SESSION: Ricky Varghese

17 March 2019 12pm - 3pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. Philosopher Rebecca Comay has suggested that “violence likes to occult itself – the apparatus of terror requires this obfuscation – and one of the most systematic mechanisms of ‘disappearance’ is that the traces of […]



fORUM: Michael Nijhawan

6 March 2019 7pm

Joining with centuries-old customs of care and community building, Nep Sidhu’s Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) charts Sikh resilience through memorialization practices. Michael Nijhawan’s presentation will consider how cultural identities can be fostered and amended through artistic practice, proposing a connection between the work of artists, the writing of history and self-understanding. What […]



In Studio: Erdem Taşdelen

27 February 2019 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Erdem Taşdelen. 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 Erdem Taşdelen is […]



40 years of Mercer Union.
Cultivating artists and challenging audiences since 1979.

10 July 2019 12pm

Mercer Union is turning 40! We have exhibited over 1,300 artists since our inception and currently count more than 28,000 annual participants in our programming. We are a launch pad for artists with bright futures. Like everyone on the cusp of a big birthday, we’re wishing for the gift of time. And as we all […]