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SURVOYEURISM: RECONSIDERING SURVEILLANCE

THE OPEN GALLERY, OCAD UNIVERSITY — March 31-April 4, 2014
Role: Curator

This exhibition was completed in fulfillment of my Master’s thesis in Criticism and Curatorial Practice and examined the notion of survoyeurism, my neologism for the intersection of surveillance and voyeurism in contemporary society. Survoyeurism: Reconsidering Surveillance explores two trends in the current information age: the growing ubiquity and invasiveness of surveillance against public will, and people’s willingness to provide their information to whomever requests it. By bringing together various iterations of surveillance and voyeurism through works of installation, monoprint and video, this exhibition demonstrates how acts of oversharing contribute to a spectacle of surveillance.

With works by Tom Sherman, Germaine Koh, Sean Martindale, Paola Poletto, Kate McQuillen, and Patrick Cederberg & Walter Woodman

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CITY SCRAWL: URBAN INTERSECTIONS

FIRST THURSDAYS, ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO — February 7, 2013
Role: Co-Curator

As a graduate student in the Criticism and Curatorial Practice stream at OCADU, we were asked by the AGO to curate an edition of their popular monthly art party, First Thursdays. We pitched a number of themes to the AGO committee in pairs, and when the winning idea was selected, we brainstormed artists and performers we felt would best connect with the gallery-takeover concept of “Urban Intersections.” Each of us was responsible for coordinating two to three installations for the night, including introducing artists to audiences and facilitating questions.

With works and performances by A Tribe Called Red, Kirsten McCrea, Aaron Li-Hill, Troy Lovegates, The Good Bike Project, Deadboy, Bissell Bombers, Mike Juneau, Max Mohenu, Mary Mack, and Shannon Gerard

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GRADUATE GALLERY, OCAD UNIVERSITY — November 13-24, 2012
Role: Co-Curator

In collaboration with first-year students from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design programme, we conceptualized an idea for a show based on their submitted portfolios. This required making connections across seemingly disparate artistic practices, as not all works and artists could be selected. Every member of my CCP cohort was responsible for a different element of the exhibition planning; I wrote and produced the accompanying exhibition catalogue (linked above).

With works by Faraz Anoushapour, Jason Deary, Ryan Ferko, Brette Gabel, Lindsay Holton, Trent Hunter, Alex Morrison, Anjuli Rahaman, and Stephen Surlin