Student Exhibitions

  • Monday, January 25 – Saturday, January 31
  • 10am – 5pm daily
  • Alumnx Hall

Graduating Student Exhibitions

  • Wednesday, January 27 – Saturday, January 31
  • 10am – 5pm daily
  • VCFA Gallery, College Hall

The opening of the Graduating Student Exhibition at the VCFA Gallery will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7pm. The daily exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Artist-in-Residence

Allison Mitchell

This residency’s Artist-in-Residence is Allyson Mitchell. She’ll give a talk on Saturday, January 23 at 7:30pm in Noble Hall Lounge called Killjoy’s Konundrum: The Problematics of Feminist Cultural Production.

Her discussion will focus on her current projects, Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House and FAG Feminist Art Gallery. These are two feminist/queer art spaces where new forms of cultural production and intersectional politics are in progress with collective participation and feedback that breaks down the boundaries between art and the social, art and craft, sculpture and performance, academic and activist definitions.

Mitchell is a maximalist artist based in Toronto where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University and runs FAG feminist art gallery with Deirdre Logue.

Images: Allison Mitchell’s work; photography credits: Deirdre Logue (left); Machine McLaughlin (right). Photos courtesy of the artist.

MFA in Visual Art Program Symposium

  • Thursday, January 28th
  • 9am – Noon
  • College Hall Chapel

Featuring guest speakers Chris DeLaurenti and Skawennati.

Christopher DeLaurenti follows his microphones into unusual confluences of sound, silence, music, and speech, including political protests, tunnels, digital audio forensics, and orchestra intermissions. His albums include N30: Live at the WTO Protest November 30, 1999 (American Archive, 2000); Favorite Intermissions (GD Stereo, 2007); Fair Use Music 1983-2013 (Alterity 101, 2013); and To the Cooling Tower, Satsop (GD Stereo, 2015). Presentations of his work include Radio National (Australia, 2015) Goldsmiths (London, 2014), Third Practice Festival (Richmond, 2013), and the Whitney Biennial (New York, 2012).

He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Much of his work is free and online at http://delaurenti.net.

SkawennatiSkawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her pioneering new media projects include the online gallery/chat-space and mixed-reality event, CyberPowWow (1997-2004); a paper doll/time-travel journal, Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001); and TimeTraveller™ (2008-2013), a multi-platform project featuring nine machinima episodes. These have been widely presented across North America in major exhibitions such as “Now? Now!” at the Biennale of the Americas; and “Looking Forward (L’Avenir)” at the Montreal Biennale. She has been honored to win imagineNative’s 2009 Best New Media Award as well as a 2011 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her work in is included in both public and private collections.

Born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Skawennati holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. She is Co-Director, with Jason E. Lewis, of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists, academics and technologists investigating, creating and critiquing Indigenous virtual environments. She also co-directs their workshops in Aboriginal Storytelling and Digital Media. Skins, This year, AbTeC launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures; Skawennati is its Partnership Coordinator.