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Click on the links below to see some of their past projects and what they are working on now!

Performance excerpts from Sins Invalid

’An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility‘
Featuring performances by: Alex Carafelli, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Leroy Moore.
March 17, 2012, 7–10 pm

Tagging Along

An outdorr tour of Toronto artworks led by local artists Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette.
March 17 & 24, 2-4pm

Youth Council + Peter Kingstone: FEAR

Exhibit on-view December 16, 2010 - January 12, 2011.
Closing party and artist talk Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6-8pm.

AGENCY: AGO Youth Council zine launch

July 7, 2010, 6 - 8 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

InTENse: 10 years of Teens Behind the Scenes at the AGO

A retrospective exhibition featuring some of the great projects created by the AGO Youth Council and their partners over the year

The Cause

FREE, November 7, 2009 5-9:30pm

Our Compass: sprOUT Art Exhibition

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A night exploring disability, sexuality and gender identity


August 12th, 2009, 6:00-8:45pm, FREE ADMISSION

The Mural Project

In 2007 the AGO Youth Council teamed up with guest artist Francesca Nocera to create a mural project about the concepts of love, growth and nurturing through community collaboration.

Seizure: Anticipation

March 2005. SeiZure was a zine launched by the AGO Youth council with the intention of giving youth a forum for discussing the issues that affect them, and as a catalogue of youth experiences concerning art, culture, and travel.

The Living Room

March 2005. The Living Room was an initiative made in response to the work of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude by the “Upholstery Militia”.

Metro AGO-GO: Youth Propositions for an Ideal City.

October 2004. Metro-AGO-Go was a project aimed at initiating conversations between youth, architects, planners and politicians with an emphasis on cultural and experiential diversity.

Sew What? A Wearable Art Event

June 2004. Sew What? was the second event put on by a Teen Council that predominantly showcased fashion and wearable art.

Café del Arte

February & April 2004. Café del Arte was developed as a series of open-mic nights to create a network of young people who could support and inspire each others’ artistic practices, and use the AGO as a space to meet and create.

Free Space: Art Acts Out

June 2003. Free Space: Art Acts Out was a performance and happening that took place at the AGO in June 2003.

Twisted Circus

December 2002. Twisted Circus was an exhibition by young artists that pushed the boundaries of the norm.

Lost and Found: A Wearable Art/Installation Event

June 2002. Lost and Found was a non-traditional fashion-show showcasing abstract wearable art.

AMP: Art Music Project

October 2001. AMP: Art Music Project at the AGO was an event showcasing art inspired by music and music inspired by art which featured 12 youth bands and over 40 multidisciplinary visual artists from the GTA and beyond.

Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO

July 2001. Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO was a free comic and graffiti-inspired event featuring over 20 youth artists from across the GTA.


AGO Youth Programs generously supported by

  • Robert Harding & Angel Yang
  • Nancy E.A. Main

With assistance from

  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation
  • Nordstrom

Public Programming and Learning initiatives at the AGO are supported by the Arthur Lismer Group, The Learning Circle, and the Learning Fund

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