Youth Council Archive
The AGO Council works collectively to initiate programming by youth for youth, including exhibitions, public art projects, large-scale events, field trips and much more. This is a hands-on, fast-paced program that gives participants a chance to work with local and international artists, advocates and activists on projects that reflect the concerns, interests and passions of people between the ages of 14 to 24. Click on the links below to see some of their past projects and what they are working on now!
Exhibit on-view December 16, 2010 - January 12, 2011.
Closing party and artist talk Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6-8pm.
July 7, 2010, 6 - 8 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
A retrospective exhibition featuring some of the great projects created by the AGO Youth Council and their partners over the year
Six previous participants of the AGO’s youth program have dedicated themselves to a second life at the gallery through video art
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A night exploring disability, sexuality and gender identity
August 21, 2009
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.
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.
March 2005. The Living Room was an initiative made in response to the work of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude by the “Upholstery Militia”.
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.
June 2004. Sew What? was the second event put on by a Teen Council that predominantly showcased fashion and wearable art.
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.
June 2003. Free Space: Art Acts Out was a performance and happening that took place at the AGO in June 2003.
December 2002. Twisted Circus was an exhibition by young artists that pushed the boundaries of the norm.
June 2002. Lost and Found was a non-traditional fashion-show showcasing abstract wearable art.
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.
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.
February 2001. Afrofest at the AGO was a joint initiative between 4Unity Productions Youth Media Association, the AGO Teen Council and Music Africa, hosts of the annual Afrofest in the Park.
December 2000. H.Y.P.E was aimed at demystifying Hip Hop culture and dispelling negative stereotypes by showing Hip Hop in a positive light.
September 2000. Decked: An Exhibition of Skate Culture was a one-day exploration of skate culture highlighting skateboarding as well as the many art forms that have emerged from skate culture.
2000. Sounds of The Grange was a series of short audio responses created by fourteen youth from Harbord Collegiate and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Teens Behind the Scenes program.