Video Walkthrough: Tassili

21 March 2023 12am

Lydia Ourahmane gives a virtual tour of her ongoing solo exhibition, Tassili. Speaking to the process of making her commissioned film, the artist reflects on 13 days and nights spent in the desert with her collaborators, and considers the urgency of documenting the ancient riverbed.      Cinematography, Editing & Production by Vuk Dragojevic. […]


CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Director and Curator

11 April 2023 11pm

Post Title: Director & Curator Reports to: Board of Directors Salary: $70,000 per annum plus benefits, travel and professional development stipend Hours: 35 hours/week, including occasional evenings and weekends Mercer Union’s Board of Directors is seeking a Director & Curator with the vision, passion, and experience to lead Mercer Union through its next stage of […]


fORUM: Samia Henni

23 March 2023 3pm

  Contaminating the Sahara On 13 February 1960, the French colonial authorities detonated their first atomic atmospheric bomb in Reggane in the colonized Algerian Sahara, six years after the outbreak of the Algerian Revolution, or the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962). Codenamed “Gerboise Bleue” (Blue Jerboa), the explosive had a blast capacity of 70 kilotons, about […]

A grid of four images depicting artwork details, clockwise from top-left: a brightly coloured array of objects on a table; a desert landscape with towering sandstone formations; pale blue foam carved into a geometric pattern; a dark room with a projected image of a hand touching a pottery wheel


Winter 2023 ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

28 January 2023 12pm - 5pm

Pick-up and drop-off at Mercer Union. $10 minimum donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments. In partnership with Oakville Galleries and the Art Gallery of Burlington, Mercer Union invites you to join us for the Winter ARTbus tour of 4 exhibitions. Beginning with Lydia Ourahmane’s exhibition Tassili at Mercer Union, the ARTbus will […]


SPACE: Lotus Laurie Kang | Mother Always Has a Mother: Burnt Orange

26 January 2023 - 5 May 2023
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Lotus Laurie Kang for its 2022–23 season for a yearlong series titled, Mother Always Has a Mother. Known for her sprawling installations and distinctive material repertoire, Kang’s practice is a dialogue with entropy. Elegantly disordered and richly layered, her site-sensitive works explore the relational bonds between time, […]

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fORUM: Lydia Ourahmane

24 January 2023 6pm

Event begins at 6:30PM EST Main Hall 1 Spadina Crescent John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design University of Toronto  Lydia Ourahmane leads an artist talk around her new film and the subject of her first exhibition in Canada, Tassili (2022). Documenting a two-week journey on foot with a group of artists to […]