Past Exhibitions

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Luis Jacob

Habitat
May 5–June 10, 2017

Habitat is a constellation of new work by artist Luis Jacob, known for his multidisciplinary practice that destabilizes conventions of looking, foregrounding the socio-political dimensions of the visual world. Habitat is co-presented with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Does the oyster sleep?

Sophie Bissonnette / Martin Duckworth / Joyce Rock, Marguerite Duras, Maja Borg, Sara Eliassen, Silvia Gruner, and Waël Noureddine
March 10 - April 15, 2017

Does the oyster sleep? features film and video works that imagine how love and politics can be linked through a common desire to live differently in the world. The exhibition includes work by Sophie Bissonnette / Martin Duckworth / Joyce Rock, Marguerite Duras, Maja Borg, Sara Eliassen, Silvia Gruner, and Waël Noureddine.

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Close Readings

Close Readings
January 14 - February 25, 2017

Close Readings brings together practices that are by turns invested in uncovering the frailty of language, prodding at cultural anxieties and individual pleasures, excavating and refusing legacies, asking for tenderness, applying pressure, attending to the complications and vulnerabilities of being together while we are implicated—politically, socially, personally—by artworks and their demands on us.

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Sharon Lockhart

Rudzienko
September 8 – October 29, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival and Gallery TPW are pleased to co-present Rudzienko, a new film installation by American artist Sharon Lockhart. Through her precise films and photographic works, Lockhart explores the relationship between still and moving images and the productive space between the choreographed and natural gesture.

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Working Conditions

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Kajsa Dahlberg, Duane Linklater → John Hampton, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Joshua Schwebel. Curated by Sam Cotter.
June 23 - August 6, 2016
Acknowledging that the studio exists at the intersection of many ecologies, the artists in Working Conditions place themselves in relation to factors beyond their place of production, looking at the power dynamics, blind spots and measures of success contained in the economies and ecosystems surrounding them.

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Oliver Husain

Isla Santa Maria 3D
April 14 - June 4, 2016

The films of Oliver Husain are known for their play with cinematic languages and visual codes. From the theatrical to dance to puppetry and animation, with unique costume and set sensibilities, Husain employs his seductive tactics in ways that both absorb us and shock us into an awareness of our role as spectators within the filmic apparatus.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi

Say Something Bunny!
February 13 – March 26, 2016

Alison S.M. Kobayashi is an identity contortionist. In her work, Kobayashi performs a variety of characters that are both studiously and playfully rendered. These personas are inspired by Kobayashi’s extensive collection of lost, discarded and donated objects; ranging from answering machine tapes purchased at a secondhand shop to a love letter left on a sidewalk.

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Antonia Hirsch

Negative Space
October 17- November 14, 2015

Berlin-based Canadian artist Antonia Hirsch brings her multi-disciplinary project Negative Space to Gallery TPW. The exhibition investigates the interrelation of inner and outer worlds by mobilizing images and objects whose origin ranges from astronomy and contemporary mobile devices to black mirrors of the 18th and 19th century landscape painters.

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David Levine

Bystanders
September 10 - October 10, 2015

American artist David Levine bridges the worlds of contemporary theatre, performance and visual art with works that explore the conditions of spectacle, spectatorship, and performance in art and in life.

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Rana Hamadeh

Can You Pull In An Actor With A Fishhook Or Tie Down His Tongue With A Rope?
June 3 - July 25, 2015

Hamadeh presents a new iteration of her long-standing research project Alien Encounters. Under this umbrella Hamadeh considers notions of alien-ness – as that which is outcast with regards to the law as well as that which is extraterrestrial.

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