Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We program contemporary practices that respond to the interests and needs of our membership. As we program with shorter timelines this allows for us to respond to contemporary issues in theory and aesthetics, keeping an up to the minute response to what is going on directly in our community.
Xpace is supported by the OCAD Student Union.
Xpace Cultural Centre sits on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Métis, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
Emily Gove is a practicing artist, educator and programmer. Her work is inspired by subculture, folk art, craft, horror and kitsch, and often includes collaboration and community engagement. Emily has worked extensively with various communities including post-secondary students, emerging artists, children and youth, adults and seniors. She has an MFA in Studio Art and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
As a curator and art historian, Geneviève Wallen is interested in issues of ethnocultural representational spaces in Canada. Wallen curated as well as co-curated a series of exhibitions in Montreal and Toronto such as Doomsday; A Survival Guide (2016), Exposed 2016; Solace, Scratching Where It’s Itching (2015), and There Is Always More Than What We Perceive (2015). Geneviève Wallen has also been a contributor for The New Gallery, and a number of independent publications. She is currently a board member at YTB (Younger Than Beyoncé) Gallery.
Katie Kotler is an artist, writer and musician. Having completed her MFA at OCAD U in 2016, her work focuses on animation and installation, integrating abstract, non-narrative neon colours and geometric shapes into projections. She has recently exhibited work at the Luminato festival, the OCADU Student Gallery, Long Winter and completed a residency with Studio Beat. As a board member at the Toronto Animation Image Society, Kotler is curating a show in conjunction with Trinity Square Video, slated for June 2017.