Forni (ROM)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada (traveling from Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada)
on view through September 16, 2018

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  Group Show

Sandra Brewster as part of
contact landing(s)

Faraz Anoushahpour-Parastoo Anoushahpour-Ryan Ferko, Christina Battle, Sandra Brewster, Teresa Carlesimo & Michael DiRisio, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Zoë Heyn-Jones, Felix Kalmenson, Morris Lum, Dylan Miner, Jalani Morgan, Abdi Osman, Skawennat
Curated by Ellyn Walker
On view through September 16, 2018
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent
       
           
     
 

 

       
 

Group Show

Spring Hurlbut as part of Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs: The Extended Moment
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
May 4 - September 16, 2018

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Article

Sandra Brewster and Ming Smith: UnKnowing the Image
by Julie Crooks
MICE magazine
Issue 4: Opacities

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Group Show

Sandra Brewster as part of
An Assembly of Shapes

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square
June 24–September 1, 2018

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Award

Spring Hurlbut is a recipient of
The 2018 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

A Film by Scott Dobson
"Spring Hurlbut on the investigation of mortality and the celebration of life"

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Magazine Cover

Divya Mehra cover Canadian Art Spring 2018 issue
Divya Mehra, In her life and onstage, she performed the great, largely unspoken story of ‘America' and ‘Other’ things You Can’t Do on Television (Difficult People, Double Standards, and finally an intelligent conversation about Race), 2018
Inside: Artist Project, TONE, by Divya Mehra
Divya Mehra’s cover for our Spring 2018 issue uses a vintage kids’ show to poke fun at art-world taboos. • by David Balzer