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hyphen (-)

2 – 29 April 2023

Afuwa, Pansee Atta, Alejandro Arauz, Sojung Bahng, Emily Pelstring, Véronique Rousseau, Ashley Snook, Manuel Axel Strain,
& Donna Szoke

Reception: Saturday, April 1st at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario

Curated by Fara

Like two stars connected by an invisible line to form a constellation, the hyphen in research-creation is a space for wonder, conflict, experimentation, and immense possibilities. More importantly, research-creation generates potentials for new ways of thinking, engaging, and understanding the world. Perhaps most notable is its ability to care-fully interrogate and challenge institutions and western ways of knowing, through feminist, anti-colonial, and queer interventions of knowledge production. This exhibition is a practice of “research-(care)ation”, and highlights how artistic research may act as an antidote for our current world. Bringing together a constellation of research-creationists from across so called Canada, hyphen (-) celebrates the timely creatively and scholarly work being created by artists today.  
hyphen (-) is created alongside the PROTOHYVE Symposium for Research-Creation at Carleton University, on traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. 
About the curator

Fara is supporting PROTOHYVE by curating an art exhibition in winter 2023. She is a second year Ph.D. student at Carleton University’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Before moving to Ottawa, she received her MA degree in Visual Cultures e Pratiche Curatoriali from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Having lived in Italy for over a decade granted her the opportunity to collaborate with international artists and curators by means of the Venice Biennial and other landmark cultural institutions and museums in Europe. Her research interests involve the display strategies in place to include or exclude political and/or private interests into national self-representation at the Venice Biennial. She also works as a Teaching Assistant (Italian Language Support) at the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.
About Gallery 101 
Address: 280 Catherine Street, Ottawa K1R 5T3

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Gallery 101 is a non-profit artist-run centre with charitable status dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. Each year, we present a stimulating array of solo and group exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary artists working in all mediums. We also offer services and professional development opportunities to artists, curators, writers and critics. Commitment to artists and their work is our first priority.

As an artist-run-centre, G101 champions artists' rights and advocates for fair payment of arists in all our programming and partnerships. We are a not-for-profit and registered charitable organization, able to secure funding through all levels of government and various partnerships to produce exhibitions and events and pay CARFAC recommended artist fees.

This exhibition is funded and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Carleton University, PROTOHYVE Centre for Innovative Research-Creation, and Gallery 101.
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Image credit: Ashley Snook, A Body Within a Body Within a Body, Score by Kierscey Rand and voice narration by Michelle Wilson, 3-channel video installation with wax skulls and scent (pine, cypress, eucalyptus), 7:41:19, 2021-2022. 
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