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fORUM: Mediated Monologues

12 January 2017 6pm - 8pm

** Please note this event will start at 6:30, as well as taking place off-site at Lecture Hall 103, 230 College Street, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Mason Leaver-Yap will give a lecture titled Mediated Monologues on Thursday 12 January […]

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Duane Linklater From Our Hands at 80WSE Gallery, New York

8 December 2016 - 18 February 2017
Opening Reception 7 December 2016 6pm

Duane Linklater From Our Hands with Ethel Linklater and Tobias Linklater 80WSE Gallery | 80 Washington Square East | New York, NY 10003 80 Washington Square East Galleries is pleased to present From Our Hands, an exhibition of Duane Linklater (b. 1976, Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario), in collaboration with Mercer […]

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Winter Break

21 December 2016 12am - 3 January 2017 6pm

Please be advised the gallery will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2016 through Tuesday 3 January 2017. We will reopen in the new year on Wednesday 4 January with regular hours. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!

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fORUM: Ancestral Inheritance, Queer Unbecoming

25 January 2017 7pm - 9pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Fan Wu will be the next guest in our fORUM critical conversation series. Please join us on Wednesday 25 January at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30. “I want us to have a conversation around a spectrum of self-conception that runs across two poles: becoming on one end, […]

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Artist Talk: Duane Linklater | Video Documentation

25 October 2016 7pm

Documentation from Duane Linklater’s artist talk and conversation with Director of Exhibitions and Programs Georgina Jackson. The talk was held in conjunction with Linklater’s exhibition From Our Hands, presented at the gallery from September 9 to November 5, 2016. From Our Hands Duane Linklater with Ethel Linklater and Tobias Linklater September 9 – November 5, […]

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SPACE: Deborah Edmeades

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25 November 2016 - 25 March 2017
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

The next artist to create a commissioned work for SPACE, Mercer Union’s billboard project, will be Deborah Edmeades. Edmeades’ work, which ranges loosely between the lens, object-making and drawing, has been focused through a practice of performance that has continued at times outside of an artistic or academic context and into therapeutic and esoteric experiments. […]

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Steps/Mesures: Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin

22 October 2016 2pm - 3pm

Steps/Mesures is a short-term residency program presented in partnership with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.  This program invites artists and curators living in France to Toronto between Winter 2015 and Winter 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies. The next guests of the series will be artists Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin. Artists […]

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Astral Bodies

Shuvinai Ashoona, Karen Azoulay, Shary Boyle, Spring Hurlbut, Pamela Norrish

25 November 2016 - 4 February 2017
Opening Reception 25 November 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to present a group exhibition titled Astral Bodies, opening on Friday 25 November at 7PM. This exhibition brings together works that imagine spaces beyond the physical – emotional, mythological, cosmological – tracing efforts to understand the nature of divinity and how we fit into the universe. Featured practices connect to ideas of being, […]

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Mercer Edition 2016: Abbas Akhavan

27 October 2016 6pm - 10pm

Mercer Editions is an initiative of Mercer Union to commission work from Canadian and international artists to benefit its activities as an artist-run centre. Projects under this banner may take different forms that reflect the diversity of artistic practice presented in its galleries and programs. For its inaugural edition, Mercer Union has collaborated with Abbas […]

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Steps/Mesures: Éric Mangion

25 October 2016 7pm

Curator and Critic’s Talk Éric Mangion |Art and Society Steps/Mesures is a short-term residency program presented in partnership with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.  This program invites artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Winter 2016 to forge conversation between cultural […]

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ONE HOUR MIXER: AMY WONG

4 November 2016 6pm - 7pm

Mercer Union Members-Only Cocktail Hour Please join us on Friday 4 November for a one hour mix by Toronto artist Amy Wong. Members enjoy a drink on the house with good company and a chance to experience Duane Linklater’s exhibition after hours. Not yet a member? To have access to this and future cocktail mixers, become an Associate […]

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In Studio: Jenine Marsh

16 November 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Jenine Marsh. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit. RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 […]

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Book Launch: The Curatorial Conundrum, What to Study? What to Research? What to Practice?

