2015 Project

Commissioned Projects: Abbas Akhavan, Liz Magic Laser, Duane Linklater

Artist: Abbas Akhavan, Liz Magic Laser, Duane Linklater

Curator: Georgina Jackson,

Location: Toronto

Partner: Mercer Union


Abbas Akhavan, variations on a garden:  September 12 – October 31, 2015

Liz Magic Laser, Kiss and Cry:  November 20, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Duane Linklater, From our Hands, with Ethel Linklater and Tobias Lindlater:  September 9 – November 5, 2016

PIA commissioned three projects for fall/winter 2015-16.  The first of these projects was with Iranian-born, Toronto-based artist Abbas Akhavan, whose  practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. The second project included a two-month residency with New York artist Liz Magic Laser, best known for her provocative, engaging, and carefully thought-out and scripted performance art. The third commission was with First Nations artist Duane Linklater.