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; Gallery TPW; Vancouver Art Gallery; Darling Foundry (Montreal); the Hessel Museum of Art (Bard, NY); Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City); and Kulturhuset (Stockholm). He completed a Masters of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in 2012, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Critical and Curatorial Studies Program at OCAD University.
SPACE is a series of commissioned works for the billboard space on the side of Mercer Union. The series began in the spring of 2014, previous contributing artists include: Liz Knox (CA), Giles Round (UK), Walter Scott (CA), Olivia Plender (UK/SE), Maggie Groat (CA), Carlos Motta (USA), and most recently Deborah Edmeades (CA).
Image: Francisco-Fernando Granados a brother is both self and other (detail), 2017, inkjet print on vinyl, 68 x 119 ins. With special thanks to Kurt Kraler and Manolo Lugo for their technical support. Courtesy of the artist.