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OCAD U’s Onsite Gallery and curator Patricio Dávila win OAAG Award

Lisa Deanne Smith accepts OAAG award on behalf of Onsite Gallery and Patricio Dávila
Lisa Deanne Smith accepts OAAG award on behalf of Onsite Gallery and Patricio Dávila

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) announced Onsite Gallery and Patricio Dávila as winner of the First Exhibition at a Public Gallery award at its 2019 OAAG Awards gala last night. Dávila, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Graduate Studies, at OCAD U, curated the exhibition Diagrams of Power at OCAD U’s Onsite Gallery. The exhibition showcased art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

First Exhibition in a Public Gallery Award

Diagrams of Power

Patricio Dávila, Curator and Exhibition Designer

April Xie, Lisa Deanne Smith and Linda Columbus, Exhibition Coordinators

Sayeda Akbary, Setayesh Babaei, Stephanie Caldeira, Linda Columbus, Patricio Dávila, Renzi Guarin, Garth Johnson, Ryan Mason, Jonathan Silveira, Lisa Deanne Smith and April Xie, Installation Team

Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz, and Visualizing Impact, Artists

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, 2018.

The exhibition was produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, OCAD University's Office of the Faculty of Design, Public Visualization Lab, Nexus Investments, Multi Touch Digital and Microsoft.

The OAAG’s juried awards recognize artistic merit and excellence in exhibitions, publications, programs, and community partnerships produced by Ontario's art galleries.