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Art Toronto returns to the Metro Convention Centre

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TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2022 – Art Toronto returns for its 23rd edition from October 27–30th featuring over 90 galleries from Canada, the USA and abroad including some heavy hitters like Night Gallery (LA), Galerie Pici (NYC/Seoul), Royale Projects (LA), K Art (Buffalo), Daniel Faria Gallery (TO), Cooper Cole (TO), Fazakas Gallery (Van), Pangée (MTL) and more. The fair will return to its 2019 footprint, taking up all three halls in the Metro Convention Centre’s North Building and is back to its regular four days of operation, opening with an invite-only preview Thursday the 27th, from 4-9 pm.

Art Toronto featuring works by Barry Trace

“Art Toronto is committed to showcasing leading contemporary galleries and their artists over an elevated weekend, designed for extraordinary gathering,” said Mia Nielsen, Director of Art Toronto. “As Canada’s art fair, it is important to reflect the voices that make up our nation and continue to support excellence in visual arts. This year we are delighted to showcase the talents of distinguished curatorial voices and be a meeting point for conversation and ideas. We look forward to shining a spotlight on not only the diverse Canadian art market but a broader representation of global talents,” said Nelson.

Art Toronto with works from Donald Sultan Rukaj Gallery

New Initiatives

New for the 2022 addition, Art Toronto launches a 1200 sqft Focus Exhibition, an initiative to create, explore and investigate the work of artists shown at the fair, and an opportunity to present new and often ambitious works from participating galleries. Curated by Marie-Charlotte Carrier (Hayword Gallery, London), held open, explores the manifold ways we relate to one another and the non-human. The works in the show, pulled from exhibiting galleries from across Canada and the US, offer a respite, a moment to observe what is often concealed, and at times, speculation of how these worlds might be intertwined or even collide. Here, contemporary artists are shown alongside historical works, complicating narratives and creating points of understanding contemporary concerns by examining the past. Works will be available for purchase.

Art Toronto

Art Toronto Artist List

Lorna Bauer (Galerie Nicolas Robert)

Nadia Belerique (Daniel Faria Gallery)

Sharona Franklin (Bradley Ertaskiran)

General Idea (United Contemporary)

Nan Goldin (Caviar 20)

Maureen Greuben (Cooper Cole)

Alicia Henry (TrepanierBaer)

Laura Hudspith (Zalucky Contemporary)

Oreka James (Pangée)

Laurie Kang (Franz Kaka)

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (Cooper Cole)

Elise Lafontaine (Pangée)

Karen Lofgren (Royale Projects)

Preston Pavlis (Bradley Ertaskiran)

Shanie Tommissini (Arsenal Contemporary/Blouin Division)

Content is a new section of the fair, dedicated to showcasing and selling editions and books produced by non-profit institutions and independent artists. This is the place where audiences will have an opportunity to connect with museums and non-profits, learn about their programming and purchase prints, books and catalogues. Highlights include Aperture Foundation, Art Canada Institute, The Royal Ontario Museum, MOCA (Toronto), Gallery 44 and others.

Next Space: in support of new galleries and developing initiatives in visual culture, an exhibition space is provided free of charge to a gallery, independent curator, or collective in their first 2 years of operation. The 2022 gallery featured in the Next Space is Lanai Jennings of Guelph, Ontario.

Art Toronto with works from Jason Baerg

Returning Favourites

Platform Talks return, kicking off October 28th with an invite-only curatorial talk between the 2022 Artistic Director of the 59th International Art Exhibition and Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, Cecilia Alemani and Executive Director of the Wexner Centre for the Arts, Gaëtane Verna. Cecilia Alemani and MOMUS founder, Sky Gooden will open the public talks later that day.

Welcoming the public to the fair is a series of curated installations through the lobby and fair floor. Ranging from site-specific works to large-scale sculptures, this public art program is curated by fair director, Mia Nielsen. Guests can find artworks from Ken Lum (Royale Projects), Howie Tsui (Patel Brown), Zeeke Moores (Art Mur), Sorel Etrog (Simon Bentley Fine Art), Esmaa Mahamoud (Korper Gallery), Nep Sidhu (Patel Brown), Stephen Andrews (Paul Petro), Joi T Arcand (Central Art Garage), as well as projects by Sami Tsang (Cooper Cole) and Native Art Department (Patel Brown).

