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Apr 4th – Intern Info Session

internGet work experience for school credit! 

Questions about how to work at a top gallery or with a prominent artist? Learn more about Field Study and Internship programs for Photo students from OCAD U. Alumna Christine McLean will speak about how they helped shape her career path and Experiential Learning Program Coordinator Serena Lee will speak about available opportunities and how to be successful in getting them. 

Where: Documentation Centre, Room 404

When: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 12:30-3
(Serena Lee will be attending from 2-3pm)

This is a casual session, so feel free to drop in any time!

Light snacks will be provided.

May and June courses

summerLooking to get a jump on your courses?
Well here are some suggestions for you: 

PHOT 2001 – Light & Studio
Faculty: Surendra Lawoti

PHOT 2002 – B&W Camera & Darkroom 
Faculty: Ron Wood

PHOT 2009 – Digital Practices
Hybrid course & course equivalent to required course PHOT 2004
Faculty: Surendra Lawoti

CROS 2002 – Contemporary Issues
This course is an equivalent to required course PHOT 2005
Faculty: TBC

PHOT 3014 – Reconsidering Documentary
Faculty: Kate Schneider

CROS 3003 – Gibraltar Point: A Living Lab
This course involves an 8 day residency on Toronto Island
Faculty: April Hickox

PHOT 4003 – Body and Lens
Faculty: Clare Samuel

Project 31 – Thank you!

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Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the  eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!  

The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:

Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang  who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.

April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.

Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.

Do you want $7,000?

The AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program applications are due Friday, March 24 (11:59 EST)  This scholarship grants three awards of $7,000 to full-time students entering their final year of study.

Apply here: http://artmatters.ca/wp/aimia-ago-photography-prize-scholarship-form/

ARTISTIC CRITERIA:  The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in students studying toward bachelor’s degrees with a major or focus in fine art photography. For the purposes of the scholarship, “photography” can encompass any lens-based media, including video. The jury will focus on artwork that provokes a strong response and exhibits conceptual rigour, technical excellence and a dynamic engagement with contemporary photographic practice and theory.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Students will be asked to submit general information, as well as a 250-word artistic statement, summarizing their practice and offering contextual information about their portfolio. Their portfolio can include:

  • Up to 15 .jpeg images, uploaded to the scholarship website.
  • Up to 2 video works with a total running time of no more than 5 minutes, uploaded to Vimeo.
  • Full credit information for each work, including artist’s name, title, date and medium and dimensions.

The portfolio should include a focused selection of artwork produced anytime over the course of the student’s undergraduate degree.

TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must meet and/or agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Only full-time students in their final year of study are eligible for the scholarships, and students must apply during the prior academic year.
  2. Students must be registered at OCAD U or one of the other partnering schools.
  3. All applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of application and at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  4. Students must meet all application deadlines. Late materials will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  5. Students must apply using the online submission form and upload support materials online, as instructed by the submission guidelines.
  6. Winning students must be willing to attend a special event in Toronto, scheduled by Aimia and the Art Gallery of Ontario, with a faculty member in recognition of their achievement.
  7. Artwork by all 16 finalists will be used by the AGO and Aimia on the prize website, in press communications and in promotional materials relating to the scholarship program.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jenn Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca

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Kotama Bouabane in Calgary!

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36"x24"

Kotama Bouabane. NYC, China. 2011. C-Print 36″x24″

When Form Becomes Attitude at Contemporary Calgary

117 8TH AVE SW . CALGARY, CANADA
Curated by Noa Bronstein
Main & Tall Gallery, March 16 – July 30, 2016

 What is the political life of a building, place or historic marker? When Form Becomes Attitude points towards this question in considering the role of monuments or concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies. Featuring artworks by Maria Flawia LitwinBear WitnessKotama Bouabane (OCAD U Photo Alumni & Faculty)Morehshin AllahyariChristian JankowskiIsabelle Hayeur, Babak Golkar, and Shelagh Keeley the exhibition reflects on the negotiated intersections of design and power in which monuments are materialized. When Form Becomes Attitude also emphasizes how state-building relates to city-building, while tracing how monuments speak to the mechanisms of architectural memory. In many contexts, monuments are constructed representations of nationalism and political posturing. The artworks in this exhibition, however, raise further questions around how monuments can serve as architectural or materialized devices of resistance, performance and subversion.

 When Form Becomes Attitude further addresses ideas around posterity in our built environment and how a nation’s official representation of itself, in the case of state sponsored monuments, prompts larger negotiations surrounding the rendering of nationalism. Equally, or perhaps more importantly, the artists within this exhibition carefully mine around and between these official renderings as a way to consider the speculative use or abuse of monuments as agents of power, politicking, gentrification, geopolitics and globalization.

March 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion / When Form Becomes Attitude
Lecture // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION

Join Guest Curator, Noa Bronstein, and artists Kotama Bouabane, Maria Litwin, and Babak Golkar while they discuss the role of monuments and concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies.

http://www.contemporarycalgary.com/whats-on/utopia-factory

Application Support, 12 today!

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OCAD University is participating in the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program!  This program awards three scholarships of $7,000 each to a student focusing on photography and entering their final year of study. If you would like support on this application, Associate Chair Jenn Long will be sitting outside of the Photo Cage and  available to help you today from 12-1:30 pm.  

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST

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