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Current Exhibitions
& Ongoing Projects


Chip Production
Natalie Nadeau

February 27 to March 31, 2017
Chip Production
Natalie Nadeau's Chip Production deconstructs manufacturing processes, emulating that of tool die or auto part production, and gives significance to the waste that is created during these processes. It aims to illustrate the kind of elegance and seduction that material refuse can take on as it reveals the finished product. A romanticized observation of the factory worker is portrayed through the bronze casted work gloves. The work is an homage to the materiality of mass production while recognizing the importance of the hand of a worker within these ultra-mechanical environments.
Natalie Nadeau

Ananta Undone
Surabhi Ghosh

February 27 to March 31, 2017
Ananta Undone
In Ananta Undone, Surabhi Ghosh considers how repetitive pattern reconciles the limits of human experience within the infinite universe. Deploying fundamental motifs—such as the block, circle, and stripe—she alludes to a range of ways humans have attempted to conceptualize or describe infinity: geometric models, repetitive mark-making, bolts of fabric, grains of sand. But her idiosyncratic materials interfere unpredictably in these metaphysical pursuits, and through manipulating them by hand she reveals an inevitable human finiteness.

Ananta Undone consists of a series of drawings and installations and a collaboration with Sarah Nance.
Surabhi Ghosh

Still Ruins, Moving Stones
Jessica Auer

February 27 to March 31, 2017
Still Ruins, Moving Stones
After spending several years following in the footsteps of the Viking explorers that first encountered the New World, Jessica Auer travels to Greenland where a team of Danish archeologists work on the restoration of the world’s best-preserved Norse ruins. In this landscape, somewhere between the Old and the New Worlds, layers of history drift from one stratum to another. This contemplative film explores how humans move about altering the landscape, adding new layers and redacting ancient ones.
Jessica Auer

MTL Nord
Victor Arroyo

February 27 to March 31, 2017
MTL Nord
The killing of Fredy Villanueva on August 9, 2008 by police officer Jean-Loup Lapointe at the Henri-Bourassa Arena in the Montreal Nord area brought visibility to issues of police surveillance, institutional power asymmetries and racial profiling. For his exhibition MTL Nord, Victor Arroyo used counter-video surveillance to reflect on relationships between identity, site, history, and memory. Arroyo’s work seeks to challenge institutional power asymmetries in documentary practices at the intersection of everyday life, site-specific issues of social justice, and political oppression.
Victor Arroyo

International Curatorial Internship
Ellen Belshaw

SOMA MEXICO, Mexico City & FOFA Gallery, Montreal
June, 2016 - March, 2017
International Curatorial Internship SOMA Mexico & FOFA Gallery
The FOFA Gallery at Concordia University, in partnership with SOMA in Mexico City is pleased to welcome Ellen Belshaw as curatorial intern thanks to the support of Young Canada Works. This international curatorial internship will bridge two cultural regions through the development of an exhibition program that will introduce artists from Mexico City to the Montreal cultural community. As curatorial ambassador, Belshaw will begin the internship at SOMA, a non-profit organization conceived to nurture discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art and education in Mexico City. She will conclude the internship at the FOFA Gallery, working with the research produced during her time in Mexico.
Ellen Belshaw, Curatorial Intern
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