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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021

Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

Assistant Professors Michael Lee Poy & Kestin Cornwall sit down with their guests Sydney Gittens, Natia Lemay, Ehiko Odeh, Kayla Wallace,  Kaylee Meyer, Adé Abegunde.  They discuss OCAD U, art, and what inspires their work and how OCAD U and their community can assist them moving forward. You will enjoy the discussions, we promise. 

View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube

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View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube
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bydi@ocadu.ca
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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021!  Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

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Bonaventure Ndikung, OCAD U’s International Resident Curator, will have a free ranging conversation with Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator of the Toronto Biennial of Art, about how our collective cultural "brain" is influenced by both contemporary and generational sounds and music, as well as the resonances and histories that they carry. How does listening, and listening to those sounds not often amplified, enhance what we see? The speakers will present diverse sound clips they have collected—ranging from music to the recordings of subjugation and resistance—to deepen our understanding of our collective bodies as organs of seeing, listening and remembering.

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Bonaventure Ndikung, OCAD U's International Resident Curator,

Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is an independent curator, author and biotechnologist, and is the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin. He was curator-at-large for Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and guest curator of the 2018 Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal. Together with the Miracle Workers Collective, he was curator of the Finland Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Dr. Ndikung was artistic director of the 12th Rencontres de Bamako, a biennale for African photography, 2019 and is artistic director of Sonsbeek 20-24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He is currently a professor in the Spatial Strategies MA program at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin. He is OCAD University’s first International Resident Curator, and will create an exhibition for Onsite Gallery in Fall 2022.

Candice Hopkins in conversation

Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer and a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. She is Senior Curator of the 2019 and 2022 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art. Hopkins was co-curator of major exhibitions including the Canadian Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennial featuring the media art collective Isuma; the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art; and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Year. Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations include, "The Appropriation Debates (or The Gallows of History)" for MIT Press; “Outlawed Social Life," for South as a State of Mind; and "The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier," for the documenta 14 Reader

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Join us for an international conversation about art, sound, memory and meaning presented by OCAD University’s Presidents Speaker Series in partnership with Onsite Gallery.

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The Speed Mentoring Session is the career take on speed dating that allows students to meet multiple alumni mentors in a short time to glean valuable information on how to launch a career in advertising or design. 

Join us on September 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to meet OCAD U alumni. The speed mentoring session will be followed by a reception where you can continue the conversation.  

To RSVP for the Speed Mentoring Session, please go to:  ocadu.convio.net/Speedmentoring

 

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cjeyarajah@ocadu.ca
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416-977-6000 ext. 4780
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Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Toronto, ON
M5T 1W1
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