Circularity of (un)knowing:
An exploration of embodied
knowledge in untitled spaces
July 30th - August 27th, 2022
Brought together by mihyun maria kim and Claire Heidinger, Circularity of (un)knowing: An exploration of embodied knowledge in untitled spaces comprises the work of five emerging women IBPOC artists, all of whom either reside in or have a connection to Toronto. These artists exemplify a diverse new generation of figurative art dedicated to diversity and the resultant themes of identity and its embodiment.Learn More
Alexis Vanasse, Series La tulipe est ostensible et l’artiste trivial 2021,
Inkjet printing on 325g baryta paper, 34” x 51”
La tulipe est ostensible
et l’artiste trivial
The blooming of the ostensible tulip and the trivial artist
June 30th - July 27th, 2022
Alexis Vanasse’s first solo exhibition La tulipe est ostensible et l’artiste trivial (The blooming of the ostensible tulip and the trivial artist) expands the boundaries of the still life trope, transforming traditional still lives into poetic sculptural tableaus comprising unusual, sometimes surreal juxtapositions of found and altered objects. Defying immediate rational interpretation, they engage the viewer in an intersubjective dialogue with the artist over potential meanings and ultimately challenge the Enlightenment values of rationality and reason.Learn More
March 19th - June 25th, 2022
Pondering the meaning and consequences of the multiverse, I seek objects that take me to another world. The artists included in Earth Oracles accept the vastness and possibilities of the universe beyond the known or hidden within the mundane. Rather than fear the unknown, they allow it to inspire an engagement with materials, realities, and histories. They show us transformed worlds of the future and the past and worlds that may co-exist with our own. They tell new versions of the histories we were taught...
Earth Oracles Opening ReceptionSaturday, March 19th, 2022, 3-8 PMLearn More
"Earth Oracles"’s Panel Discussion Hosted by Gardiner Museum
Sunday, March 20th, 3-5 pm
We are honored to present the "Earth Oracles” panel discussion hosted by the Gardiner Museum. Special thanks to the whole team of Gardiner Museum for considering this free public program as an essential community partnership and supporting Mayten’s Projects.
The conversation will center on the role of Clay and Ceramic as an age-old material in the contemporary art dialogue and will be moderated by curator Lindsay Montgomery, the panelists are artists; Roxanne Jackson, Sasha Koozel, Marissa Alexander, Shannon Goff, Sami Tsang and curator, Farnoosh Talaee. Following the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A.Learn More
Land of the Bland
February 5th - March 5th, 2022
"LAND OF THE BLAND" is the outcome of two years of developing and exploring humankind's conduct with its surroundings encountered with lockdown during the current pandemic by self-taught Montreal-based artist Allie Gattor. This exhibition will be her first solo exhibition and first time showing pieces in Toronto. lthough most creatives form and produce ideas in solitude and are isolated from society oftentimes; living in isolation is a mixed blessing, with its downsides and advantages for all of us.Learn More
October 28, 2021 - January 15, 2022
First solo exhibition of Mahsa Merci in North America, Mahsa Merci, born in 1990 in Tehran, Iran, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Tehran University of Art and a Master of Painting from the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Toronto-based Iranian artist Mahsa Merci’s solo exhibition culminates two years of creation and the examination of the restrictiveness of social norms, especially for the LGBTQIA+ community.Learn More
September 10 - October 23, 2021
The Conversation is a group exhibition that gathered nineteen individual and collective artists from all over Canada to bring their own artistic language to the exhibition's discourse—examining the definition of multiculturalism in Canada.
Join us Thursday, September 9, 6–9 pm, to celebrate the opening of Conversation. Please email
Who Am I?, Inaugural
exhibition of the
Iranian Artist Relief Fund
July 26 to September 4, 2021
Iranian Artists Relief is an annual curatorial program that unifies individual Iranian artists for synergic outcomes presented by Mayten's founded in 2020. We believe arts and culture contribute to strengthening cultural identity and fostering a shared vision for the community.Learn More