Celebrating 20 Years

Canada’s International Fair For Modern And Contemporary Art

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Curated For The Curious

Uniting art collectors, professionals, and enthusiasts for an interactive affair of all things art

Founded in 2000 by Linel and Ella Rebenchuk, Art Toronto’s first iteration included 60 exhibitors. 20 years later, the fair presents work by over 100 galleries from across Canada and around the world, drawing more than 20,000 art collectors, professionals, and enthusiasts to Toronto.

PLATFORM Speaker Series
+ POWER TALKS

Returning to Art Toronto is PLATFORM, Art Toronto’s original series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures. Included within PLATFORM are POWER TALKS, a series of lectures organized in partnership with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Carlos Bunga uses mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape and household paint to produce site-specific, process-focused installations.

Artist Talk:
Carlos Bunga

Friday, October 25

A conversation exploring the possibilities and complexities of being an Independent Curator amidst the rapidly changing conditions of our time.

Notes on Collecting and Curating

Saturday, October 26

This discussion will examine the rise of artistic practice in Cape Dorset, Nunavut by profiling the history of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. A community-owned and Inuit-lead organization, the cooperative’s Kinngait Studios program is internationally renowned for the production of prints, drawings and sculptures by its Inuit artist members.

The Cape Dorset Effect

Sunday, October 27

Saturday, October 26 at 5 PM

Rebecca Carbin will engage the audience with Subversive Aesthetics: The Role of Beauty in Art, a conversation of aesthetic value between the artists whose work challenge conventional notions of figuration, décor, and the everyday.

Sunday, October 27 at 5 PM

Crystal Mowry will lead an ever-relevant discussion, Here, Now: What it Means to be a Canadian Artist in 2019, where the impact of place in artistic practice will be front and centre.

A selection of Art Toronto SOLO artists will discuss their work through the lens of shared themes.

SOLO Salon Art Talks

Galleries

Susan Eley Fine Art

Parisian Laundry

Equinox Gallery

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Collectors' Preview

Event Highlights

Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:30 – 6:30pm

The Special Collectors' Preview offers a limited number of guests the exclusive first opportunity to preview and purchase works of art.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30 – 10:00pm

A Must-Attend Benefit For Art Gallery Of Ontario

Art Toronto Opening Night

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Angela A'Court
Ellen Hermanos
Francie Hester
James Isherwood
Lisa Pressman

Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Rick Leong
Veronika Pausova
Celia Perrin Sidarous
Erin Shirreff
Shaan Syed
Joseph Tisiga
Janet Werner

Sonny Assu
Dempsey Bob
Bobbie Burgers
Kim Dorland
Gathie Falk
Adad Hannah
Fred Herzog
Devon Knowles
Ben Reeves
Gordon Smith
Angela Teng
Renée Van Halm
Etienne Zack
Vivian Maier
Jeff Wall

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FOCUS: Portugal.

2019 Featured Exhibit:

Presenting a selection of works by artists from the participating Portuguese galleries of Art Toronto 2019, representing some of the most significant artists and galleries in the current vibrant Portuguese arts scene. The exhibition features practices that reflect the variety of approaches and media within contemporary art in Portugal, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and moving image.

Claire de Santa Coloma
Escultura com pedra, 2018

Courtesy of the artist and 3 +1 Arte Contemporânea

Rita Ferreia
Caroço, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and 3 +1 Arte Contemporânea

Rita Ferreia
Queria morrer anonimamente no deserto, 2017

Courtesy of the artist and 3 +1 Arte Contemporânea

About The Curator

João Ribas is a writer and curator based in Porto. He was previously Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, where he also held the position of Deputy Director and Senior Curator (2014-2018). He was previously curator of the MIT List Visual Arts Center (2009-13) and of the Drawing Center, New York (2007-09). Ribas won four consecutive AICA awards for Best Exhibition (2008-2011) and the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010).

Exhibiting Galleries & Artists

3+1 Arte Contemporånea (Lisbon) Booth C11
ARTISTS: Claire de Santa Coloma, Rita Ferreira, Nuno Sousa Vieira

Carpe Diem Art & Research (Lisbon) Booth C29
A Selection from Carpe Diem Art & Research Collection A Selection from Carpe Diem Art & Research Collection

KUBIKGALLERY (Porto) Booth C34
ARTISTS: Pedro Vaz, Flávia Vieira, Hernâni Reis Baptista, Pedro Tudela, Emmanuel Nassar, Sérgio Fernandes, Felipe Cohen

Fonseca Macedo Gallery (Ponta Delgada) Booth C9
ARTISTS: Graham Gussin, Isabel Madureira Andrade, José Loureiro, Sandra Rocha, Vasco Barata

Duarte Sequeira (Braga) Booth C22
ARTISTS: Petra Cortright, Mimosa Echard, Oliver Laric

UMA LULIK_ (Lisbon) Booth C14
ARTISTS: AnaMary Bilbao, Paulo Lisboa, Henrique Pavão

Walk&Talk - Arts Festival (Ponta Delgada) Booth C46
ARTISTS: Maya Saravia, Horácio Frutuoso

Rita Ferreia
Bago/Cacho, 2019

Courtesy of the artist and 3 +1 Arte Contemporânea