As a culminating event to our recent solo exhibition What We Lose In Metrics at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Public Studio, along with Emelie Chhangur, Philip Monk and Michael Miranda, and more of the AGYU spent a hot day in August planting the tree seedlings that had been fed by a 10ft by 20ft LED sign installed in the gallery for the duration of the three-month exhibition on York University’s campus. These trees, all species involved in Ontario botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s Bio-Plan, will grow into a sustainable and local forest on campus for years to come. See photos from the planting below!
We are excited to share that Public Studio has been invited to be the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Artists-in-Residence from May through July of this year.
Public Studio will be working on new work during our time at the Artist-in-Residence program in the Weston Family Learning Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For further information about the program, visit the AGO site here!
This year’s EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial in Limerick City, is titled Still (the) Barbarians and curated by Koyo Kouoh. Public Studio’s immersive six-channel video installation Road Movie (2011) has been selected for exhibition at the Biennial, which will be the second time the work will be exhibited in Europe.
If you find yourself in Ireland between April 17th and July 17th of this year, please be sure to visit EVA International.
Public Studio will be speaking at The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland this Thursday, March 3rd as a part of the Research, Engagement, and Politics in Contemporary Art series in collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Read more about this event here.
Public Studio is one of the invited artists to participate in the recently announced public art competition for the Daniels Waterfront project in Toronto. The project, with a $1 million budget dedicated to the overall East Bayfront Public Art Master Plan, is managed by Waterfront Toronto, and the competition begins early next year. We are thrilled to be involved!
Read more about this exciting news here.
PRESS ROOM, an organization that focuses on art and intervention, spoke with Public Studio and Adrian Blackwell at the Venice Biennale on their collaborative public choral piece Migrant Choir, staged in Venice in mid-August 2015 as a part of the Creative Time Summit. Watch the video here.