Toronto Biennial of Art Residency: Life of a Craphead 

Toronto Biennial of Art Residency
 program is an experimental platform for artists whose socially engaged practices challenge disciplinary and aesthetic conventions in order to expand notions of community and enact social change at various scales. For the inaugural residency, we are proud to present the collective Life of a Craphead – a collaboration by Amy Lam and Jon McCurley.

The 2019 ...

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EXHIBITION: 2019 Emerging Digital Artists Award


2019 EDAA Finalists Exhibition

With works by Alyssa Bornn (Winnipeg, MN), Colton Hash (Victoria, BC), Ahreum Lee (Montreal, QC), Claire Scherzinger (Victoria, BC), and Jordyn Stewart (Beamsville, ON)

06 – 28 September, 2019


The 2019 Finalist Exhibition brings together five exceptional works that expand the possibilities of digital art practice, providing a robust national assemblage ...

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PROGRAMMING: Long Live Trans-Pakistan

Long Live Trans-Pakistan: Lecture/Performance by Umber Majeed

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 12-2PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Networked Justice, Umber Majeed will be delivering a lecture/performance as part of her piece Long Live Trans-Pakistan — an ongoing investigation into current urbanization claims in Lahore, Pakistan. 

Following the years of martial law and post-War ...

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PUBLICATION: RECENTRE Futures and Today & Yesterday

RECENTRE Poster Launch
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6-9pm
Tea Base
Chinatown Centre Mall
222 Spadina Ave Chinatown Centre
Unit C15 (Basement)

Join us for tea, tea cocktails and local Chinatown snacks at the launch of Trinity Square Video’s latest publication. In the form of two posters, the publications include images by Skawennati and Morris Lum and texts that intersect art, gentrification, spatial justice ...

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A series dedicated to feminist perspectives on digital sustainability and survival


Call for Participants
Virtual Grounds: A series dedicated to feminist perspectives on digital sustainability and survival

Duration: 11 months, from October 1st 2019 to August 2020

Location: Downtown Toronto and Scarborough
Application Deadline: September 5, 2019

Trinity Square Video and the Digital Justice Lab are announcing an open call for participants for the “Virtual Grounds” training and research initiative focused ...

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Summer Jams MVP

Free Screening of Music Video Projects

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 8:00PM

Part of our ongoing music video showcase, Summer Jams MVP features a line up of works by local talent. Come and join us in celebrating Toronto’s musicians and video artists!


Featuring works by:
Len Henry / b-fun’n, Andrew J Paterson & Alan Fox, Ramon Charles & ...

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EXHIBITION: Networked Justice

Networked Justice

Featuring works by Shaheer Tarar, Umber Majeed, Sean Sandusky, and The Pattycakers (Adrienne+Keiko)
Curated by Karina Iskandarsjah


02 – 31 August, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, 02 August, 6-8pm

Read Exhibition Essay

Networked Justice presents Trinity Square Video’s 2019 Themed Commissions, which were produced over summer residencies.

Digital networks make it possible for us to have an effect on distant people and places. From instantaneous messaging, to fundraising and information sharing, we have cultivated ...

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VITRINE: Reckless Reproduction

Reckless Reproduction

Endam Nihan

19 July – 20 August

Image: Reckless Reproduction (screenshot), Endam Nihan


Reckless Reproduction is a video installation that is part of Endam Nihan’s ongoing investigation of the communication and mediation latent in forms of feminine identity online. This piece presents a hallucinatory series of images posted online by women featuring ...

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VITRINE: Roadkill | GIF

Roadkill | GIF 
Lorna Mills
11–14 July 2019
As part of the 2019 Vector Festival

Lorna Mills
 has actively exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions ...

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PROGRAMMING: Mega Sonic Jingle by Maria Hupfield

Mega Sonic Jingle: Maria Hupfield
as part of the exhibition “Everyonce” curated by Mitchell Akiyama
13 – 27 July, 2019
Reception: Friday, July 26 6-8PM
Trinity Square Video

Maria Hupfield will introduce workshop participants to the tin jingle as used on Anishinaabe Womxn’s jingle dresses in order to imagine new, listening bodies informed by pow wow dance, improvised movement and experimental sound. ...

