Vladimir Kanic: Garden of Waves

Courtesy of Vladimir Kanic.

Garden of Waves

January 18—February 18, 2023
InterAccess, Toronto

InterAccess is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Vladimir Kanic, the recipient of the 2022 InterAccess Media Arts Prize. For over twenty years this award has been granted annually to a graduating media arts student from a university within the Greater Toronto Area whose work exhibits excellence and innovation in new media practice.

Garden of Waves asks the question: could you change the world just by breathing?

Vladimir Kanic’s living sculptures use spectators’ breath as food by converting it into oxygen thereby curbing the effects of global climate change. The artist utilizes biological processes of living algae to capture carbon dioxide, create oxygen, and purify the air from toxins. Made from organic biopolymers, the sculptures housing the living algae bring attention to global environmental problems while providing hope and solutions for the possible end of the world.


Vladimir Kanic is a multidisciplinary artist and environmental activist whose practice explores the creation of living art. His practice began during the pandemic, when he had no access to art studios or materials but had three boxes of algae salad in his fridge. After years of academic research and development, the experimentation with the algae salad lead to the invention of new sculpting materials made from organic biopolymers and the creation of sculptures that incorporate living algae and have a potential to curb the effects of global climate change.

Kanic was awarded InterAccess Media Prize, Mitacs Research Award, and OCAD University Faculty Award in 2022. His work been curated by the City of Toronto for the Nuit Blanche exhibition in addition to being selected as one of the RBC Emerging Artists by the Powerplant Gallery.


Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 18 | 7—9pm
In-person at InterAccess (950 Dupont St., Unit 1)
FREE (no registration required)

Artist Talk
Saturday, January 28 | 2—3pm
In-person at InterAccess (950 Dupont St., Unit 1)
FREE (no registration required)


Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

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