Inspired by the multilayered histories of the city’s waterways, the biennial’s curatorial team has amassed an exciting array of contemporary Canadian and international artists, with a focus on Indigenous artists.
The 2022 festival includes exhibitions and installations by artists including Tyler Mitchell, Sunil Gupta, Mahtab Hussain, Brendan George Ko, Aïda Muluneh, and more.
The first career survey of Wendy Coburn’s artwork, exploring representations of gender, sexualities, material culture, and human-animal relations, opens February 16.
“There was no call out to galleries to submit any specific work, only to submit their best work,” said fair director Mia Nielsen.
Dobkin caught the attention of critics early on with her quirky and occasionally self-deprecating works, which often center lesbian identity.
The London-based moving image artist considers the costs of youthful assimilation.
The 2021 Festival focuses on public installations across the city for artists to meaningfully engage with audieces while examining critical issues.
In an ongoing series of Lego-made sculptures, Ekow Nimako imagines the legacies of past sub-Saharan civilizations into the distant future.
Inspired by children’s drawings, Hungarian folklore, and medieval legends, Torma’s playful, hand-sewn worlds are engrossing.
Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
Highlights to catch at its first virtual edition include Spike Lee’s David Byrne documentary, a strong slate of Indigenous-led films, and a look at the FBI’s efforts to defame Martin Luther King Jr.
Screening as part of Images Festival, Ayo Akingbade’s trilogy No News Today offers an incisive glimpse at the British Nigerian filmmaker’s hometown.