Katinka Bock, production still of the exhibition _O_O__O at MU, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff.


Katinka Bock: _o_o__o

Katinka Bock

24 June 2017 - 12 August 2017
Opening Reception 24 June 2017 5pm

Opening Reception featuring Performance by Aisha Sasha John: Saturday 24 June 2017, 5 – 8PM Mercer Union is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by Paris-based artist Katinka Bock in Canada. _o_o__o, titled in reference to hosting city Toronto, consists of a new body of work including a Super 8 film, a series of photographs, architectural […]



In Studio: Robert Hengeveld

31 May 2017 6pm - 11 May 2017 7pm

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. Hengeveld’s studio is walking distance from Mercer Union. RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519 Robert Hengeveld […]

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Musical Movements, Historical Deposits: Farzaneh Hemmasi and Leila Pourtavaf

16 May 2017 6pm - 8pm

Join us on Tuesday 16th May at 6.30pm for a conversation between Farzaneh Hemmasi and Leila Pourtavaf responding to our current exhibition Jumana Manna’s A Magical Substance Flows Into Me. Farzaneh Hemmasi is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests span popular music, celebrity, transnational media publics, and the politics […]



Holiday on Friday 14 April 2017

14 April 2017 11am - 6pm

Mercer Union will be closed on Friday 14 April for a Statutory Holiday. The gallery will resume regular open hours on Saturday 15 April, from 11AM to 6PM.



Call for Applicants

18 April 2017 12am

Job Posting: Director of Exhibitions & Programs Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art Post Title: Director of Exhibitions & Programs Reports to: Board of Directors Salary: $50,000 per annum plus benefits and a travel/professional development allotment Closing Date: 18 April 2017 The Board of Directors of Mercer Union invites applications for the position of […]



SPACE: Francisco-Fernando Granados

31 March 2017 - 30 June 2017
Opening Reception 31 March 2017 7pm

The next artist to create a commissioned work for our SPACE billboard project is Francisco-Fernando Granados. Francisco-Fernando Granados’ multidisciplinary critical practice spans performance, installation, cultural theory, digital media, public art, curatorial and community-based projects. He has presented work in galleries, museums, theatres, artist-run centres and non-traditional sites including; Art Gallery of York University; Blackwood Gallery; […]

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Jumana Manna: A Magical Substance Flows Into Me

Jumana Manna

31 March 2017 - 27 May 2017
Opening Reception 31 March 2017 7pm

  Mercer Union is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Jumana Manna in Canada, in collaboration with the 30th Images Festival. The exhibition presents her feature-length film, A magical substance flows into me (2015) which weaves through musical traditions of a multitude of communities living in and around Jerusalem. It […]

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Stellar Living 2017

25 April 2017 6pm

AUCTION NIGHT | Doors at 6PM | Auction at 7PM LOCATION | Scrap Metal Gallery | 11 Dublin Street, Unit E, Toronto TICKETS $80 BUY NOW Mercer Union is proud to present Stellar Living 2017, our signature fundraising auction. The proceeds from Stellar Living 2017 will contribute essential funds to exhibitions and programs at Mercer Union, and help us maintain […]




23 February 2017 - 18 March 2017
Opening Reception 23 February 2017 7pm

Buzz, Jazmine V.K. Carr, Victoria Cheong, Marcelline Mandeng, Lido Pimienta and Zoe Solomon in collaboration with Cameron Lee Text work by Laurie Kang Opening Reception and Performance by Marcelline: Thursday 23 February 2017, 7PM Offsite Event: FEMINISTRY at The Round, Friday 24 February, from 10PM Closing Reception and fashion presentation of ReBaie by Rebée: Saturday […]



Abbas Akhavan’s variations on a garden at DRAF, London

20 January 2017 - 18 March 2017
Opening Reception 19 January 2017 6pm

abbas akhavan variations on a garden at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London Mercer Union is delighted to announce the opening of variations on a garden, a solo exhibition by Iranian-Canadian artist Abbas Akhavan (b. 1977, Tehran, Iran), at David Roberts Art Foundation, London. The sculptural installation Study for a Monument (2013-2015) presents a series of bronze plants laid out on […]



ONE HOUR MIXER: Ray~Ray & Jessica Price-Eisner

3 February 2017 6pm - 7pm

Mercer Union Members-Only Cocktail Hour Please join us on Friday 3 February for a jewelry-focused one hour mix by Ray~Ray in collaboration with artist Jessica Price-Eisner. Members enjoy a drink on the house with good company and a chance to experience Astral Bodies after hours. Bold accessories encouraged! Not yet a member? To have access to this and future […]