AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Program

Thanks to the generous support of RBC, the AGO presents a trio of exciting programs designed to celebrate and support emerging artists: artists-in-residence, artist-researcher mentorships and a public workshop series.

AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence

2023 AGO x RBC Artists-in-Residence from left to right: Eva Grant, Clayton Lee, Lauren Prousky

2023 AGO x RBC Artists in Residence

The 2023 AGO x RBC Artists-in-Residence: Lauren Prousky, Eva Grant, and Clayton Lee will present projects responding to the theme of Humour. To find out more about the artists and their projects, click on the presentation gallery.

2022 Program

AGO x RBC Artists-in-Residence

The 2022 AGO x RBC Artists-in-Residence are Eric Chengyang & Mariam Magsi, Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, and Shion Skye Carter. The artists will present digital projects responding to the theme of Friendship Near & Far.

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Performance
Film Premiere: Threading Echoes by Shion Skye Carter with Mayumi Lashbrook and Hitoko Okada
Tuesday, October 25, 5 PM

Join us on Zoom for the debut of Threading Echoes.

Special Events
Open Rehearsals: Threading Echoes by Shion Skye Carter with Mayumi Lashbrook and Hitoko Okada
Saturday, October 8, Noon - 12:15, 2 - 2:15 PM

AGO X RBC 2022 Artist-in-Residence, Shion Skye Carter and her collaborators take over Walker Court for two live rehearsals. 

Talks
AGO X RBC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE IN CONVERSATION: Ivetta Sunyoung Kang
Tuesday, July 19, 8:30 pm

Join Ivetta Sunyoung Kang for a performative presentation within her Proposition 3: String Figure. Transformed from string figure games (a.k.a.

Workshops
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop - Me: Being Online
Friday, April 29, 5 pm

Panelists Hanif Janmohamed, Zarina Muhammad and Timothy Yanick Hunter will reflect on what it means to be an artist working in digital realms and the associated possibilities/challenges attendant to that.

Talks
AGO X RBC Artists in Residence in Conversation: Mariam Magsi and Eric Chengyang
Tuesday, April 26, 5 pm

Join Mariam Magsi and Eric Chengyang for a conversation about their practices and the work during their respective digital residencies.

Workshops
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop - Marketing: Digital Artists
Friday, April 22, 5 pm

Join our panelists Rebecca Carbin, Lauren Wetmore and Paola Poletto for a discussion moderated by Meghan Yuri Young about how to make the most out of any exhibition, event or residency engagement plan.

Workshops
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop - Money: NFTs 101
Thursday, April 14, 5 pm

A panel of experts Krista Kim, Vandana Taxali and Elena Zavelev, will explore the basics of how NFTs work, their popularity and consider how or if they mark a breakthrough in art.

Workshops
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Olivia Whetung
Saturday, October 16, 1 pm

Join artist Olivia Whetung for a beading workshop where participants will learn increasing and decreasing in peyote stitch.

Talks
AGO X RBC Artists in Residence in Conversation
Thursday, October 7, 4 pm

Join AGO X RBC Artists in Residence Nada El-Omari and Sonya Mwambu, Timothy Yanick Hunter, Alvin Luong for a conversation about their practices and

Workshops
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Alexa Hatanaka & Flora Shum
Wednesday, August, 25, 1 pm

Join artists Alexa Hatanaka and Flora Shum for a workshop demonstrating gyotaku, the Japanese practice of printing fish, and a discussion about handmade paper, including washi.

Talks
AGO X RBC Emerging Artists Workshop: Esmaa Mohamoud
Thursday, May 27, 4 pm

Developed specifically for emerging artists, this conversation between artist Esmaa Mohamoud and AGO curator Wanda Nanibush explores Mohamoud’s work and how she maintains a creative practice.

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