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Trinity Square Video is excited to announce that Holly Chang will be our resident researcher for our upcoming initiative XR as Anti-Gentrifier – a research-creation project examining the artist’s role in Toronto’s contemporary gentrification process and how interactive technologies can provide an alternative medium for community-responsive public art.
Holly Chang is a 22 year old researcher and photographer ...
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: Maia Boakye, Hiba Ali and Atefeh Khademolreza

Trinity Square Video is excited to announce our 2019 Summer-Student Artists in Residence. Selected by TSV’s programming committee, as part of this year’s Video Fever program, Maia Boakye, Hiba Ali, and Atefeh Khademolreza have already demonstrated exceptional work as emerging media artists and Trinity Square Video is proud to support them in the creation of new works.

Maia “Meech” Boakye is an artist based in Toronto ...

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PROGRAMMING: Street Hassle by Syrus Marcus Ware and Ultra-red

Syrus Marcus Ware and Ultra-red
as part of the exhibition Everyonce curated by Mitchell Akiyama

29 June – 12 July 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29 6–8PM

“This moment: it is unlike any other moment in time. How can we understand what it offers so that we can make the best use of it? How have people used moments in the past ...

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Call for Participants: Conversations about Harm Reduction with Syrus Marcus Ware and Ultra-red

Call for Participants: Conversations about Harm Reduction with Syrus Marcus Ware and Ultra-red

Wednesday, June 26, 7-9PM
North Borden Building
563 Spadina Ave.

This listening session is a conversation about harm reduction.

There is no audience only participants.

We welcome to the conversation anyone who has a political or personal relationship to harm reduction and is in solidarity with the harm reduction movement. The listening session ...

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Mitchell Akiyama

14 June – 27 July 2019
Opening Reception: Friday June 14, 6-8PM

With workshops, performances, and commissioned texts by Maria Hupfield, Dont Rhine, Syrus Marcus Ware, Raven Chacon, Lilian Radovac, and Jonathan Sterne.

In the 1970s, Canadian composer, R. Murray Schafer, coined the term “schizophonia” to describe the separation of sounds from their sources. Schafer worried that technological means of ...

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PROGRAMMING: RadianceVR on V/Art Projects

Collaboration between RadianceVR (Berlin) and Trinity Square Video presenting the VR works by badgrandpa and Lara Torrance on our V/Art Projects.


badgrandpa, Where does your Quinoa come from? (2017)

This project aims to create consciousness about the origin, distribution and culture clash surrounding quinoa in South America (Perú) versus the Western World. Using technology I want to create contrast between the lifestyle that that quinoa eaters from the Andes ...

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PROGRAMMING: Minaret Mix by Kat Estacio

Minaret Mix: performance by Kat Estacio
Friday May 17 @ 7PM
Trinity Square Video


In conjunction with the exhibition Manar Moursi: The Loudspeaker and the Tower

The minarets centered in Manar Moursi’s new work “Stairway to Heaven” are the catalysts for the metropolitan development of newly forged communities on the outer, agricultural lands of Cairo. Similar to the call-to-worship recordings that project from the loudspeakers of these minarets, the musical purposes ...

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PROGRAMMING: Sound Gathering Workshop with Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters

Sound Gathering Workshop with Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters
Sunday June 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Bentway 

Please RSVP

On June 9 at 1pm, join The Bentway’s Artists in Residence – Mitchell Akiyama and Brady Peters – for a Sound Gathering Workshop.

Participants will learn about sound recording in the field, the role that architecture and infrastructure have on acoustics, and will be asked to ...

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PROGRAMMING: Workshop + Artist Talk with Max Lupo

Free Workshop + Artist Talk with Max Lupo:

Introduction to Micro-controllers for artists and designers

25th May, 2019 — 2-5PM

Max Lupo is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interactive and playful gadgets in order to explore the process of generating memory and meaning. He often repurposes old technology in a humorous and ironic way — ultimately inciting feelings ...

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