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The AGO is pleased to announce:

Will Kwan (January 23 - April 28)

The Artist-in-Residence Program in the Weston Family Learning Centre forges a new channel of creativity and audience engagement for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The first of its kind at a major Canadian art institution, the program engages with the art community directly and meaningfully, while creating an experience for visitors that is intimate and unique. Connecting to artists in Toronto’s art scene, the residency program allows the AGO to contribute significantly to the evolution of individual artistic endeavours, leading the way for experimentation and growth in the field of contemporary art practice.

The Anne Lind Artist-in-Residence Studio is a dedicated space within the Learning Centre for the artist-in-residence, allowing visitors access to the creative process. Residencies last for twelve weeks and grant the artist institutional support, access to facilities and a stipend covering materials and living costs. While the residencies are fundamentally artist-driven, each practitioner is invited into the AGO to create and develop new work and ideas that interface with our visitors and that leave a lasting legacy in keeping with the mission and mandate of the gallery. Drawing on the possibilities within the collections and exhibitions, artists are also invited to work with all media including painting, film, video, drawing, performance, architecture and sound. In doing so, the residency becomes a platform from which the artist can transform the AGO in a powerful way and develop outcomes including (but not limited to) community partnerships, exhibitions, classes, workshops, family and children’s activities, online projects, interventions, publications and products.

Our previous artists-in-residence include Paul Butler, Margaux Williamson, Hiraki Sawa, Heather Goodchild, Mark Titchner, Jo Longhurst, Life of a Craphead, Jason Evans, Mohamed Bourouissa, Diane Borsato, Sara Angelucci, Jim Monroe, Ame Henderson, Greg Staats, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Feminist Art Gallery, Meera Margaret Singh, Lisa Myers, Jérôme Havre, Public Studio and Walter Scott.

Will Kwan

January 23 – April 28, 2017

Walter Scott

September 1 – November 30, 2016

Public Studio

May 1 – July 30, 2016

Jérôme Havre

December 7, 2015 – March 26, 2016

Lisa Myers

September 8 – November 6, 2015

Meera Margaret Singh

June 8 – August 15, 2015

FAG Feminist Art Gallery

February 16 – April 24, 2015

Mammalian Diving Reflex

December 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Greg Staats

October 13, 2014 – December 5, 2014

Ame Henderson

August 5, 2014 – October 9, 2014

Signature Partner, AGO Artist Projects

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