UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Let it matter what we call a thing

6 November 2021 - 26 February 2022
Opening Reception 6 November 2021 11am

Let it matter what we call a thing will be held online and free to the public. Schedule and a full list of speakers coming soon. Nasrin Himada leads a response under Mercer Union’s fORUM program, that extends on the themes of Onyeka Igwe’s exhibition, THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM. In a series […]

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Onyeka Igwe: THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM

6 November 2021 - 26 February 2022
Opening Reception 6 November 2021 11am

With a forensic lens, Onyeka Igwe’s commissioned film a so-called archive (2020), interrogates the decomposing repositories of Empire, and offers the central feature in her first solo exhibition in North America, THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM. Blending footage shot in two colonial archive buildings—one in Lagos, Nigeria, and the other in Bristol, United Kingdom—the film is a double […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Autumn

22 September 2021 - 14 December 2021

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

PAST EXHIBITION

SPACE: The BAU | Functioning Circuits: GreenPort

5 April 2021 - 21 August 2021

Black Artists Union (BAU) in collaboration with Kanna Anigbogu illustrate the ethos of GreenPort Cannabis: Healing, Community, Growth and Unity. Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited The Black Artists Union (BAU) for its 2020-21 season. Their project, Functioning Circuits, gathers functionality in art through a series of advertisements made collaboratively with The BAU commissioned artists and businesses […]

PAST EXHIBITION

ma ma | in residence

12 April 2021 - 28 June 2021

Fast Forward: Speculative Institutions Mercer Union has invited Toronto-based collective ma ma for an extended term of curatorial research through public events and engagements. ma ma | in residence begins with Fast Forward: Speculative Institutions, a three-part program on speculation and imagination that will consider how institutional critique can be a catalyst for institutional change. […]

A blueprint map of the Greater Toronto Area covered with the text "BAU BUYS Bitcoin"

PAST EXHIBITION

SPACE: The BAU | Functioning Circuits: BAU Buys Bitcoin

15 February 2021 - 3 April 2021

Bitcoin, coined as internet money, is a programmable network that works as a store of value through its distributed public ledger. Operating independently of a central bank, Bitcoin exists outside of government issued currencies and offers an alternative to legacy financial tools. The Black Artists Union’s (BAU) desire to seek tools for self-sustenance has led […]