A group exhibition of the 1st-year graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design

HELLO acknowledges that this is the first cohesive introduction of the 2015 /2016 MFA and MDES Interdisciplinary program’s work to the larger OCAD student body and faculty.
Initially considered to be a shout to attract attention, the word “hello” continues to grow in its potential to signify inclusivity as well as speak to the wonderful diversity of knowledge, skill sets, and perspectives represented through the work.
We invite you to engage with the show and then say “hello” so that we can continue the conversations that work to inform our evolving practices.

Written on behalf of IAMD first year cohort by
Jill Price (BFA 93, OT 2007, MFA 2017)

Exhibiting Artists and Designers

  • Fallon Andy
  • Carlina Chen
  • Tom Feiler
  • Quendrim Hoti
  • Karina Iskandarsjah
  • Iveta Karpathyova
  • Pascaline J. Knight
  • Max Lupo
  • Mariam Magsi
  • Annette Mangaard
  • Alexandra Majerus
  • Julian Majewski
  • Jill Price
  • David Constantino Salazar
  • Eli Schwanz
  • Samantha Sherer
  • Katrina Tompkins
  • Mel Worku




 Ashley Snook: Intraspeciation 

An MFA thesis defence in the Interdiscplinary Master’s of Art, Media and Design program.

Gallery Hours: April 15 – 18, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Thesis Defense: Monday, April 18, 10:30 AM

Intraspeciation is an exhibition consisting of a body of artwork in support of my written Master’s thesis, titled Intraspeciation Within the Ontological Biosphere.

The works displayed in this exhibition investigate the intuitive connection between human and animal. Ideas of human animality are explored through the innate affinity for other living organisms seen in the concept of biophilia. By examining the relationships between human and nonhuman animals and vegetal/botanical life, my work considers a removal of barriers from preexisting dichotomies between species through notions of interconnectivity. This trajectory of biological exploration aims to establish intimacy and animalism between the human, animal and surrounding biosphere by the use of organic and synthetic material through sculpture, installation and drawing.



An Interdisciplinary Art and Media Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition Hours

April 12, 7-10pm

April 13-16, 12-7pm

(Closed Thursday April 14)


2016 Digital Futures’ Graduate Students’ Group Thesis Exhibition

Join us for the fourth annual Digital Futures’ Masters’ program thesis exhibition at 49 McCaul St. in the Open Gallery, Destination : Tomorrowshowcasing 22 graduate students’ thesis work. This year’s exhibition is rich with digital storytelling, innovative geo-locative interactions and mind-expanding travels in Augmented Reality (AR). Come see how innovation and technology in the 21st century brings us together and changes the way we interact with the world around us.

Public Gallery Hours:
April 16 & 17: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
April 18 & 19: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
April 20: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

More about the Digital Futures’ Graduate Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/digital-futures.htm

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm

Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.