Spring 2024 Public Programs at Oakville Galleries

Art Speaks with Luis Jacob and Artist Talk by Sung Tieu

Oakville Galleries is excited to announce its upcoming public programs. As a part of a new series, enjoy a free guided tour of Tarik Kiswanson’s Prelude led by artist Luis Jacob, happening on April 27. Then, on May 11, join us as we welcome Berlin-based artist Sung Tieu for an Artist Talk on her exhibition Civic Floor, on view until June 1.

Installation view of The Accident by Tarik Kiswanson, Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 2024. Photo: Jimmy Limit.

Art Speaks: Luis Jacob on Tarik Kiswanson

April 27, 2024 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
FREE admission, online registration required.
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Luis Jacob (b.1971 in Lima, Peru) is a Toronto-based artist whose work destabilizes viewing conventions and invites collisions of meaning. Since participating in documenta12 in 2007, he has achieved an international reputation — with exhibitions at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany; and the Toronto Biennial of Art (all 2019); La Biennale de Montréal (2016); Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2015); Taipei Biennial (2012); Generali Foundation, Vienna (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Hamburg Kunstverein and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (both 2008).


Artist Sung Tieu. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nadine Fraczkowsk.

Artist Talk: Sung Tieu

May 11, 2024 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
FREE admission, online registration required.
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Drawing upon extensive research, Sung Tieu produces works of sculpture, drawing, text and sound. Her work explores questions of governance, civic responsibility and justice, and analyzes mechanisms of state control. Her research ventures into the quiet violence of bureaucratic systems in particular and how these systems impact people psychologically and emotionally. Her work has itself sometimes taken the form of reconstructions of sites of bureaucratic control and surveillance, even referencing her personal experiences with various administrative apparatuses.

Sung Tieu (b.1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam) lives and works in Berlin. She has held solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Bonn; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2021); Nottingham Contemporary; and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020). Her work was included in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo and has been exhibited at Museion, Bolzano; Kunsthalle Basel (2021); Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; GAMeC Museum, Bergamo; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2020). Tieu is the recipient of the Frieze Artist Award 2021 and the 2021 ars viva Prize. She also received the audience award for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Civic Floor is produced in partnership with Luxembourg -Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin (SAAG).


Summer Exhibition:

Hedda Roman: Rogue Planet
June 22 – September 28, 2024
Opening: Saturday, June 22, 5pm (with artist talk). Everyone is welcome.
Oakville Galleries at Gairloch Gardens and Centennial Square

Rogue Planet, by the German artist duo Hedda Roman, explores the complexities of fictional biography, origin, and identity through AI technologies. Central to this exhibition is Oldboy, an avatar and Latent Space Traveller, whose poetic dialogues bridge digital realms with reality.

Set against the backdrop of the 2024 Sunset Kino theme “Everything is a Lie,” Rogue Planet invites visitors to reconsider identity in the context of digital narratives and propaganda and prompts a reflection on how machine learning and digital technologies shape, distort, and reconstruct our perceptions of identity and reality.

For more information on exhibitions and related programming please visit oakvillegalleries.com.


About Oakville Galleries

A contemporary art museum housed in two gallery spaces and located 30 km west of Toronto, Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading art museums, with a primary commitment to presenting the work of early and mid-career artists from across Canada and around the world.

Oakville Galleries operates with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, along with our many individual, corporate and foundation partners.

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens and at Centennial Square
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