Welcome back to Mercer Union

30 July 2020

After nearly four months of closure, the Mercer Union team is very excited to reopen the gallery by appointment beginning Thursday 30 July. You can book a visit to our current exhibition by completing the form below. Visitors in high-risk groups are welcome to request a private booking outside of normal operating hours by contacting to make […]


SPACE: Erdem Taşdelen | Vicissitudes: Act Four

18 July 2020 - 8 September 2020

Erdem Taşdelen’s Vicissitudes: Act Four (2019) is the last edition in a series of four billboard images commissioned by Mercer Union. Installation views: Vicissitudes: Act Four, Commissioned by Mercer Union, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid. — SPACE invites one artist to produce a yearlong series of images for a public-facing billboard located on the east façade of […]


23 June 2020 - 1 September 2020

isthmus is a connection; a site forged between places. This collaborative research commission invites artists whose thinking and work are bolstered by peer exchange and participatory forms of knowledge assembly. Presented on the Mercer Union website using Miro, commissioned projects bridge geographies and temporalities between artists, their collaborators and publics; gathering a multiplicity of voices […]


Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway (2019) on Shift Key

30 May 2020 - 26 June 2020

Mercer Union presents Deanna Bowen’s video On Trial The Long Doorway (2019), streaming for a limited time on Shift Key—MOCA Toronto’s rotating platform for moving image artworks. In Fall 2017, Mercer Union presented a commissioned solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen. The work takes as its starting point a lost 1956 CBC teledrama ON TRIAL The […]


19 May 2020 - 31 August 2020

Intervals is a digital image commission that engages the in-between—intervening times, spaces, pauses, and breaks in activity—as taken up by artistic practice. Presented on the Mercer Union website and Instagram, this program invites artists to consider their experience of temporality through its disruption, and the sense of before, during, and after that is punctuated in the process of reflection. Artists: […]


SPACE: Erdem Taşdelen | Vicissitudes: Act Three

14 March 2020

LISTEN: The Perfect Crime by Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross with musical accompaniment by Bog Myrtle The Perfect Crime  I’ve heard of exactly two perfect crimes in my lifetime: the first, the strangulation of a fraudster on the run by their own pet boa constrictor; the second, the murder of a man by icicle.             The others […]


Native Art Department International: Bureau of Aesthetics

14 March 2020 - 31 October 2020

Mercer Union presents the first Canadian exhibition of Native Art Department International (NADI), a long-term collaborative project created and administered by Toronto-based artists Jason Lujan and Maria Hupfield. While Hupfield and Lujan have respective artistic practices, their work together is authored under the designation of NADI, a collective that produces artworks, exhibitions, events and screenings. […]