Three alternate views of a woman in a white slip dress sweeping a pile of gray-beige rubble, in front of a sage green wall.

Suzy Lake, Rhythm of a True Space #2, 2008 – 2009. Archival pigment prints on canvas, Overall: 214.6 × 134.6 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Suzy Lake and Robert Yoshioka, 2022. © Suzy Lake. 2022/31.

Her Space

April 1, 2023 – July 17, 2024

Located on Level 2 in galleries 201 and 247.

Admission is always FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders & Indigenous Peoples. Learn more.


The featured works span nearly a century of representing the interior lives of women—at rest, at work, at play, or in a dream state. Created by women artists, the images depict subjects absorbed in thoughtful moments, each uniquely claiming her space. Their private actions are made public, revealing the fragility and resilience of their lived experiences. Self-portraits, alongside experimentations with female beauty in colour, line, and sculpturally stylized forms, challenge traditional feminine ideals, as each artist devises a distinctive method for imagining women’s spaces.

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