INTAC (International Art Collaborations), is a network that allows students at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada to create collaborative artworks with students from partner universities in South Korea, India, Germany, Japan and Finland. We work primarily with photography and our overarching theme for the year is Desire: The Double Edged Sword.

This year, we have been given the opportunity to install and exhibit our work at the Ada Slaight gallery on the second floor of 100 McCaul in Toronto, Canada AND at the Nykyaika Gallery in Tampere, Finland!

Although installing two shows of this scale is an incredibly exciting and welcomed opportunity, the printing and organizing of these events will be a costly endeavour. We have therefore organized an Indiegogo campaign to offset some of the installation and travel expenses associated with this project while giving our contributors a chance to own exclusive artworks made by some of the talented artists that together make up the INTAC collective.

As this campaign is run by the students of OCAD University, all collected funds will go directly back to the artists and will be spent on the following:

  • printing and installing artwork in Toronto
  • offsetting travel expenses en route to Finland
  • production and printing of promotional materials (posters/catalogues etc.

On behalf of the INTAC team, I want to thank you for supporting our cause. With the help of your contributions, you will be directly supporting a program that allows us an opportunity to learn and experience new ways of being, seeing and making. Thanks to INTAC, we have been exposed to artworks and fellow artists from around the world. We came together to create a body of collective works that visualize a discussion that began only a few short years ago. This discussion dissolves the barriers of language, time, race, and geography and opens the door to even more collaborative connections and friendships that have evidently harboured a deeply fertile creative environment that now spans a vast global network.

Thank you dearly for your contributions, and we hope to see you at the exhibition!

Antonio Giacchetti
(Campaign Coordinator, OCADU)