23 September 2016 6pm

Mercer Union is delighted to host a publication launch for The Curatorial Conundrum, What to Study? What to Research? What to Practice?, edited by Paul O’Neill, Mick Wilson and Lucy Steeds and published by The MIT Press, on Friday 23 September at 6:30PM with special guest Paul O’Neill. Overview Today curators are sometimes more famous than the artists whose work they curate, […]

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fORUM: Paul O’Neill

22 September 2016 6pm

** Please this event will start at 6:30, as well as taking place off-site at Lecture Hall 103, 230 College Street, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Paul O’Neill will give a lecture on Thursday 22 September 2016 at 6:30PM. This is […]

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In Studio: Nicolas Fleming

15 September 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Nicolas Fleming at 6:30PM Thursday 15 September. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit. RSVP to York Lethbridge by email […]

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In Studio: Kent Monkman

5 October 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Kent Monkman. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit. RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 […]

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Duane Linklater: From Our Hands

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9 September 2016 - 5 November 2016
Opening Reception 9 September 2016 7pm

Duane Linklater From Our Hands With Ethel Linklater and Tobias Linklater ARTIST TALK: Duane Linklater Wednesday 26th October 2016 at 6:30PM Mercer Union is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Duane Linklater titled From Our Hands, with Ethel Linklater (Trapper) and Tobias Linklater. Working across installation, performance, film, and photography, Duane Linklater excavates histories […]

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Big On Bloor: Extended Opening Hours and Special Screening

23 July 2016 11am

Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, will have special opening hours as part of JOUEZ @ Big On Bloor Festival. The gallery will be open from 11am until 10pm on Saturday 23rd July and from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 24th July. Special Screening: Saturday 23rd July 2016, 9.30PM In partnership with Trinity Square Video […]

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SPACE: Garrett Phelan

24 June 2016 - 30 September 2016
Opening Reception 25 June 2016 5pm

The fifth artist to create a commissioned work for SPACE, Mercer Union’s billboard project, is Garrett Phelan. Garrett Phelan (born 1965, Dublin) has developed a distinctive practice through ambitious, site-specific projects that include; drawing, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography, animation and text ephemera. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include HEED, public artwork commission, Arts […]

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Steps/Mesures | Katinka Bock

28 June 2016 7pm

Steps/Mesures is a short-term residency program presented in partnership with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.  This program invites artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Winter 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies. The fourth guest of the series will be […]

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Steps/Mesures | Géraldine Gomez

16 June 2016 7pm

Steps/Mesures is a short-term residency program presented in partnership with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.  This program invites artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Winter 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies. The third guest of the series will be Paris-based […]

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Member Edition Launch: Jenine Marsh | TWO HOUR MIXER: Chris Curreri

28 June 2016 5pm - 7pm

Summertime is for Members! Cinq-à-sept Member Edition Launch & Two Hour Mixer Please join us for the launch of our 2016-17 member edition by Toronto-based artist Jenine Marsh entitled: The feeling’s mutual.  This edition is available in assorted colours – attend the launch to choose yours. Mailed editions will be selected randomly. Enjoy an after-hours […]

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Jason Dodge with CAConrad Width of a Witch

25 June 2016 - 13 August 2016
Opening Reception 25 June 2016 5pm

Mercer Union and Kunstverein Toronto are delighted to present a solo exhibition by Jason Dodge with CAConrad titled Width of a Witch. The exhibition will open with a reading by the American poet CAConrad of MARFA POETRY MACHINE in 36 Things: Width of a Witch, the written dimension of the show published in a new chapbook to […]

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Mercer Multiplier

11 May 2016 6pm - 9pm

A Benefit for Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art Doors open at 6 pm – Draw at 7 pm Mc’d by Robert Dayton Mercer Union has asked 25 artists to each contribute a work on paper produced in an edition of 5, less than or equal to 20″ x 30″. That means 125 chances […]

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In Studio: Kotama Bouabane

17 May 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Kotama Bouabane. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit. RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 […]

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Film Screenings and Discussion with Pidgeon Pagonis and Arisleyda Dilone

24 May 2016 7pm

Join us for a screening of Pidgeon Pagonis’ The Son I Never Had: Growing up Intersex (2014), Arisleyda Dilone’s Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito (mom and me and My Little Rooster) (2015), Del LaGrace Volcano’s Gender Queer: Qu’est-ce c’est? (2005) and the documentary Intersexion (2012), written, directly and edited by Grant Lahood and produced by […]

