The artist-in-residence program provides ongoing opportunities to artists to create new responsive artworks, exhibitions and programs. Artists work closely with members of various Mississauga-based communities to respond to local conditions, histories and contexts. Each residency is completely unique and takes place at various sites across the city.
2016 Artists in Residence
About Camille Turner
Camille Turner explores home and belonging in many forms spanning a variety of media such as photography, video, performance and social practice (where conversation is the art). She is the founder of Outerregion, a research lab uncovering Black history and creating the afro future. She challenges the stereotype perceptions of "Canadianness". Camille's most recent works include: HUSH HARBOUR; The Resistance of Peggy Pompadour which uses digital media to reimagine sites of Black history; and WANTED, a collaboration with Camal Pirbhai is a collection of photographs of past performances of Black freedom in Canadian history.
About Bonnie Devine
Bonnie Devine is an Associate Professor at OCAD University and the Founding Chair of OCAD U's Indigenous Visual Culture Program. She is an installation artist, curator, writer, and educator, and a member of the Serpent River First Nation of Northern Ontario (Anishinaabe/Ojibwa). She has taught studio and liberal arts courses at York University, Queen's University, and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. She has been a full-time instructor at OCAD University in the Faculty of Art, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies since 2008. In her role as the Founding Chair of OCAD U's Indigenous Visual Culture program, Devine has developed curriculum, taught classes, built ancillary programming, and developed student services to support OCAD's growing population of Aboriginal students and provide a critical Indigenous perspective within the art and design academy.
Join us in celebrating the inaugural exhibition at the newly opened Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB). forward motion brings together artworks that converge on concepts of mobility and movement, of transit and the transitory.
Over the course of ten days, the Southdown Industrial Area in Mississauga will be transformed into a site-specific contemporary art exhibition.
Shellie Zhang's Aesthetic of Surfaces examines the many ways that complex notions of identity and place are translated or mistranslated through mass produced goods.
Eat fresh and shop local this summer at the Square. Choose from homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables anywhere in the city.