Sur Gallery presents Online Portfolio Reviews with Guillermo Trejo, Alejandro Arauz, and Noor Alé


Guillermo Trejo, Make your art work, Crayola on Pinewood, wood panels, variable dimensions, 2021

Sur Gallery Online Portfolio Reviews

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
6pm ET on Zoom
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Join us at our next Online Portfolio Review. It will be a privilege to engage with the work of Brantford and Kingston-based artist Alejandro Arauz and Ottawa-based artist Guillermo Trejo as they share their process and receive feedback from Associate Curator at The Power Plant Noor Alé.

Online Portfolio Reviews were created to offer a safe and respectful virtual environment where collaborative support and intergenerational knowledge could be encouraged through dialogue and exchange. This initiative began during the pandemic, as an opportunity to engage with fellow artists at a time of isolation and uncertainty. Invited artists are asked to present their work to an online audience where they will not only receive critical and supportive feedback, but it will also be an opportunity for them to respond to questions from the audience.


Alejandro Arauz, Blanket Space, 39×60, manual & laser engraving on paper, edition of 3, 2021.


Alejandro Arauz born in Managua, Nicaragua is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brantford and Kingston Ontario. Arauz earned his Honors BFA from the University of Windsor and an MFA from Louisiana State University. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ontario, as well as in California, Louisiana, Minneapolis, and other US states. Arauz has received numerous exhibition awards and creative research grants and is presently the Undergraduate Chair of the BFA Program at Queen’s University and the Print Media instructor.

Guillermo Trejo is a Mexican Canadian artist based in Ottawa. He completed his BFA at the National School of Painting Sculpture and Engraving in Mexico City with a specialization in printmaking and moved to Canada in 2007. The experience of immigration and distance has shaped Trejo’s work. Since moving to Ottawa, he has earned an MFA from the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the artistic community. He has exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie Saw Gallery, and other artist-run centres across the country as well as in Europe and Mexico. Trejo has worked as a research consultant for the National Gallery of Canada and teaches at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA). Trejo is currently the Culture and Development Coordinator of UNAM in Canada.

Noor Alé is an independent curator, art historian, and writer. She is the Associate Curator at The Power Plant in Toronto. Her curatorial practice examines the intersections of contemporary art with geopolitics, decolonization, and social justice in the Global South. Alé has contributed to curatorial research, exhibition management, and public programmes at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; and Art Dubai. She holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Art, and a BA in Art History from the University of Guelph.

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