separation penetrates

Emre Hüner, Jen Hutton, Steffani Jemison, Steve Kado, Anne Low, Josephine Pryde, Hassan Sharif

Curated by Jacob Korczynski

1 December 2017 - 3 February 2018
Opening Reception 1 December 2017 7pm

Start together – then separate. “One is inside then outside what one has been inside One feels empty because there is nothing inside oneself One tries to get inside oneself             that inside of the outside             that one was once inside       […]


Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway

15 September 2017 - 4 November 2017
Opening Reception 14 September 2017 7pm

PDF of Cast & Crew Biographies  Mercer Union is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen. Working across film, sculpture, performance, installation, drawing and photography, Bowen excavates traumatic episodes and invisible histories. Through genealogical and historical research, she digs into histories of slavery, oppression, migration and Civil Rights’ movements, in North America, […]


Katinka Bock: _o_o__o

Katinka Bock

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

Opening Reception featuring a performance by Aisha Sasha John: Saturday 24 June 2017, 6PM 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 Toronto, is a new body of work including Super 8 film, photographs, architectural and site interventions, and sculptural works. The gallery itself plays […]


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; […]


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 […]



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 […]