Art Toronto with works from Virgil Baruchel Corkel Gallery

Exhibitor List

Notable and new exhibitors to Art Toronto this year are Los Angeles-based Night Gallery, Toronto’s Cooper Cole, New York and Seoul-based GALERIE PICI, Buffalo’s K Art, Blouin Division and Nicolas Robert, both with locations in Montreal and Toronto as well as Vancouver-based galleries Monte Clark and Equinox Gallery.

Art Toronto 2021

See below for the full exhibitor list.

Ashley McKenzie-Barnes & Rochemont Projects (Toronto)

Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton)

Axel Pairon (Belgium)

Art Mûr (Montrèal)

Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto, Vancouver)

Blouin Division (Toronto, Montrèal)

Bradley Ertaskiran (Montrèal)

Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa)

Canadian Fine Arts (Toronto)

Caviar20 (Toronto)

Central Art Garage (Ottawa)

Christie Contemporary (Toronto)

Christina Parker Gallery (St. John’s)

Christopher Cutts Gallery (Toronto)

CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY (Toronto)

Cooper Cole (Toronto)

Corkin Gallery (Toronto)

Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto)

Dianna Witte Gallery (Toronto)

Duran Mashaal (Montrèal)

ELLEPHANT (Montrèal)

Equinox Gallery (Vancouver)

Fazakas Gallery (Toronto)

Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto)

Floating Point Gallery (Toronto)

Franz Kaka (Toronto)

Galerie 3 (Quebec City)

Galerie.a (Quebec City)

Galerie C.O.A (Montrèal)

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (Montrèal)

Galerie Laroche/Joncas (Montrèal)

Galerie Nicolas Robert ((Montrèal, Toronto)

GALERIE PICI (New York, Seoul)

Galerie Raphael (Frankfurt)

Galerie Robertson Arès (Montrèal)

Galerie Rother (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Galerie Simon Blais (Montrèal)

GALERIE VON&VON (Nuremberg)

Galerie Youn (Montrèal)

Galeries Roger Bellemare et Christian Lambert (Montrèal)

Gallery Jones (Vancouver)

General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto)

Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister (Regensburg, Germany).

The Joe Plaskett Foundation

Jonathan Cooper (London, UK)

K Art (Buffalo, NY)

Lalani Jennings (Guelph)

Marion Scott Gallery (Vancouver)

Masters Gallery (Calgary)

McBride Contemporain (Montrèal)

McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinberg)

Michael Gibson Gallery (London, ON)

MKG127 (Toronto)

Monte Clark (Vancouver)

Monica Reyes Gallery (Vancouver)

Myta Sayo Gallery (Toronto) National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa)

Nicholas Metivier Gallery (Toronto)

Night Gallery (Los Angeles)

Ninth Editions (Toronto)

Norberg Hall (Calgary)

Odon Wagner Gallery (Toronto)

Olga Korper Gallery (Toronto

Parc Offsite (Montrèal)

Patel Brown (Toronto, Montrèal)

Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto)

Peter Robertson Gallery (Edmonton)

Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain (Montrèal)

Portrait Gallery of Canada (Ottawa)

Portfolioprize (Vancouver)

Pangée (Montrèal)

Quimera (Buenos Aires)

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (London, UK)

Roberts Gallery (Toronto)

Royale Projects (Los Angeles)

Rukaj Gallery (Toronto)

S16 Gallery (Montrèal)

Sandra Ainsley Gallery (Toronto)

Simon Bentley Fine Art (Toronto)

smoke the moon (Santa Fe)

Studio 21 Fine Art (Halifax)

Taglialatella Gallery (Toronto, New York City, Palm Beach, Paris)

The Blue Building Gallery (Halifax)

The Drey (Toronto)

The Next Contemporary (Toronto)

Towards (Toronto)

TrépanierBaer Gallery (Calgary)

United Contemporary (Toronto)

VIVIANEART (Calgary)

Withrow Common (Toronto)

Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto)

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