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fORUM: Are you the real deal? Meditations on legitimacy with Liz Peterson and Vanessa Dunn

28 April 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Liz Peterson and Vanessa Dunn will be the next guests in our fORUM critical conversation series. Please join us on Thursday 28 April at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30. Peterson and Dunn will present a lecture-performance that examines the experience of performing as a body in space. When does […]

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Steps/Mesures | Aymeric Vergnon-d’Alançon

20 April 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to partner with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto on a new platform entitled Steps/Mesures. This program will invite artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Summer 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies. The […]

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Gallery Closed: Friday 25 April

25 March 2016 12am - 12am

The gallery will be close Friday 25 April. Returning to regular gallery hours on Saturday 26 April, open 11 to 6PM.

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ONE HOUR MIXER: Jérôme Havre

1 April 2016 6pm - 7pm

Mercer Union Members-Only Cocktail Hour Please join us on Friday 1 April for a one hour mix by Toronto artist Jérôme Havre. Members enjoy a drink on the house with good company and a chance to experience Isabel Nolan’s exhibition after hours. Not yet a member? To have access to this and future cocktail mixers, become an Associate Member […]

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In Studio: Jennifer Rose Sciarrino

22 March 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a private visit to Jennifer Rose Sciarrino’s studio. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit.  RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 Jennifer Rose […]

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fORUM: Motion, Captured

31 March 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to partner with The Power Plant’s International Lecture Series and Images Festival to present a lecture by Sven Lütticken on Thursday 31 March at 7PM at the Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre. Taking in a range of practices from artistic and other contexts, Lütticken will analyze modern and contemporary forms of motion study, […]

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In Studio: Sandy Plotnikoff

5 April 2016 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a private visit to Sandy Plotnikoff’s studio. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit.  RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 Sandy Plotnikoff is […]

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Beloved Martina…

14 April 2016 - 4 June 2016
Opening Reception 14 April 2016 7pm

Artist Talk: Thursday 14 April 2016, 6.30PM Mercer Union is delighted to present the exhibition Beloved Martina… by artist Carlos Motta including works by Arisleyda Dilone, Pidgeon Pagonis and Del LaGrace Volcano. Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, […]

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SPACE: Maggie Groat

27 January 2016 - 13 April 2016
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

The fifth artist to create a commissioned work for SPACE, Mercer Union’s billboard project, is Maggie Groat. Groat works across a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists’ books, site-specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores studies for possible futures, alternative and marginalized ways-of-knowing, salvage practices, and relationships and […]

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fORUM: TIMELINES (1286 Bloor Street West)

27 January 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Maggie Groat will be the next guest in our fORUM critical conversation series. Please join us on Wednesday 27 January at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30. TIMELINES (1286 Bloor Street West) reflects on the shifting territory of Mercer Union’s current location and surrounding area, through the presentation of […]

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PAST EVENT

fORUM: TIMELINES (1286 Bloor Street West)

27 January 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Maggie Groat will be the next guest in our fORUM critical conversation series. Please join us on Wednesday 27 January at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:30. TIMELINES (1286 Bloor Street West) reflects on the shifting territory of Mercer Union’s current location and surrounding area, through the presentation of […]

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PAST EVENT

ONE HOUR MIXER: Bridget Moser

22 January 2016 6pm - 7pm

Mercer Union Members-Only Cocktail Hour Please join us on Friday 22 January for a one hour mix by Toronto artist Bridget Moser. Members enjoy a drink on the house with good company and a chance to experience Liz Magic Laser’s exhibition after hours. Not yet a member? To have access to this and future cocktail mixers, become an Associate Member starting at […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

Isabel Nolan: The Weakened Eye of Day

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12 February 2016 - 2 April 2016
Opening Reception 12 February 2016 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Irish artist Isabel Nolan. The exhibition, The weakened eye of day, explores how light manifests as a metaphor in our thoughts, obsessions and pursuits, and includes text works, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings and a photographic image. It presents an artistic account of the fundamental strangeness of […]