CONTACT 2019 / Artoronto picks

It is the 23rd Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, the largest photography festival in the world. With so much choices of Canadian and international artists exhibiting throughout the Greater Toronto Area, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see. We all look forward to seeing much more than the ones listed but these caught our interest and everyone is sure to have their own list as well.

PHIL ANDERSON, publisher/writer:

Meryl McMaster: As Immense as the Sky
May 1– August 4, 2019
Ryerson Image Centre

Meryl McMaster, On The Edge of This Immensit, 2019.

Shari Kasman: Memories of the Galleria Mall
May 3–5, 2019
Geary Lane

Sarah Anne Johnson: THIS LAND
May 4 – June 15, 2019
Stephen Bulger Gallery

Sarah Anne Johnson, Sunset #2 (Bedazzled), 2018

EMESE KRUNÁK-HAJAGOS, publisher/writer:

Michael Tsegaye: Future Memories
April 25 – June 2, 2019
BAND Gallery

Michael Tsegaye, Chasms of the Soul: XXVIII, 2010.

Moira Ness, Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart: Revelation
May 1 – June 9, 2019
Gladstone Hotel

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Urban Stream, 2018

Caroline Monnet: A Whole Made of Many Parts
April 11 – June 8, 2019
Arsenal Contemporary Toronto

STEVE ROCKWELL, publisher/writer:

Carrie Mae Weems: Blending the Blues
May 1 – July 27, 2019

Carrie Mae Weems, Color Real and Imagined, 2014

Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey
May 1 – August 4, 2019
Ryerson Image Centre

Moyra Davey, Subway Writers (detail), 2011/2014


Sputnik Photos LTA10: Palimpsest
April 29 – May 31, 2019
Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria

Sputnik Photos, Kazakhstan, Semipalatynsk Nuclear Test Site, 2016.

Jessica Thalmann, An endless, formless ruin
May 4 – June 1, 2019
Angell Gallery

Jessica Thalmann, Such Places as Memory (Seattle I), 2019.

XIAOTONG CAO, writer/photographer:

Zinnia Naqvi: Yours to Discover
May 2 – October 20, 2019
Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives

Zinnia Naqvi, A Whole New World – CN Tower, 1988, 2019

Developing Historical Negatives / Group Exhibition
May 3 – June 1, 2019
Gallery 44

Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Untitled, from the series Presence in Absentia, 2018-2019

NATHAN FLINT writer/photographer:

Naomi Harris: Hollywood Furever
May 11 – 26, 2019

Naomi Harris, Weston Fira, 2018 

Beatrice Gibson: Plural Dreams of Social Life
April 13 – June 1, 2019
Mercer Union

Beatrice Gibson, I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead, 2018. Film still. 

ELENA IOURTAEVA, writer /photographer

Photography Collection: Women in Focus 1920s to 1940s
April 27 – November 10, 2019

Lotte Jacobi, Portrait of Claire Bauroff, Berlin, around 1928.


Sondra Meszaros: two blazing glares, for her pierce
April 27 – June 30, 2019
Corkin Gallery

Sondra Meszaros, it’s damned if you don’t and it’s damned if you do, 2018

Roger LeMoyne: The Republic of Port-au-Prince
May 1 – 31, 2019
Nikola Rukaj Gallery

Roger LeMoyne, La République de Port-au-Prince: Marché en Fer, January 2010, 2010

MIKAEL SANDBLOM writer/photographer:

Nadia Belerique: above and below and so on forever
April 15 – June 8, 2019
Public Installation at Castle Frank Bus Station

Nadia Belerique, from the series, above and below and so on forever, 2019

Alina Holodov: I am Cuba
May 1 – 25, 2019
Elaine Fleck Gallery

Alina Holodov, Model Prison (interior), Isle of Youth, 2016

KEREN SEDMINA, writer/photogrher:

Ayana V. Jackson: Fissure
May 1 – June 2, 2019
Campbell House Museum

Ayana V. Jackson, Moments of Sweet Reprieve, from the series Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment, 2017

Günes-Hélène Isitan: Idea Projects
May 1 – 31, 2019
Ontario Science Centre

Günes-Hélène Isitan, New World, 2018. Image grown on photographic film from skin bacteria

SIMON TERMINE, writer/photographer:

Mike Hoolboom & Jorge Lozano: Configurations
May 3 – June 29, 2019
A Space Gallery

Jorge Lozano, Black Box, 2016. Film still.

Carrie Mae Weems: Heave
May 4 – June 24, 2019
Art Museum of University of Toronto

Carrie Mae Weems, A Class Ponders the Future, 2008.

Images are courtesy of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

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