CONTACT 2022 / Artoronto picks

In its 26th Edition, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival features over 140 exhibitions and outdoor installations by Canadian and International artists throughout the Greater Toronto Area. So it won’t easy to pick 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/photographer:

Jimmy Manning: Floe / Flow
May 15 – September 30
Ryerson University Devonian Square, Gould St & Victoria

Jimmy Manning, Icebergs, August, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Aida Muluneh: Water Life
April 27 – September 25
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave, Toronto

Aida Muluneh, Star Shine, Moon Glow, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

EMESE KRUNÁK-HAJAGOS, publisher/writer:

Carlos & Jason Sanchez: New Work
April 30 – May 28
Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto

Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Charlotte’s Hallucination, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Cutts Gallery

Atong Atem: Surat
April 29 – May 30
Billboards, Lansdowne Ave at Dundas St W and College St

Atong Atem, from the series Surat, 2022

STEVE ROCKWELL, publisher/writer:

Shirin Neshat: Land of Dreams
March 10 – July 31
MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto

Shirin Neshat, Land of Dreams, 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist

Angela Grauerholz: Instant Resemblances
April 30 – May 28
Olga Korper Gallery, 17 Morrow Ave, Toronto

Angela Grauerholz, Red Chair in Red Room. 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Olga Korper Gallery


Brendan George Ko: The Forest is Wired for Wisdom
April 29 – May 30
Billboards at King and Strachan Ave, Toronto

Brendan George Ko, Big Lonely Doug I, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

JENNIFER BOOTHBY, writer/photographer:

Ryan Van Der Hout: Collecting Dust
May 5 – 28
United Contemporary, 1444 Dupont St, Unit 22, Toronto

Ryan Van Der Hout, Stress Test, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and United Contemporary

ANDREW COLEBECK, writer/photographer:

Alberto Giuliani: Surviving Humanity
May 1 – 31
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St, Toronto

Alberto Giuliani, Survival Condo, Kansas, US, 2017. Courtesy of the artist

BRONWEN COX, writer/photographer:

Jorian Charlton, Kadine Lindsay: fi di gyal dem
May 5 – August 26
University of Toronto, Scarborough, Virtual exhibition, Online

Jorian Charlton, Untitled (Sidne and Kaverine), 2020. Courtesy of the artist

ZHIYI FANG, writer/photographer:

Steven Laurie, Virginia Mak: Ghosts of Home
May 1 – August 31
Gladstone House, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto

Virginia Mak, Tai Nan Street 03, from the series of Tai Nan Street. Courtesy of the artist


Fiona Freemark: Sunset Watch
May 5 – 28
Dianna Witte Gallery, 1142 Queen St E, Toronto

Fiona Freemark, Blackbird at Sunrise, 2022, hand cut photograph. Courtesy of the artist

OLIVIA MARIKO HSUEN-FERRIS, writer/photographer

Bidemi Oloyede: I Am Hu(e)Man
April 29 – August 31
PAMA, 9 Wellington St E, Brampton

Bidemi Oloyede, Shaquone Blake, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery


Apr 21June 5
Critical Distance Centre, 401 Richmond St W, Ste 122, Toronto

Yelaine Rodriguez, EBBÓ (Sacrifice): Orula, The Witness, 2021. Courtesy of the artist

CATHY LIU, photographer:

Whitney Lewis-Smith: Biophilia
May 5 – 28
Bau-Xi Gallery, 350 Dundas St W, Toronto

Whitney Lewis-Smith, Chimera Fukinagashi Bonsai, 2021

LINA WENG, writer:

Sandra Brewster: Roots
May 1 – October 31
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Ste 300, Toronto

Sandra Brewster, Roots 1, 2021 – 22, gel transfer on pressure treated wood. Courtesy of the artist

Images are courtesy of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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