Artist Talk at Halifax Central Pulbic Library

Library talk
Photo by Mireille Bourgeois

Temporary Exhibitions
November 8th to November 14th, 2015

Organized by IOTA Institute
at Halifax Central Public Library

by Hannah Levin McGrath

Show your work
by Annie Onyi Cheung

Artist Talks – November 12th, 2015 @7pm

As part of the celebrations for the 2015 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, an evening presentation and one-week exhibition of the works of Hannah Levin McGrath and Annie Onyi Cheung will be featured.


New video installations at Halifax Central Public Library

Install view

Install view
Photos courtesy of Rick Saulnier


Starting November 7th, Halifax Central Public Library will be hosting my new site-specific video installations, curated by Mireille Bourgeois (IOTA Institute).

Show your work (2015) is a one-night multi-channel video installation for the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala on November 7th.

A modified version of this work can be seen in Halifax Central Library’s second floor Media Studios, visible nightly from the library’s exterior, November 7-14.


I answered Six Questions…

IOTA conducts interviews with project participants. Click through interviews to read artists, writers, curators, and other participants discuss their research and practice.


Art Out Loud, Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Creative NS Awards bannerI am busily working on a new site-specific video installation for this upcoming gala event!

Halifax Centre Library

Co-Artistic Producers IOTA Institute and Off The Leash invites a roster of artists and poet laureates to perform a dynamic evening for the Creative Nova Scotia Arts Awards.

Presented by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, the annual gala will be held at the Halifax Central Library in recognition of the beautiful new space and adding a twist to this year’s theme – Art Out Loud.




Ways of Something at PAF, Galerie dé

Ways of Something, Episodes 1+2 at
Přehlídka animovaného filmu v Olomouci (PAF)
Festival of Film Animation Olomouc

Screening dates and times at
Corpus Christi Chapel (Konvikt, Univerzitní 3):

Ways of Something I
5.12. 2014 | 4:30 pm
6.12. 2014 | 7:30 pm
Ways of Something II
5.12. 2014 | 11:30 pm
6.12. 2014 | 9:30 pm


Ways of Something at TRANSFER

TRANSFER is pleased to present the USA debut of Ways of Something

Screening + Discussion ::: SATURDAY September 6 ::: from 7 -10PM

7PM – Opening reception
8PM – Screening Begins
9PM – Discussion led by TRANSFER artist Lorna Mills, Julia van Mourik of The One Minutes at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and Paddy Johnson of ArtFCity

Viewings every Saturday at 4PM and 6PM on:
September 13, September 20, September 27,
and by appointment
1030 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Above: A short excerpt from Sandra Rechico and my contribution, Clip 12. Thanks to prosthetic knowledge/Rich Oglesby for the GIF excerpts from Ways of Something. See more here.

Ways of Something
is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.

The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition.

The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, Ways of Something is constituted by aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into a exuberant and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.

What others have been saying about Ways of Something:

58 Web-Based Artists Remake Historic Art Documentary, One Minute at a Time, Animal NYC
Ways Of Something GIF Preview, Prosthetic Knowledge
ArtRx NYC, Hyperallergic
This Week’s Must See Events, ArtFCity
“Ways of Something” Premieres Tomorrow. It’s Good., ArtFCity

Episode 1:
1: Daniel Temkin
2: Rollin Leonard
3: Sara Ludy
4: Rhett Jones
5: Jaakko Pallasvuo
6: Dafna Ganani
7: Jennifer Chan
8: Rea McNamara
9: Theodore Darst
10: Matthew Williamson
11: Hector Llanquin
12: Christina Entcheva
13: V5MT
14: Marisa Olson
15: Joe McKay
16: Carla Gannis
17: Nicholas O’Brien
18: Eva Papamargariti
19: Rosa Menkman
20: Kristin Lucas
21: Jeremy Bailey & Kristen D. Schaffer
22: Giselle Zatonyl
23: Paul Wong
24: Alfredo Salazar-Caro
25: Sally McKay
26: RM Vaughan & Keith Cole
27: Andrew Benson
28: Christian Petersen
29: Faith Holland
30: Jennifer McMackon

Episode 2:
1. Kevin Heckart
2. Geraldine Juarez
3. Gaby Cepeda
4. Angela Washko
5. Emilie Gervais
6. LaTurbo Avedon
7. Lyla Rye
8. Mattie Hillock
9. Antonio Roberts
10. Georges Jacotey
11. Daniel Rourke
12. Sandra Rechico & Annie Onyi Cheung
13. Yoshi Sodeoka
14. Alma Alloro
15. LoVid
16. Andrea Crespo
17. Ad Minoliti
18. Arjun Ram Srivatsa
19. Carrie Gates
20. Isabella Streffen
21. Esteban Ottaso
22. ZIL & ZOY
23. Hyo Myoung Kim
24. Jesse Darling
25. Tristan Stevens
26. Erica Lapadat-Janzen
27. Claudia Hart
28. Anthony Antonellis


Field Trip Project exhibition at Maritime Museum of BC

June 19 – September 8
28 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC     V8W 1H9

The Field Trip project is a unique Canada-Japan cultural art exchange that examines the Japanese tsunami of 2011. This beautiful traveling exhibit is designed to engage communities and create public awareness about the effects of the tsunami not only on Japanese communities but also here on our coast.  This exhibit was made possible due to funding through the BC Arts Council.


Free (or best offer) at First Fridays

With  work by Claire Greenshaw, Micah Lexier, Jack Mclean, Erica Mendritzki, and Kristin Nelson.

Curated by Ufuk Gueray

Reception: Friday, July 4
Exhibition Dates: July 4 – August 8

Hosted by Cliff Eyland’s studio/gallery: Library Gallery, 70 Arthur Street, Suite 540 (Silpit Building), Winnipeg

Read Steven Leyden Cochrane’s review of the show here.


Restless Precinct

I’m excited to participate in Restless Precinct, a site specific, group exhibition and performance series developed by curatorial collective SUM°, which transforms Scarborough’s Guildwood Park through engagement with the landscape, architectural fragments and communities that populate and absent the site. Through multiple creative interventions, the following artists re-imagine the material and ideological foundations of The Guild, producing counter-histories of place, home, and memory. The exhibition will run Saturday May 17- Saturday June 14, 2014.

Participating artists, collectives and partners include:
Alana Bartol in collaboration with Community Arts Guild youth group, Alize Zorlutuna, Annie Onyi Cheung, Bonnie Devine, Brendan Fernandes, Camille Turner, Camal Pirbhai, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Elise Rasmussen, Jamelie Hassan, KAPWA Collective, Victoria Freeman, First Story Toronto Bus Tour.

The exhibition will include 4 days of performances/ workshops as well as installations which can be viewed on an ongoing basis. The performances will take place at various times. Please visit our events page to view specific times, locations and details.