Current Exhibitions

Fall Exhibition

Migrating the Margins

Erika DeFreitas, Anique Jordan, Tau Lewis, Rajni Perera, and Nep Sidhu

with public art projects by

Farrah Miranda, Otherness, and Sister Co-Resister

15 September – 3 December 2017

Migrating the Margins is curated by Philip Monk and Emelie Chhangur. Thank you to the Ladies Who Launch for their contribution to the making of new work. A book documenting the exhibition and past work by the artists will be co-published by the AGYU and Black Dog Publishing, London. The publication is supported in part by a Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Project Support Award, received at the TFVA Tribute Night, 9 May 2017.

Get on the Last-Ever Performance Bus!

Kiera Boult will be presiding over the last-ever Performance Bus ever!

The free Performance Bus makes its final departure from OCADU (100 McCaul Street) at 6 pm sharp of Friday, September 15, en route to the exhibition opening of Migrating the Margins.

Speaking Fruit

Conceived by Toronto artist and activist Farrah-Marie Miranda, Speaking Fruit is a mobile roadside fruit stand and design studio that feeds the movement for migrant farmworker rights.

Audio Out

The City by Debashis Sinha, September 15 to October 22.

Suburban Hospitality: A Weekend of Performative Discourse

Saturday and Sunday, 16–17 September 2017

As an extension of the opening of Migrating the Margins, AGYU plays host for a weekend of food, movement, and conversations. Anchored by Farrah Miranda’s Speaking Fruit and Sister Co-Resister’s Walking Salon. The weekend’s activities migrate between the gallery, Black Creek Community Farm, and Stong Farmhouse to activate the histories and geographies of the Keele Campus. Speaking Fruit is a mobile, roadside fruit stand and design studio that feeds the movement for migrant farmworker rights. Sister Co-Resister’s Walking Salon works through concepts of belonging, proprietary understandings of land, and Canada’s immigrant paradigm and treaty partnership identity. Artists and academics Syrus Marcus Ware and Gloria Swain, from the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES), guide our collective investigations through performance and discursive workshops.