Thursday, January 27, 2022

Toronto Biennial of Art, Mar26-Jun-5, 2022

production still from "The treaty is in the body" from Tanya

The Countdown Begins!
March 26 - June 5, 2022

With less than 8 weeks until the opening of #TOBiennial22, the Biennial team and our participating artists and contributors are busy getting ready to welcome you into our exhibition sites starting March 26! The safety of all our participants and visitors is our top priority, and we will be following the advice of public health authorities to ensure your time at our sites is enjoyable, meaningful, and above all, safe.

Countdown to the 2022 Biennial with us and stay tuned for more information about our Biennial sites, Programs, and more!

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Behind-the-scenes with Syrus Marcus Ware

As a continuation from his 2019 Antarctica commission, Syrus Marcus Ware presents MBL: Freedom in 2022 as the next chapter of his expansive, multimedia, multi-year project that predicts a near-future wherein Antarctica has become the only habitable place on the planet. Reflecting on climate change, white supremacy, abolition, and disability justice, the work will be presented as an interactive film experience, situating participants on the Mary Bird Land campsite.

Leading City-Builders Supporting TBA

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon, three visionary city-builders who are putting art at the centre of their work building new communities.

Access to the arts is essential to creating vibrant, livable, inclusive communities where everyone can thrive, and Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon are committed to ensuring that the public can enjoy the work of Canadian and International world-class artists, free of charge. Their work to connect communities to the arts continues to bring people together, and help make our neighbourhoods more open, trusting, and prosperous, while fostering a sense that everyone belongs.

Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon has a long-standing commitment to Toronto’s arts and culture hubs to inspire, challenge and connect us. That’s why we are thrilled to support the Toronto Biennial of Art in achieving their vision of making contemporary art available to everyone. The work of the Toronto Biennial of Art has never been more important and their work will play a transformative role in revitalizing the city we love as we recover from COVID lockdowns.
– Ken Tanenbaum, Vice-Chairman, Kilmer Group

The support provided by Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon to the Biennial will be instrumental in ensuring that Torontonians and visitors can access free and inclusive public programs and exhibitions throughout the entire 10 weeks of the 2022 Biennial.

Stay tuned for more highlights in the months to come from our generous donors and sponsors about why they are excited to support TBA!

Staff Updates

The Toronto Biennial of Art team has grown! We're pleased to introduce you to eight new additions to our staff:

We’re Hiring!

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About TBA

Our mission is to make contemporary art available to everyone. For 10 weeks every two years, local and international Biennial artists transform Toronto and the surrounding regions with artworks, talks, and performances. Our free, citywide programming aims to inspire individuals, bridge communities, and contribute to global conversations.

This event has been financially assisted by the City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Image Captions: 

  1. Elder Duke Redbird and Dr Renée Hložek, Decolonizing Astrophysics, 2019. Photo: Triple Threat.

  2. Behind the scenes with Dainty Smith as Jessica, Ravyn Wngz as Sabian, and Yousef Kadoura as Marcus. Syrus Marcus Ware, MBL: Freedom, 2022, Film and mixed medium installation. Cinematography by Mishann Lau. Photo by and courtesy of Roxanne Fernandes. (image on left)

  3. Behind the scenes with the cast and crew. Syrus Marcus Ware, Antarctica MBL: Freedom, 2022, Film and mixed medium installation. Cinematography by Mishann Lau. Photo by and courtesy of the artist. (image on right)

Mabry Chambell Photography at the Cathrine Couturier Gallery, Rice University

Mabry Campbell
McNair Hall, 2021
Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to share Mabry Campbell's latest work, Rice University. The series was featured in the latest publication of Rice Magazine.

"Whether buildings we’ve lived with for decades or ones we’re just beginning to incorporate into our own mental maps and memories of campus, the resulting images teeter between the familiar and strange, starkly isolated from the hubbub of campus life. Campbell’s images — sharp and mesmerizing — capture Rice in an unconventional light." - Lynn Gosnell for Rice Magazine
Mabry Campbell
Moody Center, 2021

The Photography Show by AIPAD
Exhibiting Gallery
May 19 - 22, 2022
After a two year hiatus, we are so excited that AIPAD is back for 2022. The new location is Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets. So mark your calendars for May 19-22, 2022. Hope to see you there!

Save the Date!
Maggie Taylor: Internal Logic
Opening Reception April 9, 2022
Maggie Taylor
The hostess, 2021 and The magician, 2021
Join us for the opening reception of Maggie Taylor: Internal Logic on Saturday, April 9th. The artist will be present and signing copies of her latest book.
The gallery is currently by appointment only. As we are here most every day, we can usually accommodate short notice. Email us to schedule a time to come by.

We hope to see you in the gallery soon!
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Monday, January 24, 2022

NYWIFT has partnered with iWomanTV to showcase the work of our talented membership through our 5th annual online film festival.Deadlines: Jan. 28th, Late deadline Feb. 4th

NYWIFT has partnered with iWomanTV to showcase the work of our talented membership through our 5th annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes to the NYWIFT Shorts Festival!

About iWomanTV: Founder of iWomanTV, Cathleen Trigg-Jones is an Emmy Award Winner, producer & CEO of multi-media entertainment company iWoman Studios & Catscape Productions & NYWIFT member. Cathleen has leveraged her 25-years of experience in front of the camera & behind the scenes to empower women everywhere by launching iWoman TV — the first OTT exclusively dedicated to showcasing content created by women, about women, for everyone.

Audience Choice Award Prize – Most watched film on iWomanTV:

First Place (Most Watched Film) – $1,000
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $250

* First, second and third place will receive their designated cash prize as well as an opportunity to be featured on iWomanTV’s Creator Conversations series.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Projects must be under 40 minutes long.
  • We will not accept projects completed prior to 2016.
  • The project must feature a current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. The NYWIFT member must be the person to submit the film to the festival. (If you are not yet a NYWIFT member, but would like to submit your project, email membership@nywift.orgto join the organization.)
  • All participants must allow iWomanTV to host member’s content for 1-year on a non-exclusive basis. Members must also follow iWomanTV on social media as well as promote their film airing on iWomanTV.

Submission Deadlines:

Regular: January 28, 11pm EST

Late: February 4, 11pm EST (iWomanTV will invoice a fee of $25 for any projects submitted between January 28 – February 4)

We will not accept projects after the final deadline of Friday, February 4th at 11:00 PM EST.

Submit Now

Other Important Information

Festival Dates: March 1-31

Winners of Categories Announced: March 1 

Audience Choice Award – Winners Announced: April 8
* Most Watched Film on iWomanTV between March 1 – March 31